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Need help to plan a PC upgrade (cpu, mobo, ram)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I had built my pc in 2018 with b360pro-vdh, i5-8400, 2400mhz 16gb, gtx1060. Last year i upgraded to RTX 2060Super and this year i had planned to upgrade my RAM but i found out my mobo supports only 2666mhz (i cheaped out buying the mobo). I planned to skip ram upgrade and upgrade cpu, mobo and ram all together in november. 

I want to go with Ryzen processor this time and 3200mhz ram. Is ryzen 5 3600 a good upgrade from i5-8400 ? is this processor good for another 2-3 years ?.

I use my computer to mainly play games and i play RPGs most of the time.I like good graphics :)

I dont want to make mistake choosing wrong components this time which will force me to upgrade again next year, please help choose the right components and make a better decision.

 

Thank You !!

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for now wait for zen 3 and check what it has to offer. 

but in gaming the 3600 can bring a nice performance boost in some games. especially if those games can use the extra threads. 


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

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3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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Wait for Zen 3. I wouldn't call the 3600 much of an upgrade, if at all, when it comes to gaming over the 8400, at the moment of course.


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F |G.Skill Trident Z Neo (2x16GB, 3200MHz CL14) | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6

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7 minutes ago, Dandapani said:

I had built my pc in 2018 with b360pro-vdh, i5-8400, 2400mhz 16gb, gtx1060. Last year i upgraded to RTX 2060Super and this year i had planned to upgrade my RAM but i found out my mobo supports only 2666mhz (i cheaped out buying the mobo). I planned to skip ram upgrade and upgrade cpu, mobo and ram all together in november. 

I want to go with Ryzen processor this time and 3200mhz ram. Is ryzen 5 3600 a good upgrade from i5-8400 ? is this processor good for another 2-3 years ?.

I use my computer to mainly play games and i play RPGs most of the time.I like good graphics :)

I dont want to make mistake choosing wrong components this time which will force me to upgrade again next year, please help choose the right components and make a better decision.

 

Thank You !!

Accoring to this :

 

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B360M-PRO-VDH/Specification

 

Your motherboard supports up to i9  so get an upgraded CPU that you can afford, upgrade the RAM to a total of 32gb and get an SSD if you don't have one already. If you already have an SSD you can get a matching one and do Raid0.

 

Easy upgrade

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10 hours ago, Biomecanoid said:

up to i9  so get an upgraded CPU that you can afford,

i would not pair a 9900/k with that board. it can and most likely will throttle that cpu. 

 

10 hours ago, Biomecanoid said:

upgrade the RAM to a total of 32gb

why? games don't need 16 gigs and that's a waste of money.


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

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3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

Wait for Zen 3. I wouldn't call the 3600 much of an upgrade, if at all, when it comes to gaming over the 8400, at the moment of course.

Is zen-3 coming out in February-2021 ?

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10 hours ago, Dandapani said:

out in February-2021 ?

it's supposdly going to be announced/released in Q3/Q4 of this year, it most likely will, but we don't know.


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

Spoiler

3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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Just now, Dandapani said:

Is zen-3 coming out in February-2021 ?

the 8400 is still a pretty capable CPU, it would make more sense for waiting for zen 3

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3 hours ago, Dandapani said:

Is zen-3 coming out in February-2021 ?

They're supposed to launch this year, going by what we've heard from AMD directly.


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F |G.Skill Trident Z Neo (2x16GB, 3200MHz CL14) | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6

Laptop: 2018 Apple MacBook Pro 13" (i5-8259U | 8GB LPDDR3 | 512GB NVMe)

Peripherals: Ducky Shine 7 (Cherry MX Brown) | Logitech MX Master 3 & Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed | Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus | Audio-Technica AT2020USB+

Displays: Alienware AW2521HF & BenQ BL2420PT

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13 minutes ago, Dandapani said:

I had built my pc in 2018 with b360pro-vdh, i5-8400, 2400mhz 16gb, gtx1060. Last year i upgraded to RTX 2060Super and this year i had planned to upgrade my RAM but i found out my mobo supports only 2666mhz (i cheaped out buying the mobo). I planned to skip ram upgrade and upgrade cpu, mobo and ram all together in november. 

I want to go with Ryzen processor this time and 3200mhz ram. Is ryzen 5 3600 a good upgrade from i5-8400 ? is this processor good for another 2-3 years ?.

I use my computer to mainly play games and i play RPGs most of the time.I like good graphics :)

I dont want to make mistake choosing wrong components this time which will force me to upgrade again next year, please help choose the right components and make a better decision.

 

Thank You !!

Do you game at 1080p or 1440p and 144hz monitor? 
If your at 1440p I’d use what you have til ddr5 is a thing next year. If your at 1080p 60hz keep what you have. If your 1080p 144hz it gets tricky because you would benefit from a upgrade but is it worth spending $300+ to you ? 


CPU:  AMD Ryzen 7 3700x

Mobo: Asus Strix B450F

Cooler: Arctic cooling Freezer 360mm aio

Fans: 9 Corsair sp120 rgb pro 

GPU:  

Ram: 32gb Corsair rgb pro ddr4 3600mhz 

Case: Lian li pc011 

PSU: Corsair Rm850x

Storage: 1Tb WD Blue nvme, 1Tb Wd Blue sata SSD,

Display: Viotek Gft27DB 27 inch 1440p 144hz

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Keyboard: Razer ornata chroma 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
50 minutes ago, Gohardgrandpa said:

Do you game at 1080p or 1440p and 144hz monitor? 
If your at 1440p I’d use what you have til ddr5 is a thing next year. If your at 1080p 60hz keep what you have. If your 1080p 144hz it gets tricky because you would benefit from a upgrade but is it worth spending $300+ to you ? 

I use 1080p at 60hz. I think i will wait for zen 3 to release

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1080p 60hz you should be fine with what you have honestly 


CPU:  AMD Ryzen 7 3700x

Mobo: Asus Strix B450F

Cooler: Arctic cooling Freezer 360mm aio

Fans: 9 Corsair sp120 rgb pro 

GPU:  

Ram: 32gb Corsair rgb pro ddr4 3600mhz 

Case: Lian li pc011 

PSU: Corsair Rm850x

Storage: 1Tb WD Blue nvme, 1Tb Wd Blue sata SSD,

Display: Viotek Gft27DB 27 inch 1440p 144hz

Mouse: Logitech G703

Keyboard: Razer ornata chroma 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 hours ago, Gohardgrandpa said:

1080p 60hz you should be fine with what you have honestly 

I was worried about valhalla and cyberpunk. Currently when i play AC odyssey i see some fps drop when i go to towns. I get good fps when im in forest or areas that has fewer elements to render. 

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