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New workstation/gaming pc build (Ryzen or Intel)

Hello guys, hope you can help me decide if I need to upgrade my system. 

Today I have: i5-6500, 16gb ram 2400mhz, GTX 1060 6gb, 2x 250GB SSD.


I want to upgrade to Ryzen 1700x but I don't need if it's worth it. I can get new cpu for 180 EUR or roughly 200 USD.   
Also I have TB350-BTC AM4 AMD B350 mining motherboard which I can use for a build but I don't know if its good enough? Should I get a new one? 

Also all my RAM are 2400mhz. Are they too slow for Ryzen? I heard for Ryzen you need to have 3200 mhz to get most of use your CPU. 
Mostly I use my system for Lightroom, Photoshop and Premiere.


 

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That motherboard will do. But be sure to update the bios to support 2nd gen ryzen.

Ignore 1700, a 2600 will be enough for your usecase.

in premiere you can enable cuda to boost overall rendering time.

i used 2400mhz with no problem.

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Thanks for your reply,

Do you think it would be worth downgrading from 1700x to 2600? in term of money it just 40 eur difference

 

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you can get around the Ram speed by manually overclocking the Ram. so its not the end of the world

 

 

id get a B450 Pro4 board.

 

the motherboard you have isnt exactly optimal

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whats your desired future upgrades look like ??

 

I'd agree and say go to the 2600 and use the saved money for a possible board upgrade to do some OCing

                                             ~~~~Started Folding - Feb 7, 2019~~~~

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Thanks for everyone's replies. I was just wondering why everyone suggests to use 2600 instead of 1700x? I thought 2 extra cores would benefit my workflow. Am I wrong? 

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From what I've seen/read, they preform about on par. 1700x slightly better but not for the price increase. Its a 1st vs 2nd gen chip comparison 1 tier apart so it makes sense. The money saved can be used towards other upgrades, like higher frequency ram or a B series motherboard for overclocking ability.

                                             ~~~~Started Folding - Feb 7, 2019~~~~

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If you need to buy new ram you should go 3000+

But if you already have ram, there is no point in not using it. If you can sell the old and buy faster for +10-20 $ do it. But it is probably not worth the effort 

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