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Opinions on my upgrade plan?

Hey everyone, so for the past 7 years I have had a stinkin i3 2100 but I would like to finally upgrade now.

Motherboard: PWP ASUS Prime B350-PLUS

Processor: Ryzen 7 2700X

Ram: Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB 3200MHz

Now, just to clarify this is all that my budget can permit and I am already stretching it quite a bit. I would like to ask if everything is gonna work properly, is anything overkill? I am not too concerned about the memory or CPU being overkill because while I do know that the 2700X doesn't offer a good fps boost over the 2600X, I am getting it for the boost in productivity and as for the ram I would prefer to get a new motherboard rather than having to upgrade ram (cus ram prices). Let me know what you think.

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5 minutes ago, WhatComesAround said:

Hey everyone, so for the past 7 years I have had a stinkin i3 2100 but I would like to finally upgrade now.

Motherboard: PWP ASUS Prime B350-PLUS

Processor: Ryzen 7 2700X

Ram: Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB 3200MHz

Now, just to clarify this is all that my budget can permit and I am already stretching it quite a bit. I would like to ask if everything is gonna work properly, is anything overkill? I am not too concerned about the memory or CPU being overkill because while I do know that the 2700X doesn't offer a good fps boost over the 2600X, I am getting it for the boost in productivity and as for the ram I would prefer to get a new motherboard rather than having to upgrade ram (cus ram prices). Let me know what you think.

this would be cheaper, and in some ways better

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor $265.60 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $129.99 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $490.48
  Mail-in rebates -$20.00
  Total $470.48
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-12 05:40 EST-0500  

 

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1 minute ago, amusedschrodinger said:

Are you open to slower ram and better motherboard?

Depends on the deals available here, but sure. How would it affect performance tho? I thought fast ram is very important for Ryzen.

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motherboard is crap.

 

get a B450 tomahawk and drop the CPU to a 2700 and give it a nice overclock to 4ghz all core. 

 

 

remember you need to have 2 sticks of ram and not 1. so 4gb*2 3000/3200mhz ram

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1 minute ago, LukeSavenije said:

this would be cheaper, and in some ways better

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor $265.60 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $129.99 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $490.48
  Mail-in rebates -$20.00
  Total $470.48
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-12 05:40 EST-0500  

 

I'm living in Malaysia so I'll have to check prices on local pc online stores

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2 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

motherboard is crap.

 

get a B450 tomahawk and drop the CPU to a 2700 and give it a nice overclock to 4ghz all core. 

 

 

remember you need to have 2 sticks of ram and not 1. so 4gb*2 3000/3200mhz ram

Is the motherboard really that important tho?

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I wouldn't consider the ram as overkill compared to the CPU, you might even want to add more ram in the future depending on your budget

the CPU is a good futureproof as you don't have to immediately upgrade it again when you start doing something more demanding

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With a 2700X, I don't think you will notice the difference. I would get at least a B450 with that.

 

What's your graphics card?

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2 minutes ago, amusedschrodinger said:

With a 2700X, I don't think you will notice the difference. I would get at least a B450 with that.

 

What's your graphics card?

I have a 1050ti

 

5 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

motherboard is crap.

 

get a B450 tomahawk and drop the CPU to a 2700 and give it a nice overclock to 4ghz all core. 

 

 

remember you need to have 2 sticks of ram and not 1. so 4gb*2 3000/3200mhz ram

 

8 minutes ago, amusedschrodinger said:

Are you open to slower ram and better motherboard?

I did mention that I'm fine with upgrading the motherboard later on down the line, just want to make sure it's.. ok. I do a lot video editing and well other kinds of productivity.

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2 minutes ago, WhatComesAround said:

Is the motherboard really that important tho?

yes and no. you don't need a 200 mobo for every build, but something like that tomahawk is really good for the price

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4 minutes ago, WhatComesAround said:

Is the motherboard really that important tho?

when pairing with that sort of CPU, yes. the ASUS prime B350 and B450 series suck.

 

2 minutes ago, WhatComesAround said:

i did mention that I'm fine with upgrading the motherboard later on down the line

heh, that is honestly the last component you want to be swapping. 

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1 minute ago, GoldenLag said:

when pairing with that sort of CPU, yes. the ASUS prime B350 and B450 series suck.

 

heh, that is honestly the last component you want to be swapping. 

So better m/b>fast ram?

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2 minutes ago, WhatComesAround said:

So better m/b>fast ram?

no, good mobo, good ram, good cpu. just balance it a bit

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2 minutes ago, WhatComesAround said:

So better m/b>fast ram?

get an r7 2700 and a B450 Tomahawk and you can have both...............

 

also the ASUS prime board doesnt have compatible BIOS out of the box. 

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If you feel your workload needs a CPU like the Ryzen 7 2700X then only 8gb of memory is definitely not going to be enough.

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4 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

get an r7 2700 and a B450 Tomahawk and you can have both...............

 

also the ASUS prime board doesnt have compatible BIOS out of the box. 

I believe the one I am getting is a newer model. So I think it already has the BIOS update? But I'll call the store to make sure, they do state it's compatible with 2000 series cpus.

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6 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

get an r7 2700 and a B450 Tomahawk and you can have both...............

 

also the ASUS prime board doesnt have compatible BIOS out of the box. 

Yea it is updated

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1 minute ago, WhatComesAround said:

 

I believe the one I am getting is a newer model. So I think it already has the BIOS update? But I'll call the store to make sure, they do state it's compatible with 2000 series cpus.

Its compatible yes, but it needs to have to correct BIOS which means it eother hsve to have been made post launch or been manually updated later. 

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1 minute ago, WhatComesAround said:

Yea it is updated

Even then its a bad board i would stay away from

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21 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

motherboard is crap.

 

get a B450 tomahawk and drop the CPU to a 2700 and give it a nice overclock to 4ghz all core. 

 

 

remember you need to have 2 sticks of ram and not 1. so 4gb*2 3000/3200mhz ram

What do you mean by the last part? I saw an 8gb stick of 3200mhz ram available. 

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3 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

Even then its a bad board i would stay away from

I'd like to as well but after running some numbers with the boards recommended on here with a 2700, the 2700X and the ASUS prime board price is still better because those to come in a bundle. Idk the components market online here is kinda wonky and you have to do a lot of sourcing to find a good deal.

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5 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

Even then its a bad board i would stay away from

how about the PWP GIGABYTE B450M-DS3H? I heard the vrm's get real hot.

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5 minutes ago, WhatComesAround said:

 

What do you mean by the last part? I saw an 8gb stick of 3200mhz ram available. 

you will be running the memmory in Dualchannel which require 2 sticks of memmory. a single stick is preffered to be avoided on Ryzen.

 

1 minute ago, WhatComesAround said:

how about the PWP GIGABYTE B450M-DS3H? I heard the vrm's get real hot.

no VRM heatsinks so its a no-go. 

5 minutes ago, WhatComesAround said:

I'd like to as well but after running some numbers with the boards recommended on here with a 2700, the 2700X and the ASUS prime board price is still better because those to come in a bundle. Idk the components market online here is kinda wonky and you have to do a lot of sourcing to find a good deal.

as one mentioned. 8GB of ram is not something you pair the r7 2700x with. you can probably get an r7 1700 and a b350 PRO4 board and 16GB of ram which i would guess is better for your workload. 

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