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AM3+ to AM4 upgrade

ZFGeek

9 months ago

With 500 USD, what could I buy to upgrade from AM3 to AM4? I need mobo, RAM, and CPU(ryzen).

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

$15 over 500

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $289.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $94.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $129.98 @ Newegg Business
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $514.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-16 17:21 EST-0500
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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

rip

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  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $159.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $106.40 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $129.98 @ Newegg Business
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $396.37
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-16 15:57 EST-0500

Nice all around setup

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Just change the ram for corsair's Samsung B die made for Ryzen and perfect

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Dkx9TW/corsair-vengeance-lpx-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3200-memory-cmk16gx4m2z3200c16

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

For $10 more, sure

but you don't need b-die for Rzyen anymore

  • 9 months ago
  • -1 points

Depends on if your Windows license is OEM or Full.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol why are you getting downvoted?

So many ignorant people on this website.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't know.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I do have 8.1 oem, but I am not really worried about that, by time I upgrade I will have download media for win 10, so I will just buy a key and upgrade my os when I upgrade everything else. I do not factor os into the $500. Plus, since I have a separate boot drive, I dont need to worry about my files. Unless I am missing something?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Just don't forget to account for the price of the OS within budget since a ton of the security and performance updates are done by OS now and Ryzen doesn't support 8 or 8.1.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah...that is the other reason for the upgrade. I want Ryzen, but I can't use 8.1.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

My OEM licence transferred from my AM3+ to AM4 rig without any issues.... I think that restriction may have been removed.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

If your license was updated to Windows 10 from an earlier version it can unlock.

But in this case it really doesn't matter AMD hasn't supported Win 8 or 8.1 on Ryzen since launch so a new license will be needed.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm consistently amazed by how many licences were automatically enrolled in the free upgrade. That 8.1 OEM licence may work to activate win10.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Maybe but giving it is a incompatible OS better to be aware then find yourself without a PC until you can afford the license.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I will have download media for win 10, so I will just buy a key and upgrade my os when I upgrade everything else. I do not factor os into the $500.

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