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Looking for info, new builder

milkdud32

1 month ago

So I have an Alienware PC using a 1st of 2nd Gen I7. Its pretty good, but slowing down so I am preparing to build a gaming rig. I am looking at building with an AMD Ryzen 5 or an intel I5. Either model will be a significant upgrade to my current unit. I want to try to keep it under $1000, more towards $800. Which CPU works best? I play MMO's, some FPS gaming, but not much multiplayer FPS. I would appreciate your comments and recommendations...

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $158.87 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard $84.99 @ Amazon
Memory Patriot Viper 4 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $64.98 @ Amazon
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $59.98 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS Black Core Edition Video Card $179.99 @ Amazon
Case Cougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case $48.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $69.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow (Red) 69.69 CFM 120 mm Fan $9.39 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow (Red) 69.69 CFM 120 mm Fan $9.39 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $686.55
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-17 15:43 EDT-0400
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Coming from a prebuilt like that you'll need a new operating system included.

Intel.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor $144.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler $19.79 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B365M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $74.98 @ Amazon
Memory OLOy 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $95.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card $209.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 (w/ODD) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $64.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.04 @ HP
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $844.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-17 17:22 EDT-0400

AMD.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $118.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler $19.79 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $71.00 @ Amazon
Memory OLOy 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $61.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $95.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card $209.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 (w/ODD) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $64.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $59.54 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.04 @ HP
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $820.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-17 16:46 EDT-0400

Performance for each.

Ignore price for performance as both CPU have gone through several price cuts since the reviews

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/amd-ryzen-5-3600/22.html

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i5-9400f-cpu-integrated-graphics,6107.html

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

A Ryzen 5 2600 or 2600X is you best bet right now for the current prices. There is no reason to may more for an i5 and get fewer CPU threads and only slight FPS performance in games which you would only see if CPU bound and looking to FPS well over 60 FPS. Normally you are going to be GPU bound.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

True, but for the extra money to go for a third gen cpu and get a b450 board with bios flashback you could get a 25% performance increase

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Not even close.

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/amd-ryzen-5-3600/22.html

Gaming 14.3% or less over a 2600, the 2600X and 9400F there is even less of a difference.

For all of AMD's hype 3000 series really wasn't a very large increase in performance over what was on the market at the time.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Not quite that much, but I'm for the increase in cost and the fact that there still are some pitfalls you need to watch out for with the 3000 series, I think the 2000 series is a better option right now.

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