New AMD System

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  1. Squatting_Tiger

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    Been a few years since i built a system of my own, would like your thoughts on this...

    Edit: Final components bought and paid for...


    cpu Ryzen 5 5600x $348.00
    motherboard MSI Mag B550 Tomahawk $199.00
    ram HyperX Fury RGB 16GB (2x8GB) 3600MHz DDR4 $155.00
    psu SilverStone 750W Strider Gold S Power Supply $109.00
    case Corsair 4000D $80.00
    ssd Samsung 1TB MZVL21T0HCLR $175.00
    hdd
    fans Corsair LL120 RGB 3 pack $50.00
    gpu Gigabyte Eagle OC RTX 3060 Ti 8GB LHR $800.00
    wifi/bt card TP-Link Archer T5E Wireless AC1200 PCI-E Adapter $57.00
    total $1,973.00

    Pretty happy coming out at under $2k, should keep me happy for a while
    Thank you
     
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  2. kogi

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    Stock cooler is junk, coolermaster 212 is a budget choice ($50 or so)

    Should also consider an 5600x ($100 more)

    Samsung 970 evo plus is worth the $10 extra
     
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    I have a near new Noctua NH-U9s with an extra fan i thought i could use in push pull. 5600x worth the upgrade?
     
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    the consensus seems to be it's not worth upgrading FROM a 3600 - but if upgrading in general, then yes. It is currently the most capable cpu in AMD's lineup and would also garner you the more modern instruction set.

    So zen 2 vs zen 3 - more modern architecture (Matisse vs Vermeer) lower power draw 65w vs 95w. Even tho the frequency is slightly lower on the new chip (3.7 vs 3.8 MHz) it consistently outperforms it by as much as 18%.

    Also, I dont know what your future plans are, but the 5600x would also be easier to sell 2nd hand.
     
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    Well, I don't think you will get more frames if you jump to a 5600x. I guess I just like things that are of the same generation

    But from a pure budget prospective
    2nd hand 3600 $200 , being a few in the for sales
    Good B450 board $80-100
    WD SN550 drive $85
     
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    The only issue i see with that suggestion is IF you can get a 2nd hand 3600 for that price then sure - but to buy one brand new (300+) then the value proposition becomes garbage. Also, come what may, i dont think i would EVER recommend a b450 over the current gen b550, unless it too was 2nd hand.

    So at that point what you're saying is "forget buying brand new & buy a system thats already 3 & 1/2 years old..."

    no thanks
     
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    Just comes down to the available budget. ofc 5600x w/b550 would be the recommended
     
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    When proven quality stable boards like this can be had new for $90, I'm not sure it's all that bad of a value proposition at all

    msi B450M Mortar MAX AM4 Ryzen M-ATX Motherboard 4xDDR4 5xPCIE 2xM.2 DP HDMI LAN 4xSATAIII 1xUSB-C 8xUSB3.2: Motherboards: Amazon.com.au

    Combined with a second hand 3600, great performance for the money

    Also a 3600 is two years old... not sure where you get 3 and a half from...
     
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    I won't be upgrading for awhile, so maybe the B550/5600x is the way to go for at least a few years.
     
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    Thanks guys, no issue with the RAM selection, should be compatible?
     
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    Haha, gotta have it then!
     
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    the bling option could be this dual channel kit that comes with 2 blanks for a full lookin board

    https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/memory/ddr4/81593-gp-ar36c18s8k2hu416rd

    Altho I WAS tempted by the looks of the Katana kit...

    https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/memory/ddr4/88541-am4u36188g11-7dkr

    Dont forget to add OCAU to your scorptec account if you go that way - they shave off a few bucks, altho Amazon HAS spoilt me with fast turnaround - having to wait a week before Scorptec even confirms your order is a bit much in 2021
     
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    AMD Chipsets Wikipedia:

    B450 March 2018 PCIe 2.0 ×6


    Oh yeah, pcie 2... cutting edge /S :lol:
     
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    Don't know if i could go as far a fake ram bling haha! Although i really like the look of that Katana ram!
    Thanks for the heads up, what does OCAU do? Assuming i add it in the member code?
     
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    Ah yes, that's a bit older than 2 years...

    Real world difference for the purposes of this system though? Nil :)

    But yes if budget allows then there's no harm going for a 5600x and b550, it's what I use in my daily, I just know that I got very little real world performance difference compared to my 3600/b450 system
     
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    Well it shaves 20 bucks off the retail price of that Katana kit - down from 189 to 169

    not all discounts are as obvious, but they do add up - my latest round of purchases saved me enough to get the shipping & insurance paid for - im ok with that.
     
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    Is that worth the upgrade over the Corsair? 3600 vs 3200 yeah?
     
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    Performance, nope, you'd be better off looking for a 3200 cl14 kit for any noticeable performance difference, even then the cost difference is still not really worth it (for cl14)
     
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