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  1. Hi all, it's funny how long it has taken me to actually purchase the parts for the upgrade.

    Last month after these discussion a set-back with family expenses restricted me from going ahead.

    Now the shopping cart is ready to hit that BUY NOW button.


    Here's what I'm thinking:


    Ryzen 7 2700x @ 183.90 euro   (My thought is that the extra cores over the Ryzen 5 2600X might be worth it)

    RAM G.SKILL 16GB  @ 81.90 euro


    Now for mobo:


    Asrock B450m Pro 4 @ 79.90 euro

    Asrock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming @ 92.90 euro

    Asrock B450M Steel Legend @ 98.90 euro


    I know that I'm going over my 300 euro initital budget with these, but is it worth the money?


    Advantages on th Mobos for the extra cost? I will never use dual GPUs, or overclock anything.



  2. The good thing is that it is spread evenly on the cpu. 

    I had to remove a cpu, and reapply paste as the Temps were not good when I first applied them. Noctua recommends one drop the size of a pea in the center, and that's what I do. Seen others placing 5 drops in formation like the 5 on dice. 


    Regarding MSI what's your opinion? 

    I always went for Asus Mobos, and for some reason never liked Gygabyte. Asrock was part of Asus I think. 

    But times have changed. 

    I remember all would go for Japanese caps on Mobos. 

  3. Thank you so much. 

    I appreciate the help. 




    The extra two cores on the 2700X wouldn't make much difference at the moment right?


    I do tend to think that more expensive Mobos and RAM add quality, but I've seen them fail as well. I mean does the extra money on a more expensive Mobo with the same chipset make that much of a difference to make it worth while?

    But then again... at the end of the day it's all about budget right?


    EDIT 2:

    Should I go for this instead? ASROCK FATAL1TY B450 GAMING K4 RETAIL

  4. 6 minutes ago, Dasa said:

    For video rendering 2700X if found at a good price is a decent value option being ~20% faster than the 3600 for fully multithreaded workload that doesn't care as much about latency but for gaming the 3600 $275 is ~10% faster than the 2700X and the 2600 $199 is ~15% slower than the 3600 for everything.

    Ryzen 3000 can also handle higher RAM speeds than Ryzen 2000  which helps game performance even more than the base line performance I mention above when tweaked.


    Here are my options and prices in euro dollars:


    Ryzen 5 2600x at 145 euro

    Ryzen 7 2700  at 166 euro

    Ryzen 7 2700x at 184 euro


    the Ryzen 5 3600 is ta 215 euro which is a lot more expensive.


    Now the thing is that I have about 300 euro to spend on CPU, Mobo and RAM

  5. Hi all... sorry for the long time to respond. Decided to wait and save money in order to get an upgrade instead of risking the purchase of a mobo and also having a bad cpu.


    So now I have some money to spend. Thinking of getting the Ryzen 7 2700x over the Ryzen 5 200x. (Is it worth the extra money?)

    Now I know that for a mobo I would need a B450 chipset, but which mobo? I mean all mobos I've seen have a video out ports. I'm not getting an APU so why do all mobos have video out ports? (Does not really matter really, unless I go for an APU)


  6. Too much hassle to take my cpu to my brothers PC...

    Tried 1 ram stick, tried no ram (no beep codes)

    Cleared CMOS with the jumper and by removing battery and all.

    Found the Asrock 970 Pro3 R2.0 mobo for 70euro. If the CPU is not cooked, then I could use my RAM and CPU.... Could not find my CPU  for purchase locally, so I hope it is the mobo.


    If I go for a new CPU and Mobo, then I will need new RAM and maybe GPU in the near future. Hard to find better than the Fx8350 on a budget


    EDIT: Any suggestions on a CPU and Mobo combo on a budget?

  7. Is this PSU any good? Enermax Revolution X't II 80+ Gold 650W (ERX650AWT)

    Found it at a good price



    So I order this Enermax Revolution X't II 80+ Gold 650W PSU.

    Cost me only 58 euro, and I thought it's good enough just in case something else is cooked in my system. 


    EDIT: Going to cancel my order of the Enermax and get the Corsair TX-M Series TX650M or the TX550M. 


    550w should be enough