Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Jeff Hine, 14 Jul 2019.
Looking better, but posting it here will now jinx it... knowing my luck.
Out of interest, why did you settle on an X470 and not a B450? You started with a B450 and then the X470 became a definite?
Price... RoG Strix B450 is priced higher than MSI X470. Then again, I have certain criteria for a mainboard outside of CPU/RAM slots, like 5 jack Audio on rear I/O.
This is why it takes me an age to finalise upgrades.
Many would even conclude that what I'm trying to do on my budget is impossible w/ new parts...
OK; I'm throwing it out there...
£400 - read my signature & upgrade the CPU, motherboard, RAM (and add a "240/250GB" m.2, if the budget stretches). to Ryzen 2 or 3 levels - NEW parts only & guaranteed compatibility.
I think its possible but you are going to have to be patient and watch sales like a hawk
I did that took like 4 months but it gave me plenty of time to mod my case lol
I strongly recommend an M.2 drive. I upgraded and notice an improvement in system usability. Even running large work documents with referencing software was significantly improved over SATA based SSD.
I'm looking into upgrading from 16GB to 32GB as prices are coming down, but I'm not sure I really need it.
1. £400 to include all 3 (or 4) options... not just one (@silk186 )
2. 16GB RAM, not 32GB
Do it whilst you can. Ram prices are so volatile.
I have a list - amongst many - with one factored in... we'll see how the budget works out.
I'd go with this. Maybe even throw in a custom cooler.
The msi b450 boards are a decent choice just do not get too heavy handed with overclocking as there is only 1 vrm heatsink on the gaming + boards
Mine has been very happy but I'm not maxing things out ( 8 core 4ghz 2700 at 1.3 volts)
If I put it in what I call "asshole mode" 1.4 volts 4.3 something ghz its fine but everything gets toasty (for not a large gain)
Latest update, here... 'should' have money on Monday.
I'm wondering if they will drop further. Prices in the used market have not really dropped in line with recent sales.
RAM is something I'm happy to buy used.
Given that I have a perfectly serviceable 250GB Samsung 840, do I go https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/g8rL6s or https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/2sYtw6 ...?
That's it - final question.
Second one doesn't work.
Just remove the ...? from the link to make it work
First one for sure if you do anything other than gaming.
If what you do is mostly gaming, which seems to be the case, the 3600 will be a better fit.
Thx... /pest mode
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