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Finally leaving Intel & get down with AMD. I'll be using this rig for work & gaming. Work applications I use are Autocad, Revit, 3D Studio Max, Rhino 3D & Photoshop. In regards to gaming, all I play are 1st person shooters, fighting & racing games. Lastly, I'm a moderate OCer.

I'm going to MC tomorrow to buy my Ryzen hardware & so far this is where I am with my list:

ASRock AB350M Pro4 - $30 with purchase of Ryzen cpu

Trying to decide which processor is the better buy (need help with this).
Trying to decide between the R7 1700 & R5 1600X

Memory - Ballistix Elite 16Gb (2x8Gb) kit...Should I buy 2666MHz or 3000MHz?

I need a Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter so I saw this at MC http://www.tp-link.com/us/products/details/cat-5519_Archer-T9E.html Anyone familar with TP-Link hardware?

Case - Deciding between Fractal Design Node 804 or Mini C

I already have monitor, storage drives, gpu & psu. My main headache is the cpu & memory. Help me out please.
Thanks in advance biggrin.gif
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Heres my thing if you get the r5 get the non X version, it will overclock almoat as far, i have gotton mine to 3.9 on a b350 and could do more if had more phases. The 1600 oced will perform very well even beat out my 5820k.
The memory would check to see. What seems the most stable from other users some memory is having hard times @2933+. G.skill flare x seems to work best or corsair lpx.
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Appreciate your suggestions thumb.gif Here's the problem regarding the available processors, no 1600 in stock & they have no idea how long it will be before they get more. That's the reason why I was eye-ballin' the 1600X. So it sounds like I should buy the 1600X & save $60 by not buying the 1700.

Here's something I did notice about AMD...Does anyone have an idea why there has not been any AMD matx mobos that equal to the Intel matx mobos like the Gene or Sniper series? I'm almost tempted to go back to atx/mid-tower rigs but after rollin' with matx & itx rigs, it's difficult to go back to the atx format.
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Go with the lower ram. There is no substantial performance difference. Use that extra $$ and get the 1700 and oc it.

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Go with the lower ram. There is no substantial performance difference. Use that extra $$ and get the 1700 and oc it.



Getting anything less than 2666 is doing yourself a disservice
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get at least 3000 speed RAM. Ryzen benefits quite well from from faster ram
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Fellas, thanks for the suggestions but I've decided to stick with Intel for another couple of years since Ryzen has no available itx mobos. I can't go back to atx since I've been spoiled with the itx format. Hopefully when Ryzen start dishing out itx mobos (besides Biostar which I'm not a fan of), I'll be more comfortable moving to AMD.
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