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post #11 of 42
Will ryzen 3 bottleneck rx 570?
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post #12 of 42
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Originally Posted by krazyatom View Post

Will ryzen 3 bottleneck rx 570?

Yes. Games like Minecraft will be horribly CPU-bound. wink.gif

It really depends on the game. Ryzen R3 is comparable to a similarly-clocked Haswell or Skylake i5. It's safe to assume that, if an i5 can handle a game, so can an R3.
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post #13 of 42
@cynicalunicorn

I have very old i7 3770k and I recently ordered a RX 570 4gb. Is it worth upgrading over my current system? Ryzen 3 seems to fit the bill for me.
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post #14 of 42
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Originally Posted by krazyatom View Post

@cynicalunicorn

I have very old i7 3770k and I recently ordered a RX 570 4gb. Is it worth upgrading over my current system? Ryzen 3 seems to fit the bill for me.

Personally, I wouldn't bother. Ivy Bridge overclocks decently enough (assuming you have Z77) and has Hyperthreading. An R3 would be a downgrade since it lacks SMT (simultaneous multithreading, i.e. what Hyperthreading is), and an R5 1400 would be a sidegrade. The newer platform might be nice - more native SATA 6Gb/s ports, DDR4, NVMe, native USB 3.0, and so on - but those are just luxuries and won't really affect performance.
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post #15 of 42
@cynicalunicorn

Yes it's z77 oc'ed to 4.8ghz. Good to know that I've bridge is still good enough for current gaming. I usually go for Nvidia gpu but I have freesync monitor so rx 570 was my choice. Thanks!
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post #16 of 42
I'm guessing one could go cheaper on the RAM. Sure, it's always good to go with the fastest you can afford, but at this level of hardware it has been shown that faster RAM does not make a dramatic difference to games. Even in productivity software the gains are mostly minimal (except in very specific uses). Down here at the moment the difference between 2400Mhz and 3200Mhz is about $30-50 (depending on capacity and brand), and I would rather put that into other components.
Edited by Melcar - 9/19/17 at 10:08am
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post #17 of 42
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There are many typos and misspelled words in this article. 80 dollar cooler is frivolous for a 120 dollar CPU for maybe 100-200MHz of additional OC... You can buy an i5 at that point or a better GPU and overall gameplay will be better.

Hey thanks for the info, can you point out what words are typos! I try my best to proofread but with all the crazy projects I'm working on, and it becomes harder and harder. Also, I don't disagree with you. One thing I want to make clear about this article is the parts were sent to me to use, so unless I bought my own stuff I was to use what was sent by the companies providing them. I had to do my best to work with what I had available. While using a 1050, or the AIO sent, I agree money could be placed in areas to better build a PC to suit someones particular budget.
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post #18 of 42
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I'm guessing one could go cheaper on the RAM. Sure, it's always good to go with the fastest you can afford, but at this level of hardware it has been shown that faster RAM does not make a dramatic difference to games. Even in productivity software the gains are mostly minimal (except in very specific uses). Down here at the moment the difference between 2400Mhz and 3200Mhz is about $30-50 (depending on capacity and brand), and I would rather put that into other components.

Yes, I totally agree, one thing I'm trying to let people know is that these parts were provided to me to use for the article. SO it makes it difficult to work with as I don;t disagree some parts could be sacrificed for a better budget and used to better parts in other areas.
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There are many typos and misspelled words in this article. 80 dollar cooler is frivolous for a 120 dollar CPU for maybe 100-200MHz of additional OC... You can buy an i5 at that point or a better GPU and overall gameplay will be better.

Yes, thanks for pointing this out. I totally agree with your guy's assessment of saving money better in areas here. I have to point out I was sent these parts to use in this build and had to use what was sent and I tried to work best with what I had. I do think some of these parts definitely could be sacrificed to save money and used to better other parts and areas of a budget system. I also would appreciate any feedback on typos you see. I try my best to proof read but I'm only human and make mistakes. It entirely likely I may have missed a few words.
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Typos throughout the article. Also, do we really need entry level PC builds featured around here? People on OCN are largely not the target auidence for such a system (or article). This belongs on Reddit or something...

Thanks for your feedback, and appreciate the support. If you could let me know what typos you might remember I will go ahead and fix those right away. I do my best to proofread but looks like I missed some. There is a small audience of people who appreciate budget articles, I think you're right that people here like larger builds, but since I deal with the parts for reviews for the site, I have to deal with whats in focus and what companies want to be reviewed. This is primarily the reason I had these parts to work with, which I agree some could be put to better use in other areas of savings.
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