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Ryzen 2600 good starter CPU?

I'm helping a friend's son build his first PC and I would like to get him a Ryzen 2600 because they're $130 right now. I got him an X570 motherboard so if he wants to upgrade in a year on his own dime he can without having to switch motherboards.

I'm trying to keep this build under $700. I haven't built an AMD system in a while so I'm still a bit confused on what is compatible with Ryzen gen 2 and I saw that X570 is compatible. Is it? Am I making a mistake here?

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No joke, I cannot think of a better 'starter' CPU. The single threaded performance is more than adequate, the price is really nice and they can get a 12-16 core CPU for the platform if they ever need that much power.

I would have probably gotten a decent B450/X470 board before getting an X570 (if budget is important; IIRC the X570 boards were a decent bit more expensive). There have been a couple reviews from TPU(?) showing that even a lowish end B350 board can handle the 3900x at stock.

However, if you have a X570 board and it wasn't too much more, by all means, keep it. Nothing wrong with a bit more future proofing (PCIe 4.0 and any other extras they have).
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ryzen 2600 is an excellent cpu it sure pushed my vega 64 graphics card with no trouble, for the price its amazing bang for buck and like you said they can always upgrade now that you have a x570
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Right now the Ryzen 2600 is like a sore peter, you just cant beat it. ( lol sorry ) Seriously though, I can't remember a better performance to dollar proposition as far as cpu's go.

Any idea what resolution or Gpu you will be using?
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Right now the Ryzen 2600 is like a sore peter, you just cant beat it. ( lol sorry ) Seriously though, I can't remember a better performance to dollar proposition as far as cpu's go.

Any idea what resolution or Gpu you will be using?
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ryzen 2600 is an excellent cpu it sure pushed my vega 64 graphics card with no trouble, for the price its amazing bang for buck and like you said they can always upgrade now that you have a x570
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No joke, I cannot think of a better 'starter' CPU. The single threaded performance is more than adequate, the price is really nice and they can get a 12-16 core CPU for the platform if they ever need that much power.

I would have probably gotten a decent B450/X470 board before getting an X570 (if budget is important; IIRC the X570 boards were a decent bit more expensive). There have been a couple reviews from TPU(?) showing that even a lowish end B350 board can handle the 3900x at stock.

However, if you have a X570 board and it wasn't too much more, by all means, keep it. Nothing wrong with a bit more future proofing (PCIe 4.0 and any other extras they have).
Thanks for all the help guys. The poor kid is going through a hard time and when his mom (my school classmate) told him I would help him build a pc his eyes lit up. This is going to be great!

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x570 and and a 1.5 gen 2000 series? That's not very smart. If you want a budget build do a B450 + 2600.
But even then why not B450 + 3600.

An x570 you would pair with something like a 3900X+ really unless you must have PCIe4 etc. for a 3700X.

x570 aren't cheap as far as I saw, so you're spending a crap ton on mobo while you could get any cheapo <$100 mobo and have the same performance.

A 3600 + B450 is very likely better.
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Not sure how basic the system needs to be, but I've thrown together a quick list on pcpartpicker I'd build with myself:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QLFqxG $700 for new parts. No monitor, OS, peripherals, ODD. Some promo / rebate stuff, just amazon and newegg. If you want to go second hand you can go even cheaper, obviously, cases are a good option as there is no real wear and tear. Good luck and hopefully this can cheer the kid up!
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Quote: Originally Posted by cssorkinman View Post
Right now the Ryzen 2600 is like a sore peter, you just cant beat it. ( lol sorry ) Seriously though, I can't remember a better performance to dollar proposition as far as cpu's go.

Any idea what resolution or Gpu you will be using?
I'm giving him my old RX 480 because he will be gaming at 1080p since the price to go up to 1440p is out of his budget.

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Not sure how basic the system needs to be, but I've thrown together a quick list on pcpartpicker I'd build with myself:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QLFqxG $700 for new parts. No monitor, OS, peripherals, ODD. Some promo / rebate stuff, just amazon and newegg. If you want to go second hand you can go even cheaper, obviously, cases are a good option as there is no real wear and tear. Good luck and hopefully this can cheer the kid up!
Thanks for this list. I'm giving him my old RX 480 and a spare HDD and SSD I have so this is going to help bring costs down a bit further because I also have to budget in a keyboard and mouse for him.

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I would find an older B350 / 370x because money saved gets you to the 3600 = cream of the crop

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