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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-02-2020, 01:13 PM - Thread Starter
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CPU upgrade dilemna

Hey guys, i'm looking to do a CPU/Mobo/RAM upgrade soon and want your opinion on what the best would be at my price point.

I see that the 1600 AF prices have mostly stabilized and are around $105 right now. I still feel like that is a good deal.
I also saw the 3300x benchmarks recently and I must saw it seems very good as well.

Heres my dilemna, is the 3300x overperforming because of higher clocks compared to the 1600 AF?

And is it still better to get the 1600 AF because of the additional cores/threads?

I mostly use my computer for gaming and just typical office work.

Also any motherboard and ram reccomendations in like the Sub 150 range, looking to spend less than 300 if possible for CPU+Mobo+RAM?



What should I do?
1600 AF - $105
3300x -$120
3600 - ~$170?

OR- Wait for new AMD cpu release?

Budget approx 300 for all three

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If you are going to spend money on another CPU with your platform it should be at least a 3700x so it can keep up with next gen games.

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Wait for the new boards to release B550. They might also announce new cpu's at the same time.

I believe it is june 16th.

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Quote: Originally Posted by UltraMega View Post
If you are going to spend money on another CPU with your platform it should be at least a 3700x so it can keep up with next gen games.

1) I feel like that's a little overboard

2)It's out of my budget

But thank you

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Motherboard - 90$

https://www.amazon.com/TUF-Gaming-Mo...4GT5HBDBRZX6AX

RAM - 70$

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...TKC4OEBD&psc=1

Got the R5 3600 paired with that RAM and i think that motherboard is as good if not better than my B350F Strix.

https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/47399758?

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My 2.5 years old delidded 7980xe @ 4600mhz all core with 49ns memorylatency (4000c16 twekaed) is faster than 3950x max overclocked on water in every scenario. Pretty good for a ancient cpu
In gaming it has no chance vs my new 10900k @ 5400mhz and 4600c16 tweaked memory. ~35ns memorylatency.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jzkillzone23 View Post
1) I feel like that's a little overboard

2)It's out of my budget

But thank you
You think that's overboard but you want to go from a 6 core CPU to a 4 core one for some average ipc gains? Ok...

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BTW op, you might chance upon a newer R5 3600 that clocks well.

https://www.overclock.net/forum/10-a...arch-20-a.html

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What GPU are you going to pair it with (that 5500xt?) and how often do you upgrade your GPU?
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What GPU are you going to pair it with (that 5500xt?) and how often do you upgrade your GPU?

Just got the 5500xt

I don't really change them that often tbh. It plays all the games I currently play really well.

I usually keep them for like 4+ years. Don't really change them unless it makes the game unplayable.

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For gaming, you would get more mileage out of a better video card. But among those CPU's, the R3 3300X represents the best value. With B550 right around the corner, it makes sense to wait. I would personally look to save a little more money and check for sales each day. I didn't pull the trigger on my upgrade until the i9-9900KF was on sale for $420 back in September. If you're able to muster up another $50 to $100, that allows you to more easily step up to the R5 3600 and possibly a B550 motherboard with 16 GB of RAM.

You can get the R5 3600 for $160 at Microcenter, but motherboards are kind of slim pickings. You would be able to get everything there for around $300, though.

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