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Desktop upgrade - AMD Ryzen

Hi guys,

I'm wondering to upgrade my old, 10-years-old desktop with new MB (Asus P67) and CPU (i5 2400). startup timings are a pain, video editing takes forever and pc gaming (some recent title as Need for Speed or Assassin's Creed) is a stutter-only. experience.

The current configuration includes:

VGA Asus R9 280x 3 GB Ram
PSU XFX Bronze 750w
HDD 2x Hitachi 1 TB each

All these components will be maintained.
I've been out of the market for a while, so I'd like some advice. I was wondering to purchase:

MB: Gigabyte B450 AORUS M
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600
Ram: DDR4 16GB Crucial Ballistix 2x8

Maybe a new SSD disk, if there's any money leftover.
Budget is about 300 euros (330$), I'm looking for a futureproof configuration if possible.

Any hint or improvement on the above list?

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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-06-2020, 10:35 AM
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Hi guys,

I'm wondering to upgrade my old, 10-years-old desktop with new MB (Asus P67) and CPU (i5 2400). startup timings are a pain, video editing takes forever and pc gaming (some recent title as Need for Speed or Assassin's Creed) is a stutter-only. experience.

The current configuration includes:

VGA Asus R9 280x 3 GB Ram
PSU XFX Bronze 750w
HDD 2x Hitachi 1 TB each

All these components will be maintained.
I've been out of the market for a while, so I'd like some advice. I was wondering to purchase:

MB: Gigabyte B450 AORUS M
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600
Ram: DDR4 16GB Crucial Ballistix 2x8

Maybe a new SSD disk, if there's any money leftover.
Budget is about 300 euros (330$), I'm looking for a futureproof configuration if possible.

Any hint or improvement on the above list?
I would wait a little bit ($) and get a Ryzen 3600/3600x instead.

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For 300 Euros, that looks fine. I got a Gen + R7 2700 and it is same as that but with 8-cores. Got it paired with a 5700XT and they play well together. The 6-core plus 12 threads should last you awhile and that motherboard should work with an 8-core Ryzen 4000 someday.

Also, have an R5 1600 paired with an RX 570. Love it for 1080P gaming.

If you can swing a 250GB M2 drive, then do it.

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You should replace the PSU its an old group regulated Seasonic M12II so the voltage regulation is not all that good
Its also long out of warranty since its only 5 years

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Quote: Originally Posted by Krisztias View Post
I would wait a little bit ($) and get a Ryzen 3600/3600x instead.

Well it's not for the money, in a few months I'willing to spend the same.
BTW, I have to wait for sure as in Italy we are all in lockdown and it would be difficult to purchase (even Amazon has delayed some orders)

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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
You should replace the PSU its an old group regulated Seasonic M12II so the voltage regulation is not all that good
Its also long out of warranty since its only 5 years

Thanks for the hint but the PSU is "only" 4 years old, if I remember correctly. It didn't arrive with the original PC.

Anyway, any suggestion for a new PSU? I will give a look at that too so

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Quote: Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post
For 300 Euros, that looks fine. I got a Gen + R7 2700 and it is same as that but with 8-cores. Got it paired with a 5700XT and they play well together. The 6-core plus 12 threads should last you awhile and that motherboard should work with an 8-core Ryzen 4000 someday.

Also, have an R5 1600 paired with an RX 570. Love it for 1080P gaming.

If you can swing a 250GB M2 drive, then do it.

Yes the 2700 was another option, for about 50 euros more I could afford it.
Big difference between the two models?


Any comment on the MB?

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Quote: Originally Posted by eymerich56 View Post
Thanks for the hint but the PSU is "only" 4 years old, if I remember correctly. It didn't arrive with the original PC.

Anyway, any suggestion for a new PSU? I will give a look at that too so
If its only 4 years old you still have warranty so you might as well keep it as long as there is warranty left
Otherwise the Seasonic Focus GM or GX are options

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Yes the 2700 was another option, for about 50 euros more I could afford it.
Big difference between the two models?


Any comment on the MB?
The 2600 and the 2700 are very similar in performance the latter just have 2 more cores and would benefit from tasks like rendering. Gaming they are same.

I never experienced using a Giga but by the looks of it, that motherboard is better than my B350F that has a R5 3600 in it. Get the R5 2600 and see if you can get an M2 drive.

Upgrade the gpu next.

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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
If its only 4 years old you still have warranty so you might as well keep it as long as there is warranty left
Otherwise the Seasonic Focus GM or GX are options

Thanks for the advide, I'll give a look at that too.
What's the difference between the GM and GX models?

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