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Old 20-11-2019, 10:39 PM   #859
Xethos
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I'm thinking of upgrading my CPU to a AMD Ryzen to replace my old i5. Last time I used AMD was back it the Athlon64 days if I remember.

I will be using back most of my components as listed on the right.
Will be running games for the PC as the old CPU seems to be a bottleneck for my GTX1070ti card.

Thinking of getting:
AMD Ryzen 3600
MSI Tomahawk Max B450 - bundled for $444
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz $117

Are these items fine and do I need a non-stock CPU cooler?


Been using my updated Ryzen system for the last couple of weeks, really satisfied with it. I went for the MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC MB instead, and got a Deepcool Gamaxx GTE cooler. Wiring is not the neatest but compared to my old system which is a mess, this is very good already haha.

Also added in a M.2 Kingston SSD bought during 11.11 sale.
Processor
AMD Ryzen 3600
Mainboard
MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
Graphics Card
Zotac GTX 1070Ti
Memory
Corsair Vengeance Pro 3200MHz RGB 2x8GB
Display
Qnix QX2710 27" 1440p 90Hz, Prism+ 24" 144Hz
Storage
Samsung 860Evo 500GB, Transcend SSD370S 256GB, Toshiba 2TB, Samsung T5 500GB, Kingston A2000 500GB
Casing
Tecware Nexus Evo
PSU
Seasonic 620W
OS
Win 10 Pro

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