Author Topic: What instead of i7-5820k? Broken MBU. Budget option.  (Read 1551 times)

2019-12-16, 17:59:06

Majeranek

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Hi guys,

I had some problem with my second workstation. As it occured the motherboard is broken. Current setup looks like this:
CPU - i7-5820k
MBU - ASRock X99 Extreme 4
RAM - DDR4 2133Mhz 4x8gb
GPU - GeForce GTX760
PSU - be quiet! 730W Pure Power L8
Cooling - be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3

Because motherboards with sockets 2011-3 are quite expensive and I'm considering selling the CPU and buying some AMD setup (CPU + motherboard). Something budget like 250-300€ for it. However I'm completely out of the topic now in terms of hardware. Could you help me out with choosing something decent?

After a little research I'm thinking of these CPUs:
Ryzen 5 3600
Ryzen 5 3600X
Ryzen 7 2700X
But I don't know what AM4 motherboard could be a good fit...

2019-12-16, 19:37:38
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JoeVallard

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if you need something on a budget that is an actual upgrade from your 5820k get the 2700 (x if you can find it for $10-20 more) as it is faster and it has been going on sale for months months now. You can pair it with something like the MSI x470 Gaming Plus, it is only sale often for $110+ and it can also run the 3900x/3950x at stock speeds.


Ryzen 2700
MSI x470 Gaming Plus
DDR4 3000Mhz CAS 15 or 16 2x16Gb  (Cosair Vengeance LPX CMK32GX4M2B3000C15 if you can find it)
Use all your old parts, expect using the stock cooler with the Ryzen.


2019-12-17, 09:42:38
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Majeranek

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if you need something on a budget that is an actual upgrade from your 5820k get the 2700 (x if you can find it for $10-20 more) as it is faster and it has been going on sale for months months now. You can pair it with something like the MSI x470 Gaming Plus, it is only sale often for $110+ and it can also run the 3900x/3950x at stock speeds.


Ryzen 2700
MSI x470 Gaming Plus
DDR4 3000Mhz CAS 15 or 16 2x16Gb  (Cosair Vengeance LPX CMK32GX4M2B3000C15 if you can find it)
Use all your old parts, expect using the stock cooler with the Ryzen.

Looking at Corona Benchmarks it seems that Ryzen 7 2700X is the best option.
Will there be any major difference between X470 and B450 motherboards considering that I won't be overclocking CPU and won't be using any fast DDR4?

2019-12-17, 12:50:24
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Will there be any major difference between X470 and B450 motherboards considering that I won't be overclocking CPU and won't be using any fast DDR4?

You wouldn't want to run a 3900x/3950x on most the b450 boards. Check through this list.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1d9_E3h8bLp-TXr-0zTJFqqVxdCR9daIVNyMatydkpFA/edit#gid=611478281


If your in the US you can pickup a 1600/B450 Tomahawk for under $200. It'll be close to the same performance that your i7 was but such a small price its a rather good bargain with the b450 tomahawk being on the list of decent vrms to run higher 3rd gen ryzen cpus at stock.

Ryzen 1600 - $85 (Some have ordrered this and received a 2600 instead)
https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Cooler-YD1600BBAFBOX/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=sr_1_3

MSI B450 Tomahawk - $79.99 after 1 time google coupon code via bestbuy
https://www.google.com/shopping/product/3087232072241005837?prds=epd:16441970755609929050,oid:16441970755609929050,prmr:3&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiFrKL6jLvmAhXPv54KHde4BRAQ1sEDCGA


« Last Edit: 2019-12-17, 13:22:29 by JoeVallard »

2019-12-19, 10:50:29
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Majeranek

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Thanks for the help. I think I'll go with your first option which is 2700X + MSI x470 Gaming Plus. As I looked through the prices it should fit the budget.