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Computer upgrade, advice needed

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Zraaviisen, Sep 15, 2017.

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  1. Zraaviisen

    Zraaviisen Thread Starter

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    Hello there!
    I'm getting some new hardware for my old beauty and i need some advice.
    Right now i have:
    AMD R9 390 Sapphire
    AMD FX 8350
    8 GB ram
    Some old motherboard
    Corsair CX 750m
    Samsung 120 GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 1 TB
    Som wireless internet card thing. (Same slot as the video card i think)

    What I'm thinking of getting:
    https://pcpartpicker.com/b/s68Ycf

    I'm keeping my SSD, my seagate barracuda and my video card. Everything else is poof.

    I'm not really that much into computers so any advice is appreciated. For exapample if everything will fit, if the speed on the ram sticks is good or if i should change anything else. The computer will be for gaming, video editing and music production. Mostly gaming though.
    I want the theme to be red so the case will probably be the red version of his case.
    Thank you.
     
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  3. Zraaviisen

    Zraaviisen Thread Starter

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    Well not the keyboard or anything like that. Just the PC. (Minus the ssd's, hardrive and the gpu.)
    Sorry for being unclear, just found the build and wanted to roll with it.
     
  4. crjdriver

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    Just some advise;
    I have built two ryzen systems and while ryzen has incredible performance, building one is NOT for an inexperienced or new builder. In order to achieve good performance, you are going to have to do a lot of bios tweaking, bios updates, setting ram speed, timing, and vdimm manually, etc.
    I have two personal systems here; one intel 7600k [overclocked to 4.5gig] and one ryzen 1700x [overclocked to 3.8gig] On single core benchmarks, the intel has a slight advantage [not surprising since it is clocked quite a bit higher] On multicore benchmarks, ryzen blows intel out of the water. It is like intel should not even have shown up. The ryzen system literally doubles the intel score on cinebench cpu test.

    Do understand, I am not telling you to go intel. I am saying that ryzen is not intel where you can slap parts together and get good performance. You are going to have to do quite a bit of tuning to get good performance out of ryzen.
    Be sure whatever ram you purchase is on the qvl or approved list for your motherboard.
     
  5. crjdriver

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    One other item. You list a corsair cx pw supply. The cx line from corsair is not for any type of gaming, overclocking, or any other stressful endeavor. The cx series is for a basic build ie onboard video, running office, etc. Even corsair says as such on their site. See this quote from corsair;
     
  6. Zraaviisen

    Zraaviisen Thread Starter

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    Wait, what? Thats my power supply right now; i will change it to the one on the list. What do you mean?
     
  7. crjdriver

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    Exactly what I said; it is NOT intended for any type of gaming or anything stressful. If you want a corsair pw supply, the only ones that I recommend for gaming are the AX, HX or RM models.
    CX pw supplies are fine for what they are designed to do; ie run office, email, watch a movie, etc. I use one in my home theater system however I would never think of gaming or overclocking that system.
     
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