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  1. Dkapiate

    Dkapiate Thread Starter

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    Current specs :
    Thermaltake Xaser III case (not sure if it supports full-ATX)
    Acer H11H4-AD2 Mini-ITX motherboard
    Intel Core i5-6400 @ 2.7GHz
    Stock Intel Cooler
    Thermaltake TR2-600W 80+ Bronze PSU
    8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM (Single-channel)
    XFX AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB Black Edition
    Western Digital Blue 1TB 7200RPM HDD
    Western Digital Green 120GB Sata3 M.2 (boot drive)
    6x 80mm case fans

    I want to upgrade my CPU to a Ryzen 7 1700X unless you can recommend something else (and be able to OC, so, I want a mobo that can do so)
    I am limited on budget, so I want a good value/price mobo, and RAM to pair with it. planning on going for 2, 8GB sticks of RAM Just want some suggestions on what I should get for both.
    My budget for the RAM, CPU, and mobo is anywhere from $600-750CAD ($453-566USD)

    Also, will my PSU be powerful enough for that?
    PSU specs :
    600W continuous
    720W Peak output
    +5V = 25A
    +3.3V = 25A
    +12V = 50A
    has both a 4+4 pin for CPU, and a 20+4 pin for either type of mobo.

    Edit : Would a Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler work with a 1700X, and be able to OC with it a bit?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    According to your specs, your Acer motherboard is using an Intel processor.
    You cannot install an AMD processor in a motherboard that supports an Intel processor.

    Is your computer by any chance an Acer Aspire TC-710 desktop?
    Regardless of what model your Acer is, what is the exact SNID number on it?

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  3. Dkapiate

    Dkapiate Thread Starter

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    I wasn't saying I wanted to put a different CPU into my TC-710, im getting a new mobo, re-read my question.
     
  4. crjdriver

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    These two statements are mutually exclusive ie you are not going to overclock with a budget [read cheap] board.
    Ryzen has incredible performance. I have a 1700X [overclocked to 3.9gig] however the board I use is an asus ROG board; not cheap at approx. $190 or so.

    IMO ryzen is NOT for a new or inexperienced builder. Ryzen is not intel where you can just slap parts together and it works well. To achieve a high level of performance with ryzen, you are going to have to make a LOT of bios settings manually then test for stability.
     
  5. crjdriver

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    BTW you are going to need a new copy of windows. The windows lic for an acer is not going to work with an aftermarket board.
     
  6. Dkapiate

    Dkapiate Thread Starter

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    I already had to get a new copy of Windows 10 when I added my M.2 (I'll just need a new key when I switch motherboards), so it shouldn't be a problem, and I am aware of how to OC. I've done it before with my old Core 2 Quad, (messing with voltage levels, power ratio's, etc.). I'm not looking for a cheap board, just something that backs up its price.
     
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