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Hey, so i am building a pc on a budget for school and mainly gaming. I have the option of getting either the Ryzen 5 3400 or the Ryzen 5 3600. I was thinking of getting the 3400 because its cheaper, but the 3600 has 2 more cores. Which should i get and what are the benefits/downfalls? PLEASE HELP LOL
 
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The 3400 is a good entry-level product for a budget build and is capable of gaming at high graphics, however, the 3600 is faster and more powerful.

I've been using the Ryzen 5 3600 for 7 months now and I've had no issues, very satisfied with it :)

It really depends whether you can afford to spend a little bit more on it!
 

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The 3400 is a good entry-level product for a budget build and is capable of gaming at high graphics, however, the 3600 is faster and more powerful.

I've been using the Ryzen 5 3600 for 7 months now and I've had no issues, very satisfied with it :)

It really depends whether you can afford to spend a little bit more on it!
AWESOME, THANKS! I had already bought all the other parts and only need to get the cpu today, so your comment came in clutch lol. It turns out I DO have just enough cash to get the 3600, so i might be broke after but imma do it lol
 
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AWESOME, THANKS! I had already bought all the other parts and only need to get the cpu today, so your comment came in clutch lol. It turns out I DO have just enough cash to get the 3600, so i might be broke after but imma do it lol
I'm glad to hear it, enjoy your awesome machine! :D
 

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jasonjoseph480:

You didn't describe the motherboard you purchased.

Have you already confirmed the Ryzen processor you want to purchase is supported by that motherboard?

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jasonjoseph480:

You didn't describe the motherboard you purchased.

Have you already confirmed the Ryzen processor you want to purchase is supported by that motherboard?

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yea i did lol, its a MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard.
The ram i have from my previous computer is DDR3 tho, im guessing i HAVE to get DDR4 for this motherboard instead correct?
 

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That motherboard has 4 DIMM slots and supports up to 128 GB (32 GB x 4) of DDR4 RAM.
This is a good site to select which capacity and which speed DDR4 modules you want.
https://www.crucial.com/compatible-upgrade-for/msi-(micro-star)/mpg-x570-gaming-plus

I'm not a system builder, so I'll leave you to the others here who are to answer any other questions.
Good luck.

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Spoken like a true system builder. :)

That 16 GB(8 GB x 2) kit appears to be the best deal, cost-wise. (y)

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