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I only need a cpu, motherboard, new ram, and maybe some more storage.
My old pc is starting to get out dated and I just got a new psu and gpu.
Can someone help me out please??
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Requesting a list of parts

If you don't answer these questions, we will post them or refer you back to this post.

What is your budget and currency?
What will you use the PC for?
Do you need a monitor? If not, what monitor(s) will you be using?
Do you need a keyboard, mouse, or other peripherals?
Do you need an operating system?
Will you overclock?
Anything else we should know?


If you don't give anyone a price tag to work with or use case scenario how is anyone supposed to help you? The CPU I recommend is a 3950X, the RAM, Trident Z 64GB at 3600MHz, and storage? Samsung 870 Pro 2TB NVME SSDs.
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Scratched wroteRequesting a list of parts

If you don't answer these questions, we will post them or refer you back to this post.

What is your budget and currency?
What will you use the PC for?
Do you need a monitor? If not, what monitor(s) will you be using?
Do you need a keyboard, mouse, or other peripherals?
Do you need an operating system?
Will you overclock?
Anything else we should know?


If you don't give anyone a price tag to work with or use case scenario how is anyone supposed to help you? The CPU I recommend is a 3950X, the RAM, Trident Z 64GB at 3600MHz, and storage? Samsung 870 Pro 2TB NVME SSDs.







What is your budget and currency? $300 USD
What will you use the PC for? Some games not that many
Do you need a monitor? If not, what monitor(s) will you be using? I already have 2 144hz monitors
Do you need a keyboard, mouse, or other peripherals? I have everything.
Do you need an operating system? I have windows 8
Will you overclock? No
Anything else we should know? I'm just updating my parts, i could use another case but I could hold off on that.
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21 wrotehttps://www.thetechgame.com/Forums/t=7787031/how-to-ask-for-build-and-upgrade-advice.html

https://i.gyazo.com/afce59c76cc5dc227a09dde1a937ba1f.png

amd fx 8350 Cpu
8gb dualchannel DDR3
thermaltake 600w power supply
1050 ti 4gb gpu
asus m5a97 le r2.0 Motherboard
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.68 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($110.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $288.66

You could get an R7 2700 for <$170 instead of the R5 2600 if you want, but that'll put you over your $300 budget.
The R5 2600 is already a huge upgrade over your FX-8350, and good quality B450 motherboard gives you the option to upgrade to any AM4 CPU, even an R9 3900x or 3950x if you wanted.
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21 wrotePCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.68 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($110.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $288.66

You could get an R7 2700 for <$170 instead of the R5 2600 if you want, but that'll put you over your $300 budget.
The R5 2600 is already a huge upgrade over your FX-8350, and good quality B450 motherboard gives you the option to upgrade to any AM4 CPU, even an R9 3900x or 3950x if you wanted.


Thank you so much bro!!
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21 wrotePCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.68 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($110.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $288.66

You could get an R7 2700 for <$170 instead of the R5 2600 if you want, but that'll put you over your $300 budget.
The R5 2600 is already a huge upgrade over your FX-8350, and good quality B450 motherboard gives you the option to upgrade to any AM4 CPU, even an R9 3900x or 3950x if you wanted.


Do you think there is another motherboard a little cheaper so I could like throw in a ssd or do you think that's fine?
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SSDs need only a SATA connection so you'd be able to use any moherboard. NVME SSDs however do need a NVME connection line and the correct size for it. Keep in mind motherboards don't limit themselves really in much in terms of what they can do until you account for size and design philosophy.

A good example being extreme overclocking, most people would see a PS/2 and think "WTF is this ancient thing?" While someone overclocking would be excited for this because USB ports when temperatures go below 0C tend to malfunction. PS/2 survives such usually much longer. It's a good idea to really take a dive into what a motherboard's design is FOR rather than what it HAS.

A more recent example being the 570 Motherboards for AMD having heat spreaders over their NVME slots. These are pretty decent for GEN3 but for GEN4 it's not an entirely optimal option due to heat and it's fluctuations. Almost entirely requiring their heatsinks to continue being installed on themselves making the heat spreaders worthless. And in some cases of them not being separate parts, diminished materials and cost to a motherboard you could very well end up rightfully angered over.

NVME Location on a motherboard



On that note though.... There's a good amount of options for some Micro ATX and ATX motherboards at a cheaper price, keep in mind though 21 tends to look at the best value where as I look at the best for the future. If he's saying to go with something, I hardly ever have a stance to disagree on. Nor would I disagree with his current choice of the MSI 450 Tomahawk. Good board, good reviews.

ASRock B450 Steel Legend ATX
ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX
MSI B450M BAZOOKA V2 Micro ATX
ASRock Fatal1ty B450 GAMING K4 ATX
Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX
ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX

Personally though I'd go with
This
9400F, MSI Z390 and 16GB at 3000MHz. Slightly over budget, but you'd get similar performance to an 8700K and 9700K.
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Scratched wroteOn that note though.... There's a good amount of options for some Micro ATX and ATX motherboards at a cheaper price, keep in mind though 21 tends to look at the best value where as I look at the best for the future.

Uh, no? I recommend the B450 Tomahawk because it's a better quality motherboard than any other AM4 motherboard up to like $150. So, it's going to be better "for the future" than any other sub $120 AM4 mobo, especially if OP decides to upgrade to an R9 when they're cheap on the used market.

Scratched wroteASRock B450 Steel Legend ATX
ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX
MSI B450M BAZOOKA V2 Micro ATX
ASRock Fatal1ty B450 GAMING K4 ATX

These are meh, I'd consider them entry level. Fine options for the price, but it's worth spending the extra for a B450 Tomahawk IMO.

Scratched wroteGigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX
ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX

These are bad. Avoid.

Scratched wrotePersonally though I'd go with
This
9400F, MSI Z390 and 16GB at 3000MHz. Slightly over budget, but you'd get similar performance to an 8700K and 9700K.

The i5-9400F does not perform similarly to an i7-8700k/9700k. At least not for the most part. Even in games now, the 6 threads of the 9400F can hold it back. Also, really no reason to get a Z390 mobo with a locked i5, just save the money and get a B360/B365 motherboard?
Regardless, AM4 is undoubtedly the better option for upgradability and even now, R5 is the better option over i5 IMO.
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