KamikaseRider wrote:That is the motherboard that I would choose for my own Ryzen build.
KamikaseRider wrote:It's a shame that your budget won't stretch to the Ryzen 5 1600X, but that would be $45 more. It'll probably be several more years before many games make use of more than the eight threads that the Ryzen 5 1500X can handle.
KamikaseRider wrote:I'd like to get at least 2x8 GiB of PC4-25600 or PC4-24000, but memory prices are rather high at the moment, and memory is definitely the easiest thing to upgrade later. Having a paltry 8 GiB of RAM is going to impact your performance pretty quickly and those 4 GiB DIMMs are such low density that they won't be very useful once you upgrade. However, at just $63, this isn't a huge investment to throw away in a year or two.
DPete27 wrote:Really? There are 6 chokes along the left side of the CPU socket and 3 above. Counting chokes is the traditional method of determining how many phases. Did they do something atypical?
DPete27 wrote:Interesting explanation (view 2:30)
KamikaseRider wrote:Hello fellow gerbils!
I'm starting to have some audio problems in my MB and instead of just buying an audio card, I was thinking of upgrading the whole MB, CPU, RAM, specially since this build is now 7 yrs old.
The current build is:
8Gb RAM (4x2gb) DDR3 1600MHZ
GTX 960 SSC EVGA
SSD 512GB MX100 (Love this drive)
Now, my plan is to jump in the Ryzen hype train, but keep some of the parts(GPU, SSD, power supply and case). I use this build mainly for games @1080p and the 960 serves me well.
My doubts regard:
1. Ryzen 1600 or 1500X? Are the extra cores worth it over the frequency drop? I don't really do much more than gaming and web browsing.
2.1 Speed: 2400 or 3200?
2.2 Size: 8gb is enough for gaming right?
2.3 Kit: Patriot Viper Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4 2400MHz https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220996