If you haven't already purchased any hardware I would tell you to take a hard look at Intel's Alderlake based cpu's before you commit to anything as they are packing the goods. Although every desktop and laptop I have in the house is running AMD ATM I go back and forth depending on which one gives me the best performance.
If I were building a new pc right now I'd take a hard look at the 12900k with ddr5 6000 ram on a z690 mb. If building an AMD system a 5950x on x570 mid grade or higher mb with 32gb of the highest supported ram the board will take.
Hey, I don't do a lot as in I am not a gamer or content creator. Mostly stream and check my email ;)... I have been happy with my Lenovo 93p win 11 however soon win 11 will not work on it so I have been thinking about building a new system. Everything runs thru my Onkyo 626 receiver to a 65 inch Vizio TV that I am going to replace with a 4k unit soon. I like the B500 series boards with a middle of the road cpu, gpu undecided.
If I were you, I would consider buying a Ryzen 5 5600G, then with 8-16GB of RAM.
Its' "CPU" part is already on a next level in terms of performance, and then in addition to that, the 5600G has unmatched integrated Radeon Graphics compared to Intel Integrated Graphics as far as I am aware. Therefore, it is actually called an "Accelerated Processing Unit" (APU).
In conclusion, it can handle everyday tasks without any problem and it will be able to do e-sports gaming. Thereafter, you can save two years for a GPU and the 5600G will still be able to handle AAA games with a breeze on the CPU/logic side of the game.
Hope this helps, you don't need more threads than the 5600G (6cores with SMT; thus 12 logical threads).
I really think it is the best option if you do not want to jump into expensive gaming immediately, but it will be a solid processor for years to come, and you initially do not require a dedicated GPU.
Okay boys here is my decision.... I know its way over kill but there is a method to my madness. Much of it is future proofing and **bleep** that case is so so nice. Because the type c on the front IO is important to me I had to step up on the motherboard a bit and the audio codex is about as good as it gets imho. Now I need to figure out my justification before the credit card statement gets here......
Please look it over and let me know if there is something I over or under looked. Thanks
It looks really nice to me, I think if you can afford it, it would be a nice buy. Just don't expect too much from the Integrated Graphics, although it will be able to open most, if not any game. But, that CPU itself should be awesome.
I think my cousin actually bought that motherboard a few months ago and he has been really happy as far as I remember.
hey... after doing some research, double and triple checking I changed out the motherboard for the x570-e. pcpartspicker likes it without any notices or warnings and provides cool options down the road should I decide to go there.
That looks just as awesome, and I presume it will have better cooling for the (power phases / mosfets / VRMs) or likely more power phases, since that is usually the case with higher model motherboards. They sometimes support better overclocking, sound chips, more SATA ports, etc.
It all comes down to your personal preference and how high you have set your budget. From personal experience, it is sometimes better to get the motherboard you want, because it happened to me that I felt silly since I initially bought a motherboard that was part of a bundle and later on found out that it cannot overclock, and therefore I later bought a better motherboard for the same CPU.
But, I am relatively certain both those motherboards you are investigating can overclock, not that I think it will be necessary on that processor for most of its' lifetime.