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The Ryzen 5 1600 is an excellent choice, you'll notice a big difference in rendering times. I'd go with some G.Skill 32GB DDR4-2400 4x8GB Fortis Series or FlareX both brands are good, also I would go with a mainstream chipset B350 based motherboard. I have two Asus Prime B350-Plus motherboards and they run great with the current 0609 Bios update. I'm running a 400GB Intel 750 PCIe SSD, 2TB HDD for game videos, etc. Thermaltake 600Watt PSU, XFX Radeon RX480 8GB Video Card, Coolermaster HAF XB Evo LAN Box
The Ryzen5 1600 is running Windows 10 Pro version 1703 OS build 15063.296
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I agree with gkeawe.
The prices I'm mentioning are from newegg. You may be able to find them cheaper elsewhere. Though if you want to give us a budget to work with pcpartpicker lists are always handy to post.
The Ryzen R5 1600(219.99) or 1600x(249.99) are both extremely good choices for what you're wanting to do, especially if you're on a mid range budget.
Ram: 16GB Minimum, and as fast as you can afford to get. I'm using G.Skill Flare X 3200mhz with my R7 1700x, at its rated speed. Watch what ram you buy though, as Ryzen is very picky yet, due to the 1t command rate it uses for memory. Usually anything rated for cas15 or lower will give you the most likely chance to run at rated speeds..
I'd say B350 at least, to retain as many features as possible from the X370 chipset.
SSD: Largest one you can afford to get on your budget. Use this for your OS and app drive. And if you happen to game, a few games that you play a lot. A decent budget SSD I can think of off the top of my head would be the 275GB Crucial MX300(99.99).
HDD: Use a decent size HDD for your video recording and storage drive. 2TB is reasonable now. I run a 2TB Seagate FireCuda SSHD(103.99) as my main storage drive. Though you can get a regular 2TB Barracuda 7200rpm drive for around 79.99 at the moment.
Form factor: Its really hard to say at the moment, since the choices of mATX boards for Ryzen are extremely limited. None of those I've seen so far, have any particularly stellar features. There are only 2 I'd recommend at this point if you want to go with a smaller microATX case, first one is the MSI B350M Mortar Arctic(99.99), and a close second place is the ASRock AB350M Pro4(79.99). As far as full atx goes, around that price range you're looking at the higher end of the b350, or the lower end x370 boards.
And before I recommend a video card, do you plan to do any gaming? Or just video editing and encoding?
Thank you very much for the replies. I pulled the trigger last night on the following:G.SKILL FORTIS Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) AMD X370 / B350 / A320 Desktop Memory Model F4-2400C16D-16GFT
WD Blue 1TB HDD 7200 WD10EZEXI hope I didn't skimp too much! LOL Any "serious" wrong decisions on this? Don't plan any gaming, just video editing which is why I'll try the onboard video and see what happens - or is this a mistake too?
Very nice, specs look great ! you won't be disappointed, these Ryzen processors are workhorses. Let us know how the build goes. You will have to get a dedicated video card because the Ryzen processors don't have an integrated GPU on the CPU. Just pickup an inexpensive video card with 4 or 8GB of GDDR5.
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Gah, forgot to say that Ryzen doesn't have onboard video yet. The video out ports on the B350 and A320 boards are for the A series APU's based on Ryzen that haven't been released yet. So you'll need a video card. Since you don't game it's easy to recommend a lower end card. But still powerful enough to assist in video conversion. Should be good, especially if you're also using the system as an htpc.
Doah!!! I told you I haven't done this in a while! LOL... Geez, one of the reasons I chose that board was the on-board video.... I feel really stupid now! I'll have to pick up something locally since everything has shipped to arrive on Friday. My "fun" project for the weekend...
These three options are local. I'm guessing I can always recycle them into my garage PC until I get a decent one... Opinions on these so I can get it all together this weekend?
If you're going to recycle it into your garage pc when you get a better one, go with the 710. It's a very basic gpu, pretty much only good for running windows display and possibly watching/decoding videos. Not sure how well it does for htpc, video playback and decoding though. Plus it's cheap.
have you built it? How is it doing?
I am over in UK and thinking along similar lines:
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
EVGA Geforce GTX 1050 2GB GDDR5
MSI B350 PC Mate
Does that seem reasonable to others?
I have thought about having two 120GB SSDs and having them in RAID 0 as I read it speeds up things a lot - does it? Would this be better than one SSD? I am aware that it data is lost on one SSD then the other would be lost too.
i havent done much with raid, but i do know if you put them as a mirror and run windows together if 1 fails the other keeps going no data lost but you only get 120 gb not 240...and i beleive thats the way to double the speed. but ask around before you do raid.
asus crosshair hero x370
g.skill 16gb 3200mhz flare-x these also clock 3467mhz as per g.skill factory setting 16 16 16 "quote" stock on both settings same stick in 3200 box
sapphire r9 nitro fury or even rx 390
ssd well pny is cheap but you need to make your own overprovisioning on disk so samsung 850 evo magician tool to op.
evga g2 850 watt psu
atx form factor board
thats a rock solid build
the g.skill and crosshair is critical to have if you want a build to last and run at stock clocks with out issues no problem.
i see so many people try to cut 50$ here and 50 on that and it dont work out to even stock settings. think about it
do not buy 3000mhz ram period. thats ryzen hole mapping spot , ryzen dont like those. and dont get hynix junk..
trick is higher the ram ryzen just goes ape shneit.
yes i built close to that..
asus crosshair hero x370
g.skill 16gb flare-x 3200mhz which also run 3467mhz factory same chip
2 r9 nitro fury xfired
corsair h110i water cooler
evga 1300 watt psu
samsung evo 850 1tb
IN win case which is huge and very nice awsome airflow
water cooler in push pull config
rgb lighting with remote control lol
logitech z-5500 550 watt thx surround system
win7 in dual boot with linux
runs friggin awsome...
you really should only buy g.skill ram and faster make ryzen cpu run better because of its cache difference from intel nothing under 3200mhz is an almost must. asus still holding better than the rest but gigabyte 3rd msi at bottom asrock is doing 2nd place. recommend x370 chip boards b350 dont seem to be getting good ram stable.