spcy

Building a new PC with an AMD Ryzen CPU but with which one?

Discussion created by spcy on Jun 2, 2019
Latest reply on Jun 4, 2019 by spcy

So I decided to build a new pc with the following specs:

 

MOBO--Gigabyte X470 Aorus Ultra Gaming AMD X470 So.AM4 Dual Channel DDR4 ATX Retail 
CPU--AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 6x 3.60GHz So.AM4 BOX                                     
RAM--16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX rot DDR4-3000 DIMM CL15 Dual Kit                     
SSD--500GB Crucial MX500 2.5" (6.4cm) SATA 6Gb/s 3D-NAND TLC (CT500MX500SSD1)        
GPU--8GB Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 56 Pulse Aktiv PCIe 3.0 x16 (Full Retail)          
Case--Cooler Master MasterCase H500 mit Sichtfenster Midi Tower ohne Netzteil grau   
PSU--500 Watt be quiet! Pure Power 11 Non-Modular 80+ Gold

 

I don't know if I should buy a Ryzen 5 2600X, a Ryzen 7 2700X or even wait for the new Zen 2 generation. Because of the budget, I chose the 2600X so far, and since im only gaming, I don't see an advantage of the 2700X for the higher price tag. I also use photshop quite frequently, but I don't use any rendering or video editing software. The only real advantage would be the great stock wraith cooler from the Ryzen 7 series for me compared to the Ryzen 5 2600X. I'm not sure whether I'll overclock the CPU, GPU and RAM or not. When I would buy the 2600X I would definetily need a new CPU Cooler which is about 30€ to 50€, so there's only about 50€ difference to the 2700X where I wouldn't really need a new Cooler. So would the 2700X would be worth it in the end? Regarding the Zen 2s, I think they are too expensive at the release for my budget, but I don't really know. I also don't know, whether or not the 500 watts PSU will be enough for 2600X or 2700X with this setup. I used the PSU calculator from beQuiet and I got around 420 Watts but I don't rally know if I can trust that. For anyone wondering about memory, I already have a 3TB HDD.

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