Upgrade - from Ryzen 1700

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Hi,

I've been upgrading a bargain Dell desktop I bought back in 2017, but alas it seems like my upgrade options are limited :( I'm a developer so need a fair amount of power (more cores > faster cores, RAM at least 16GB and as much fast storage as the budget allows NVME for sure if budgetable). I would prefer a smaller build (so as close to small form factor as possible). I do game (and modern titles like Cyberpunk) but happy with the 1660 at the moment as long as there's an upgrade path with the new system.

My specs are:
32GB DDR4 2400
Ryzen 7 1700
1TB SSD (Not sure on model, but it pretty rubbish compared to the )
256GB NVME (Samsung Evo not sure what model)
GTX 1660 6GB
Case and PSU and MB are Dell, and looking online the MB cannot support anything greater than a 1700X
27" LG 4K monitor, and secondary 32" AOC 2K monitor.

Budget £1200 - £1500
 
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I wouldnt recommend any motherboard without bios flashback feature you will need this feature to update the bios for the cpu to work.

The above motherboard doesnt have this.
 
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Some quick questions :) I see that the board you've selected has PCI 4.0 support would I be better getting a faster NVME in that case?
Second quick question on the 5600x vs 5800x (looks like about £150 difference), if I wanted to save some cash now and put that towards a PCI 4.0 NVME would I later me able to upgrade this system with a R9?
 
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In short no. There is little real world usage that would allow you to notice the speed difference between pcie-3 and 4.

Yes you could put a r9 5900x/5950x in it in a couple of years with no issues.
 
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In short no. There is little real world usage that would allow you to notice the speed difference between pcie-3 and 4.

Yes you could put a r9 5900x/5950x in it in a couple of years with no issues.

Ah okay, it's mainly when I'm starting up or saving the state of virtual machines, I noticed a massive increase between a standard SSD and NVMEs so far, but if PCIE-4 won't help that's good to know thanks.
 
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