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Would you buy a R5 2600 now?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Emlyn_Dewar, May 30, 2019.

  1. MaXxBoulton


    Joined: Jan 11, 2019

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    if you need a system now then yes 2600 or a 1600x for about a bit less £££'s
  2. Darujhistan


    Joined: Oct 28, 2011

    Posts: 3,588

    Yup, and in all likelyhood you'd have seen no difference in gaming if you'd have waited for Ryzen 2.
  3. Wommers


    Joined: Feb 19, 2018

    Posts: 139

    Ryzen 2000 has been a huge upgrade for me. I think AMD have **** the bed with the pricing on these new chips
  4. Orange Nexus


    Joined: Sep 21, 2018

    Posts: 436

    Are you comparing current prices of the old to the new? How much would a new 6 core cost? Initial prices would not be indicative of the norm, IMO.
  5. ~>Dg<~


    Joined: Jun 1, 2006

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    Location: Notts

    its a great cpu for the money. if you stuck on a low end budget its a great buy. many place do them for just over £100 with 2 games which still go for £30 secondhand. buy a 2nd hand decent board or budget board then memory as low as 60 quid at moment for decent 16 gb stuff and you have a bargin good bundle. works out £200 for a very decent set up.
  6. Darujhistan


    Joined: Oct 28, 2011

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    I can afford to go full 'new gen' I just don't think it's going to be worth the premium compared to going for a 'last gen' bargain upgrade, all i'm interested in is real world gaming performance.
  7. Webzta

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    The gaming performance for me let Ryzen down in the first and second gens in some titles, so now this looks to be resolved i'd say for some it's definitely worth it.
  8. bee


    Joined: Jul 22, 2005

    Posts: 854

    think this is what I'm going to do today, currently got a 3570k with a 2080ti lol, it's fine on my 4k screen which is obviously gpu limited but as soon as I try my 1440p 144hz screen SO many games now hit 100% cpu, even at like 60fps too haha let alone 144

    I think the ryzen 3000 series will be price gouged for quite a while and I will let pci-e 4.0 ssd's mature a while before jumping in to those, REALLY don't don't want a mobo with a chipset fan either, last time i seen those Abit were still around!

    for £347 gonna get

    ryzen 2600
    noctua nh-d14 (retiring my thermalright true black, used since intel q9450!)
    msi b450 tomahawk
    corsair 16gb 3200mhz

    sell my old stuff and it'll be around £220 upgrade, I can obviously use the cooler and memory in future builds and going with the tomahawk as the vrms are supposed to be quite good ( https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-ZwVuH_tinzgpsOdfMvYeCLI5ZbIpnq5fyiWD4NCkkU/edit#gid=229691480 ) so should be ok with a lower end ryzen 3000 down the line
  9. mikeym


    Joined: Apr 15, 2009

    Posts: 829

    Similar dilemma myself. Mainly do sim racing in VR (Odyssey+) and want to maximise my performance. It is tempting to try and get a good deal on Zen+ and upgrade my 1080GTX graphics card at the same time. Alternatively go for say 3800X and wait to upgrade my graphics card... I've initially set myself a budget of around £1k but could push it a bit.
  10. HangTime

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    I would say yes given the budget angle. The 3600 will clearly be better but my guess is will come in around £200 so 2600 is a lot cheaper. Also keep an eye out for a cheap 8 core variant, 1700 has been under £130 a few times.
  11. easyrider


    Joined: Dec 24, 2005

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    Location: Autonomy

    I bought a 2600 after ditching a 9900k build to go Ryzen 3000 ...I’ll sell the 2600 and plonk in a 3900x

    If it’s a budget build then I see no reason not to buy a 2600 at least...I would make sure I bought a solid B450 mobo though so you have an upgrade path with the beefier 3000 down the line.

    The 2600 when clocked to 4.2ghz is a brilliant cpu for the money...
  12. Tray


    Joined: Dec 27, 2018

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    Money tight after having our 3rd child and I am strongly thinking about buying a amd 2600 cpu solely for bf5 To replace my amd phenom 955 that that has served me very well and just maybe in the future I can upgrade to a newer cpu and keep same mobo ram extra extra
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2019
  13. LukieBoy007

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    I waited for 3000 series CPU's to be announced, and seeing that the 6core/12thread 3000 series CPU will be at least £200 to start with makes me want to just go for a 2600 paired with something like a B450 Tomahawk as I'm on a budget. Will think about dropping in a 3000 series CPU in a year or two time (if it's even necessary).
  14. arc@css


    Joined: Nov 8, 2008

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    In a word, no. However, it does depend on your personal needs and requirements.
  15. Journey


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: West Midlands

    Well if you are on a real budget then the 2600 is a great deal, <£250 will get you a good B450 board, 16GB DDR4 3000MHz, and the 2600 with a cooler. With something like the MSI Mortar and the very capable VRM it leaves the option open to putting in a cheap 3800X, or 3900X further down the line, or if you are lucky even a Ryzen 4xxx CPU. :)
  16. LukieBoy007

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    Yeah seems more and more likely this is the route I'll take.
  17. bakes0310


    Joined: Oct 22, 2004

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    And that is why Ryzen is great with its upgrade path.
  18. Darujhistan


    Joined: Oct 28, 2011

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    Me too. I'm not spending double what I need to for a few FPS at best.
  19. Dervious

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    If you play games on your PC, you need an Intel thingy.

  20. satchef1


    Joined: Apr 17, 2009

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    Already been stated, but if I was looking to build a budget gaming PC today, I wouldn't hesitate.

    Ryzen 2600 ~ £120
    RX570 ~ £120
    16GB DDR4 ~ £60
    B450 motherboard ~ £60

    Thats a lot of gaming performance for £360. You could wait for the new chips. But the 3600 is likely to be nearer £200, and the new boards will also be a chunk more expensive. And then there's a reasonable argument to be made in favour of spending the extra on a Vega 56 instead.