- Jan 24, 2022
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|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 3600|
|Motherboard||ASUS Prime B350-Plus|
|Cooling||SilentiumPC Fera 3|
|Memory||Corsair DDR4 2x16GB @ 3600MT CL16 2R (CMK32GX4M2D3600C16)|
|Video Card(s)||Sapphire RX 6800 XT Reference card|
|Storage||1TB Seagate Barracuda, 4TB Seagate IronWolf, ADATA XPG SX8200 PRO 512GB|
|Power Supply||ADATA XPG CORE REACTOR 750W|
|Mouse||Logitech G502 Proteus Core|
|Keyboard||Gigabyte Aorus K7|
|VR HMD||Oculus Rift S|
I am currently terrified of the DDR5 RAM prices. Decent 32GB kit costs more than double of a really good DDR4 kit with same capacity.Tricky situation. Your CPU is just good enough to where your probably getting at least 90+ FPS on most games.
Whether to upgrade will depend on what games you favor along with if your happy or not with the performance you currently getting
To be fair the £500 your fine spending now along with the £150ish you could sell your current motherboard/cpu/ram combo should be enough to get into a good Zen 4 setup
It's not like your going to be wasting money, it's be basically the same price.
EDIT: I play a lot of different types of games. Simulators, FPSes, MOBA, AAAs...
What CPU cooler would you recommend? I am currently looking at Noctua NH-U12S Redux and it looks to be a good coolerI'd also recommend the 5800X3D, as it is the simplest upgrade for your current rig. You already have good RAM and a powerful video card. The 5800X3D will utilize them to their fullest. Since your primary use is gaming and you're not planning on overclocking, this CPU appears to be the obvious choice.
A word of caution, however. If you end up getting the 5800X3D, you will need much more capable cooling than your Fera. This cooler will definitely throttle the CPU in multicore scenarios, and may even be inadequate for sustained single-threaded loads.