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#270200 28-Apr-2020 10:02
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I'm looking at getting this from PB tech: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/WKSPB14215/PB-AMD-Upgrade-Box-14215-AMD-Ryzen-3-3200G-Quad-Co

 

Needs to handle light gaming - which based on youtube it will do fine.

 

It's out of stock though - any recommendations on where else to go?

 

 

 

I have a couple of exlease desktops - i5-3xxx range, and thought about getting graphics cards for them, but they'd need to be low profile, and performance won't be much better than this anyway I don't think.

 

 

 

Edit: Auckland, North shore based.


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  #2472601 28-Apr-2020 10:10
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Give them a call, they should be able to do something for you...





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  #2472604 28-Apr-2020 10:13
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man -  never occurred to me to actually ring them :)

 

I did email them a week or so ago, but no response, but yes a call might be the better option


 
 
 
 




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  #2472851 28-Apr-2020 16:16
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Called pbtech - sat on the phone for 30 minites. Going to try 1stwavecomputing


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  #2472936 28-Apr-2020 18:28
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CokemonZ:

 

Called pbtech - sat on the phone for 30 minites. Going to try 1stwavecomputing

 

 

 

 

Who ? Never heard of them :)

 

If youre willing to build it yourself, can usually save a few $$ by ordering parts from a couple of stores and assemble it.

 

 





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  #2472955 28-Apr-2020 18:39
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Found them on trademe, good prices, and have stock.

I am ok with building, but the effort to figure what to buy is too much of a pain. Pre built is just easier.

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  #2473621 29-Apr-2020 18:49
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CokemonZ:

 

I'm looking at getting this from PB tech: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/WKSPB14215/PB-AMD-Upgrade-Box-14215-AMD-Ryzen-3-3200G-Quad-Co

 

Needs to handle light gaming - which based on youtube it will do fine.

 

It's out of stock though - any recommendations on where else to go?

 

 

 

 

It's in stock online? I just clicked on the link. 




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  #2473622 29-Apr-2020 18:51
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so it is now - but after chatting with the guy from 1stwave I'm going to get a slightly modified pre-build from him.

 

Moving up mother boards from a 320 to a 450, allows for some pretty basic overclocking, and getting a ram upgrade to support that.


 
 
 
 


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  #2473730 29-Apr-2020 23:52
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Yeah you'd probably want dual channel memory if you're planning on using the onboard GPU, so 4GBx2 (if sticking with 8GB) @ 3200mhz if possible.


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  #2473731 29-Apr-2020 23:55
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Benchmark comparison

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo7tTz3gTC0




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  #2473749 30-Apr-2020 07:20
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Froglotion:

Benchmark comparison


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo7tTz3gTC0



Actually what that video shows is that performance of the apu is pretty poor.

I might have a look at a Intel 9100f and a second hand graphics card then.

Save a few bucks on the motherboard and CPU, but spen an extra 150 or so there.

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  #2473755 30-Apr-2020 07:50
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Could go second hand for the whole build to save some coin?

I'd look at picking up a Ryzen 2600 if you can stretch budget a bit. Long term it will be so much better. Doesn't matter which brand you go for, a CPU with only 4 cores and 4 threads is already going to be bottlenecked in games. Whereas spending a bit more now, can net you a 6 core 12 thread CPU. Add in a cheap second hand video card to hold you over till you can save more for a better one.

Just a thought anyway

Or stick with the 3200g and add a video card later, and you'll have the option to swap in a better CPU later when someone upgrades. AMD upgrade paths are so much better than Intel. B450 will allow more future proofing.



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  #2474180 30-Apr-2020 16:43
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Froglotion: Could go second hand for the whole build to save some coin?

I'd look at picking up a Ryzen 2600 if you can stretch budget a bit. Long term it will be so much better. Doesn't matter which brand you go for, a CPU with only 4 cores and 4 threads is already going to be bottlenecked in games. Whereas spending a bit more now, can net you a 6 core 12 thread CPU. Add in a cheap second hand video card to hold you over till you can save more for a better one.

Just a thought anyway

Or stick with the 3200g and add a video card later, and you'll have the option to swap in a better CPU later when someone upgrades. AMD upgrade paths are so much better than Intel. B450 will allow more future proofing.

 

 

 

Went for the 3200g, no Gfx card, and found a 2x4gb 2666 it that seems to be used for overclocking - corsair vengence.

 

All came to just under $600, as I have an SSD and hdd I can repurpose for this.


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