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Anybody here using a Ryzen CPU yet?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by alexd, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    It will soon be time to upgrade my office desktop and I am wondering if anyone here is using a computer with a Ryzen CPU?

    My main uses would be for

    1) photoshop
    2) some music production

    in addition to the standard office type applications I use.
  2. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    No not using them and would recommend them.

    There was a bit of a security scare last week but it requires that the person already have pretty serious access to your machine (ie, you would have to be already compromised for them to be in a position to reflash your BIOS) - all of this is messy still and unclear. So dont let this affect your buying decision overmuch!

    Ryzen CPUs and Mobos both are a bit cheaper, saving money in your build for a sexier case or a beefier gpu!

    Speaking of case, you re-using an old one or going new?
  3. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    CHeck out this motherboard man i think it has most of what you would need for a great price!

    The MSI B350 Tomahawk Motherboard Review: Gaming On a Budget
  4. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

  5. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    What is the best performance Ryzen chip for the bucks these days?
  6. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

  7. dbzraver

    dbzraver New Member

    I got a Ryzen 5 for my HTPC, couldn't be happier. The thing is the cost savings compared to intel are there, but Mobo and heatsink was more expensive, I ended up getting an aftermarket heatsink with an adapter that was not made for Ryzen, it cost $30 less than the Ryzen models..
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  8. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

  9. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    This is it. I have done some investigating and if I had to build one from scratch it would cost me as much a pre-built high-end Intel box.
  10. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    Was he talking threadripper though?

    I can see that there.

    Otherwise amd mobos are available for like 100 bucks, same price ranges as Intel based really
  11. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

  12. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    Many custom heatsinks come with spare parts that make em fit on amd or intel

    Also stock coolers these days are pretty solid

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