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Anybody here using a Ryzen CPU yet?

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.
 

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?
 

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..
 

alexd

Administrator
Staff member
The thing is the cost savings compared to intel are there, but Mobo and heatsink was more expensive,
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.
 

praktik

TRIBE 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.
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
 

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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