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GTX 1060 6Gb with Ryzen 5 1600 or 1500x with 1060 3GB

Hi, guys.
I'm about to build my new pc and I've been wondering which CPU should I go for.

I don't upgrade my pc so often, so I think for long term usage I decide that Ryzen 5 1600 and GTX1060 6GB is a good choice for me.

** so the spec is gonna be like this
- MAINBOARD AM4 GIGABYTE AB350 GAMING 3
- CPU AMD RYZEN5 1600 3.2GHz
- RAM 16GB DDR4/2400
- GPU Bigabyte Gtx 1060 windforce oc 6gb gddr5
- PSU 650watt

Are these specs matches ,ok ?
How abt Ryzen 5 1500x+GTX1060 3GB ?
Will it make much differences If I dont set the game to Ultra setting, maybe high is enough

Do you guys have any recommendations ?
Thx in advance.
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  1. why would u chose the lower spec (unless u're on a budget of course), the R5 1600 and GTX 1060 6 gb are much better future-proofing, also 1600 includes a cooler which mean u don't have to buy aftermarket cooler :) the PSU is pretty good in case u're planning on upgrading to 1070 / 1080, if not get a 500/550w instead, btw i suggest u get a PSU with at least 80+ bronze / gold quality from the tier 1 / 2 (for your PC and your own safety)

    here's a link for the PSU tier list: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

    Ryzen CPU performance seems to be memory dependant so i suggest u get RAM with higher mhz (if your mobo can support them of course) :D
    Reply to constantine_99
  2. The 1500x is slower than the 1600 not overclocked in most games. The 1060 3GB in some games is slower than a 1050ti. Get the 1600 and 1060 6GB. Also put about $10 more on ram to get 3000~3200 speed.
    Reply to elbert
  3. Your choice, Porsche or Volkswagen. If all you want to do is light/old games, the 1500x and 1060/3 is fine. If you really want to game, forget the Volkswagen and putting about town and get the faster, stronger combo of 1600-1060/6 Porsche
    Reply to Karadjgne
  4. elbert said:
    The 1500x is slower than the 1600 not overclocked in most games. The 1060 3GB in some games is slower than a 1050ti. Get the 1600 and 1060 6GB. Also put about $10 more on ram to get 3000~3200 speed.


    Does the more RAM bus speed increase game FPS ? e.g. 2400 vs 3200
    and what are the differences in term of performance that can obviously be seen ?
    Reply to danrak
  5. constantine_99 said:
    why would u chose the lower spec (unless u're on a budget of course), the R5 1600 and GTX 1060 6 gb are much better future-proofing, also 1600 includes a cooler which mean u don't have to buy aftermarket cooler :) the PSU is pretty good in case u're planning on upgrading to 1070 / 1080, if not get a 500/550w instead, btw i suggest u get a PSU with at least 80+ bronze / gold quality from the tier 1 / 2 (for your PC and your own safety)

    here's a link for the PSU tier list: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

    Ryzen CPU performance seems to be memory dependant so i suggest u get RAM with higher mhz (if your mobo can support them of course) :D


    Yes, I'm on a budget right now so the max GPU for me is 1060 at the moment. some games I'm playing right now are BF1, GTA V, Need for Speed
    I hope 1600 + GTX1060 6GB will be future-proofing for me. Not all the gaming have to be on Ultra though just playable on High or medium at 1080p is fine in the future :)
    Reply to danrak
  6. danrak said:
    constantine_99 said:
    why would u chose the lower spec (unless u're on a budget of course), the R5 1600 and GTX 1060 6 gb are much better future-proofing, also 1600 includes a cooler which mean u don't have to buy aftermarket cooler :) the PSU is pretty good in case u're planning on upgrading to 1070 / 1080, if not get a 500/550w instead, btw i suggest u get a PSU with at least 80+ bronze / gold quality from the tier 1 / 2 (for your PC and your own safety)

    here's a link for the PSU tier list: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

    Ryzen CPU performance seems to be memory dependant so i suggest u get RAM with higher mhz (if your mobo can support them of course) :D


    Yes, I'm on a budget right now so the max GPU for me is 1060 at the moment. some games I'm playing right now are BF1, GTA V, Need for Speed
    I hope 1600 + GTX1060 6GB will be future-proofing for me. Not all the gaming have to be on Ultra though just playable on High or medium at 1080p is fine in the future :)


    then get the 1600/1060 6gb
    for the obvious effect, RAM affect CPU performance, that means less bottleneck with higher mhz, less bottleneck mean your GPU can reach give u most of its performance, so yes, u should see some fps difference, although it depends on whether the game are CPU intensive or not too :D
    u can try to search on youtube if you're still unsure, there should be lots of review on how Ryzens are affected by memory speed
    Reply to constantine_99
  7. danrak said:
    elbert said:
    The 1500x is slower than the 1600 not overclocked in most games. The 1060 3GB in some games is slower than a 1050ti. Get the 1600 and 1060 6GB. Also put about $10 more on ram to get 3000~3200 speed.


    Does the more RAM bus speed increase game FPS ? e.g. 2400 vs 3200
    and what are the differences in term of performance that can obviously be seen ?

    Its about 4fps for intel but Ryzens ccx works at RAM speed so its a bit more.
    Reply to elbert
  8. Ryzen ram speed ??
    Up to 70/80fps it makes little difference.
    2400 is fine if its all you can get (I would recommend 2666mhz minimum just for the sake of it )

    I've tested my ram at 2400/266/2933 speeds.

    In all honesty it's not going to make a ton of difference to you with a 1060 really
    Reply to madmatt30
  9. It can be as much as @20ish % difference between 2133 and 3200, depending on the game and how well it's optimized for multiple thread usage. If min fps are bouncing below 60,it might be enough to put him fully over 60, maybe not by much, but enough to smooth things out a little.
    Reply to Karadjgne
  10. madmatt30 said:
    Ryzen ram speed ??
    Up to 70/80fps it makes little difference.
    2400 is fine if its all you can get (I would recommend 2666mhz minimum just for the sake of it )

    I've tested my ram at 2400/266/2933 speeds.

    In all honesty it's not going to make a ton of difference to you with a 1060 really



    Anonymous said:
    It can be as much as @20ish % difference between 2133 and 3200, depending on the game and how well it's optimized for multiple thread usage. If min fps are bouncing below 60,it might be enough to put him fully over 60, maybe not by much, but enough to smooth things out a little.


    you are contradicting each other , it really dont help (im also in the same boat as OP)
    Reply to Arc911
  11. Bf1 fps averages

    2400 - 92ps
    2633 (1t)- 98 fps
    2933 (2t) - 101fps

    2666 is the sweetspot IMO & is a speed you should get running at no problem on just about any board/ram combo now.

    If you are really budget limited or stuck at 2400 because of market locality the drop in performance is not that great


    That's what I mean , if you're playing on a 60-75htz screen vsynced or freesynced it makes little difference.
    Reply to madmatt30
  12. The 2667 is a good enough speed but to be sure on Ryzen of the speed you need 3000 on average. The OP will need to get 3000~3200 RAM. Only RAM sure not to drop speed is the costly flareX 3200. May take a year before all the AM4's are getting the correct RAM speeds.
    Reply to elbert
  13. constantine_99 said:
    why would u chose the lower spec (unless u're on a budget of course), the R5 1600 and GTX 1060 6 gb are much better future-proofing, also 1600 includes a cooler which mean u don't have to buy aftermarket cooler :) the PSU is pretty good in case u're planning on upgrading to 1070 / 1080, if not get a 500/550w instead, btw i suggest u get a PSU with at least 80+ bronze / gold quality from the tier 1 / 2 (for your PC and your own safety)

    here's a link for the PSU tier list: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

    Ryzen CPU performance seems to be memory dependant so i suggest u get RAM with higher mhz (if your mobo can support them of course) :D


    Is the PSU 80+White good enough for this spec ?
    Reply to danrak
  14. Best answer
    No its poor quality , look for the corsair CX 450/450m if its available to you.
    It should be much more expensive & is far far better.

    If you have to go with a cheap evga unit at least make it the 450b or 500b (the bronze rated models)
    Reply to madmatt30
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