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Windows 7: Buying new computer

25 Apr 2018   #1
driver1101

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Buying new computer

Hi!
I plan buying new computer at the end of the year, is this configuration good enough for some casual pc gaming in future?

**CPU: Ryzen 3 1200**
**RAM: 8GB + 8GB DDR4**
*Motherboard: A320M chipset*
Hard Drive: 1tb 7200rpm
**Graphics: GTX 1050 2gb**

The most important parts are marked with ** and a bit less with * marks. So basiclly, the biggest dilemma is Graphics card. I have two choices for my money: this nVidia or RX 550 2GB. CPU is fine, but you can also suggest the change that costs not more than 130 USD.

Games that I would play would be: GTA 5, Battlefield 3 or 4, Forza Horizon 3..

Should i really care about chipset? Does it really affect the performance (I mean does it make that noticable change in general performance with configuration like this)?

Something about recording: Do any of thesse card support nVidia's Shadowplay or AMD's raptr? If not, how much fps would I lose if I use fraps?

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Another part is some video edit.
What video editors I can use here?

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Thanks for everyone's help, I'd like to hear some experiences from members that are having this config on their PCs.

P.S.: I know that I can't install Win7 on this Ryzen, so don't give me reply like that!!


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25 Apr 2018   #2
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Hello driver1101, and Welcome to Seven Forums.

The chipset tells you how many PCIe, USB and SATA ports are available for a given compatible CPU socket type. The chipset also tells you if features like disk RAID and processor overclocking are available. For example, the A320M chipset supports Socket AM4 processors but does not allow overclocking of those processors, and that is where decisions about chipsets matter in the way it affects performance.

If your priorities are with the CPU and RAM choice, then stick with an A320M chipset motherboard, but choose a pre-overclocked CPU. In the Ryzen range, pre-overclocked CPUs have a "X" suffix, such as the Ryzen R3 1300X, or R5 1400X and R5 1500X.

This is my opinion what I would do, and I hope my advice goes some way in helping you make your own decision.
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25 Apr 2018   #3
driver1101

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
Hello driver1101, and Welcome to Seven Forums.

The chipset tells you how many PCIe, USB and SATA ports are available for a given compatible CPU socket type. The chipset also tells you if features like disk RAID and processor overclocking are available. For example, the A320M chipset supports Socket AM4 processors but does not allow overclocking of those processors, and that is where decisions about chipsets matter in the way it affects performance.

If your priorities are with the CPU and RAM choice, then stick with an A320M chipset motherboard, but choose a pre-overclocked CPU. In the Ryzen range, pre-overclocked CPUs have a "X" suffix, such as the Ryzen R3 1300X, or R5 1400X and R5 1500X.

This is my opinion what I would do, and I hope my advice goes some way in helping you make your own decision.
But what about graphics card?
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25 Apr 2018   #4
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Well, the A320 chipset supports both PCIe Gen 2 and PCIe 3 interfaces, and either the RX 550 or GTX 1050 are PCIe Gen 3 compatible.

Side by side there is not so much to say about these two graphics cards. Both are said to be good graphics cards. Next year might be a different story.

I found this website that does side by side comparisons for you: http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-RX-55...Force-GTX-1050 .

Interpreting the results, the GTX 1050 has the edge in gaming performance, while the RX 550 might have the edge in graphics quality, performance per Watt and Video compression.

As for your choice in games. You might find that the recommended requirements to run these games don't match. For example, the Forza Horizon 3 specification requires a 4GB graphics card, meaning your cards dont meet the spec: http://gamesystemrequirements.com/game/forza-horizon-3#cresult
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25 Apr 2018   #5
driver1101

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
Well, the A320 chipset supports both PCIe Gen 2 and PCIe 3 interfaces, and either the RX 550 or GTX 1050 are PCIe Gen 3 compatible.

Side by side there is not so much to say about these two graphics cards. Both are said to be good graphics cards. Next year might be a different story.

I found this website that does side by side comparisons for you: http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-RX-55...Force-GTX-1050 .

Interpreting the results, the GTX 1050 has the edge in gaming performance, while the RX 550 might have the edge in graphics quality, performance per Watt and Video compression.

As for your choice in games. You might find that the recommended requirements to run these games don't match. For example, the Forza Horizon 3 specification requires a 4GB graphics card, meaning your cards dont meet the spec: http://gamesystemrequirements.com/game/forza-horizon-3#cresult
Thanks, you helped me to clear some things up. All those benchmark videos made me confusing a bit, so this is good thing to know. I'm amateur in this, this would be my first desktop pc.

Thanks man
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