Should YOU Upgrade to Ryzen?

The Ryzen family is all here, and AMD thinks they've finally got CPUs for everyone. But should YOU upgrade to Ryzen?

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"Good" - Ryzen 3 1300X - MSI Gaming B350 - 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 (Black) - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM HDD - ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Turbo Edition - Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 - Corsair CS550M 80PLUS Gold PSU

"Better" - Ryzen 5 1600 - Noctua NH-U12S - ASUS PRIME B350M-A/CSM - 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 (Black) - Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVMe SSD - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM HDD - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Turbo OC - Fractal Design Focus Mini - Corsair TX750M 80PLUS Gold PSU

"Best": - Ryzen 7 1700 - Corsair H100i v2 - ASUS Prime X370-Pro - 32GB (2x16GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 (Black) - WD Blue M.2 500GB SSD - WD Black 2TB 7200RPM HDD - EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING - Fractal Define R5 - Corsair HX850 80PLUS Platinum PSU

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"Best": - Ryzen 7 1700 - Corsair H100i v2 - ASUS Prime X370-Pro - 32GB (4x8GB) G.SKILL Flare X DDR4-3200 (Black) - Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVMe SSD - WD Black 2TB 7200RPM HDD - EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition GAMING - Fractal Design Define R5 - Corsair HX850 80PLUS Platinum PSU

"Better": - Ryzen 5 1600 - Noctua NH-U12S - ASUS Prime B350M-A/CSM - 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 (Black) - Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVMe SSD - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM HDD - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Turbo OC - Fractal Design Define Mini C Black - SeaSonic FOCUS Plus SSR750X 80PLUS Gold PSU

"Good": - Ryzen 3 1300X - MSI B350M Gaming PRO - 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 (Red) - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM HDD - MSI GeForce GTX 1070 GAMING X - Fractal Design Core 1100 Black - Corsair CS550M 80PLUS Gold PSU

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  • Nhoj Strebor

    This guy is good salesman he has a gift, he is like those 60s used car salesman.

  • Hotobu

    Haven't finished watching, but one huge feature I don't see many places mention is that AM4 support will continue to 2020. I got a cheaper processor and MB in 2017, AND I can upgrade to the latest and greatest 3 years later? Yes please.

  • Matei Ion

    I still cannot believe it's 2018 and I still can't afford a 300$ pc and I really want a gaming pc bcoz i Love gaming and i know a lot about pcs but I can't afford tech a pc....

  • Cherry Boy

    ty linus, i'd suck your dick no homo

  • Seigneur Freezer

    Sooooo... INTEL better for games and AMD for heavy work...Thanks linus

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  • Zaxsy!

    Me chilling with a fx 8350 I installed yesterday. Oh hi

  • Rat xex

    Pc giveaway on my channel

  • DeadSynth z

    i upgraded from phenom x6 1055t and im loving it!! ryzen 1600x hames run way smoother and lower cpu usage/wattage

  • Stormwebb19

    I would only go Ryzen if I was to build a gaming rig on a VERY TIGHT budget.

  • Tomas Verner

    i have amd phenom ii x6 1055t 2,80ghz, 12gb DDR3 ram, gtx 1050ti and i cant launch ffxv full version, because my processor dont have some SSE. If i upragade to amd fx 8350 can i play then everything with stable fps, maybe shadow of the tomb raider ? i dont have cash for ryzen :(

  • Falcon Gaming

    1:54 this guy is too greedy -_-

  • Big Edds Lore

    I've got an i7 950 in my machine it's still going strong lol

  • Marko Bratković

    I should upgrade to anything from my amd sempron cuz after 13 years of playing unreal tournament I think it would be good to upgrade to dual core but no money ;(

  • Bros Power

    Amd fanboy go die..Intel go life

  • Live2Inspire

    I have a I-5 2500k about 5 years now this might be what i am considering a Ryzen 5 I play SWG and Some other older games might look at Battlefront 1 and 2 maybe

  • Bram De Laet

    The 'Wow-guy' was a belgian singer called Eddy Wally. Look him up here on youtube!

  • Brainman234

    Ryzen 1600 OC to 3.7 GHZ GTx 1070 here i love this setup running with 2x 120HZ Monitors Freesync monitors i just love this Rig :D also im glad because the new 2xxx ryzen chips will run on the same board :D

  • Rithik Kumar

    I usually have a billion chrome tabs open along with Android studio. So I think I'm going with Ryzen

  • Mitch McCann

    I'd be coming from an i5 2400 from 2010, but the most intense thing i play is h1z1 and gta. So should I get ryzen or zen 2 if I'm looking to move to mini itx

  • Dirk Diggler

    Where's the 1800X?

  • Daniel Carter

    So i want to make a cylindrical glass pc, but I'm worried about bottlenecks

  • Bros Power

    Should I upgrade my i9 7900x to amd?? Hmm weird questions..I just think it is more to insane downgrade

  • Rodrigo Pinto

    which one would be better with 1050Ti 4Gb OC?? -AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Quad-Core 3.5GHz c/ Turbo 3.7GHz 8MB SktAM4-AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Hexa-Core 3.2GHz c/ Turbo 3.6GHz 16MB SktAM4- AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Hexa-Core 3.6GHz c/ Turbo 4.0GHz 16MB SktAM4-AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Hexa-Core 3.4GHz c/ Turbo 3.9GHz 19MB -------------------------------------------------well i wanna do my own pc, and i dont wanna waste much of money... the last one is a bit expensive for me... i want to buy something not to much expensive , that gives me quality and performance. and have a good life timei know the prices are to much different , but i dont play much stuff. i only play csgo, fortnite, i also would like to buy PubG or something.... sorry about my english it aint my main languagefor those who can help me, thanks

  • David ds

    LOL Eddy Wally appears at 3:45

  • Jimmy Gomez

    Lol how is Ryzen an upgrade???😂

  • Gabrielius Kačinskas

    I have one - very satisfied

  • MaPorcaTrotaATutti

    I had 300 bucks to spend on a cpu and honestly I had to go with the ryzen 7 2700x...Like for 300 dollars 8c/16t is so good.Even if i game a lot I also do design and video editing so it was a no brainer.Also I don't know why ppl aren't ocing their ram modules on AMD:You can really close the gap with the 7700k in games with good memory oc.

  • mav

    I'm building a editing rig and I dont do 4k editing. So for using premier Pro which could is better

  • ronch550

    Nah I'm pretty happy with my 5.5-year old FX-8350. It's really just fine for everything I do. So when I read about people upgrading from their 1800X to 2700X or 7700K to 8700K, I just think some people are too spoiled or have nothing better to do with their money.

  • Storm Heflin

    I was previously on an i5-2500K (never overclocked since my mobo didn't support it). I have upgraded to a Ryzen 5 1600 and can surely say it's a far better CPU, and so much cheaper than Intel. AMD is crushing the CPU game right now. I never thought I'd be a user of an AMD CPU, but I've never been able to resist telling people it's an awesome piece of hardware.

  • Goe Bann

    Eddy Wally! Really? LOL

  • Komrade BigTex sucks

    Idk, I just built an LGA775 build and I don't feel like upgrading.

  • NickGames789 !

    Lol I have a seven yr old phenom and it beats the i7 on my school brand new pc s

  • Kristijan Jozić

    You should upgrade to 8th gen intel dudes

  • KG

    Well, I chose to upgrade to the Ryzen 5 1600X from the Core i7-3770k mostly due to the core count (mobo was dying so an upgrade was inevitable). Looking back, I should have started with the gpu I wanted and I could have gotten one of the new 6 core version that intel now has. Damn cryptocurrencies.

  • Boxsterholics

    My FX is still fairly good then, it can keep up with the 1300X mostly.

  • Zambo Kiiler

    Do a Revive On Ryzen 2nd Gen

  • Nicolas Rodriguez

    I think you should upgrade to ryzen only if you are building a gaming pc with 600$ (Ryzen 3 2200G is only 94$. For 4 cores, 3.7 ghz and 8mb cache?, not bad at all!)

  • isaac chiu

    what! u dont have my 1st gen i7 that can play fortnite along with its sapphire HD 5700?!?!?!

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  • notatHomeVideos

    1 key thing not mentioned here at all is: power consumption. Intel has lower TDP AND much better performance per Watt, which means it will run cooler and quieter (on top of all the other things)

  • sup there

    I have a core 2 duo it dose 1440p 1000fps

  • mirola73

    Problem is you would have to switch out half the system . Not only the cpu, but the mobo and mem too, quite costly for most budget folk.

  • deadman neal

    I got me one I had a old pc It was a 2.4 GHz quad core

  • Aiden Macleod

    Let's see,Game exclusively? Keep CPUGame AND do other things simultaneously? Upgrade.Okay, got it.

  • Datjoetho

    fuck you be more clear

  • Thy 72eaper

    Hello, will someone confirm that this is a good build and that it should work well together? first build btw. Another question I have is the motherboard working well with cpu and gpu? I know it says it's compatible but just getting second opinions.

  • Adam Kareem

    This video was excellent!

  • dejan kuzmanovic

    It's really nice having no difference in framerate while gaming and streaming in 1080p 60fps and only gaming... ryzen 1700x is really great

  • Ankur Dungrani

    What will be the cost

  • TeflonPimp

    Is 2tb internal HDD enough to store videos for light editing youtube videos. I make videos in HD. I'm not that great with PCs. Would i need a HDD with more than 64mb cache?

  • Matthew Salmon

    If you have a PCIe 3.0 z68+i5 3570k running an ssd from 2012 then you get no real benefit in gaming or day to day windows use by upgrading.. the only reason to buy ryzen is for using software that req multi-threaded workloads - such as Adobe lightroom

  • stemiplays

    so,at 5:20 and 5:26 if i understood right i am fine with my old trusty i7 3770.

  • ToxicWaste 180

    So I can’t use 2 8gb 2666MHz ram

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