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    Re: APU's For Gaming

    500 will be fine for that, I've never found a decent PSU calculator, they all seem to throw out different results...
    4 case fans though, doubt you'll need that, I cant see that system getting overly hot..

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    Re: APU's For Gaming

    Agreed. It’s what the case comes with. Found a Corsair 750d I believe locally for a tenner.
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    Well for a budget build, a tenner's a tenner...

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    Re: APU's For Gaming

    Yeah its very shoestring, only thing I think will cost real money is the processor, going to go for the Ryzen 7 5700G if I can get one at a reasonable price and the memory.

    Found a MSI Tomahawk Max II, Ryzen 5000 ready which I believe is fine for the built in graphics on the Ryzen 7 5700G for £30, brand new just open box.
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    Yeah APU should be fine according to the MSI website.
    https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B450...rt#support-cpu

    For £30 that's not bad, that's the one thing I do miss about being full-sized ATX, cheap stuff, I started off with norma ATX cases, then slowly worked my way up to great big towers as I had more and more stuff to store, then dropped straight to mATX when I got my first NAS, now even my server at home is iTX (x570, 3400G, Node 304), my main rig is iTX (x570, 5800x, SSUPD Meshy) and I'm building up a spare machine that's already based around a B550 iTX board ready to go into my old mATX case, the price difference is horrendous but I've slowly been building up to the shrink over years and I managed to get a lot of upgrades paid for from mining on the last boom so that's really softened the blow, but even my spare builds motherboard was £125...

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    I found that, I was surprised that larger sized items were more expensive than the smaller version, motherboards being a good point. The case is massive so there was plenty of room. I would rather go smaller scale but needs must at the moment so it is what it is.
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    Re: APU's For Gaming

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    So someone local is selling a 500W EVGA power supply for next to nothing. Its nothing fancy and its not modular. Strong enough to run a Ryzen 7 5700g? System will comprise of 16GB ram, 1 x nvme, 1 x 2TB hard drive. Standard AMD cooler. 4 case fans.
    A 5700G seems to peak at just under 90W, and everything else you add you can probably do a finger in the air estimate average at about 5W each, including the case fans.

    A decent 500W PSU should hardly have to spin it's cooling fan up.

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    Re: APU's For Gaming

    Well its finally built. A collection of second hand components and new. It does the job however :

    Ryzen 7 5700G
    Bequiet Pure Rock 2 Cooler
    MSI Tomahawk Max II B450 motherboard
    32GB DDR4 3200Mhz
    500GB Samsung 980 nvme
    250GB SSD - Game drive
    2TB Spinning hard drive - data
    500W EVGA PSU
    Corsair 750D Case
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    Re: APU's For Gaming

    Nice, I need to find me some used 5700G/5800G goodness to go in the B550 board I picked up..

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    Re: APU's For Gaming

    Its been better than I expected. World of warcraft and Company of heroes 2 fly along. I tried Far Cry 6 for a laugh and actually its quite playable, at 1920x1080 I am getting around 35 at the lowest to 44 at the highest FPS so yeah its ok. Everything else I have tried has ran pretty well.

    The extra memory has helped, not sure if its just my board but in the bios it says 16GB ram will only allocate 2GB to the graphics but above 16GB will allocate 4GB however I have seen videos from other people with the 5700G on different boards(not MSI) being able to set up to 16GB for the IG
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    Re: APU's For Gaming

    If you have the option I'd set 8Gb for the vRAM, that's plenty and leaves you loads for general RAM usage as well.

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    Re: APU's For Gaming

    I'm thinking of selling my 3400G thats in my server, putting my spare 3600X in there and then adding a small passive GPU just to get by for now..

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    Re: APU's For Gaming

    Actually just seen the announcement for the 4600G, that could be nice..

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    Re: APU's For Gaming

    Yes one of the new ones to be released isnt it?
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    Re: APU's For Gaming

    Yeah, 6 core 12 thread apparently so not sure how it'll look against the 5600G, I presume the main difference is Zen2 vs Zen3, only saw it mentioned briefly in a GM video.

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    Yes thats correct. Its Zen 2 and I think the L3 cache is lower. I say only a brief glimpse of some document when I was looking at processors.
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