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hi all. I am now faced with a new build as my old (very old) PC has reached the end of it's useful life. after many upgrades it is now not worth carrying on with. i can hardly keep it running for a day so it's time to say goodbye. I am looking for any advice on a build that maybe will go into my Coarsair ATX case. i have been advised to start looking in the region of: AM4 - MSi MAG B550 - Ryzen 5-5600. i would like to explore cheaper options without losing too much spec. I will not be doing any hard-core gaming. World of Tanks is about as exciting as things get for me these days. so just a decent reliable and stable PC that will last a good few years, is all i need really. so any advice on a weel matched set of components would be greatly appreciated. :cool:
 
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World of tanks can run with onboard graphics so it's really how much you want to spend especially on gpu/performance.

The 5600 or 12400 6 core cpu perform at the same level , motherboard choice can make a big difference in cost. The 12400 has onboard graphics so you could just add a stronger gpu when required. The 5600g from AMD offers onboard graphics at better level than intel.

There are so many varients depending on budget.
 
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Here is a budget orientated build I have recommended before. You would have to check the clearance on your Corsair atx case but it is not a giant cooler so should fit ok .

My basket at OcUK:

Total: £890.99 (includes delivery: £11.10)​


There are decent choices to be made at the moment and it all comes down to the budget you have. You can build a very good system around the 5600 like you were advised or a very budget orientated build around the 5600g or go for the one above.

The biggest choice you will have to make is what gpu to go for and that comes down to budget. WOT is not the hardest game to run so no need for anything insane.
 
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Thank you both, MickyFlinn & Haz123 for your help. so i am thinking i could go for something like Haz123's suggestion minus the GPU and see how it goes. a GPU could be added later if deemed necessary (?)

or a similar type of build based on the AM4 socket :

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/msi-mag-b550-tomahawk-amd-am4-b550-atx-motherboard-mb-359-ms.html = £149.99
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/amd-...hz-socket-am4-processor-retail-cp-3d2-am.html =£188.99
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/king...00c17-3600mhz-dual-channel-kit-my-29a-ks.html = £74.99
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/seasonic-focus-gx-650-650w-80-gold-modular-power-supply-ca-06v-ss.htm = £94.99
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/scythe-scmg-5100-mugen-5-rev.b-cpu-cooler-hs-046-sy.html = £43.99
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/wd-b...-solid-state-drive-wds100t3b0c-hd-589-wd.html = £99.95
T= £652.90

so not much in it cost wise for the two builds., maybe a bit of a tweak on options and i could have a decent build for £600 . . . ?
 
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Are you planning to resuse your old 6600gt ? The 12400f and 5600 are both lacking an integrated gpu so would not be a working PC without a dedicated gpu.

If you want a chip with an igpu then you have to go for a 5600g for AMD or 12400 or 12400K for Intel. I would assume even the Intel igpu would outperform the ancient 6600gt.
If you are planning to go for the 5600G it does have some downsides , it is only pcie 3 so you may as well go for a B450 mobo and save some money and it will limit future upgrades you may want to make.
 
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Are you planning to resuse your old 6600gt ? The 12400f and 5600 are both lacking an integrated gpu so would not be a working PC without a dedicated gpu.

If you want a chip with an igpu then you have to go for a 5600g for AMD or 12400 or 12400K for Intel. I would assume even the Intel igpu would outperform the ancient 6600gt.
If you are planning to go for the 5600G it does have some downsides , it is only pcie 3 so you may as well go for a B450 mobo and save some money and it will limit future upgrades you may want to make.
i forgot to update my current specs. my current GPU is a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 [Display adapter]
Hanns.G HL225D [Monitor] (21.7"vis, s/n 048XK3AY07105, November 2010)
LG 23EA63 [Monitor] (23.1"vis, s/n 307NDJX8A788, February 2013)

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Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 20H2 (build 19042.1165)
Install Language: English (United Kingdom)
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Installed: 20/12/2020 10:42:19
Servicing Branch: Current Branch (CB)
Boot Mode: UEFI (Secure Boot likely not supported by this UEFI)

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3.30 gigahertz Intel Core i5-2500K
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
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Main Circuit Board b​

Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. SABERTOOTH P67 Rev 1.xx
Serial Number: MT701AK39701268
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
UEFI: American Megatrends Inc. 3602 11/01/2012

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737.45 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
519.93 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

SH00R060GB [Hard drive] (60.02 GB) -- drive 1, s/n YR51507000095, rev S1206A0, SMART Status: Healthy
WDC WD10EACS-00D6B1 [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WCAU45451614, rev 01.01A01, SMART Status: Healthy

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16352 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'ChannelA-DIMM0' has 8192 MB
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c: (NTFS on drive 1) *59.37 GB18.69 GB free
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f: (NTFS on drive 0)677.98 GB501.17 GB free
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