Hello, soon i am going to be upgrading my custom built PC to one that’s better fitted for work/data storage. Just a heads up, so far my experience is just building one PC, i have changed a faulty RAM stick once and a HDD once, i’ve never used a non-stock cpu cooler, that’s how far my exp. goes.
I am going to be upgrading my CPU, RAM, MB and getting another SSD. Probably going to need a cpu cooler as well. Going to be switching from my current i5-6500 Intel CPU to an AMD CPU.
So, i have a few questions.
When i was younger i’ve had data such as songs become corrupted and unusalbe or partially corrupted, and i would not be able to play/use the song files any longer or they would only play part of the song ( say 10 seconds for example instead of the full lenght ) because they were partially corrupted.
Since i am going to be storing a lot of data ( and using it when i need to ) and using my PC for work, i have decided i want ECC memory to prevent full/partial corruption/incorrect data. My question here is whether AM4 motherboards support it ?
Can someone here recommend me a good motherboard ( not too expensive though, maybe 200 USD tops ) that will be able to support the ryzen cpu and ECC memory ?
I have also found that if i get 90 extra USD, i can buy threadripper 1900x, is that worth it for performance, or is 1800x the better and cheaper option?
I have read about MB’s falsely claiming to support ECC, but then when people got the system up and running, ECC mode/whatever wasn’t functioning. Can somebody who knows more about this whole thing help me with choosing the correct parts ( ram, mb, cpu ) so that i have functioning ECC ?
Am i allowed to post links to Amazon or other websites so i can link to specific parts when asking questions about them ?
Important applications that i am using:
- Substance Painter/Designer/B2M
Currently these are the upgrades i have chosen :
- CPU : AMD Ryzen 7 1800x
- Cooler : recommend please
- MB : Something that supports the new CPU and ECC : D
- RAM : 16GB ECC registered( by the end of the year i’ll add 16 more or 48 more if the new MB supports 64GB RAM )
- SSD : 240 or 480GB
Oh, and also in my current build i have a :
- GPU : EVGA GTX 1060 SC
- PSU : Seasonic SS-620GM2, Bronze, 620W
Is the PSU going to be good enough for the new upgrades ?
My budget already covers the cpu+ram+ssd, and i will probably have enough for the cooler + motherboard, however i wish for them to be in the medium price range, i am definitely not looking forward at spending ( edit - whoops forgot ) for example 300 USD for a MB or something expensive like that.