I’ve touched on this in the past before but now I’m pretty much committed to upgrade my cpu/mobo/ram (currently i5 3470, msi h61m-p31 and 8gb ddr3 1600MHz which I’m pretty sure is outdated by todays standards). Now for my questions.
I mostly game but do some light programming (code at work mostly) so I’m thinking a 2600x would be more than enough processing power?
I intend to do GPU passthrough so should I get 16gb or 32gb of ddr4 memory and what frequency? Anyone have a definitive answer for the frequency in my situation or should I do some research (being lazy I know although general consensus is ryzen scales with higher frequency)?
And what about the state of motherboards? Should I get an x470 board, if so which one is the most reliable currently?
Bonus question, I’ve been using ubuntu and since I will be mostly gaming is there any point in trying a different distro if ubuntu has the most stable support. Fundamentally most of the command line stuff I do you can do on any distro so I’ve probably answered my own question.
My budget is £600 if that helps which kind of puts 32gb ram out of my reach. Also only game at 1080p at the present moment and I intend to try out games like The Witcher 3 and GTA 5 where I think I should get above 60fps consistently with an rx480 (4gb) and the addition of these parts.