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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    G.Skill Flare X 2400Mhz
  • GPU
    ZOTAC GTX 1060 6GB Mini
  • Case
    Phanteks P300
  • Storage
    SX8200, BX500, WDBlack
  • PSU
    Cooler Master G550M
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    Acer Nitro VG240P
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G610
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    Logitech G402
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  1. Yes Asrock hasn't really given it a proper BIOS update since the one to support 3000 series Ryzen. A shame really as its a great budget board. Too busy putting RGB bling on the Steel Legend (especially the X570 one, that lasted my friend all of 1 month) to care about the Pro4
  2. There is limited OC headroom for the Pro4, and IIRC higher memory speed support isn't great either as I tried running 3200Mhz RAM on it with very mixed results. The Asrock VRM aren't terrible, its just that MSI's cooling for their B450 boards are so good that it even outperforms some of their lower X470 boards. If OP isn't planning on OC and just wants to run the system as is, the Pro4 would be perfectly fine tbh
  3. At least you didn't get the B350 Gigabyte, 2 of my friends have it and they both hate it with passion (one thinks the BIOS is gibberish, the other can't OC his 2400G properly)
  4. No chance, I have the Pro4 and the MSI Tomahawk is another tier up in terms of VRMs. Honestly MSI's B450 range as a whole has some really impressive VRMs, but the Pro4 is likely to be much cheaper.
  5. M.2 has no wires, you just screw the drive onto the motherboard like this A lot of people are just going for M.2 as there are options for NVMe drives that are faster than the conventional SATA SSD while also not having to deal with any cable management
  6. My job is literally maintaining PCs so I frequently teardown and rebuilt office PCs My own rig is in my sig below. Nothing too crazy, though I have my suspicions the GPU might be on its last legs
  7. Take it to a nearby computer shop, try to ask them to test it with another CPU (or do it yourself if you have a compatible CPU) If it POST fine with the other CPU, then your 3200G might be dead If it still doesn't POST with a known good CPU, might as well RMA both the board and 3200G.
  8. Its defaulted to 2400Mhz, which I assume is the base JEDEC setting of the RAM. XMP probably doesn't work when you have different capacities of RAM
  9. Go ahead, I mean 750W is overkill for a single GPU setup but sometimes you just gotta take what you're given. Bitfenix Whisper is top of the line stuff anyway. Or you could try finding Corsair's RM650x, also a good unit.
  10. $50m? I wouldn't work another day in my life Buy a land (preferably a little bit further out from the city center), build a house with a gigantic garage and commence collecting cars. Leftover money in a high-interest savings account and live off the monthly interest
  11. As long as you aren't pushing insane voltages (more than 1.45V), the CPU lifespan will not really be affected Be more concerned of your motherboard's VRM temps, as prolonged overheating may shorten the lifespan of the motherboard
  12. About 15 years ago watching my cousin exasperatedly trying to cable manage a whole load of IDE HDD cables so that it would not block the fans for better airflow, and accidentally tearing them because IDE cables are shit IIRC, SATA was still quite a new thing and most computers at the time were still running with IDE cables for the HDD. Not to mention stuff like floppy drives were very much still a thing as you had optical drives, the optical discs itself were still stupid expensive
  13. Ryzen has closed the gap if not surpassed Intel, even if Intel is faster the gap is so small that you wouldn't notice it anyway
  14. Advertised =/= good The THICC is a meme card and definitely performs like a meme, Gamers Nexus tested it and also did a teardown detailing everything that went wrong with the design (which is basically everything). Literally anything else would be a better choice (Pulse, Nitro, Red Devil/Dragon, Challenger)
  15. Don't really need the Hyper 212 EVO, the Ryzen 3600 doesn't run that hot. The stock cooler is fine Kingston A400 has poor longevity, swapped it for a M.2 SSD (NVMe) so less cable management as well. Only $7 more than the trash A400 Cheaper 80+ Gold PSU, rated very highly for its protections and better value than the Seasonic PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.00 @ Amazon) Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($71.50 @ Amazon) Storage: HP EX900 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($55.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($403.98 @ Newegg) Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.88 @ Amazon) Power Supply: BitFenix Whisper M 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.57 @ Amazon) Total: $975.91 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 04:20 EST-0500