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Motherboard for Ryzen 5 3600

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Hey LTT-ers,

 

I am thinking that a 3600 would be a good CPU to get, but what would a good motherboard be for it?

 

If i get the 3600, I won't have a lot of budget left for a motherboard.

 

I don't have a 2nd or 1st gen chip for updating BIOS, so I would need a board that is either OOTB compatible, or has BIOS flashback.

 

Possible options are

 

MSI PRO VDH MAX: £65

 

MSI B450M MORTAR (Max is same price so would go with that)

 

If I go with the mortar, I would have to drop my current choice of video card (1660 super) for a 580 like card. is it worth it?

 

Edit: if you have any suggestions for other boards then thats also good.

 

Edited by Arlodog
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how about the MSI B450M Bazooka or the ASRock B450M Pro4, they are both budget friendly but still decent boards. Look for a sticker on the box which says Ryzen 3000 Ready. It may be the same SKU but boards that come out of the factory after ryzen 3rd gen was released mostly come with updated bios


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Are you planning to overclock? If not you don't necessarily need a mortar. I have the Gaming Plus Max which is a solid board afaik, but it's difficult to recommend stuff to people who are not in your region since prices can vary wildly. Definitely wouldn't drop the budget for the video card, if it comes to that I'd wait a bit and save up so you can afford both the motherboard and the 1660 super. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, berberries said:

how about the MSI B450M Bazooka or the ASRock B450M Pro4, they are both budget friendly but still decent boards. Look for a sticker on the box which says Ryzen 3000 Ready. It may be the same SKU but boards that come out of the factory after ryzen 3rd gen was released mostly come with updated bios

Thats a good idea, I'll look into it.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, boggy77 said:

if you post your full planned build and budget, we might be able to help reduce the cost enough to get a decent board

I already have storage, case and PSU, so here is the rest of it:

 

(Budget = £560)

 

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 (£175)

 

Motherboard: -----

 

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 Gigs (3200mhz) (£63)

 

MSI Ventus XS OC 1660 Super (£220)

 

Cheap peripherals for  ~ £35

 

This leaves with ~ £65 for the motherboard

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2 minutes ago, Arlodog said:

I already have storage, case and PSU, so here is the rest of it:

 

(Budget = £560)

 

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 (£175)

 

Motherboard: -----

 

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 Gigs (3200mhz) (£63)

 

MSI Ventus XS OC 1660 Super (£220)

 

Cheap peripherals for  ~ £35

 

This leaves with ~ £65 for the motherboard

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4 minutes ago, Arlodog said:

I already have storage, case and PSU, so here is the rest of it:

could probably save a bit switching to a 2600 over a 3600 as that would lower the cost there andd wouldnt bottleneck a 1660 much if not at all (to my knowledge)

 

1 minute ago, boggy77 said:

or you could go this way as a cheap mouse and keyboard wont be £35 just make sure it has a sticker saying 3rd gen ready

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8 hours ago, Arlodog said:

Awesome, thank you!

i compared a gtx 1070 to a 1660 super like you wanted, and i found that it is 20ish pounds cheaper buying off ebay than buying new. but then again certain people dont like buying used hardware, i dont see an issue especially off of ebay when their buyer protection is a1

 

gtx 1070 and 1660 super comparison link:

https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1660S-Super-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1070/4056vs3609

Edited by roadratt
i missed a pretty important word LOL "off of ebay"
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MSI B450-A Pro has been real good for me. Has flashback button.


Ryzen 3600X, MSI B450-A Pro, 32Gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000mhz, Watercooled MSI GTX 1080 Armor,

Seasonic SSR-550rm, Samsung EVO 860 EVO SSD M.2, Rosewill Stryker M

 

Xeon X5680, X58 Sabertooth, 24GB KLEVV 1600Mhz , Windforce GTX 960 4GB OC, Corsair CX550M 

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Power phases and vrm cooling is pretty good too.


Ryzen 3600X, MSI B450-A Pro, 32Gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000mhz, Watercooled MSI GTX 1080 Armor,

Seasonic SSR-550rm, Samsung EVO 860 EVO SSD M.2, Rosewill Stryker M

 

Xeon X5680, X58 Sabertooth, 24GB KLEVV 1600Mhz , Windforce GTX 960 4GB OC, Corsair CX550M 

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