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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm upgrading my PC and would like to grab the motherboard, CPU and RAM asap.  Now that motherboards are starting to come back in stock it looks like now's the time to pull the trigger.

I know that RAM speed is very important to Ryzen.  Is 3200 fast enough or should I go higher?
 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($171.99 @ Walmart) 
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($192.58 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($67.39 @ Newegg) 
Total: $431.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-10 11:52 EDT-0400



Budget (including currency): $450 US

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: World of Warcraft, Path of Exile, Battlefront 2, COD, etc...

Other details:  I'll be using all my old parts for now except the motherboard, CPU and RAM

 

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10 minutes ago, tlmills82 said:

I'm upgrading my PC and would like to grab the motherboard, CPU and RAM asap.  Now that motherboards are starting to come back in stock it looks like now's the time to pull the trigger.

I know that RAM speed is very important to Ryzen.  Is 3200 fast enough or should I go higher?
 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($171.99 @ Walmart) 
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($192.58 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($67.39 @ Newegg) 
Total: $431.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-10 11:52 EDT-0400



Budget (including currency): $450 US

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: World of Warcraft, Path of Exile, Battlefront 2, COD, etc...

Other details:  I'll be using all my old parts for now except the motherboard, CPU and RAM

 

3200 or 3600MHz, depending on what's available & your budget.


Did you test boot it, before you built in into the case?

WHY NOT...?!

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Good parts list. Any reason for b550 over the b450 version?


I am far from an expert in this so please correct me if I’m wrong.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, zeusthemoose said:

Good parts list. Any reason for b550 over the b450 version?

It's in stock?

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1 minute ago, tlmills82 said:

It's in stock?

I would wait til the b450 tomahawk max is in stock then. It’s worth it to save $70 that can be used for the gpu or other upgrade.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, zeusthemoose said:

I would wait til the b450 tomahawk max is in stock then. It’s worth it to save $70 that can be used for the gpu or other upgrade.

Reality it's $50 as I have to pay tax for whatever I buy.  And I wonder if a bit of "future proofing" is worth the $50 as well as 4.0.

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34 minutes ago, tlmills82 said:

And I wonder if a bit of "future proofing" is worth the $50 as well as 4.0.

As far as I know, b550 is no more future proof then b450. Both will be supported by ryzen 4000 but after that, I think they are moving to am5 socket. As for pcie 4.0, you won’t notice any difference in real world use with it.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, zeusthemoose said:

As far as I know, b550 is no more future proof then b450. Both will be supported by ryzen 4000 but after that, I think they are moving to am5 socket. As for pcie 4.0, you won’t notice any difference in real world use with it.

Crap!  I've been waiting for almost a month for ANY motherboards to be in stock basically :(

 

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1 minute ago, tlmills82 said:

Crap!  I've been waiting for almost a month for ANY motherboards to be in stock basically :(

 

In that case, it might be worth it to buy b550. I didn’t think the supply shortage was that bad. Would another $50 for other upgrades do much for you? 


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50 minutes ago, tlmills82 said:

Reality it's $50 as I have to pay tax for whatever I buy.  And I wonder if a bit of "future proofing" is worth the $50 as well as 4.0.

That's an odd way to put it. Both because I doubt the tax would be $20, and you'd have to pay tax on both...


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, dizmo said:

That's an odd way to put it. Both because I doubt the tax would be $20, and you'd have to pay tax on both...

What I was referring to was that the price listed in that pcpartpicker link included tax.

 

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20 minutes ago, tlmills82 said:

What I was referring to was that the price listed in that pcpartpicker link included tax.

 

It says it does, when available; which is never. It doesn't include tax.


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Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, zeusthemoose said:

In that case, it might be worth it to buy b550. I didn’t think the supply shortage was that bad. Would another $50 for other upgrades do much for you? 

Looks like by chance I was able to order the 450 from Best Buy.  We'll see if it actually exists or not.

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