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Motherboard to pair with Ryzen 7 3700x?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have had a really old and slow computer for quite a while, and have recently gotten the opportunity to upgrade my processor and motherboard. I have landed on the 3700x, and am unsure of which motherboard to get. I was planning on getting one of the CPU/Motherboard bundles at the Microcenter nearest to me, but I'm not sure if they would be good. Keep in mind that I am willing to go for a different Motherboard if those two are terrible. I'm a bit out of the loop when it comes to Motherboards.

Thanks for your input!

The two motherboards:

ASUS B450M-A/CSM Prime

ASUS B450M-A/CSM Prime AMD AM4 mATX Motherboard

(I don't need a new GPU, as I upgraded that a while ago, so it's pretty decent.)

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That motherboard is, put nicely, junk.

 

What's your budget for the upgrade/build, and what workloads do you plan on using the PC for?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Around 400-500 dollars, and I'm planning on using the PC for gaming and some recording/streaming, and light content creation.

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Just now, KTL9810 said:

Around 400-500 dollars

For the board or for the whole build ?  Because if that's for the whole build. A 3700x will take up most of your budget. 


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

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3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

As of right now, a 3700x costs 269.99 at my local Microcenter.

For the whole upgrade, but there are lots of extremely good deals that I have been finding in my area lately.

@TofuHaroto

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19 minutes ago, KTL9810 said:

, but there are lots of extremely good deals that I have been finding in my area lately.

@TofuHaroto

That's already more than half of your budget. 

What do you already have ?


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

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3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, KTL9810 said:

am only upgrading my CPU, Motherboard, and RAM

Ah alright then. 

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/j2HtV6

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($279.30 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($124.99 @ Best Buy) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory  ($79.98 @ Amazon) 
Total: $484.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-12 15:22 EDT-0400

You can get a 3700x. 

Or you can go with a 3600 which should be more than enough for light editing/ content creation and save some money. 


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

Spoiler

3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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