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How far can I go with a Ryzen 5 2600 on a B450 Tomahawk/Pro Carbon AC??

I heard that you could get the same performance as a Ryzen 5 2600X, by overclocking a Ryzen 5 2600.

If I am to get the Ryzen 2600, I wish to get a B450 board, ideally a Tomahawk or a Pro Carbon AC.

I've never overclocked before, so I'm not sure how far I can get with a Tomahawk or a Carbon. Does anybody know how far I could get? would I be able to reach Ryzen 5 2600X performance with either of these boards?

I also have a GTX 1080 (EVGA Founder's Edition) and a 650 Watt PSU. In terms of cooling I plan to get a Hyper 212 EVO.

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Do you already have these parts? Some of them (The motherboard and cooler) arent the greatest for OC'ing

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Get a beefier cooler but the performance of a 2600x is easy to reach

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4 minutes ago, Slottr said:

Do you already have these parts? Some of them (The motherboard and cooler) arent the greatest for OC'ing 

Nope.

Do you mean the Tomahawk when you menton the motherboard?

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22 minutes ago, TimidMage66 said:

Nope.

Do you mean the Tomahawk when you menton the motherboard?

Yes. The MSI boards have crappy vrm's. I'd look into an Asrock Pro4 or maybe an Asus Strix board or something similar if you can. For cooler, I'd look into something like an Arctic Esports, or a Noctua U12/14S

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Just now, Slottr said:

Yes. The MSI boards have crappy vrm's. I'd look into an Asrock Pro4 or maybe an Asus Strix board or something similar if you can. For cooler, I'd look into something like an Arctic Esports, or a Noctua U12/14S

From everything I've read, all the MSI boards *except* the Tomahawk are pretty crappy, it's one of the best low/midrange boards, and slightly better than the Pro4 AFAIK. 

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3 minutes ago, Zando Bob said:

From everything I've read, all the MSI boards *except* the Tomahawk are pretty crappy, it's one of the best low/midrange boards, and slightly better than the Pro4 AFAIK. 

I've gotten so many mixed signals on the tomahawk boards, I'll take your word over others for sure though.

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16 minutes ago, Slottr said:

Yes. The MSI boards have crappy vrm's. I'd look into an Asrock Pro4 or maybe an Asus Strix board or something similar if you can. For cooler, I'd look into something like an Arctic Esports, or a Noctua U12/14S

What about Gigabyte boards?

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18 minutes ago, TimidMage66 said:

What about Gigabyte boards?

Fine from what Ive seen, also depending on what board you're looking at specifically 

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2 hours ago, Slottr said:

Fine from what Ive seen, also depending on what board you're looking at specifically 

Personal use case, I've used and abused my gigabyte b350 gaming 3 and it is still performing admirably, especially with my OC's. There was an odd-one off issue with my USB 3.0 ports not working but I think that was windows related,  not mb.

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2 hours ago, Slottr said:

Yes. The MSI boards have crappy vrm's. I'd look into an Asrock Pro4 or maybe an Asus Strix board or something similar if you can. For cooler, I'd look into something like an Arctic Esports, or a Noctua U12/14S

Tomahawk has one of the best VRMs as far as B450 boards are concerned. The BIOS is pretty user-friendly too.
 

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13 minutes ago, Quadriplegic said:

Tomahawk has one of the best VRMs as far as B450 boards are concerned. The BIOS is pretty user-friendly too.
 

After doing some research it seems that the vrm's definitely arent the best, but they're fine for a low/mid tier board. 

Agree with the bios layout though- overclocking is very easy on their boards.

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4 hours ago, Quadriplegic said:

Tomahawk has one of the best VRMs as far as B450 boards are concerned. The BIOS is pretty user-friendly too.
 

 

4 hours ago, Slottr said:

After doing some research it seems that the vrm's definitely arent the best, but they're fine for a low/mid tier board. 

Agree with the bios layout though- overclocking is very easy on their boards.

What about the B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC? Looks more interesting due to better VRM phase design...

Or should I jump to X470 instead?

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10 hours ago, TimidMage66 said:

What about Gigabyte boards?

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7 hours ago, TimidMage66 said:

 

What about the B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC? Looks more interesting due to better VRM phase design...

Or should I jump to X470 instead?

It's bit better than Tomahawk, but it comes down to price. If it costs around $140, you are probably better off getting X370 motherboard (Strix-F or Gaming K7)

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