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2 minutes ago, fpo said:

Recommendations?

pro4 atx seems to go for 65 bucks rn

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Will this PSU work in USA & this power plug region of Europe (Austria & Germany)

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What Ryzen 2 motherboard should I get for like 50 buck on Newegg.com? B450 and x470 only. (I'm NOT doing bios updates.)

 

 

Long:
Finally building a new Ryzen PC. idk what's up with my motherboard or ram & I don't want to bother fixing it since I just want to upgrade anyway.

I made a status update & a thread about my upgrade. I decided to go with the Ryzen 3 2200g since it's cheap but the Ryzen 5 2400G is 134 right now. (If my budget allows, I'll go with that.)

I am also getting this Geil ram in the 16 GB configuration because it's the sexiest RAM you can get. translation

However @LukeSavenije recommended I shouldn't get this motherboard since it may be unreliable in power delivery & stability. Others may be better for little more.

It was the cheapest one when I sorted & well, I don't wanna spend a lot of money on a part that doesn't affect performance but I also don't want it to just break. So I'm mainly making this thread for input on that.

 

I also don't want to spam threads so I will also ask about my PSU choice.
I may be bringing the PC between the USA and Europe so I would like to know if I can use this PSU in both regions & if so, how would I make sure I am using it properly. I've seen a number switch on the back of my PSU so it may be as simple as "flip the switch to the voltage standard of that region." I just want to be absolutely sure how and what I need.

 

Raw links:
CPU

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819113480

MotherBoard

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157871

RAM (16 GB tier)

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820158024

PSU

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAGRZ79W9759&Description=bitfenix formula gold&cm_re=bitfenix_formula_gold-_-17-376-010-_-Product

 

For those wondering about my graphics, or going to comment, I have an R9 390. I will be keeping that. I also have a case, 2 HDD and an SSD. The power calculator on coolermaster's website or something said I need 400 something watts or 530 under load.

 

My budget is 375. Potentially 500-600. (Depending on paypal holds & eBay sales.)
I would like to hopefully upgrade my GPU to a GTX 1070 or something, but I don't think I need it right now so, I will hold off & save money for a potential sale or something. I don't want to blow all my money on a CPU motherboard & ram. I am quite well off with my current i5 3450 and 4GB of ram (other than occasional lag when I switch windows with enough programs & tabs open.)

 

Thoughts? Comments? Questions?
 

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Ryzen because cheap & good CPU performance. And if I upgrade my GPU, the graphics are pretty good in the void period.

Ram cuz I mgiht as well buy new DDR4 ram when my DDR3 might be going out of style.

Motherboard cuz I need one

PSU because my Seasonic 750 is pretty good but like it'd be nice to have a super reliable top tier one. I'd prefer modular but, I don't want to spend too much money. Reliability & price are the 2 most important parts for just about the entire build.

 

 

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Just now, LukeSavenije said:

not what i said, i said there are much better ones for little more money

Recommendations?

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2 minutes ago, fpo said:

Recommendations?

pro4 atx seems to go for 65 bucks rn

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34 minutes ago, fpo said:

I may be bringing the PC between the USA and Europe so I would like to know if I can use this PSU in both regions & if so, how would I make sure I am using it properly.

Yes, and to my knowledge all PSU's support 100-240V, haven't seen one that doesn't, just make sure to switch the power cable for the intended country.

34 minutes ago, fpo said:

I've seen a number switch on the back of my PSU so it may be as simple as "flip the switch to the voltage standard of that region

that's the old method, haven't seen that in more than 10 years.. these days it's automatic

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Just now, trevb0t said:

Hard to argue with Luke on the subject. 

you're allowed to try?

 

Just now, trevb0t said:

this is a solid board. It usually sits around $80+

I'd grab it up!

it's on sale sometimes, but it is a really solid board for the price, with a really nice fat 3+3 vrm

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2 minutes ago, fpo said:

It's not. It's the HDV which is basically the bottom of the ASRock barrel (if you don't plan to overclock it might be fine.)

 

the M in B450M also indicates that it's a Micro ATX board. So it's small form factor and will support few PCIE lanes / RAM slots, and may be short features like M.2 depending.

 

This one does have an M.2 section, but is short the 2 RAM slots. It is a step down considerably in VRM performance. (Power distribution and cooling.)

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3 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

it's not

 

2 minutes ago, trevb0t said:

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Is there another quality board you'd recommend around the up to 75~ USD price that comes with a wifi built in? I have a USB wifi adaptor and have been fine. Idk if built in wifi would make my life any better.
Since you guys recommended this board I'm fairly certain this is the best board you guys recommend for the price.

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Just now, fpo said:

Is there another quality board you'd recommend around the up to 75~ USD price that comes with a wifi built in? I have a USB wifi adaptor and have been fine. Idk if built in wifi would make my life any better.
Since you guys recommended this board I'm fairly certain this is the best board you guys recommend for the price.

there aren't many boards with wifi, and the good ones start at around 120 bucks...

 

i would rather get that pro4 and a pcie adapter if you really need it

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18 minutes ago, fpo said:

 

Is there another quality board you'd recommend around the up to 75~ USD price that comes with a wifi built in? I have a USB wifi adaptor and have been fine. Idk if built in wifi would make my life any better.
Since you guys recommended this board I'm fairly certain this is the best board you guys recommend for the price.

For some reason the built in wifi boards start pretty high. 

My recommendation is always going to be a wired connection personally. Especially for gaming.

Wifi is subject to all manner of interruptions that an ethernet connection blows right past.

 

That said your current wifi adaptor probably handles this as well as a mobo would, unless you have 10GB internet or something crazy.

 

A 100ft ethernet is like $12 and you can wire that anywhere through a house as needed.

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30 minutes ago, trevb0t said:

A 100ft ethernet is like $12 and you can wire that anywhere through a house as needed.

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My PC is right on the other side of the wall to the router so it's kinda ... yeah


This is a diagram of my situation:

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I would drill a hole in the wall but there is a monsterous computer desk on the other side sooo... yeah...

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