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Questions about motherboards and Ryzen

I'm about to purchase a new CPU, RAM and motherboard.

 

If I puchase a ryzen 5 2600 can I later upgrade to a 3600?

What should I be looking for when it comes to motherboards? I'm not bothered about asthetics, as long as I can overclock the CPU and it has enough USB ports for my VR setup that's all I need really.

Will my noctua cooler be compatible with the a new motherboard? I think it's a NH-D15, or something from that line.

 

Thanks!

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3 minutes ago, trace6x said:

If I puchase a ryzen 5 2600 can I later upgrade to a 3600?

Yes. (Provided you update the BIOS to a compatible version before-hand). 

3 minutes ago, trace6x said:

What should I be looking for when it comes to motherboards? I'm not bothered about asthetics, as long as I can overclock the CPU and it has enough USB ports for my VR

Size (ATX, mATX, etc.), ports (as you mentioned too), internal expansion (PCIE slots, M.2, RAM slots, etc.) and for overclocking I would just recommend checking out the motherboard tier list:

https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1137619-motherboard-tier-list-v2-currently-amd-only/

(Tier E and better)

3 minutes ago, trace6x said:

Will my noctua cooler be compatible with the a new motherboard? I think it's a NH-D15, or something from that line.

Provided you have the AM4 bracket, yes.

Since 2019, the NH-D15 came included with an AM4 bracket. If you bought yours before that, you need to get that bracket.

https://noctua.at/en/nm-am4-mounting-kit

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13 minutes ago, minibois said:

Yes. (Provided you update the BIOS to a compatible version before-hand). 

Size (ATX, mATX, etc.), ports (as you mentioned too), internal expansion (PCIE slots, M.2, RAM slots, etc.) and for overclocking I would just recommend checking out the motherboard tier list:

https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1137619-motherboard-tier-list-v2-currently-amd-only/

(Tier E and better)

Provided you have the AM4 bracket, yes.

Since 2019, the NH-D15 came included with an AM4 bracket. If you bought yours before that, you need to get that bracket.

https://noctua.at/en/nm-am4-mounting-kit

Great thanks, looks like I just need to get the AM4 bracket and I should be good to go

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