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Back in the game for a VERY thrifty build

Lamb
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Budget (including currency): ~$600CAD

Country: Canada

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Web browsing, schoolwork, emulated games, and a few newer games

Other details: Part list here: 

 

I am buying the PSU, CPU, and graphics card off of a buddy for $160 combined so that reduces my cost a lot. Other than that, buying the RAM from another buddy for $20.

 

Wondering if anyone has experience with the A320M-K and a stock Ryzen cooler? There doesn't seem like much clearance between the socket and the first RAM slot, and I want to make sure it would fit before buying that mobo. Also, thoughts on a sata SSD vs going with a NVMe one? There's a WD Blue one on sale right now for $100 instead of $85. Worth the extra change for my use case?

CPU: RYZEN 5 2600   Motherboard: MSI B450I GAMING PLUS AC   Memory: CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 16GB 3200MHZ   Storage: TEAM GROUP MP33 1TB

 

GPU: EVGA GTX 1070 FTW   Case: COOLER MASTER NR200P   PSU: CORSAIR SF600   Mouse: G PRO WIRELESS   Keyboard: ANNE PRO 2

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I am not sure the A320 boards support APUs out of the box. They came out way before the APUs. Depending on how long they were on the shelf, maybe consider something better. Also there is no boost and overclocking on the A motherboards.

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You won't spot a difference in your workloads between SATA and NVMe.

Skynet: MacBook Pro Late 2016 Space Gray | i7-6820HQ 2.7 GHz | 16 GB LPDDR3 | Radeon Pro 455 2048 MB | 512 GB NVMe SSD | 15" 2880x1800

HAL9000: Intel i5-9600k | Cryorig M9 | 32 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 MHz | Gigabyte Z390I AORUS PRO WIFI | MSI GTX 1080 Ti SeaHawk X | 1 TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus + 1 TB Crucial MX500 + 512 GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus | Corsair TX650M | NZXT H210i | LG 34UM95 34" 3440x1440

Hydrogen server: AMD Ryzen 9 3900x | AMD Wraith Prism | 64 GB Crucial Ballistix 3200MHz DDR4 | Asus Prime X570 Pro | Corsair HX1000 | 256 GB Samsung 850 Evo + 1 TB Crucial MX500 + 4x 3 TB + 2 TB WD Red/Seagate/Toshiba  | Fractal Design Define R5 | unRAID 6.8.3

Carbon server: Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX100 S7p | Xeon E3-1230 v2 | 16 GB DDR3 ECC | 60 GB Corsair SSD & 250 GB Samsung 850 Pro | Intel i340-T4 | ESXi 6.5.1

Big Mac cluster: 2x Raspberry Pi 2 Model B | 1x Raspberry Pi 3 Model B | 2x Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

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8 minutes ago, Lamb said:

Budget (including currency): ~$600CAD

Country: Canada

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Web browsing, schoolwork, emulated games, and a few newer games

Other details: Part list here: 

 

I am buying the PSU, CPU, and graphics card off of a buddy for $160 combined so that reduces my cost a lot. Other than that, buying the RAM from another buddy for $20.

 

Wondering if anyone has experience with the A320M-K and a stock Ryzen cooler? There doesn't seem like much clearance between the socket and the first RAM slot, and I want to make sure it would fit before buying that mobo. Also, thoughts on a sata SSD vs going with a NVMe one? There's a WD Blue one on sale right now for $100 instead of $85. Worth the extra change for my use case?

i'd get a nvme. prices are obviously different in USD, but you can get a 1tb nvme for like $110. alternatively, get a 1/2 tb 7200 hdd for whatever those are going for rn. (not much)

CPU: AMD 3600X

GPU: Nvidia 3070 (planned)

motherboard: MSI B500-A PRO

memory: G Skill Ripjaws V 2x8 GB 3600Mhz CL16

PSU: EVGA B3 650@

Case: NZXT H510

wireless network adapter: intel ax200

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