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First time building PC with a budget of $500. Looking for a good motherboard for preferably under $80.

Hello guys,

I'm new here and I'm gathering all the parts I need to build my first gaming PC. I'm not going to really game on it, but my siblings will be playing minecrafts, COD, and maybe few other popular games like fortnite. 

 

I'm on a budget of $500. So far I have the following parts and going to purchase a good motherboard that will support Ryzen 3 3100.

  • Crucial Ballistix 16GB 3200Mhz RAM
  • ADATA 512GB SSD
  • 500W 80+ Bronze power supply.

I'm would prefer a motherboard that can output 4k video because i use a 4k TV as a monitor. 

 

I looked online and found couple of motherboard such as the ASROck B450 Pro4, MSI b450, asus b450, and gigbyte b450 all under $80. I don't know which one to choose and which will be plenty enough for future upgrade such more RAM and video card.

 

As far a graphic card goes buying new is not an option. I'm looking into getting a used RX 570 or something under $100. 

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I recommend the MSI and Asrock boards, the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max and the Asrock B450 Pro4. The former is more expensive but has a greater feature set while the latter is cheaper but just as well built though it lacks features like adressable RGB, BIOS flashback and USB 3.2 Gen2. 

Main Desktop:

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Intel Core i7-8700, MSI Z370 Gaming M5, Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 4x8GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-3600, 250GB Samsung 860 Evo, 400GB Intel S3610, 2TB Toshiba P300, Cooler Master V850 Gold Modular PSU, Tecware VXR Case with Arc Spectrum RGB

 

Peripherals:

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Acer Nitro VG271UP 144HZ QHD IPS Monitor, Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro L RGB + HyperX Keycaps, Corsair Glaive RGB Pro, HyperX Cloud Alpha, Audio-Technica ATH-ANC500BT

 

Laptops:

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Asus K401UQK, Intel Core i7-7500U, Nvidia GeForce 940MX, 12GB DDR4-2400, SanDisk X400 512GB

 

MacBook Pro 13 Retina Late-2013, Intel Core i5-4258U, Intel Iris 6100, 8GB DDR3L-1600, Samsung 256GB PCIe Proprietary 

 

Server Desktop:

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Intel Core i5-4670k 4.5GHz OC, Asus Z87 Plus, Asus Radeon RX580 4GB, 3x4GB Kingston Generic DDR3-1333, 256GB WD Blue 3D SSD, 1TB WD Blue HDD, EVGA GD550 Gold, Thermaltake V3 or something

 

Phones:

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Samsung Galaxy S10+ 128GB Prism White, iPhone X 256GB Space Grey 

 

Junk Bois:

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Dell Optiplex 790, Intel Core i5-2400, Gigabyte GeForce GT610 1GB (because no HDMI on the board like WTF why?), 4x2GB Kingston Generic DDR3-1066, Grenade of a PSU 250w

 

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Just now, Idkwhat2putheresowhatever said:

the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max

Tomahawk Max is a good board, very good value for the money.

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8 minutes ago, ataulfomango said:

I'm would prefer a motherboard that can output 4k video because i use a 4k TV as a monitor. 

 

you have to use the GPU for that, FYI other then GPUs with G in the end, most Ryzen CPUs don't come with a gpu. 

 

 

8 minutes ago, ataulfomango said:

gigbyte b450, the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max

This should be good. 

 

 

8 minutes ago, ataulfomango said:

As far a graphic card goes buying new is not an option. I'm looking into getting a used RX 570 or something under $100. 

Good but try to find somthing beefer, see if you can expand your budget a bit more. 

8 minutes ago, ataulfomango said:

Ryzen 3 3100.

Get an used 2600 for around 100$. 

 

 

CPU- 100

Storage- cheap 120GB( can be cheap as 20$ on sale) ssd+ 1TB hdd  

Case- get a cheap case for 40$ 

PSU- don't cheap out on it 

Ram- 3200mhz

GPU- part out the whole system first and throw everything else at the GPU. 

 

 

 r9 furys are around 120 to 150$

 

980 ti is around 150$ 

 

1660 super on sale is around 200$. 

 

 

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20 minutes ago, Idkwhat2putheresowhatever said:

I recommend the MSI and Asrock boards, the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max and the Asrock B450 Pro4. The former is more expensive but has a greater feature set while the latter is cheaper but just as well built though it lacks features like adressable RGB, BIOS flashback and USB 3.2 Gen2. 

I found a Tomahawk MAX for 114.99 and a Asrock b550m pro4 for 104.99. Would the b550m pro4 be a better buy? I can stretch my budget a little and sacrifice on something else like case and storage. I read a reddit post saying the B550M is a better value compare to the Tomahawk, but I'm reading reviews and the b550m is not looking good. It's got so many issues.

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47 minutes ago, The Sloth said:

you have to use the GPU for that, FYI other then GPUs with G in the end, most Ryzen CPUs don't come with a gpu. 

 

 

This should be good. 

 

 

Good but try to find somthing beefer, see if you can expand your budget a bit more. 

Get an used 2600 for around 100$. 

 

 

CPU- 100

Storage- cheap 120GB( can be cheap as 20$ on sale) ssd+ 1TB hdd  

Case- get a cheap case for 40$ 

PSU- don't cheap out on it 

Ram- 3200mhz

GPU- part out the whole system first and throw everything else at the GPU. 

 

 

 r9 furys are around 120 to 150$

 

980 ti is around 150$ 

 

1660 super on sale is around 200$. 

 

 

Considering the kind of games he wants to play  a 3100 might give the OP better fps.  Whether they would do him any good considering gpu restrictions is another question though. I do personally like the 2600 over the 3100 based on higher thread count though. The 980ti for $150 is interesting to me.  I didn’t think they were that cheap.  I have specific uses for a 9xx gpu. I’ve got an old dual link dviD monitor that always kind of wanted one.

Life is like a bowl of chocolates: there are all these little crinkly paper cups everywhere.

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1 hour ago, The Sloth said:

you have to use the GPU for that, FYI other then GPUs with G in the end, most Ryzen CPUs don't come with a gpu. 

 

 

This should be good. 

 

 

Good but try to find somthing beefer, see if you can expand your budget a bit more. 

Get an used 2600 for around 100$. 

 

 

CPU- 100

Storage- cheap 120GB( can be cheap as 20$ on sale) ssd+ 1TB hdd  

Case- get a cheap case for 40$ 

PSU- don't cheap out on it 

Ram- 3200mhz

GPU- part out the whole system first and throw everything else at the GPU. 

 

 

 r9 furys are around 120 to 150$

 

980 ti is around 150$ 

 

1660 super on sale is around 200$. 

 

 

Where can I find these for cheap? Ebay? 

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On 10/29/2020 at 12:46 AM, ataulfomango said:

Where can I find these for cheap? Ebay? 

yeah

 

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