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Motherboard for Ryzen 5 3600x

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by matt_griff, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. matt_griff

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 11, 2011

    Posts: 304

    Hi All,

    I'm considering upgrading my gaming computer soon, I play mostly GTA, FIFA, Battlefield and occasionally a few others so looking for a decent spec.
    My current setup is struggling at the moment and I'm due a upgrade within the next 3 months.

    I want a system capable of playing in 1440p ideally.

    My current spec is
    i5 3570k (ivy bridge)
    Geil EVO Leggera 8GB DDR3
    Nvidia GTX 580 1.5gb
    MSI Z77MA-G45 Intel Z77

    I have done a little research and I have come up with the below.

    AMD Ryzen 5 3600x
    16gb Ram unsure which yet.
    Nvidia 1660 Super
    Unsure which Motherboard?

    Any advice much appreciated.
     
  2. Minibiker

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 5,586

    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon

    Go for something like the MSI tomahawk Max B450... Great board and a decent price, no need to spend to much on a X570 tbh
     
  3. an0nym0us

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 15, 2019

    Posts: 1,140

    If you want to stick with micro-ATX form factor, then the MSI B450M Mortar MAX is a good option.
     
  4. Joxeon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 15, 2019

    Posts: 1,974

    Location: Uk

    I would also recomend the b450 tomahawk max, excellent board and it will handle up to a 16 core ryzen if you decide to upgrade the CPU in few years time.

    As for the ram, if you just want something to set and forget then

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £83.69 (includes shipping: £8.70)
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    But if you like to tinker and really optimise timings then

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £118.69 (includes shipping: £8.70)
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2020
  5. lee32uk

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  6. Alan1969

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 1,037

    Location: Leek staffordshire

    I believe that the B550 mobo's should be coming out soon. it may be worth waiting for those. Although saying that I have a Gigabyte B450ITX (came with the latest BIOS updated)and a Gigabyte X570 and they both work as they should.
     
  7. Alan1969

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 1,037

    Location: Leek staffordshire

    yes the
    MSI tomahawk max B450 is a decent board
     
  8. Alan1969

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Leek staffordshire

    any RAM 3200 to 3600 MHz should be fine - I have the fancy 8 pack low latency stuff (and tweaked the timings) and I doubt that you will actually notice any difference. Likewise 16gb should be fine for just gaming (perhaps get 32gb if only £10 more and if you are doing any sort of productivity stuff or video/photo editing).
     
  9. Alan1969

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