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Hi,

pondering over this ...

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This all good? anything else bang-4-buck I could consider?
I was thinking of the 5600x.

Many thanks
 
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This all good? anything else bang-4-buck I could consider?
I was thinking of the 5600x.
I wouldn't step down to the 5600X at this point, better to go with a 7500F bundle, which gives you access to future AM5 CPUs.

X670 boards kind of make sense if you need more connectivity (PCI-E / M.2), but if you don't, I'd get a B650E board instead, since you'll have PCI-E 5.0 graphics.

For £250, you could get a 'proper' X670E board, with PCI-E 5.0 graphics and 4 M.2 slots, like MSI X670E Gaming Plus, or Asus X670E-Pro.

Alternatively, if productivity is a higher priority than gaming, I'd consider a 14700 or 7900 non-X.

FYI: the 7700X doesn't include a cooler, but the 7700 non-X and 7900 non-X do.
 
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the B650e-f board @mickyflinn is a better board than the x670 prime board...they both have 3 m.2 slots, but the b650 board has a gen 5 gpu slot whereas the prime board doesn't. the b650 board also has 12+2 80A vrm's as opposed to 12+2 60A vrm's on the prime board, with a better heatsink to boot. it also has heatsink covers for all the m.2 slots where the prime board looks like only on the primary slot...I'm sure other differences but the vrm diff would be enough for me...also the £60 saving the b650 board is over the x670 board.....for £250 I'd go B650e-e gaming, which gives 16+2 70a vrms on the strix board, 4 m.2 slots and also a debug display on board....but can't beat the value of the asus board at mo
on audio ,the strix boards use the newer alc4080 codec as opposed to s1220a on prime
 
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