Tinker time

Soldato
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My main PC is a 5820k, 32GB, 970GTX atx build. I've got an upgrade itch.
I also have a laptop that has a 3600x and 2060 rtx.

My laptop is faster than my PC but I prefer doing everything on my main PC.

So I'm thinking about building a new desktop machine based around the old one, using as much as I can but... I'm considering building an atx rig with the 3600x from the laptop, and putting a 3600 in the laptop (65W TDP vs 95W). The laptop gets silly hot and the battery life is poor.

Am I mad?

If I'm not mad, could anyone recommendations an atx mobo and 64GB RAM to use with the 3600x?
 
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Amd Mobile processer dont work on mainstream motherboards and usually have u after them. The graphics chip is also built into the laptop motherboard.
 
Soldato
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Can't you enable a low-TDP mode on the laptop CPU, if it's not enabled already?

The 5820K is still pretty competitive, especially if overclocked. 970 GTX is dated though.
 
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