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~1000$ amd matx advice wanted please

North60

20 months ago

I'm looking to replace a still somewhat sturdy dual graphics a6 laptop. It has done well but I need to start preparing for the inevitable sad day.

Most of these choices are filtered by rating/price or chosen from other builds (thanks!) other than the motherboard and case.

My biggest uneducated question is how much ram speed affects performance with the AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G.

I'd like to try my hand at overclocking just about everything so any and all advice is very much appreciated.

*** some errors but ill leave them

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $94.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B350M MORTAR ARCTIC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $100.00
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $105.88 @ OutletPC
Memory *G.Skill - NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $80.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $102.47 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $88.00 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Red 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.29 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB ACX 2.0 Video Card $158.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Silverstone - TJ08B-EW MicroATX Mid Tower Case $122.52 @ Amazon
Power Supply [PC Power & Cooling - Silencer MK III 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply]

Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

The biggest thing to do is to check the motherboard for the ram specs. Especially with the raven ridge, you'll have to check the QVL list (quality vendor list) for more compatible ram if you are looking to run specific speeds.

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B350M-MORTAR-ARCTIC/Specification

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B350M-MORTAR-ARCTIC#support-mem-13

Also it might be better to have ram that run all the same speed (in my opinion).

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the reply

I meant to ask for advice/opinions on one of those three 8gb options sorry for the poor communication.

And thanks again for the qvl and link suggestions.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $189.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $84.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $105.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Storage Western Digital - Red 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.29 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card $189.00 @ Amazon
Case Deepcool - DUKASE V2 ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Lite-On - iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $28.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $113.59 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans $31.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $963.59
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-02 16:10 EDT-0400
  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

That 3 phase board...that's not even compatible with that processor. :-P

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

That's from Newegg Q&A

  • I cannot with certainty say that all stock in warehouses will have the proper and updated BIOS, but as far as I'm aware Newegg is only shipping boards that have the proper BIOS so you should have no hassle in that regard.

[I cannot with certainly say...] & [...but as far as I'm aware] doesn't sound very promising to me.

I would ☎...to be sure. ;)

It gets even better...read below!

https://imgur.com/a/QzCBw0S

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

From the same review you posted a screencap of, 4 lines above your first highlight -

incredibly easy to update the BIOS via USB

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, if you have a spare CPU!

That's the whole point, for not getting into a hassle of requesting a Boot kit from AMD.

You missed the line about:

And i installed an A6-9500, so i could boot to the BIOS to upgrade to 4.70 for my Ryzen 2600.

That means, without installing an A6-9500 (or similar boot processor) the PC would never boot if you did installed the Ryzen 2600 in first place.

I don't know, if you can understand what I'm trying to tell you.

incredibly easy to update the BIOS via USB

If you mean you can upgrade the BIOS automatically via USB flashback, that board doesn't support that feature.

So no matter what, you need a Screen (Monitor) and an working BIOS environment, to do any kind of upgrades to that board.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Just don't overclock. ;)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $189.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $129.99 @ Amazon
Memory Patriot - Viper 4 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY - CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $55.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.90 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GT OCV1 Video Card $299.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $53.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $95.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1024.72
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $994.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-02 16:56 EDT-0400

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