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jeremyj_83

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Thanks for the clarifications, I think I'm starting to understand it a bit better now. If I'm going to get a M2 drive, I will lose perhaps a SATA port, but am using at max 3 of those I think (one for my old DVD burner, and 2 for my current old hard drived).
Just a few minutes ago just went for it and ordered:
New MOBO: ASRock B450M Pro4-F
New APU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor
New RAM: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

And just to avoid any problems, also a new PSU:
Seasonic Focus Gold 450

Once I get all the stuff, and have my desktop running again, will definitely look into a new harddrive, especially into that Samsung Evo Plus

Again thanks for all the advice.
You will only lose a SATA port if you get a SATA M2 drive. If you get a NVMe M2 drive you will keep all of the SATA ports.
 
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You can upgrade the Samsung Evo Plus for 30 Euro to 500GB (recommended)
Your PSU isn't that good, and would recommend something better as listed below
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (€144.90 @ Alternate)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B450-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard (€84.95 @ ARLT)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€87.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo Plus 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (€79.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GT 1030 2 GB Video Card (€74.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (€63.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €536.63
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-22 16:42 CEST+0200
That was supposed to be a 2400G...thanks for the catch.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (€128.89 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B450-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard (€84.95 @ ARLT)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€87.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Crucial - BX500 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€53.80 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (€63.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €419.53
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-22 17:04 CEST+0200
I got everything in yesterday, and managed to get my desktop working again. Thanks for all the advice.

One thing is not working though. Only one of the two DDR4 is actually working, the other is not recoginized. I put them in the A2 & B2 slot. The bios is up-to-date. I did notice on the asrock site here, that the F4-3200C16D-16GVKB is not listed :-( So does this mean I'm stuck with it only using one of the two, or is there something I could try on this?
 
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If you have a p[roblem, you can always return it and tell them it's not working.
One could be faulty or the motherboard could be faulty.
Just let them know you RAM has a problem.
Thanks, that was fast.

Actually managed to fix the issue :D. I swopped the two with each other and it immediately worked. Had to manually adjust it in the BIOS to the 3200, but after that it seems to work fine.

Alright, going to enjoy working on my desktop again, and looking into this Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB.
 

jeremyj_83

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Thanks, that was fast.

Actually managed to fix the issue :D. I swopped the two with each other and it immediately worked. Had to manually adjust it in the BIOS to the 3200, but after that it seems to work fine.

Alright, going to enjoy working on my desktop again, and looking into this Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB.
For a little less money you can go with the Intel 660p 1TB. While it is only a PCIe X2 instead of an X4 SSD, you will not notice any difference in performance.
 

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