[SOLVED] B450 Tomahawk MAX for Ryzen 5600X or 3600X?

DragFire

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Hi guys,

My old motherboard/cpu/ram died and I cant find what exactly or how to solve it. I have RAM and CPU red leds and I think it's a good time to upgrade.

I will keep the box, SSD, bronze 620W psu and nvidia GTX 1070.
I grabed a dirty cheap B450 Tomahawk MAX II (60€) and Team Group RAM 2x16GB 3200mhz CL16.
I only need a CPU. The Ryzen 5600X (285€) seems good quality/price because its not much more than a 3600X (240€).

I will use it mainly for flight sims with a high need of single core speed and I dont want to deal with OC, perhaps the automatic Boost but I don't want to touch voltages and deal with instability.

Questions:
  1. Is it meaningless to aim for Ryzen 5 5600X with a GTX 1070 because the videocard may be the bottleneck for FPS?
  2. Will I have worse performance with the B450 than a B550? For example the Asus TUF Gaming B550 Plus (130€), something low entry. I still can return the B450.
I researched all I can and I still have this doubts :S. Thanks for the help!
 

Tioym

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There should be no performance difference between the B450 and the B550 Boards, differences don't show up when using a 6 core CPU anyway, the only time you NEED to be worried about the quality of the motherboard is if you're going for a higher end part like a Ryzen 9. You will however have to update the BIOS on any B450 board to support a Ryzen 5000 CPU. B550 boards will have that from the start.

Unless you're going for 1080p super-high refresh rate gaming(240Hz+), there wont be any advantage to go for the 5600X especially if you're only pairing it with a 1070.
 
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Tioym

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There should be no performance difference between the B450 and the B550 Boards, differences don't show up when using a 6 core CPU anyway, the only time you NEED to be worried about the quality of the motherboard is if you're going for a higher end part like a Ryzen 9. You will however have to update the BIOS on any B450 board to support a Ryzen 5000 CPU. B550 boards will have that from the start.

Unless you're going for 1080p super-high refresh rate gaming(240Hz+), there wont be any advantage to go for the 5600X especially if you're only pairing it with a 1070.
 
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DragFire

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Thanks for the help. I think Im going to buy the 5600X because the price difference its not much from 3600X and for flight sims CPU speed is very important.
 

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i'd agree. the 5600 over the 3600 for only a small price increase is worth it. a b450 vs b550 won't effect the cpu itself unless it is a total piece of junk. but the tomahawk is a quality board and will run the cpu no problem
 

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