Question Best mobo and ram for Ryzen 5 3600x?

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So I’m switching from intel to AMD because of the prices. I was looking at getting a tomahawk mobo? Or should I get like a gigabyte X570 gaming X?

Also I’ve been seeing a bunch of different stuff regarding RAM. Is DDR4 3200 what I would want?

This is a gaming PC. I also don’t want to break the bank either. But I want something that I’m going to be happy with. I’m running a GTX 970 right now. Will be upgrading that to a 2070 in the future.
 
Most consider 3200 MHz DDR4 to be the defacto 'sweet spot' for price/performance, but, if you can find 3600 MHz RAM known to be compatible with your chosen board at a good price, Ryzen does well with faster RAM up to about 3600 MHz...

The B450 seems to do just as well as the X570 in actual games, and, there is no real advantage just yet to any PCI-e 4.0 drives (5000 MB/sec sounds much faster than 3400 MB/sec, but, it seems to shave only 3% off of boot or game level load times...) or PCI-e 4.0 GPUs (only a low end unit avail) ...

The X570 MIGHT fare better in next gen Ryzen compatibility (4000 series), but, there have been no official statements regarding that B450/X570 compatibility with as of yet unreleased/untested CPUs...
 
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Biggy Cent

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Most consider 3200 MHz DDR4 to be the defacto 'sweet spot' for price/performance, but, if you can find 3600 MHz RAM known to be compatible with your chosen board at a good price, Ryzen does well with faster RAM up to about 3600 MHz...

The B450 seems to do just as well as the X570 in actual games, and, there is no real advantage just yet to any PCI-e 4.0 drives (5000 MB/sec sounds much faster than 3400 MB/sec, but, it seems to shave only 3% off of boot or game level load times...) or PCI-e 4.0 GPUs (only a low end unit avail) ...

The X570 MIGHT fare better in next gen Ryzen compatibility (4000 series), but, there have been no official statements regarding that B450/X570 compatibility with as of yet unreleased/untested CPUs...
Thanks. What is a good board that has like built in WiFi etc that comes 3600x ready? I read the MSI B450 has issues or isn’t compatible?
 
I'm having some BIOS issues with my MSI B450 with a 3600, but it's more of an annoyance than an "issue". Take a look at ASUS X570 TUF WiFi if you're going for an X570 board. Though, the Tomahawk Max costs almost half as much, so both options are good depending on your budget.
 

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