Question Can you recommend me a good Motherboard please?

Jul 18, 2019
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Hi, I'm upgrading my PC, however I'm not completely up to date on hardware right now, could some of you guys recommend some parts?

I don't plan to overclock, ever, but I would like reliable components that will do their job alright.

CPU: FX-6300 --▶ Ryzen 2600x (Found this to be better than intel i5s that are more expensive, while still having 6 threads left for multitasking) (✅)

GPU: EVGA GTX 1060 6GB (✅)

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0 --▶ Don't know yet (❓)

RAM: 8GB DDR3 --▶ HyperX DDR4 2666Mhz 16GB FURY CL16 (✅)

PSU: CM GX450 (Should I upgrade this? Apparently it should be enough I'm not sure though, it's pretty old) (❓)

SSD: Samsung 500GB 860 (✅)

HDD: I don't know off the top of my head, it's some 1TB stuff. (✅)

Case: CM Elite 431 --▶ NZXT H500 White (Looks really fucking good)

Rest doesn't really matter I guess, use 2 monitors, will play games only on FullHD. Thanks in advance :)
 

DMAN999

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I can recommend the Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming MB. I have one that I bought in November 2018 and I am very happy with it.
See my signature for specs.
If you are comfortable Overclocking your CPU, I would save some money and buy a Ryzen 5 2600 and OC it.
I run my 2600 at 4 GHz and my PC benchmarks better than most 2600x systems.
I would also strongly recommend that you get some 3000 or 3200 MHz RAM that is on the QVL for whichever motherboard you end up choosing.
3200 MHz RAM is the performance sweet spot for the Ryzen 2000's.
I would also strongly suggest that replace that old PSU with a quality model 550, 650 or even a 750 W PSU.PS
I upgraded from a GTX 1060 3 GB to a 1660 Ti 6 GB and the difference is amazing.
I used to have to run games at medium at 1080p/60Hz and was getting 60 fps.
Now I run them on Ultra and get 85-120+ fps at 1080p/60Hz.
So I'd consider upgrading your GPU when you can afford to.
 
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I can recommend the Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming MB. I have one that I bought in November 2018 and I am very happy with it.
See my signature for specs.
If you are comfortable Overclocking your CPU, I would save some money and buy a Ryzen 5 2600 and OC it.
I run my 2600 at 4 GHz and my PC benchmarks better than most 2600x systems.
I would also strongly recommend that you get some 3000 or 3200 MHz RAM that is on the QVL for whichever motherboard you end up choosing.
3200 MHz RAM is the performance sweet spot for the Ryzen 2000's.
I would also strongly suggest that replace that old PSU with a quality model 550, 650 or even a 750 W PSU.
Question, it says the CPU doesn't support faster ram than 2933 MHz, how does that work that you can use 3000+Mhz RAM?
I'll think about the PSU :$
 

DMAN999

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My motherboard supports 3200 MHz RAM and I have mine running at 3400 MHz (but it took a while to get it stable at this speed).
I have to go now but I will post some PSU models later if someone else doesn't do it before I get back.
 

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