Cheap B450M Motherboard - is it fine for the R5 2600?

sith291

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I recently bought a Ryzen 5 2600 ($229.99 CAD) and a Gigabyte B450M DS3H ($94.99 CAD) to build a new PC using some parts that I already have. In general I can't find much information about this board, and what I have found claimed it average at best without very good VRMs. At this pricepoint it's to be expected I suppose, but I'm just a bit concerned about its longevity as I do plan to upgrade my GPU and probably CPU in the future. It has all the ports I need.

Some questions I have: will this motherboard be fine for running this CPU stock? Will I run into any temperature issues at 100% CPU load? Will it be able to handle Ryzen 5 3000 series or Ryzen 5 4000 series CPUs down the line if I decide to upgrade? Thanks.

Specs:
GPU: MSI GTX 1050 TI 4G OC
CPU: Ryzen 5 2600
Motherboard: GIGABYTE B450M DS3H
RAM: Corsair LPX 8GB (2x4GB) DRAM 2666MHz C16
HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5-Inch SATA III 6 Gb/s
SSD: Kingston Digital A400 SSD 120GB SATA 3 2.5”
Case: Thermaltake Versa H18 Tempered Glass Black SPCC Micro ATX
PSU: CoolerMaster Elite V2 550W
 

anotherdrew

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1. It's a 65 Watt CPU ... you don't need great VRMs to keep it happy.
2. Are you using an air cooler? If so, it should provide plenty of air movement to keep the MB cool.
3. I can tell you when 3000 and 4000 specs come out. Unless the 3000 is running at 150 Watts, then sure, it should be fine.
 

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