Question Help picking compatible mobo

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I wanting to upgrade to the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core, 32-Thread. I’m going to upgrade my mobo at the same time. I’m not wanting to spend money on a graphics card if I can keep from it. Does anyone have a suggestion for something with integrated graphics? Or have a suggestion for a cheap graphics card that will handle 4K video? I don’t do any gaming. I just use the computer for productivity work and some streaming. Any help is greatly appreciated!
 
I wanting to upgrade to the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core, 32-Thread. I’m going to upgrade my mobo at the same time. I’m not wanting to spend money on a graphics card if I can keep from it. Does anyone have a suggestion for something with integrated graphics? Or have a suggestion for a cheap graphics card that will handle 4K video? I don’t do any gaming. I just use the computer for productivity work and some streaming. Any help is greatly appreciated!
You'll need to buy a GPU. The 3950X doesn't have integrated graphics. Motherboards do not have integrated graphics, they just have the video output ports to be used by your CPUs iGPU.

An X570 motherboard would be preferable for thet 16c/32t Ryzen 9. I'd also go for something that's pretty high end in terms of power delivery, considering your CPU.

For your 3950X I'd suggest these:

ASRock: X570 Taichi
ASUS: ROG CROSSHAIR VIII Hero
Gigabyte: X570 Aorus Master
MSI: Meg X570 ACE, Meg X570 Unify

Some cheap graphics options would be an AMD RX 570/580/5500XT or the 1650S from Nvidia.
 
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With a 3700X a great quality B550 board will work very well. The Tomahawk is one of the nicest, even beating many X570s in terms of VRMs.

I just changed that SATA SSD with a 1TB NVMe at the same price.

For the GPU, I went with the RX570 8GB. You can't get anything remotely decent at a lower price.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler ($48.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($168.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 570 8 GB GT OC Video Card ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake View 31 TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.99 @ Adorama)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Full 32/64-bit ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Samsung UR59C 32.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor ($449.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1817.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-13 01:23 EDT-0400
 
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What’s your thoughts on changing the sad to:

Corsair Force Series MP600 1TB Gen4 PCIe X4 NVMe M.2 SSD, Up to 4,950 MB/s (CSSD-F1000GBMP600)
 
What’s your thoughts on changing the sad to:

Corsair Force Series MP600 1TB Gen4 PCIe X4 NVMe M.2 SSD, Up to 4,950 MB/s (CSSD-F1000GBMP600)
If the price difference is relatively small compared to the Crucial P1, sure.
That Corsair has faster speeds being a PCIe Gen4 NVMe drive, but compared to the Gen3 ones(like the one I linked) the real world difference in loading times, boot times, etc. is insignificant and you won't really feel it.

So, unless there's a small price gap between the Corsair and that Crucial, I don't really see that Gen4 drive as being worth it.

EDIT: Just checked... almost double the price of the Crucial at $190... definitely not worth it.
 

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