Question help with build please

Feb 27, 2020
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I was told to use MSI arsenal gaming motherboard? Build 1 is what I originally had and build 2 is what was suggested. Computer is 8 years old, video card 590 is what I currently have.

Build 1:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $174.99 @ B&H
Motherboard | MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard | $159.34 @ Amazon
Memory | Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $92.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Sapphire Radeon RX 590 8 GB PULSE Video Card | $276.86 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $704.18
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-27 06:30 EST-0500 |

Or this build

Build 2:


PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $174.99 @ B&H
Motherboard | ASRock B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard | $89.99 @ Amazon
Memory | GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $64.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | Sapphire Radeon RX 590 8 GB PULSE Video Card | $276.86 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $606.83
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-27 06:32 EST-0500 |
 

WildCard999

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I'd get this instead if possible, the motherboard ships with Ryzen 3600 support, easy to navigate BIOS & has Wifi/BT. You'll also want 3200mhz memory as Ryzen performs better with fast memory.

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($72.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $332.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-27 08:18 EST-0500
 
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4745454b

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Video card is over priced for what you get. It's an overclocked 580, which is more like $200. At nearly $300 you should be looking at something else. A problem you can have with the board you picked is the 3xxx chips need a bios update to run on B450 boards. Getting a 5xx board removes that worry. Build two can work. But I'd get a different GPU no matter what. (although you said you already have it?)
 
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Video card is over priced for what you get. It's an overclocked 580, which is more like $200. At nearly $300 you should be looking at something else. A problem you can have with the board you picked is the 3xxx chips need a bios update to run on B450 boards. Getting a 5xx board removes that worry. Build two can work. But I'd get a different GPU no matter what. (although you said you already have it?)
Yeah already have the card, paid less than 200$ just stuck it in there to go with build. The first build is what I picked, the second is what was suggested. I wasnt sure if it was just the price point or what was better.
 
Another good option, for you to consider.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.89 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $372.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-27 13:27 EST-0500
I would suggest this build as well. That motherboard is a great price/performance and I do feel that 3600mhz is a good pick for 3rd Gen Ryzen.
 

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