Question Is A320M-K good enough for a Ryzen 5 5600 and RTX 3060? Any good PSUs?

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Hello, I am planning to buy a new graphics card, which would be an RTX 3060. There are a few problems I am facing, first of all, I need a better Power Supply, because the current one ( Chieftec GPS-600A8 600W ) is trash. I was thinking about an RM750x for 150Euros, because the Cooler Master V750 Gold V2 is sold out. Are there any other cheaper good power supplies that I should take a look at for my RTX 3060?
Now, because I want an RTX 3060, I also need quite a good processor to avoid bottlenecking. I was thinking about upgrading to the Ryzen 5 5600, because it seems like it is fast enough. Of course, another problem comes - my A320M-K motherboard is apparently not good enought for the CPU.
What should I do?

I could buy a used ASUS TUF B450M-PLUS Gaming motherboard for 70Euros, the Ryzen 5 5600 and the Power Supply, which would be around my budget of 300Euros. Then just wait until I have enough money again and upgrade to the RTX 3060 ( Maybe even 4060 if it gets cheap enough ).
Any other suggestions?

My specs :
CPU : AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
Storage : 240GB M.2, 1TB HDD 7200RPM
Motherboard : ASUS A320M-K
GPU : GTX 960 4GB
Case : Phanteks P400 Case
PSU : Chieftec GPS-600A8 Power Supply
RAM : 16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 3200Mhz, CL16 ( bought a month ago to upgrade the 8GB 2133Mhz )

My budget is 300Euros.
 
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"Good enough for" is subjective. If you have a proper BIOS update to support the 5xxx is should work. As I have seen in reviews, one of the biggest issue with those A chipsets is really poor power delivery and a tendency for the VRM to get very hot under load as a result of it. Other issue (could) be that XMP not able to work properly as a result of the power delivery.

I wouldn't see any issue in trying it. I would continue to run stock clocks and only try to set RAM speed at rated (which technically IS an overclock).

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"Good enough for" is subjective. If you have a proper BIOS update to support the 5xxx is should work. As I have seen in reviews, one of the biggest issue with those A chipsets is really poor power delivery and a tendency for the VRM to get very hot under load as a result of it. Other issue (could) be that XMP not able to work properly as a result of the power delivery.

I wouldn't see any issue in trying it. I would continue to run stock clocks and only try to set RAM speed at rated (which technically IS an overclock).
 
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ScreperisLT

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Though would it be worth picking a used Asus TUF B450M-Plus Gaming for safety and most stability? Is it a good motherboard or should I look at the better ones?
I will probably buy either the V750 Gold V2 or the RM750X, depending on the price after a restock.

Edit : I forgot to ask - Are there any more good power supplies similar to the V750 Gold V2 and the RM750x from manufacturers like EVGA or something like that? I may find a cheaper alternative in my country.
 
Though would it be worth picking a used Asus TUF B450M-Plus Gaming for safety and most stability? Is it a good motherboard or should I look at the better ones?
I will probably buy either the V750 Gold V2 or the RM750X, depending on the price after a restock.

Edit : I forgot to ask - Are there any more good power supplies similar to the V750 Gold V2 and the RM750x from manufacturers like EVGA or something like that? I may find a cheaper alternative in my country.
When you shop for a gaming psu one of the things to look at is the warranty.

Look for at least a 7yr warranty.
 
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