Question Looking for help on which motherboard to get at a budget

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Hello,
My birthday is coming up and I plan to upgrade my PC with the birthday money and money that has accumulated from my work, right now the components are:
CPU: i5-2400
RAM: 16GB DDR3
GPU: ASUS 1070 Turbo
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P31/W8
PSU: CV 650
Case: Aerocool CyberX Advance Midi Tower Case

I plan to get a Ryzen 3600 but am not sure which motherboard and CPU cooler to get, I wanted to get the B450 Tomohawk but apparently there is a problem with BIOS and compatibility with the RYZEN 3000 Series. I also am just unsure of how compatibility works with CPU coolers and what to look for. I also will be planning to get 16GB of DDR4 RAM but that will take some more saving up until I can get that. Any help with this will be gladly accepted. By the way, I am from the UK!
Thanks!
PS- I have put some images of my components and case below, in case that helps.
 
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Well, it'd be much easier if you followed the stylizing of this thread with the necessary information in this thread. Regardless, it'll be a good step moving forward. Please don't forget to include your budget and your preferred site(s) for purchase.
Thanks, I will do this in the future and try to make it clearer. My budget is £200-£300 for the motherboard and CPU+Cooler, for the RAM I plan to get this later for around £80-£120 if possible. I plan to buy from any website that ships to the UK so ebuyer, amazon, box, currys, etc.. hope this helps!
 

madmatt30

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There's not really much point buying cpu and motherboard now without ram.

You need to buy all 3 together in case you happen to have any problems and have to rma something.

Just over £300 for everything.
You could go £20 cheaper on the board if you need to

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£158.97 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£91.98 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£60.41 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £311.36
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-24 15:56 BST+0100
 
May 11, 2020
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There's not really much point buying cpu and motherboard now without ram.

You need to buy all 3 together in case you happen to have any problems and have to rma something.

Just over £300 for everything.
You could go £20 cheaper on the board if you need to

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£158.97 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£91.98 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£60.41 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £311.36
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-24 15:56 BST+0100
Thank you so much, this is perfect I plan to buy them all very soon! Sorry for the late reply, this is great!
 

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