Question Putting together 3 1080p gaming systems.

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Trying to keep these gamestation orientated, hardly if any workstation work will be done on these systems. For the most part gaming will be on older titles with the exception of a few newer AAA titles like; Like Destiny, Rainbow Six, Apex. Target is steady 60FPS or better at high to maximum settings. Each items value for performance matters greatly as it's cost will be increased 3 fold, If you have any budgeting tips or even suggestions for performance gains for dollar value please feel free to chime in!

I've already purchased the 3 Towers and Power supplies listed below everything else is hinging on my indecision at the moment. Looking forward to putting these together like an assembly line. I would like to preserve the use of the 1600 AF as I've heard great things about it's cost/value and it enables the builds to spend a bit more on GPU. I would like to snag an 8GB card like the sapphire RX 580, but again if value or performance is a step away please give your Intel.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF (12NM)
Mobo: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard OR ASRock B450 Steel Legend ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8 GB PULSE Video Card
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
PSU: EVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
Case: MUSETEX Phantom ATX Mid Tower Case

Budgeted under or near 800$ With the case and PSU out of the way already.
 

WildCard999

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I would get this ASRock for the motherboard, great board for the price (Wifi/Bluetooth/easy to navigate BIOS) and should save you some money.

PCPartPicker Part List
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $84.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-29 17:42 EDT-0400


If the systems will be paired with 1080P monitors then the 4gb of the RX 580 would be fine but there is this ASRock RX 580 8gb for $160 which is a bit cheaper then the RX 580 you picked.

PCPartPicker Part List
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 580 8 GB Phantom Gaming X Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $159.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-29 17:44 EDT-0400
 
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I would get this ASRock for the motherboard, great board for the price (Wifi/Bluetooth/easy to navigate BIOS) and should save you some money.

PCPartPicker Part List
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $84.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-29 17:42 EDT-0400


If the systems will be paired with 1080P monitors then the 4gb of the RX 580 would be fine but there is this ASRock RX 580 8gb for $160 which is a bit cheaper then the RX 580 you picked.

PCPartPicker Part List
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 580 8 GB Phantom Gaming X Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $159.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-29 17:44 EDT-0400
The idea has rung my bell a few times, could this potentially hurt memory clocks? Also the ASRock B450M PRO4 is slightly less, is that a better option?

All gaming will be done strictly on 1080p monitors @ 1080p resolutions. More than likely the GPU in all three systems will be getting an upgrade within the year, so if an 8GB card isn't going to make much of a difference at the moment i'm sure nobody will mind. I'll make use of that ASRock card though, nice savings there.
 
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MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard

Anyone have any feelings about this board? Has the features the systems would need and some PCIe armor.
I like that one.
I think the AsRock B450M/AC that wild card linked is worth the extra $5 for integrated wifi though.
The vote of confidence has me sold, i'll be ordering the B450M/AC's shortly and the Ryzen 5 1600 AF's.(Killer $85 Deal on them right now through AMD Authorized reseller.)
 
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I wish I had a reason to buy the 1600 AF, it's a awesome deal for a CPU that performs close to the 2600 and a (possible) excellent placeholder for 4th gen Ryzen later this year.
No doubt!
All I've heard is praise about it, cant wait to test run these systems. It's likely if I like the result i'll be doing a few more of them both for myself and others. Each system comes in under 450$ without it's GPU, leaving loads of room for a choice 8GB card in the 150-200$ range while remaining under 750$.

Thanks for the input Gentlemen, appreciate the assistance in finalizing choices.
 
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