[SOLVED] Question Ryzen 9 3900X Motherboard

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I am wanting to upgrade my FX-8350 build with a Ryzen 9 3900X build due to the insane performance at a reasonable cost. I already have 4x4GB ECC 2133MHz DDR4 lying around (SK hynix KOREA 4GB 1Rx8 PC4-2133P-RD0-10), a Strix 970, an RM650 PSU, a NH-D15 and a Silent Base 800 case.

I am just getting really confused with all the motherboards out there, and which ones can support ECC, support this CPU, and trying to not get one which has features I don't need. I probably won't be doing any extreme overclocking (just enabling Precision Boost Overdrive will be fine by me) but all the motherboards have confusing names, and I'm getting into a muddle trying to find a good motherboard that can house the CPU and all the other components.

So basically I would like to pay <£200 (preferably nearer to £100) for ECC support, support for the Ryzen 9 3900X, and a little overclocking headroom with Precision Boost Overdrive.

Please can somebody help navigate me through the sea of confusion around motherboard shopping

Thanks in advance :)
 
2133mhz is insanely slow for ryzen and it will cripple ryzens performance. Also, the ram is in a 4 stick config, which will be slower than 2 sticks on ryzen.

You need above 3200mhz ram in a 2 stick config.

Id sell the ECC, buy a 2x8gb ddr4 3600mhz kit, and buy a normal non-ecc board.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor | £479.99 @ AWD-IT
Motherboard | MSI - MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard | £179.99 @ CCL Computers
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | £89.99 @ Corsair UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £749.97
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-13 22:06 BST+0100 |
 

guymarshall

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2133mhz is insanely slow for ryzen and it will cripple ryzens performance. Also, the ram is in a 4 stick config, which will be slower than 2 sticks on ryzen.

You need above 3200mhz ram in a 2 stick config.

Id sell the ECC, buy a 2x8gb ddr4 3600mhz kit, and buy a normal non-ecc board.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor | £479.99 @ AWD-IT
Motherboard | MSI - MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard | £179.99 @ CCL Computers
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | £89.99 @ Corsair UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £749.97
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-13 22:06 BST+0100 |
Thank you for the quick reply! I didn't think about 4 sticks being slow with dual channel and yeah I've heard Ryzen loves memory clock! Thank you for the parts list I will look into those ASAP!!

As for RAM speed, will it run 3600 MHz right out of the box or do I have to enable XMP? I only have experience with 800 MHz and 1066 MHz DDR3! xD
 

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