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[SOLVED] Recommended motherboard for Ryzen 5 3600 & RTX2080 combination?

Damiaan

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Hello,

The Title actually says it all already, I am planning to upgrade to a ryzen 5 3600 and an RTX 2080 that a friend is kindly donating to me. So now I've been looking at motherboards a lot since I need to replace that one too and wondered what more knowledgeable people would recommend. Currently I have an MSI X79A-GD45 sitting in there.

Thanks for reading!
 

RustamBhatti

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Ryzen 5 3000 processors are compatible with most of the motherboards in the market. If you are low on budget, you can go with B450 chipset, but that can be used only in entry-level builds. While for mid-range builds x470 motherboards can be used, but if you want something more powerful and want further upgrade options you are good to go with x570 chipset motherboards. The overclocking performance of all these motherboards are the same only difference you will notice is better Voltage Regulators cooling.

https://www.perfecttechreviews.com/best-motherboard-for-ryzen-5-3600/
 
Ryzen 5 3000 processors are compatible with most of the motherboards in the market. If you are low on budget, you can go with B450 chipset, but that can be used only in entry-level builds. While for mid-range builds x470 motherboards can be used, but if you want something more powerful and want further upgrade options you are good to go with x570 chipset motherboards. The overclocking performance of all these motherboards are the same only difference you will notice is better Voltage Regulators cooling.

https://www.perfecttechreviews.com/best-motherboard-for-ryzen-5-3600/
For overclocking a 3600 a good quality B450 is fine, its only if you want the features of a X570/B550 that is it worth paying the extra. There are reviews of the high end B450 boards like the Tomahawk Max outperforming the low end X570 and the Tomahawk Max can happily run a 3950x just without overclocking. Lower powered cpu's overclock fine on it. The important thing with B450 is making sure it is 3000 series ready or has BIOS flashback. The MSI 'Max' series come with 3000 series BIOS's installed.
 
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