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1. Make sure that motherboard comes with an updated BIOS, otherwise go with an MSI MAX motherboard, they are guaranteed to run Ryzen 3000 processors out of the box.

2. Try the stock cooler before buying the Hyper 212, a lot of people find the stock cooler to be enough for them, especially if you don't do extreme overclocking and aren't very sensitive to fan noise.

3. Can you provide a link or more information on the PSU? There are multiple TR2 units from Thermaltake, with varying quality. If this unit you are buying is 80+ Gold certified, it's fine for your system, otherwise you'll need to look for a different PSU.

4. Are you buying this GPU right now? There might be better options available depending on what you're paying for it.
 
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1. Make sure that motherboard comes with an updated BIOS, otherwise go with an MSI MAX motherboard, they are guaranteed to run Ryzen 3000 processors out of the box.

2. Try the stock cooler before buying the Hyper 212, a lot of people find the stock cooler to be enough for them, especially if you don't do extreme overclocking and aren't very sensitive to fan noise.

3. Can you provide a link or more information on the PSU? There are multiple TR2 units from Thermaltake, with varying quality. If this unit you are buying is 80+ Gold certified, it's fine for your system, otherwise you'll need to look for a different PSU.

4. Are you buying this GPU right now? There might be better options available depending on what you're paying for it.
Im recycling both PSU, and GPU below is a pic of the PSU. Thanks for the advice!

 
Both of the drives you listed are SATA 3. Ditch them both and get a single 1 TB M.2 NVME drive. Almost nobody needs an old spinner drive anymore. If you select a B550 motherboard you won't have to worry about bios version on any brand you pick. As mentioned, the power supply you have is terrible.
 

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1. Make sure that motherboard comes with an updated BIOS, otherwise go with an MSI MAX motherboard, they are guaranteed to run Ryzen 3000 processors out of the box.
That's a bit of urban myth these days, back in Jan I got a B450 Steel LEgend, didn't anything stating that is 3000 Ready, but it already came with the latest bios.
The motherboards on the market even if they are older models (b450's) they been recently manufactured which means they come with a recent compatible bios.
 
That's a bit of urban myth these days, back in Jan I got a B450 Steel LEgend, didn't anything stating that is 3000 Ready, but it already came with the latest bios.
The motherboards on the market even if they are older models (b450's) they been recently manufactured which means they come with a recent compatible bios.
Better safe than sorry nonetheless, I'm sure most motherboards have been manufactured recently but sometimes the odd old stock one could pop up here and there, you never know.
 
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1. Make sure that motherboard comes with an updated BIOS, otherwise go with an MSI MAX motherboard, they are guaranteed to run Ryzen 3000 processors out of the box.

2. Try the stock cooler before buying the Hyper 212, a lot of people find the stock cooler to be enough for them, especially if you don't do extreme overclocking and aren't very sensitive to fan noise.

3. Can you provide a link or more information on the PSU? There are multiple TR2 units from Thermaltake, with varying quality. If this unit you are buying is 80+ Gold certified, it's fine for your system, otherwise you'll need to look for a different PSU.

4. Are you buying this GPU right now? There might be better options available depending on what you're paying for it.

Most motherboards do come with updated BIOS/UEFI
 

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