Question Which motherboard can i buy for r3100 that would accept an eventual r5 3600?

anaturelover

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im about to buy new rig.
my budget allows for small 3100 139cand
in futur maybe ill want to upgrade cpu to higher stuff like r5 3600 . (253 cnd)
is there a mobo that allow such futur upgrade if yes what is the max cpu it could permit?.

wich mobo do you suggest ?
and maybe witch 2x8g memory too ? wich is memory bang for buck vs best memory the mobo permits?
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Rae Nelvin

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B450 chipset motherboard should do it. But you need to upgrade the BIOS for the Ryzen 300 series. If you want to be more future proof, then anything above A520 chipset motherboard should be compatible for Ryzen 400 series (Zen 3).

While for the memories I suggest you choose minimum is 2666 Mhz memories. Above that speed is much greater.
 

anaturelover

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B450 chipset motherboard should do it. But you need to upgrade the BIOS for the Ryzen 300 series. If you want to be more future proof, then anything above A520 chipset motherboard should be compatible for Ryzen 400 series (Zen 3).
hi you write ryzen300 but do you mean 3000 (like 3600?)
does a520 can run r 3 3100?
 

Rae Nelvin

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B450 chipset motherboard should do it. But you need to upgrade the BIOS for the Ryzen 300 series. If you want to be more future proof, then anything above A520 chipset motherboard should be compatible for Ryzen 400 series (Zen 3).
hi you write ryzen300 but do you mean 3000 (like 3600?)
does a520 can run r 3 3100?
Yeah, Ryzen 300 series means 3100/3200/3300/3600 and etc. Sorry if it's confusing.

And yes, A520 or everything above B450 chipset can run AMD Ryzen 3000 series (Zen 2)

To make it easier maybe you want to see this Chipset tables for the motherboards
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_AM4
 

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hi ,very pertinent info!
some are atx and micro atx would yo uadvice me to stay away from micro since not all gpu will fit?
any other caracteristic i should look for or avoid ?
is rgb meaning if someone wants to color with lights ?(none usefull to me )
do they all provide 2 monitor output? what is that caracteristic called caus i want it
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Phaaze88

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would you advise me to stay away from micro since not all gpu will fit?
That's not how that works.
If there's a PCIe slot, any gpu will fit.
The prime difference between ATX and M-ATX is the connectivity; the smaller form factor boards tend to have fewer ports for storage as well as PCI/PCIe slots and USB. But if all you're looking to do is plug in a cpu, gpu, a few storage drives, keyboard, mouse, and some speakers, AKA the bare essentials, then the micros are fine.
 

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