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Ain't B450 boards may have compatibility issues running the upcoming ryzen chips?
Why not go the safe route and get a x470 board?
Oh sweet, I know for my x470 board the firmware update for 3000 series was released few months ago.Nah, not an issue.
Same applies to other manufacturers.
Honestly rather go for the 2600 now. Knowing our pricing the 3600 is going to be R4500 till next year. While the 2600 will hold him over a lot longer. You'll get easily 3 years maybe more out of it.As for my son's PC, I am going to get the 2200G for now and may upgrade it to 3600 when it's available here.
There's no confirmed new feature of the upcoming B550 chipset, except may be PCIe4.0 support. So getting him a top tier B450 MB should be fine. X470/X570 is just too much for him, especially we aren't going to OC
I am planning to build a new PC for my son because his Haswell core i3 box will be given to my father to replace his aging core 2 duo system.
I have decided to get him a Ryzen 2200G for now and may replace it with the upcoming Ryzen 3000 series. So I need a AM4 motherboard that is future-proof.
I have 3 choices:
Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite
MSI B450 Tomahawk
MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
I am not planning to overclock but the system must have bluetooth connectivity for his xbox one controller.
I like the Carbon AC because of the integrated wifi and bluetooth but it's a bit expensive and out of stock at some places.
The other 2 are cheaper but I must buy a separate wifi adapter and a bluetooth dongle.
I am also looking for a new case for this PC. Anything less than R900 if possible but should have a 5.25 inch external bay for a DVD writer.
When did you buy it for R2800 as that is the price now after almost a year. For long time it was R4000 then it was R3500, I've been watching as I wanted to get one.current Ryzen 5 2600 was 199dollar
i bought it for R2800 which is very SPOT on - value
Good point. I forget we have our "hardware tax" i.e. exchange rate, markup etc., even though the MSRP for 2600 and 3600 are the same US$199.
Fortunatley I haven't yet order the CPU. I have already ordered the MB, ram, PSU and case.