Recommendation for Ryzen motherboard and case please

Spontaneous spinach

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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?
 

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Well looking at the upcoming 3 series, waiting for it isn't really worth it tbh.
 

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Why? Increased ipc and lower tdp.
TDP is identical, the 2600 is 65w the 3600 is 65w. Core count is the same as well, clock count is only a bit up. Pricing I think would be the dealbreaker here.
 

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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
 

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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
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.
 

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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.
 

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Gamdias cases are insanely good value
depends if you have a Micro or full ATX case.

i have a Micro ATX motherboard.
Talos E1 is an insane spec, great airflow
 

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Fantastic news coming from Computex2019- taipai
Ryzen3000 Zen2 Architecture with a 15% IPC advantage

Wait for the Launch of the NEW Ryzen 5 3600, also aquire the new 550/570 Boards
much more bandwidth,
199Dollars was the MRP which is insane value for money.
 

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Yeah but that's the thing our pricing won't be anywhere near $199
 

D3fl3ct1on

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current Ryzen 5 2600 was 199dollar
i bought it for R2800 which is very SPOT on - value
 

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Hi all,

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.

ASUS ROG AM4 B450-E e ATX Gaming
https://www.asus.com/za/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-B450-E-GAMING/



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Buy it just for the backplate (io shield).
 

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current Ryzen 5 2600 was 199dollar
i bought it for R2800 which is very SPOT on - value
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.
It's the same as the 2400g sitting at R150 less then the 2600 now??
 

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haha i grabbed mine for 2800 this was 2019March

i actually missed out a crazy deal for a Ryzen7 goooosh same price
 

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haha i grabbed mine for 2800 this was 2019March

i actually missed out a crazy deal for a Ryzen7 goooosh same price
Yup that was Takealot? Cause everywhere else was R3400+, where did you see the Ryzen 7 for the same price?
 

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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.

I'd recommend the 2600 over the 2200g because the 1050ti is pretty already pretty weak by today's standards, and in a gaming rig that has the most impact, so because you're not buying a new one now it would be prudent to give your system headroom to upgrade the GPU in the future, else you might end up having to upgrade both and still have a weaker system than you would have had. It's worth mention that games nowadays are reaching a turning point where more threads are being taken advantage of, and being limited to just 4C/4T is not a good idea for a long term system; even the 2400G would be better long term value in this regard.

With a 2600 now, there is really no reason to consider a 3xxx series chip for at least a year or 2, and by then they will be cheaper, or at least there will be more to choose from to get the better value, especially with the potential price war incoming with AMD basically gutting Intel's current products in both performance and value.
 
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