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Gtx Gaming

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Had pick up.my 3700x at computer mania. Frontosa told me that want R1000 more now before can pick up it up.They doing a wootware now, told them screw it and waiting for refund. 3700x R7300 at frontosa and wootware. Computer mania only want R7000. Evetech cheaper but massive delays atm
 

jhuisamen

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Hi all.
Thanks for feedback earlier, evetech haven't really gotten back to me speedily or accurately so about to push the button on the following from Wootware, which does seem significantly more expensive but based on feedback here it seems a premium worth paying.


AMD 100-100000031BOX Ryzen 5 3600 Hexa Core 3.6GHz (4.2GHz Boost) Socket AM4 Desktop CPU
In stock with Wootware
+-R4,249.00
G.Skill F4-3200C16D-16GVKB Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200MHz CL16 1.35V Black Desktop Memory
In stock with Wootware
+-R1,629.00
MSI X570-A PRO AMD X570 Ryzen Socket AM4 ATX Desktop Motherboard
In stock with Wootware
+-R4,499.00
Fractal Design FD-CA-FOCUS-BK-W Focus G Windowed Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Desktop Chassis
In stock with Wootware
+-R1,029.00
Super Flower SF-650F14MT(BK) Leadex 650W 80 Plus Silver Certified Fully Modular Black Desktop Power Supply
In stock with Wootware
+-R1,749.00
Samsung MZ-V7E500BW 970 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2 2280 PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Solid State Drive
In stock with Wootware
+-R2,849.00
Seagate ST3000DM007 Barracuda 3TB 5400RPM SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
In stock with Wootware
+-R2,099.00
RCT Internal SATA 24x Super All-Write DVD Rewriter - OEM
In stock with Wootware
+-R259.00

Does this all make sense, seem reasonable. Only thing I'm questionable about is the HDD and perhaps getting smaller one and a larger SSD. In terms of windows you guys recommend I pick it up through the netgear chap?
I'm not ordering a GPU, i've got a GTX1070 I'll plug in.
Thanks.
 

Gtx Gaming

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3700x booted first time, from a 1800x.

Just need check temps seems bit hot 68c, but so far ok.

Just had set memory back xmp speeds
 

Gtx Gaming

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Hi all.
Thanks for feedback earlier, evetech haven't really gotten back to me speedily or accurately so about to push the button on the following from Wootware, which does seem significantly more expensive but based on feedback here it seems a premium worth paying.


AMD 100-100000031BOX Ryzen 5 3600 Hexa Core 3.6GHz (4.2GHz Boost) Socket AM4 Desktop CPU
In stock with Wootware
+-R4,249.00
G.Skill F4-3200C16D-16GVKB Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200MHz CL16 1.35V Black Desktop Memory
In stock with Wootware
+-R1,629.00
MSI X570-A PRO AMD X570 Ryzen Socket AM4 ATX Desktop Motherboard
In stock with Wootware
+-R4,499.00
Fractal Design FD-CA-FOCUS-BK-W Focus G Windowed Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Desktop Chassis
In stock with Wootware
+-R1,029.00
Super Flower SF-650F14MT(BK) Leadex 650W 80 Plus Silver Certified Fully Modular Black Desktop Power Supply
In stock with Wootware
+-R1,749.00
Samsung MZ-V7E500BW 970 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2 2280 PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Solid State Drive
In stock with Wootware
+-R2,849.00
Seagate ST3000DM007 Barracuda 3TB 5400RPM SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
In stock with Wootware
+-R2,099.00
RCT Internal SATA 24x Super All-Write DVD Rewriter - OEM
In stock with Wootware
+-R259.00

Does this all make sense, seem reasonable. Only thing I'm questionable about is the HDD and perhaps getting smaller one and a larger SSD. In terms of windows you guys recommend I pick it up through the netgear chap?
I'm not ordering a GPU, i've got a GTX1070 I'll plug in.
Thanks.
I think some items cheaper at computer mania
 

Neoprod

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This mean if we look at Evetech pricing for the X570 Pro @ R3799 that is the lowest priced motherboard that will support them. What a disappointment!

There will be B550 options to look at that will be cheaper.

It's a bit ironic that AMD's gotten a ton of praise for the longevity of their support but it's topped out just 1 CPU generation longer than Intel. It also looks like an arbitrary decision to not support Ryzen 3 on boards that could run it fine. The Tomahawk Max (as Tim points out) and MSI's other Max boards doesn't have the BIOS limitation AMD is using as the reason for their decision.

Hopefully this isn't final. I only got my Tomahawk Max / 3600 in December last year - if I'd known B450 was a dead-end socket, I would have waited for B550.
 

Lupus

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Hi all.
Thanks for feedback earlier, evetech haven't really gotten back to me speedily or accurately so about to push the button on the following from Wootware, which does seem significantly more expensive but based on feedback here it seems a premium worth paying.


AMD 100-100000031BOX Ryzen 5 3600 Hexa Core 3.6GHz (4.2GHz Boost) Socket AM4 Desktop CPU
In stock with Wootware
+-R4,249.00
G.Skill F4-3200C16D-16GVKB Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200MHz CL16 1.35V Black Desktop Memory
In stock with Wootware
+-R1,629.00
MSI X570-A PRO AMD X570 Ryzen Socket AM4 ATX Desktop Motherboard
In stock with Wootware
+-R4,499.00
Fractal Design FD-CA-FOCUS-BK-W Focus G Windowed Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Desktop Chassis
In stock with Wootware
+-R1,029.00
Super Flower SF-650F14MT(BK) Leadex 650W 80 Plus Silver Certified Fully Modular Black Desktop Power Supply
In stock with Wootware
+-R1,749.00
Samsung MZ-V7E500BW 970 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2 2280 PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Solid State Drive
In stock with Wootware
+-R2,849.00
Seagate ST3000DM007 Barracuda 3TB 5400RPM SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
In stock with Wootware
+-R2,099.00
RCT Internal SATA 24x Super All-Write DVD Rewriter - OEM
In stock with Wootware
+-R259.00

Does this all make sense, seem reasonable. Only thing I'm questionable about is the HDD and perhaps getting smaller one and a larger SSD. In terms of windows you guys recommend I pick it up through the netgear chap?
I'm not ordering a GPU, i've got a GTX1070 I'll plug in.
Thanks.
A DVD writer in 2020?
 

cavedog

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Hi all.
Thanks for feedback earlier, evetech haven't really gotten back to me speedily or accurately so about to push the button on the following from Wootware, which does seem significantly more expensive but based on feedback here it seems a premium worth paying.


AMD 100-100000031BOX Ryzen 5 3600 Hexa Core 3.6GHz (4.2GHz Boost) Socket AM4 Desktop CPU
In stock with Wootware
+-R4,249.00
G.Skill F4-3200C16D-16GVKB Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200MHz CL16 1.35V Black Desktop Memory
In stock with Wootware
+-R1,629.00
MSI X570-A PRO AMD X570 Ryzen Socket AM4 ATX Desktop Motherboard
In stock with Wootware
+-R4,499.00
Fractal Design FD-CA-FOCUS-BK-W Focus G Windowed Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Desktop Chassis
In stock with Wootware
+-R1,029.00
Super Flower SF-650F14MT(BK) Leadex 650W 80 Plus Silver Certified Fully Modular Black Desktop Power Supply
In stock with Wootware
+-R1,749.00
Samsung MZ-V7E500BW 970 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2 2280 PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Solid State Drive
In stock with Wootware
+-R2,849.00
Seagate ST3000DM007 Barracuda 3TB 5400RPM SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
In stock with Wootware
+-R2,099.00
RCT Internal SATA 24x Super All-Write DVD Rewriter - OEM
In stock with Wootware
+-R259.00

Does this all make sense, seem reasonable. Only thing I'm questionable about is the HDD and perhaps getting smaller one and a larger SSD. In terms of windows you guys recommend I pick it up through the netgear chap?
I'm not ordering a GPU, i've got a GTX1070 I'll plug in.
Thanks.

Western Digital same spec harddrive R500+ cheaper from take a lot.
 

cavedog

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There will be B550 options to look at that will be cheaper.

It's a bit ironic that AMD's gotten a ton of praise for the longevity of their support but it's topped out just 1 CPU generation longer than Intel. It also looks like an arbitrary decision to not support Ryzen 3 on boards that could run it fine. The Tomahawk Max (as Tim points out) and MSI's other Max boards doesn't have the BIOS limitation AMD is using as the reason for their decision.

Hopefully this isn't final. I only got my Tomahawk Max / 3600 in December last year - if I'd known B450 was a dead-end socket, I would have waited for B550.

Yes seems odd because they do support them just a bios update required.
 

ponder

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Only thing I'm questionable about is the HDD and perhaps getting smaller one and a larger SSD. In terms of windows you guys recommend I pick it up through the netgear chap?

A bigger SSD is always a joy, you can get this pcie4 nvme https://www.wootware.co.za/sabrent-...-2-2280-nvme-pci-e-4-0-solid-state-drive.html

Wrt motherboards some x570 boards from msi have piss poor vrm performance and run really hot, I would check out hardware unboxed & gamers nexus reviews to make sure you don't buy one of the bad msi ones.
 

ponder

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There will be B550 options to look at that will be cheaper.

It's a bit ironic that AMD's gotten a ton of praise for the longevity of their support but it's topped out just 1 CPU generation longer than Intel. It also looks like an arbitrary decision to not support Ryzen 3 on boards that could run it fine. The Tomahawk Max (as Tim points out) and MSI's other Max boards doesn't have the BIOS limitation AMD is using as the reason for their decision.

Hopefully this isn't final. I only got my Tomahawk Max / 3600 in December last year - if I'd known B450 was a dead-end socket, I would have waited for B550.


I don't see why they can't remove say athlon, 1x00 & 2x00 support from the bios leaving space for 3&4 series. When the 3 series came out some manufacturers got around the size limitation issue by providing a graphically stripped down bios also leaving out some of the older & lower end cpus. Hopefully they can do the same again.
 

jhuisamen

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A bigger SSD is always a joy, you can get this pcie4 nvme https://www.wootware.co.za/sabrent-...-2-2280-nvme-pci-e-4-0-solid-state-drive.html

Wrt motherboards some x570 boards from msi have piss poor vrm performance and run really hot, I would check out hardware unboxed & gamers nexus reviews to make sure you don't buy one of the bad msi ones.
Thanks, I've decided to go with the x570 in order to futureproof - reviews on this one are pretty sound. Is Sabrent decent, i know samsung is pricy but safe option.
 
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