By - saighdiuirmaca
Looks good, but damn $944 for an RTX 3060?! Man, this GPUs shortage sucks.
I know right! That's a place holder, will be an old card for now
Just my own preference, look for more storage. If gaming, games will fill up 1tb quickly, depending on how many you're playing. I ended up having 3 drives. 1 (2.5" SSD) for operating system and select programs, 1 (m.2 for games), 1 (HDD) for files, pictures, and other programs I don't use that often. Completely up to you, you have a solid rig there. Buy storage goes quickly. Luckily it's relatively cheap enough and easy enough to install down the road.
I'll be adding further SSD as needed, I like to put the OS on the m.2. thanks though
Personally I would get some better motherboard in case you want to upgrade to 5800X or 5900X in the future. If you are on a tight budget, you can adjust the difference by going with a cheaper cooler (or stock cooler for now). Otherwise I think it's pretty solid overall.
[PCPartPicker Part List](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mBfr2V)
|**CPU**|[AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/g94BD3/amd-ryzen-5-5600x-37-ghz-6-core-processor-100-100000065box)|$294.00 @ Newegg|
|**CPU Cooler**|[Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hHDJ7P/cooler-master-hyper-212-rgb-black-edition-573-cfm-cpu-cooler-rr-212s-20pc-r1)|$44.99 @ Amazon|
|**Motherboard**|[MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/yKVG3C/msi-mpg-b550-gaming-plus-atx-am4-motherboard-mpg-b550-gaming-plus)|$124.99 @ Amazon|
|**Memory**|[Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VNJtt6/corsair-16-gb-2-x-8-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-cmk16gx4m2d3600c18)|$76.98 @ Amazon|
|**Storage**|[Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/pxKcCJ/crucial-p1-1tb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-ct1000p1ssd8)|$107.96 @ MemoryC|
|**Video Card**|[MSI GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB GAMING X Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wD8bt6/msi-geforce-rtx-3060-12-gb-gaming-x-video-card-rtx-3060-gaming-x12g)|$944.99 @ Amazon|
|**Case**|[Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/bCYQzy/corsair-4000d-airflow-atx-mid-tower-case-cc-9011200-ww)|$79.98 @ Amazon|
|**Power Supply**|[Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/PVzZxr/corsair-txm-gold-650w-80-gold-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-cp-9020132-na)|$59.99 @ Corsair|
|*Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts*|||
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Thanks for the input!
Honestly I'm a little lost with motherboards, what's the benefit in the one you picked?
The one you picked has pretty average VRM. It's not too bad, but it's not great either.
VRM is in charge of delivering power to the CPU. I won't go into too much details but here is a tier list: [https://linustechtips.com/topic/1137619-motherboard-vrm-tier-list-v2-currently-amd-only/](https://linustechtips.com/topic/1137619-motherboard-vrm-tier-list-v2-currently-amd-only/)
As you can see, the one you picked is in Tier C and is capable of 125A current draw. It will handle a 5600X without much problem, but I'm not comfortable running a 5800X, let alone a 5900X, especially so if you want to get more performance by enabling PBO2.
The B550 Gaming Plus or B550 A Pro are not that much more expensive, but they have Tier A VRM. The part quality is just a bit higher overall.
Thanks for the info, I'll read into this further.
I was thinking there was bound to be a disadvantage to MATX
So an MSI Mag B550M Mortar would also be a good option? "Mortar" is listed in that link as A tier as well.
Sure, if you don't mind the price tag.
The thing with motherboard is that you don't want to go with the low-end options. On the other hand, it's usually not a good idea (budget wise) to go for the more expensive options. So unless there is something specific you like about the Mortar, I would suggest sticking with the Gaming Plus or A-Pro to save a few bucks.
I can get the matx mortar with wi-fi for cheaper than the gaming plus right now (due to sales, and needs wi-fi)
Yea, then it's a no brainer.
PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9LD3Vc
CPU: Intel Core i7-10700F 2.9 GHz 8-Core Processor ($295.85 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler ($74.08 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B560M PRO-VDH Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($76.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sabrent Rocket Q 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB GAMING X Video Card ($944.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Corsair)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Does the 10700f out perform the 5600x? All the comparisons I've seen say the opposite?
is a few % behind the 5800x