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Gaming/designing RGB build

syoban

4 months ago

Hi all, this is my build below mainly for gaming (tomb raider, hitman, RPGs etc) and I also use Adobe CC with large files quite often. I was wondering if the motherboard is OK with 2 NVME drives and all my RGB will work ok?

Is there any point paying $60 more for a X470 mobo or will this B450 do the job?

Thanks a lot in advance!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - MasterAir MA410P 66.7 CFM CPU Cooler $48.59 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $133.98 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL - SUPER LUCE RGB SYNC 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $95.98 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - XPG SX6000 Pro 256 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $44.99 @ Amazon
Storage ADATA - XPG SX6000 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $134.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Inno3D - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB Twin X2 Video Card -
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox MB500 ATX Mid Tower Case $80.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $61.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $766.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-16 01:44 EDT-0400

P.s. the brand for the GPU is a local manufacturer as I'm in HK and it's cheaper

Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

If you plan on overclocking a lot I would consider getting the X470, but the motherboard you selected is great if you don't plan on pushing your cpu over 4Ghz. Hope this helps!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I might overclock, I'm usually too lazy. If so I just won't push it that far. Thank you!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

To answer your questions:

1) Agreed that if overclocking is not a priority, you don't need X470. What you get with X470 is better power delivery (Generally). If you didn't know, power delivery to the CPU is through what is called the Vcore VRM (Voltage Regulator module). Most B450 motherboards, including the B450-F, have a 4 phase Vcore VRM. On X470 (generally above $150 US) most motherboards have a 6 or more phase VRM. More VRMs are better for CPU power delivery. Its only worth it if its in the budget.

2) Yes your two M.2 drives will work as will the RGB. The caveat is that the B450-F has two M.2 slots and six sata ports. If you use both M.2 slots you will only be able to use four of the sata ports.

Other than that I would try for a 500GB M.2 boot/program drive if you can afford it.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't know any details about VRM. I'd vaguely heard about them but the mobo is the part I know the least about. Thanks for explanation!

I think I will spend the extra $20 and get a 512GB Intel 660p - it does seem like a better investment. Appreciate the suggestion.

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