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I need the CPU/Board/Ram. I am considering the 3700X as it fits my price point. So which board and 16x2 GB ram kit would you guys suggest? I do a lot of virtualization and also some gaming. I do have a Radeon 5700 and an NVMe drive.
 
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I need the CPU/Board/Ram. I am considering the 3700X as it fits my price point. So which board and 16x2 GB ram kit would you guys suggest? I do a lot of virtualization and also some gaming. I do have a Radeon 5700 and an NVMe drive.
3750 maybe
 

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This board seems reasonable?

Your right on the board , I would advise looking at its Qvl for memory, in so far as random luck ish memory buying the 3600 c16 Corsair vengeance pro rgd i bought were Samsung bdie and worked well out the box but the patriot viper 2666 set i just bought come with amd ryzen support listed on its package and as a weird bonus is way quicker than it's supposed to be with an xmp at 3000.
I have not had a 32Gb x2 kit to try yet.
 
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I just put together a 3700x rig using these parts and I am Very happy with it:
PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($307.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Ninja 5 43.03 CFM CPU Cooler ($50.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Amazon) - Note: This board came with BIOS 5007 (Ryzen 3000 series compatible)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card ($399.99 @ B&H)
Case: Rosewill RISE Glow ATX Full Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1248.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 12:03 EST-0500
 
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^There's no flashback on X470-F, so unless he's got older Ryzen chip floating around he won't be able to post.
 
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^There's no flashback on X470-F, so unless he's got older Ryzen chip floating around he won't be able to post.
I know when Zen+ came out the 3-series boards out there started shipping with a Zen+ bios.

Outside of that it's either get AMDs kit or try to find an old a-series on ebay.

Otherwise I'd say @NoJuan999 has you set up with a great build.
 

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This is what I have come up with. Some parts chosen because I need to get this by tomorrow.

 
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I would try to get RAM in the 3200-3600Mhz range.
 
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^There's no flashback on X470-F, so unless he's got older Ryzen chip floating around he won't be able to post.
Mine came with BIOS version 5007 so I didn't have to update the BIOS to install my 3700x.
I updated it to version 5220 after I booted it with the 3700x installed.
So unless he buys it from a shop that has had these boards sitting on a shelf since April or so it should ship with a 3000 series BIOS.

I would try to get RAM in the 3200-3600Mhz range.
I agree 100%, to get the best possible performance 3200 C16 would be the slowest I would get.
 

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I would try to get RAM in the 3200-3600Mhz range.
Tried but the only 3200 ram with 2x16 sticks supported by the board i want costs 400 bucks
 
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I would try to get RAM in the 3200-3600Mhz range.
$400 is way too much to spend on RAM (for me at least).

But I'd check out these 2933 and 3000 kits:
 

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I would try to get RAM in the 3200-3600Mhz range.
$400 is way too much to spend on RAM (for me at least).
I looked. No good price RAM in the QVL support listing.
 
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Tried but the only 3200 ram with 2x16 sticks supported by the board i want costs 400 bucks
Yeah, that's a lot.. I didn't really bother to check QVL when I bought mine, but I understand not everyone is willing to take the risk.
 
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One thing you cant trust... is AsRock's QVL list...


...but Im sure that there are plenty choises (DDR4 3200~3600 32GB) under 400$.
Try to find at least the 3200 that suits you. Dont criple ZEN2 with 2666


And the only X570 boards I would suggest below 190$ is...

Asus PRIME X570-P
Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS


...or at ~200$
Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE
Asus PRIME X570-PRO
Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI)
Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI


This after many hours/videos of reviews.
MSI is out of the question in this price point.
The Asrock X570 steel legend while there is nothing really wrong with it there are better choises at 180~190$.
 
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G.Skill has quite a few 3200 kits that are reasonably priced and compatible with that Asrock X570 Steel legend:

Like this kit:
Or this one:
See what I say?
AsRock's QVL doesnt include the flareX but G.Skill's configurator does.
I trust G.Skill over those QVLs

AsRock is too lazy to really test and update them, so just copy/paste them.
 

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See what I say?
AsRock's QVL doesnt include the flareX but G.Skill's configurator does.
I trust G.Skill over those QVLs

AsRock is too lazy to really test and update them, so just copy/paste them.
Thanks, that is very helpful. I need this system built in a pinch (tomorrow) and not everything on Amazon was going to available so quickly. But I will circle back around when everything is up and stable.
 
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