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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and MSI X470 GAMING PRO MAX motherboard deal - £249.99 delivered @ AWD-IT List price £359.99 -31%
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and MSI X470 GAMING PRO MAX motherboard deal - £249.99 delivered @ AWD-IT List price £359.99 -31%

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and MSI X470 GAMING PRO MAX motherboard deal - £249.99 delivered @ AWD-IT List price £359.99 -31%
Posted 25th Aug

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Decent price for a solid cpu and motherboard combo

CPU Specification
# of CPU Cores: 6
# of Threads: 12
Base Clock: 3.8GHz
Max Boost Clock: 4.4GHz
Total L2 Cache: 3MB
Total L3 Cache: 32MB
Unlocked: Yes
CMOS: TSMC 7nm FinFET
Package: AM4
PCI Express® Version: PCIe 4.0 x16
Default TDP / TDP: 95W

Motherboard Specification
Socket: AM4
CPU (Max Support): Ryzen 7
Chipset: AMD® B450 Chipset
DDR4 Memory:
1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667Mhz (by JEDEC)
2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200/ 3466 MHz (by A-XMP OC MODE)
Memory Channel: Dual
DIMM Slots: 4
Max Memory (GB): 64
PCI-E x16: 2
PCI-E Gen: Gen3, Gen2
PCI-E x1: 3
SATA III: 6
M.2 Slot: 1
RAID: 0/1/10
TPM (Header): 1
LAN: 1(Realtek® 8111H)
USB 3.1 Ports (Front): 2(Gen1, Type A)
USB 3.1 Ports (Rear): 1(Gen2, Type A),1 (Gen2, Type C), 2(Gen1, Type A)
USB 2.0 Ports (Front): 4
USB 2.0 Ports (Rear): 2
Serial Ports (Front): 1
Audio Ports (Rear): 6 (Realtek® ALC892 Codec)
DVI-D: 1
HDMI: 1
DIRECTX: 12
Form Factor: ATX
Crossfire: Yes
Operating System:
Support for Windows® 10 64-bit
Support for Windows® 7 64-bit
* To support Windows® 7 64-bit, you must install an AMD Pinnacle Ridge & Summit Ridge CPU
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MSI X470 GAMING PRO MAX Motherboard
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24 Comments
Personally I’d go for a B550 over an X470 MB. Especially as support for Zen 3 CPU on the X470 is going to be dependent on the manufacturer releasing appropriate BIOS updates.

Not a bad price though - MB is about £115 on its own which makes it £135 for the CPU. Have some heat for cost alone.
catdevnull25/08/2020 18:22

Personally I’d go for a B550 over an X470 MB. Especially as support for Z …Personally I’d go for a B550 over an X470 MB. Especially as support for Zen 3 CPU on the X470 is going to be dependent on the manufacturer releasing appropriate BIOS updates.Not a bad price though - MB is about £115 on its own which makes it £135 for the CPU. Have some heat for cost alone.


I think MSI are very likely to support Zen 3 as they put out a press release several months ago saying that their MAX boards would
Nice price, if you can bring yourself to trust AWD
specsmccoy25/08/2020 18:59

I think MSI are very likely to support Zen 3 as they put out a press …I think MSI are very likely to support Zen 3 as they put out a press release several months ago saying that their MAX boards would


Yeah. More likely than ASRock that’s for sure...
This is meant to be £299.99 i suspect, so expect orders to be cancelled
khamito25/08/2020 19:23

This is meant to be £299.99 i suspect, so expect orders to be cancelled


Possibly not. They may just be clearing X470 stock and we’ve seen other places selling the 3600 at £150.

MB is only £120 from Overclockers, so if you consider the bundle £250 is what I’d expect for a competitive bundle. At £299 you’d be paying at least £140 for the motherboard (if you say £160 for CPU) which is way overpriced for this MB.
Add a cpu cooler and it adds the cpu cooler price on top of £299.99 rather than £249.99. The 3600x/X470 bundle is reduced from 379 to 319, the 3600/X470 bundle from 359 to 249. Do the math!
specsmccoy25/08/2020 19:01

Nice price, if you can bring yourself to trust AWD


Do they have a bad rep then?
kenh1725/08/2020 19:50

Do they have a bad rep then?


Trust Pilot shows them as decent.

I bought the 3600x & MSI Tomahawk Max bundle from them in December and it was very straigtht forward. I'd certainly buy from them again.
Would this coupled with the right memory and graphics card have me running Flight Simulator 2000 at 1080p/60fps? Anybody? Total noob here.
catdevnull25/08/2020 18:22

Personally I’d go for a B550 over an X470 MB. Especially as support for Z …Personally I’d go for a B550 over an X470 MB. Especially as support for Zen 3 CPU on the X470 is going to be dependent on the manufacturer releasing appropriate BIOS updates.Not a bad price though - MB is about £115 on its own which makes it £135 for the CPU. Have some heat for cost alone.


Mb is generally 99 from amazon
pazuzu1725/08/2020 22:57

Would this coupled with the right memory and graphics card have me running …Would this coupled with the right memory and graphics card have me running Flight Simulator 2000 at 1080p/60fps? Anybody? Total noob here.


I take it you mean FS 2020...

It depends on whther you wish to totally max out the graphics settings as even at 1080p/60fps you can get dips below 60.

tomshardware.com/fea…nts

"CPU bottlenecks are likely to keep you below 60 fps even at 1080p ultra, but at 4K ultra? The RTX 2080 Ti managed 33 fps. We're skipping ahead, and you certainly don't need ultra settings (the high and even medium presets look quite good), but the point is that this is a game that will punish both CPUs and GPUs for years to come."

I'd probably go for a stronger CPU with more cores but this will get you by if you lower the graphics settins a little.
Superficial25/08/2020 23:32

I take it you mean FS 2020...It depends on whther you wish to totally max …I take it you mean FS 2020...It depends on whther you wish to totally max out the graphics settings as even at 1080p/60fps you can get dips below 60. https://www.tomshardware.com/features/microsoft-flight-simulator-benchmarks-performance-system-requirements"CPU bottlenecks are likely to keep you below 60 fps even at 1080p ultra, but at 4K ultra? The RTX 2080 Ti managed 33 fps. We're skipping ahead, and you certainly don't need ultra settings (the high and even medium presets look quite good), but the point is that this is a game that will punish both CPUs and GPUs for years to come."I'd probably go for a stronger CPU with more cores but this will get you by if you lower the graphics settins a little.


I appreciate the detailed reply. If I was going to go for this deal, could you point a noob in the direction of what additionals and/or upgrades I should choose as part of this package? Any help would be great.
pazuzu1725/08/2020 23:40

I appreciate the detailed reply. If I was going to go for this deal, could …I appreciate the detailed reply. If I was going to go for this deal, could you point a noob in the direction of what additionals and/or upgrades I should choose as part of this package? Any help would be great.


Get something better if you are investing in a new rig.

FYI you need to spend thousands of ££ to get 60fps with the software in its current form... FS2020 is ok with 30fps. The "game" is not optimised and the bottleneck is at CPU level allegedly (if you YouTube / Google it). You won't even get 60 fps with a 2080 TI and a ninja CPU on 1080 at Ultra!

youtube.com/wat…20s

Get something with PCIe 4.0, which is the latest thing. This "only" has PCIe 3.0 which is "old" technology by the latest standard.
pazuzu1725/08/2020 23:40

I appreciate the detailed reply. If I was going to go for this deal, could …I appreciate the detailed reply. If I was going to go for this deal, could you point a noob in the direction of what additionals and/or upgrades I should choose as part of this package? Any help would be great.


In addition to Twodoctors comment you really need to appreciate that this simulator currently does not use more than 4 cores yet and does not yet use DX12 - the point bieng that it is very much still a work in progress in terms of optimisation and it will be improved upon with updates and patches along with driver updates BUT if you are happy to run at 1080p, medium/high and between 30 to 60 fps this bundle will work with a powerful graphics card.

If you still really want to be pointed towards a solid rig that would run it as best as possible then please let us know your budget.
Edited by: "Superficial" 26th Aug
Hi (again).

Thank you everybody for attempting to help. Regarding a build I would be happy I'm looking towards spending roughly £200 per month on each of its major components. Total noob but I assume a good motherboard and CPU the first port of call. That's why this feels a good balance of 'bang for buck' but, yes, reacting to a previous comment, I would ideally prefer PCI express 4.0 compatible for more future proofing, yet not necessarily a deal breaker.

Also, perhaps just as important is I would like to take advantage of a very good PC CRT I still have in my possession so a graphics card doing VGA/analogue capable is important for my ideal rig.

Thank you.
pazuzu1726/08/2020 03:46

Hi (again).Thank you everybody for attempting to help. Regarding a build I …Hi (again).Thank you everybody for attempting to help. Regarding a build I would be happy I'm looking towards spending roughly £200 per month on each of its major components. Total noob but I assume a good motherboard and CPU the first port of call. That's why this feels a good balance of 'bang for buck' but, yes, reacting to a previous comment, I would ideally prefer PCI express 4.0 compatible for more future proofing, yet not necessarily a deal breaker.Also, perhaps just as important is I would like to take advantage of a very good PC CRT I still have in my possession so a graphics card doing VGA/analogue capable is important for my ideal rig.Thank you.


Hi It would be better for you to save that £200 for a few months then. It's an odd way to budget for a PC really as you'll end up wih parts sitting there for a while and to be honest the graphics card would cost at least two months budget at £350+ for a card that will stand a chance at MS FS 2020.

My advice is save for four months and the newer graphics cards will be out knocking the current set down in price. You should also consider the second hand market partiualrly for the CPU as they do not go wrong really. Also the new set of AMD Ryzen 4000 CPUs will near release. You'll need a budget of at least £900 in my view.

As for your VGA monitor you can buy a DisplayPort to VGA adaptor but in my view you may as well save up for a cheaper HDMI/DisplayPort flat panel monitor or at least an older one that does VGA/DVI (much more normalised conversion) - they really are very cheap.
pazuzu1726/08/2020 03:46

Hi (again).Thank you everybody for attempting to help. Regarding a build I …Hi (again).Thank you everybody for attempting to help. Regarding a build I would be happy I'm looking towards spending roughly £200 per month on each of its major components. Total noob but I assume a good motherboard and CPU the first port of call. That's why this feels a good balance of 'bang for buck' but, yes, reacting to a previous comment, I would ideally prefer PCI express 4.0 compatible for more future proofing, yet not necessarily a deal breaker.Also, perhaps just as important is I would like to take advantage of a very good PC CRT I still have in my possession so a graphics card doing VGA/analogue capable is important for my ideal rig.Thank you.


I guess you can buy a £200-worth of component, except for a graphics cards which are definitely going to be more than that.

(If you are not bothered about open box stuff) It's worth looking at Amazon Warehouse every now and then and see what they have. Unlikely to find CPU there, but MB, Graphics Card etc should be plenty abound, some at a very good discount. For example I tracked down a £400 5700XT for £315 ish.

And forget your CRT monitor. Donate it to a museum or bring it to a recycling centre near you. A half-decent new 24" monitor is just over £100 nowadays.
Just to let anyone know purchased this on Monday, and parts arrived today in perfect condition (well packaged) paired with a 1tb m.2 drive, 16gb of 3200mhz ram and a 5700xt that I'd already purchased and performance is really good in my opinion obviously not top of the line but definitely good enough to run games at a high enough fps and resolution for me to enjoy my gaming experience.
Just wanna say that there's some great advice on here and it's very much appreciated.
I'm a total novice about to build my first PC.
I'm looking to get a Ryzen 5 3600 for a little video editing, music production and maybe some gaming. I see lots of people using B450 boards, is there any reason to choose between those over this or vice versa? This looks to be a good deal.
The X470 motherboards are made with enthusiast features in mind (sometimes this could be better VRM or extra USB and SATA ports, SLI is also supported on X470 boards). Generally, the more expensive the board is, the more stuff is crammed into it and picking the right one for what you need can be a challenge.

DO note that some top end B450 are often better in terms of power design than basic entry level X470 models so this is something to keep in mind while shopping.

From a price to feature perspective at the time this seemed like a good deal and reviews of the board are generally favourable so I took the plunge and purchased.

Its all a matter of what you personally require from the system.
I’ve just gone with a Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero X570 and Ryzen 9 3900X
kenstar27/08/2020 17:52

Just to let anyone know purchased this on Monday, and parts arrived today …Just to let anyone know purchased this on Monday, and parts arrived today in perfect condition (well packaged) paired with a 1tb m.2 drive, 16gb of 3200mhz ram and a 5700xt that I'd already purchased and performance is really good in my opinion obviously not top of the line but definitely good enough to run games at a high enough fps and resolution for me to enjoy my gaming experience.


Did you have standard delivery or royal mail tracked?
PMBresit05/09/2020 13:15

Did you have standard delivery or royal mail tracked?


I just used there standard service, heres the description from there website below.

FREE UK Standard Delivery

If you choose FREE UK Standard Delivery:

It's fully trackable.Your parcel will arrive within 4 working days (excluding weekends and bank holidays) after you place your order.Your order may arrive anytime between 7am and 9pm and a signature may be required on receipt of your parcel.If you're not in when your parcel arrives, a card will be left telling you where it is. It might be left in a safe place or there will be details on how to pick up your order or rearrange delivery.Deliveries aren't made on bank holidays, so you can expect your order to arrive the next working day.
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