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Ryzen 3600 + Asus B450M-K - £236.99 @ AWD-IT (£225.02 with 5.05% TopCashBack).

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Posted 20th Nov 2019

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Ryzen 3600

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Asus B450M-K Motherboard

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3 months Xbox PC Gamepass

=236.99

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5.05% = £11.97

= £225.02

Hopefully I did the math right...

Personally not the board I would choose. But it's a B450, so upgrade paths available and will do the job just fine (also already configured, so no need to worry about it working with the Ryzen 3000 series CPUs).
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How's the motherboard?
habylab20/11/2019 10:07

How's the motherboard?


Yeah same here, does any one know, at this price the board is very cheap
davieg120/11/2019 10:08

Yeah same here, does any one know, at this price the board is very cheap


Not even sure it's much of a deal as if you take the mobo out of the equation, £67 I see on Scan, it's about the going rate for the processor.
davieg120/11/2019 10:08

Yeah same here, does any one know, at this price the board is very cheap


Personally I wouldn't put a 3900x in it (although it would work). I believe anything up to a 3700x/3800x would be fine. Once you start pushing past the 8 core / 16 thread CPU's the VRMS start to matter more.

I personally wouldn't overclock on this board, although I'm sure it'd be fine.

If you want to build a gaming PC and you're on a budget, this would be perfect.

Keeping in mind, your £600 x570 motherboard isn't going to give anymore FPS gains over my £70 B450 Mobo. It will have more features and allow for more fine-tuned overclocking (and allow for more stability when overclocking).
habylab20/11/2019 10:09

Not even sure it's much of a deal as if you take the mobo out of the …Not even sure it's much of a deal as if you take the mobo out of the equation, £67 I see on Scan, it's about the going rate for the processor.


If you do the TBC you're talking about ~£160 for the CPU, without the TBC it's £169.99 for the CPU.
I am looking at getting a bundle too so am hoping for a 20% "cross the entire site and not select same old same old sellers price gouging" eBay code in the coming weeks.

A 3700x on a B450 board is top of my list
Christoh20/11/2019 10:12

Personally I wouldn't put a 3900x in it (although it would work). I …Personally I wouldn't put a 3900x in it (although it would work). I believe anything up to a 3700x/3800x would be fine. Once you start pushing past the 8 core / 16 thread CPU's the VRMS start to matter more. I personally wouldn't overclock on this board, although I'm sure it'd be fine. If you want to build a gaming PC and you're on a budget, this would be perfect. Keeping in mind, your £600 x570 motherboard isn't going to give anymore FPS gains over my £70 B450 Mobo. It will have more features and allow for more fine-tuned overclocking (and allow for more stability when overclocking).


I am not sure that is strictly true...
Lucifer_UK20/11/2019 10:35

I am not sure that is strictly true...


I'll assume you were talking about the FPS claim.

If you buy a 3600, it is designed to run at X base and X boost - Doesn't matter what motherboard you put it into, it is designed to run at that speed.

What you might be thinking off is the cooling. There's PBO (Precision Boost Overdrive) and PBO 2 I think, can't remember which is which, but one of them will limit the CPU depending on temps. If your CPU gets too hot, it will throttle it. If you have really good cooling, it will self-overclock within safe temp limits. If you have inadequate cooling, your CPU may never hit the rated boost speed it's designed to hit, because temps are too high and it throttles the CPU.

Lastly, there were issues with CPUs hitting max boost clocks on release - this has improved since the Ryzen 3000 launch with a bunch of BIOS updates.
habylab20/11/2019 10:07

How's the motherboard?


From what I have read it’s one of the worst B450 boards with serious overheating VRM’s. I’m on the lookout for an MSI B450 Tomahawk Max combo which comes out very highly and capable of running even a 3950X without issues, not that I am look at a 3950X.
so you clever bods, how would this compare with an asus z97 with an i5 4690K? i've not really looked at the latest AMD stuff before but i've been tempted to upgrade at some point soon
thefunkygibbon20/11/2019 14:28

so you clever bods, how would this compare with an asus z97 with an i5 …so you clever bods, how would this compare with an asus z97 with an i5 4690K? i've not really looked at the latest AMD stuff before but i've been tempted to upgrade at some point soon


i5 4690k - 4 cores (4 logical cores total)
Ryzen 3600 - 6 cores / 12 threads (12 logical cores total).

There's more to it than just cores, but nice upgrade and for gaming will make a considerable difference.
Christoh20/11/2019 14:55

i5 4690k - 4 cores (4 logical cores total)Ryzen 3600 - 6 cores / 12 …i5 4690k - 4 cores (4 logical cores total)Ryzen 3600 - 6 cores / 12 threads (12 logical cores total).There's more to it than just cores, but nice upgrade and for gaming will make a considerable difference.


yeah i assumed it would. just thought, i'd also need to upgrade my memory from ddr3 to ddr4 so i'll have to factor in another hundred or so quid or whatever 16gb of ram costs these days (btw i'm running a nvidia 1080)
thefunkygibbon20/11/2019 15:09

yeah i assumed it would. just thought, i'd also need to upgrade my memory …yeah i assumed it would. just thought, i'd also need to upgrade my memory from ddr3 to ddr4 so i'll have to factor in another hundred or so quid or whatever 16gb of ram costs these days (btw i'm running a nvidia 1080)


Hahah, you were quite like me. I had a 3770k, 16GB DDR3 and a GTX 1080.

I've now a 3700x on a B450 Tomahawk MAX with 16GB Ballistix Sport LT DDR4, kept the GTX 1080 of course.

You'll be happily surprised at the price of RAM these days. You're looking about £60/70 for 16GB DDR4.
did you actually notice any difference in gaming? i mean most games i'm having to knock it down to 2k instead of 4k to get 60fps with most stuff on max detail currently.
I'd spend an extra £22 on the B450 Tomahawk max. It's got heatsinks on the VRMs and can happily run all the Ryzen CPUs without an issue.
thefunkygibbon20/11/2019 15:16

did you actually notice any difference in gaming? i mean most games i'm …did you actually notice any difference in gaming? i mean most games i'm having to knock it down to 2k instead of 4k to get 60fps with most stuff on max detail currently.


I still play at 1080 but aim to get 144FPS with my 144hz monitor. In my case I got a massive FPS increase. I dare say you'll get a considerable increase as well, mainly because you're coming from a 4 core. Means all those background processes can use different cores than your games use.

Also, you're moving from DDR3 to DDR4, and Ryzen 3000 CPU's play better with faster RAM (3600/3733 MHz being the sweet spot).
Its actuly a pretty decent board, i wouldnt put anything higher in this board then a 3600, its on the same level as the giga DS3H, done afew builds and its fine, not a board id be looking at overclocking with tbh, more stock which fits the current market of newbies into PC gaming in all fairness. nice price, relibable, the board is market at £70 like the MSI VDH which is inflated atm, should usual be around the £57/£60 like the DS3H which they are when they are on offer. so really the DS is £57 and the cheapest 3600 is £177, which is the price of this before Cashback, so would suit a newbie whos not confident on applying paste.

they also do the DS3 with a 2600x for them type of customers, which would be a better option as that saves £45 against this 3600 which can go towards extra ram if ur stuck on price point of 8gb, or that could mean the upgrade between the price of a 1660ti, rather then a 1660 on GPU "this is a gaming CPU so lets set that record straight and GPU over CPU.
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Christoh20/11/2019 10:12

Personally I wouldn't put a 3900x in it (although it would work). I …Personally I wouldn't put a 3900x in it (although it would work). I believe anything up to a 3700x/3800x would be fine. Once you start pushing past the 8 core / 16 thread CPU's the VRMS start to matter more. I personally wouldn't overclock on this board, although I'm sure it'd be fine. If you want to build a gaming PC and you're on a budget, this would be perfect. Keeping in mind, your £600 x570 motherboard isn't going to give anymore FPS gains over my £70 B450 Mobo. It will have more features and allow for more fine-tuned overclocking (and allow for more stability when overclocking).


It comes with a 3600 why would you be getting this to put a 3900 in it?

and who is talking about a £600 x570...... So confused

And if a MB has better overclocks then it would give you more FPS gains in games......
PaulsGamingLive20/11/2019 16:44

It comes with a 3600 why would you be getting this to put a 3900 in it? …It comes with a 3600 why would you be getting this to put a 3900 in it? and who is talking about a £600 x570...... So confused And if a MB has better overclocks then it would give you more FPS gains in games......


You could put a 3900x in if you wanted to upgrade down the line.


I'm saying that paying more money for a motherboard increases the features and quality of components, not the speed of the CPU.


Yes, more expensive motherboards allow for more fine tuning, cope better with higher voltages etc. - I think the mistake you've made is you're assuming everyone overclocks (or that a motherboard automatically overclocks the CPU/RAM???) lol. The majority of people don't touch that stuff or use half the features high-end motherboards provide.


You think Jimmy Bob who just bought his 11 year old son his first gaming pc is gonna be overclocking or even knows what it means? Cmon now.
Christoh20/11/2019 15:23

I still play at 1080 but aim to get 144FPS with my 144hz monitor. In my …I still play at 1080 but aim to get 144FPS with my 144hz monitor. In my case I got a massive FPS increase. I dare say you'll get a considerable increase as well, mainly because you're coming from a 4 core. Means all those background processes can use different cores than your games use. Also, you're moving from DDR3 to DDR4, and Ryzen 3000 CPU's play better with faster RAM (3600/3733 MHz being the sweet spot).


hmmm, a friend recommended that I checked gpucheck.com/gpu…usd
and it says that my cpu isn't much of a bottleneck and that i'll prob only see about a 5-10fps increase at best. i'm confused now.
thefunkygibbon20/11/2019 19:19

hmmm, a friend recommended that I checked …hmmm, a friend recommended that I checked https://www.gpucheck.com/gpu/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080/intel-core-i5-4690k-3-50ghz/ultra/?lang=en¤cy=usdand it says that my cpu isn't much of a bottleneck and that i'll prob only see about a 5-10fps increase at best. i'm confused now.



Check this video out, most of the tests are your exact spec:



To be fair some of the results a little underwhelming, but most of the results are a good bit more than 5/10fps gain.

In general non-gaming tasks the 3600 rips the 4690k a new one.
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