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Terryw92

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I have picked out a few parts, I was wondering if there was anything am missing or making a mistake with or if there is room for improvements? - https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/dFstPV

CPU - AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor

CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Motherboard - MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard

Memory - Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory

Storage - Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card - Sapphire Radeon RX 470 4 GB Video Card

Case - Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case

Power Supply - Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply

The Video Card and PSU are from my PC at the moment, Hopefully i can upgrade the gpu later
 

crjdriver

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Looks good to me. I am not a fan of msi boards however those parts look OK. The motherboard you listed supports that cpu from bios A4 on SO you may have to do a bios flash to support your cpu. Not a big deal with that board; it has the bios flashback option [or whatever msi calls it] You can flash a bios without even having a cpu installed.
 

Terryw92

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TY crjdriver, the MSI Mobo is just what i could find recommended at that price range with a decent VRM ( Honestly dont know if it is decent or important am a bit lost when it comes to computers now ) Am not sure about flashing the bios but seems to be necessary for that processor and hopefully i cant go wrong with the flashback feature .
 

Terryw92

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Is there any motherboards you could suggest that would be recommended? Or is this board suitable enough for the hardware. I have no experience with MSI so am not sure if its a problem you have experienced with them or if they have a reputation for bad parts?
 

crjdriver

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I had problems with their boards a number of years ago and it left a bad feeling toward msi products. Their new stuff may be fine however I try not to use them. I use asrock, asus, or gigabyte boards in builds.
 

crjdriver

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You only update a bios if there is a reason to do so ie the current bios does not support your cpu OR has a fix you need. I would assemble/test the system first then decide if you need an update.
Since I do not use msi boards, I cannot tell you if there is a way to know what bios the board currently is running. With an asrock board, they have a sticker on the board showing the shipping bios. Asus can tell you what bios is on the board using the serial# on the motherboard box. MSI may or may not have this option.
 

Terryw92

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I dont think i worded that correctly, i meant in the scenario i have to update the bios would it be recommended to update to the latest bios version A7. I Apologise for the confusion
 

crjdriver

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First and foremost, you read the release notes for each bios. On some boards, you cannot just update to the latest one; you need to update to a given bios first then the latest one. If there are no caveats about needing to update to a bridge bios or similar, then yes update to the latest one IF it is necessary.
Again you only update a bios if it is necessary. There is no need to have the "Latest and greatest" bios AND there are numerous threads on this forum where someone attempted a bios update and now the system will not POST.
 

Terryw92

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TY again crjdriver, I just assumed the newest bios would of been more stable with the fixes from previous ones. Probably first time closing a post more confused than when i started it, but it happens :)
 

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