First time builder seeking advice

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dawnk82
dawnk82
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edited January 2021 in Help Choosing Parts
I put this parts list together and am looking for some advice. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=61305497-224b-496e-992b-780c410aac29
First time builder here.  Main concerns are motherboard fitting in case, will I have to update bios before installing CPU.
Since there is hardly a graphics card to be found on the planet and I don't want to double my price at this time. Will the onboard graphics be ok, for the time being. Not a big gamer here, but do run some ram hungry programs. I run 2 monitors, but would like to move up to 3.



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  • JS_MC
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    Hello @dawnk82 Welcome to the Community!
    Good news and a little bad news. The good news first is that all the parts you've selected are compatible and will work well together! No BIOS update is needed for these parts to work.
    The little bad news is that the CPU does not have integrated graphics. So a dedicated GPU would be required for this system to POST.
    I'd recommend something like the Powercolor Radeon RX 550 as it has 3 display outputs and is still quite economical. 
    Please let me know if you have more questions or concerns about this, I'd be happy to assist further!
  • dawnk82
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    Thanks, yeah, I read description and saw integrated graphics not included.  The one you posted is perfect for what I need and a cheap price.  I was think of changing to a a different motherboard  https://www.microcenter.com/product/629457/asus-x570-pro-tuf-gaming-wifi-amd-am4-atx-motherboard  would this work instead and cut out the need for additional graphics card?  There several of these listed on your website, and read that I need a B550 or a X570 for the Ryzen 5 3600.


  • JS_MC
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    The Ryzen 5 3600 is the part that is missing the integrated graphics. You would need a 3200G or 3400G from AMD to have an integrated GPU or switch over to an Intel CPU. However, if you're looking for 3 displays, you'll most likely need a dedicated GPU anyway. Most motherboards can support 2 displays at max.
    The motherboard you selected would not work with this case. The case that you've selected requires a microATX or Mini-ITX motherboard and is not compatible with standard ATX.
    Hope this info helps!
  • dawnk82
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    Thank you again, you are helping educate me on pcs again, been a long time since I had to part out a new pc and decided I would venture out and try a build myself.  I am making a lot more questions for myself. 
    So I found that same MB but
    ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-PLUS (WiFi 6) AMD AM4 (3rd Gen Ryzen microATX  and  a micro ATX case  and 
    AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 4-Core Unlocked Desktop Processor with Radeon Graphics.
    Would you suggest sating with the Ryzen 5 with graphics card or the Ryzen 3 with integrated.  Thank you again.
  • JS_MC
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    Both are good options and would serve you well. Going with a Ryzen 3 3200G would work, but with wanting to go with a triple monitor setup, I would recommend staying with the Ryzen 5 and the dedicated graphics card. Both routes provide for future upgradability, but the Ryzen 3 would not have the longevity of the Ryzen 5 with the dedicated graphics card.
    Glad to help on your first build. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out!
  • dawnk82
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    Ok, thanks very much.

  • Ian
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    dawnk82 said:
    Ok, thanks very much.

    You're welcome, have a great day! 
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