I have a specific use case and a budget and I need advice.
I'm not far from the Madison Heights, MI store.
So... which motherboard and which memory?
Thank you all for your time and suggestions. :)
Edit: I have a build below, but I have no idea if the motherboard has enough good VRMs for the use case I described. It's just under $1100+tax.
Generally in that price range I'd aim for 3600 C16 RAM: https://www.microcenter.com/product/613487/gskill-ripjaws-v-32gb-(2-x-16gb)-ddr4-3600-pc4-28800-cl16-dual-channel-desktop-memory-kit-f4-3600c16d-32gvkc-black
Load your XMP/DOCP profile and go. IF, uclock sync with the memory speed, so you ideally get the best result from 3600. Going above 3733, you'll need to increase it manually, and you said you don't want to overclock. You can spend more, I saw some C14 that I'd may be B-Die on the site. It's an extra $85 for about 1ns. Wouldn't recommend it.
For the board, you don't seem to need much in the way of extreme expandability, so I'd go with a B550 board. Anything that supports your requirements would work. I'll suggest my personal preference: https://www.microcenter.com/product/632800/msi-b550-meg-unify-amd-am4-atx-motherboard
Generally I'll choose boards for their VRM quality. The VRM on the Unify boards are top notch.
@TSMikeW Thank you very much. I'll follow your advice.
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