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Question Elegant white RGB gaming build with Ryzen R3 3100, B550 micro-ATX, Dark Flash DLM21 MESH (White) mATX case.

VirtualLarry

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Here's what I have ordered thus far:

Note that prices reflect the time of posting, some of these deals are ShellShockers or Daily Deals, and thus are time-sensitive, if you want to replicate this build, at this price. Total is $483.92, not counting storage (SSD) and GPU (required with Ryzen CPUs, they don't have an iGPU) and Windows. (Samsung 860 EVO 500GB is $54.99 right now, and a GTX 1660 Super is around $229.99 MSRP, and Windows, well, I'll leave that up to you.)



darkFlash DLM21 MESH Micro ATX Mini ITX Tower MicroATX White Computer Case with Door Opening Tempered Glass Side Panel & Mesh Front Panel $53.99 (DarkFlash)


ASRock B550M PRO4 AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $89.99


Team T-Force Delta RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model TF4D416G3000HC16CDC01 $59.99


AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Quad-Core 3.6 GHz Socket AM4 65W 100-100000284BOX Desktop Processor $119.99 (3rd party seller)


Vetroo V5 White CPU Air Cooler w/ 5 Heat Pipes, 120mm PWM Processor Fan Intel / AMD Universal Socket $29.99 (Vetroo)


Asiahorse FS-9002 120mm ARGB Bearing Case/Radiator White Case Fan(in and Outside Light effect) with 5V Motherboard Sync/Analog PWM Hub (5PACK) $49.99 (AsiaHorse)


Rosewill LEPTON 500 Modular 500 W Power Supply (80 PLUS GOLD Certified) $59.99


Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (Gig+) Desktop Kit Up to 2.4Gbps Wireless Data Rates $24.99 ($5 off with code 4BKNVEC265)

I have heard that there could be issues using the AX200 card in AMD AM4 builds, something about the drivers requiring an Intel CPU. I hope that's not true. Here's a couple of alternative networking cards too, both wireless and wired, both Rosewill brand.


Rosewill PCI-e WiFi 6 Network Card AX3000Mbps Bluetooth 5.0 Adapter - Wireless PCI Express Wi-Fi Adapters 802.11AX AX200 2.4GHz/5.8GHz Dual Band Antenna for Windows 10 $34.99
+ 20% off w/ promo code NVLTDQSL94A, limited offer


Rosewill RC-20001 2.5GBASE-T PCIe Network Adapter 2.5Gbps PCI-Express x1 1 x RJ45 $24.99
+ 30% off w/ promo code NVLTDQSL88, limited offer
 
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VirtualLarry

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Another alternative mobo, if you wanted RGB on the mobo itself, would be the ASRock B550M Steel Legend micro-ATX.


ASRock B550M STEEL LEGEND AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $129.99 ($20 MIR)
 

Shmee

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Why are you ordering this now, and not waiting for the 5000 Series?
 

VirtualLarry

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Why are you ordering this now, and not waiting for the 5000 Series?
A few reasons. When 5000 series drops (*is that today? Newegg was hella slow just this morning for some reason), the price of B550 mobos is going to likely skyrocket. (Maybe not during Nov. though? As that is a "sale month".)

Also, it was kind of a spur-of-the-moment build. The 3100 was basically a place-holder, and the lowest that you can go for a CPU on B550 is really Zen2, correct?

I've got a friend with a rig that I sold/gave him the parts too, that seems to still be having some issues, so that rig only cost him like $200-280 in parts, so I thought that might build a pair of these, sort of a "his and hers" for him and his GF.

Everything just sort of came together, all of the white RGB cooler, case, fans, memory, etc. I guess I just thought that it would be "neat" to build. And that's the beauty of getting a B550 (on sale), is that Zen3 should be mostly a drop-in, I expect, or at least, I can flash the BIOS with Zen2.

I expect to throw in a (*maybe) either GTX 1650 or GTX 1660 ti, and then upgrade these rigs to a Zen3 12-core or something (5900X), when my friend's funds allow. Should still be able to get in some decent gaming with this setup, as-is. (But OH, the RAM is slow, only 3000. But it was on ShellShocker for $59.99.)

Edit: Then there's this factor, too:
 
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