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PSU/MB for overclocking Ryzen 5 1600

Hey everyone,

I am researching some hardware for overclocking Ryzen 5 1600 (NOT owning it.. just researching). I've like never overclocked before.. what I'd really like to do is maybe try to overclock using Ryzen 5's stock cooler, which I understand is quite good. I am looking for something not very expensive (the cheaper, the better). I've been looking at the MSI B350M Gaming Pro motherboard and the
Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze 520W as PSU (do you think 520W would do, or should I better go for the Seasonic 620W, which is a bit more expensive?).

Also, is it ok to overclock in smaller cases like Silverstone Milo ML03? Or, could you recommend me some (preferably not very expensive) HTPC case :)?
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  1. For the PSU Question it depends on the GPU you intend to pair with it, though with anything up to a 1080 will be fine. Honestly with your first overclock your going to not want to go to extreme, so any decent (the one you mentioned is solid). With the stock cooler in an HTPC case it's a very different story, their simply isn't enough air to remain comfortable. I would advise using a standard case for your fist attempt, but don't let my opinion sway you.
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  2. Thank you very much for your answer. In the end, I went for a standard case (ordered, hasn't arrived yet). I was not looking for some extreme OC, but thought I could try a bit with the stock cooler (which I understood is possible :)). Still, I saw that in games at least, the OC would not help me much. Do you think it could be helpful with usual tasks or maybe programming :) (sorry if I'm going off-topic)?
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    PhantomR said:
    Thank you very much for your answer. In the end, I went for a standard case (ordered, hasn't arrived yet). I was not looking for some extreme OC, but thought I could try a bit with the stock cooler (which I understood is possible :)). Still, I saw that in games at least, the OC would not help me much. Do you think it could be helpful with usual tasks or maybe programming :) (sorry if I'm going off-topic)?


    To be honest, with programming or application development the speed of your drive when compiling is far more pertinent. Even running a an i3 is a bit overkill, but having those extra threads will help with multitasking. It's really up to your use case, and based on what your saying minor OC's or none at all is fine either way, the improved cooling really will only reduce noise levels.
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  4. Thank you very much. :)
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