I'm building a new system for my main desktop for the first time in five years. The i5-3570K is going to a better place.
My plan is to replace it with a Ryzen 3700X config:ASUS Prime X570-PG.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-32GVK
The rest of the parts will be from my existing build. I'm mostly concerned with two things:
1) memory compatability.
2) Am I missing features I might need?
The memory I picked looks to be on the approved memory list and the reviews show people using it with an X570 board, so I'm reasonably confident that it'll work. But anything anyone has to add is welcome.
WRT features, this board does more than my existing board--and adds USB3.2 gen2 ports and PCI-E v4.0 and a couple of M.2 slots. I only have one PCI-E x16 card (RX580) and one PCI-E 1x card (four port SATA for a bunch of optical drives). I see myself using the M.2 slots (I already have one M.2 card in a PCI-E to M.2 adapter just to play with them. I won't need that adapter card any more.
There's RGB headers on the board and some extra USB as well. My case had a cable for some internal USB2 (four ports) and USB3 (two ports). So, it looks like I'll be able to make use of that. I may lose one of my USB2 ports as it looks like the MB only has three USB2 ports on internal headers. Meh. I gain 2 USB3 on the front, so that's no big loss. There are other ways to add more if I care--plenty of open 1x slots for that.
Any opinions? I'm not going for a flashy build--though there are several RGB headers including one for addressable LEDs. I might use that as a smart status indicator as I have plenty of WS2182B displays from other hobby work.
The only real remaining decision is will I just use the included air cooler or will I try to see if my existing water cooling setup can be adapted to this processor mount. But that's for another post.