Hey there BlackHawk,
So, yes ... I did purchase the Ryzen 2600 as recommended. Very nice! It is my Christmas/Birthday presents combined. Along with the ram, though I'm have a question there, what I bought is the Patriot, but Speccy shows the second line, not 3000MHz, but rather 1066MHz. Why would that be? Any thoughts on what could be affecting the Ram being seen as 1066Mhz when it should be 3000MHz would be greatly appreciated! Or is it just Speccy not reporting correctly.
What I bought: Patriot Memory VIPER 4 Series 3000MHz (PC4 24000) 16GB Dual Channel DDR4 Kit PV416G300C6K
What Speccy reports: 16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1066MHz (15-15-15-36)
My next upgrade is the SSD memory. I have a Crucial SSD 250Gb SDD for my primary drive, but it's chuck full. So I picked up a bigger one, but in the M.2 format. I will try adding the new M.2 SSD to the motherboard. Then use Macrium Reflect to copy the old SSD contents to the M.2. MSI seems to have a handy bios for resetting the boot order, so that should be step 3.
Hopefully, doubling the operating drive will help give me more lifetime on the system.