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Whats a good motherboard on a cheap budget aka up too £200

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Hi 

Thinking of upgrading my motherboard and CPU. 

Whats a good Motherboard and CPU  for around have a Gigabyte micro atx motherboard with an i3 dual core 16gb of ddr4 ram with stock fan plus the fan on the back of case GPU is a GTX 1050TI SC so don't need to upgrade that.

Motherboard says is compatible with an i7 so do I need a new one or just upgrade cpu.

Thanks for your help in advance

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which motherboard and which i3?


Beta!  X570 VRM + Features list (PM me if you want to help) 

 

Will prob be making an X570 "tier" list when that is completed.

Some Custom Loop Questions, please help answer them.

 

PC (Main)

 

CPU: i5-8400 CPU Cooler: Cryorig M9 Plus   Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H | RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8 DDR4-2400

 Boot/OS SSD: Inland 480GB SSD | Video Card: RX 570 4GB Strix OC | Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White TG (11/10) PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750

Monitor: Sceptre 24" 1080p 75hz Webcam: Logitech C920s

 

NAS:

Synology DS418J w/ 4x WD Red Pro 6TB RAID 10 (used 7.3/12TB)

 

Phone/Tablet:

iPhone 8 64GB iPad Mini 4 128GB

 

Laptops:

Dell XPS 15 9570 i7-8750H + 1050 ti + 20GB ram (16+4) + 1TB EX920 SSD

 

My old computers:

Athlon Xp + R9600 Pro 256MB Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 3.4ghz + GTX 275 | i5-3570k @ 4.4ghz + GTX 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor £111.00 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard £65.02 @ CCL Computers
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total £176.02
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-17 21:57 GMT+0000  

 


Beta!  X570 VRM + Features list (PM me if you want to help) 

 

Will prob be making an X570 "tier" list when that is completed.

Some Custom Loop Questions, please help answer them.

 

PC (Main)

 

CPU: i5-8400 CPU Cooler: Cryorig M9 Plus   Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H | RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8 DDR4-2400

 Boot/OS SSD: Inland 480GB SSD | Video Card: RX 570 4GB Strix OC | Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White TG (11/10) PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750

Monitor: Sceptre 24" 1080p 75hz Webcam: Logitech C920s

 

NAS:

Synology DS418J w/ 4x WD Red Pro 6TB RAID 10 (used 7.3/12TB)

 

Phone/Tablet:

iPhone 8 64GB iPad Mini 4 128GB

 

Laptops:

Dell XPS 15 9570 i7-8750H + 1050 ti + 20GB ram (16+4) + 1TB EX920 SSD

 

My old computers:

Athlon Xp + R9600 Pro 256MB Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 3.4ghz + GTX 275 | i5-3570k @ 4.4ghz + GTX 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£111.00 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: MSI - B450M MORTAR Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£94.13 @ Novatech) 
Total: £205.13
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-17 21:59 GMT+0000


RYZEN 5 1500X | 8GB DDR4 | RX 570 4GB | OPTANE SSD 8 58GB | 240GB SSD | CORSAIR 88R

 

/biz/ is a great board:

'Hello guys, can I ask you why the hell on this board are you talking only about cryptocurrency? Do you ever try to invest in something else? No trader on this board? Lets exchange some ideas'

Reply: 'I don't want to wait 5 years when I can lose all my money in 5 days.'

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2 minutes ago, Firewrath9 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor £111.00 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard £65.02 @ CCL Computers
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total £176.02
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-17 21:57 GMT+0000  

 

AB350M Pro4 wtf do you want it to be unstable at 0.04ghz


RYZEN 5 1500X | 8GB DDR4 | RX 570 4GB | OPTANE SSD 8 58GB | 240GB SSD | CORSAIR 88R

 

/biz/ is a great board:

'Hello guys, can I ask you why the hell on this board are you talking only about cryptocurrency? Do you ever try to invest in something else? No trader on this board? Lets exchange some ideas'

Reply: 'I don't want to wait 5 years when I can lose all my money in 5 days.'

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5 minutes ago, Firewrath9 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor £111.00 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard £65.02 @ CCL Computers
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total £176.02
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-17 21:57 GMT+0000  

 

On hell of a shitty motherboard ...

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18 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

AB350M Pro4 wtf do you want it to be unstable at 0.04ghz

Well mine's been fine at 3.9Ghz since launch pretty much, so don't know what you mean.

 

[edit] Oh and it's a Ryzen 1700 that's in it.... very stable, haven't had a BSOD in like 8 months or more and is generally on all day and doing multiple things simultaneously.


Please quote my post, or put @paddy-stone if you want me to respond to you, I may not see your post otherwise.

 

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  • PCs:-
  • AM4 1700 build https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/paddy.stone/saved/XyXyXL
  • ASUS x53e  - i7 2670QM / Sony BD writer x8 / Win 10, Elemetary OS, Ubuntu/ Samsung 830 SSD
  • Lenovo G50 - 8Gb RAM - Samsung 860 Evo 250GB SSD - DVD writer
  •  
  • Displays:-
  • Panasonic 55" 4k TV
  • LG 29" Ultrawide
  •  
  • Storage/NAS/Servers:-
  • Main Server - ASrock AB350M Pro 4 - AMD Athlon 200GE - 16GB DDR4 2133Mhz RAM - 240GB Crucial M500 SSD Boot Drive, running Windows 10, plex server - 4x 4TB Seagate Ironwolf HDDs.
  • Backup server - HP Proliant Gen 8 4 bay NAS running FreeNAS ZFS striped 3x3TiB WD reds
  • HP ProLiant G6 Server SE316M1 Twin Hex Core Intel Xeon E5645 2.40GHz 48GB RAM
  •  
  • Gaming/Tablets etc:-
  • Xbox One S 500GB + 2TB HDD
  • PS4
  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Xiaomi/Pocaphone F1 128GB 6GB RAM
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
  • Lenovo k3 note
  • Windows tablet
  •  
  • Unused Hardware currently :-
  •  
  • i7 6700K  b250 mobo - Thermaltake Core V21-  EVGA Supernova G2 650W Gold PSU
  • AMD phenom II 1055t / 8GB RAM / DVD writer
  • Zotac GTX 1060 6GB Amp! edition x2
  • Zotac GTX 1050 mini
  • Nvidia Shield K1 tablet

 

 

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15 hours ago, ears_ears said:

BTW @Djmonky1 ignore everyone who's recommending the 1500x

 

get a 2200g/2600 + b450 ds3h combo instead

I wouldn't recommend the 1500X and I would definitely get the 2600, but I also want a motherboard that isn't trash for overclocking like the DS3H, or something that isn't trash for overclocking and isn't defective for half of the goddamn product line like the AB350M Pro4 (ab350m pro4's Amazon reviews have 46% 1 star reviews and 41% 5 and 4 star combined reviews, and they all complain about a freezing issue after a few months)


RYZEN 5 1500X | 8GB DDR4 | RX 570 4GB | OPTANE SSD 8 58GB | 240GB SSD | CORSAIR 88R

 

/biz/ is a great board:

'Hello guys, can I ask you why the hell on this board are you talking only about cryptocurrency? Do you ever try to invest in something else? No trader on this board? Lets exchange some ideas'

Reply: 'I don't want to wait 5 years when I can lose all my money in 5 days.'

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