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What is a good mobo for Ryzen 9 3950x

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Sooo the question ^ What is a good motherblard for Ryzen 9 3950x?

 

Also, if you have links etc. about the topic I'd appreciate it.

 

And if anyone knows - are G.Skill Trident Z (3000Mhz/3200Mhz) fine for it or?

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Plenty would work, it's more a matter of how much you want to spend and then find the best value there.


Workstation Rig:
CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @5.0ghz  |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Dark Rock 4 |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3333mhz CL15 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V  |~| PSU: beQuiet! Dark Power Pro 11 80Plus Platinum  |~| Boot: Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Acer Predator X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
 
Personal Use Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i9 9900 @4.75ghz |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Shadow Rock Slim |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z390M Gaming mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3400mhzCL15 Viper Steel |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti |~| PSU: beQuiet! Straight Power 11 80Plus Gold  |~|  Boot:  Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2x2TB SanDisk SSD Ultra 3D |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Viotek GN34CB 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.


HTPC / "Console of the house":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 minutes ago, Princess Luna said:

Plenty would work, it's more a matter of how much you want to spend and then find the best value there.

I guess like somewhere around 200$ is something I could spend.

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10 minutes ago, iilbsay said:

I guess like somewhere around 200$ is something I could spend.

The Asus X570 TUF is a pretty good pick for the price range.


Workstation Rig:
CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @5.0ghz  |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Dark Rock 4 |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3333mhz CL15 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V  |~| PSU: beQuiet! Dark Power Pro 11 80Plus Platinum  |~| Boot: Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Acer Predator X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
 
Personal Use Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i9 9900 @4.75ghz |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Shadow Rock Slim |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z390M Gaming mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3400mhzCL15 Viper Steel |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti |~| PSU: beQuiet! Straight Power 11 80Plus Gold  |~|  Boot:  Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2x2TB SanDisk SSD Ultra 3D |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Viotek GN34CB 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.


HTPC / "Console of the house":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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SYSTEM SPECS

CPU: i5-8400

Motherboard: MSI B360 GAMING ARCTIC

GPU: OEM Dell GTX 1070, Cooler Master Vertical GPU Mount

Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic White

Case Fans: 9x Corsair LL120 RGB + Commander Pro(I know, overkill for my specs but I'm upgrading soon)

Thermal Paste: Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut

CPU Cooler: Cryorig H7

RAM: 2 X 8GB G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3200MHz 

PSU: Corsair RM650x

Cables: Cablemod C-Series ModFlex White for RMi and RMx

 

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msi meg x570 godlike!!!=p

i have a trident z royal sliver 32oomhz cl16 on my 3700x msi meg x570 ace...so...trident z should be fine too..=x


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700X 4.3Ghz 1.3V
  • Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 ACE
  • RAM
    G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin RGB DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-32GTRS
  • GPU
    GIGABYTE AORUS GeForce® GTX 1060 6G (rev. 2.0)
  • Case
    Tecware Nexus Evo
  • Storage
    ADATA Ultimate SU800 2TB 2.5" SSD, Toshiba X300 4TB Performance Desktop and Gaming Hard Drive 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive
  • PSU
    Cooler Master MWE GOLD 750 FULL MODULAR
  • Display(s)
    Acer KG271B
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID ML240R RGB
  • Keyboard
    ARMAGGEDDON Kalashnikov AK-700 Gaming Keyboard
  • Mouse
    Razer Naga Hex Wraith Red Edition Wired Laser Mouse
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
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The asus one is a good pick for the price. Check the phases, 8 is the normal for cheap x570, 10 or 12 is the better cheap ones so you need one of those. 

 

I will put one on my x370 carbon but I have a fan on the cooler of the board :)

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Wait, you are willing to splurge of a relatively expensive CPU but would scrimp on a mobo? Get a mid tier X570 at the very least, and 3600Mhz Cl16 RAM, or at the very least 3200Mhz Cl16 RAM.

 

When I scored my 3900X, I knew I'd get a mid tier X570 mobo at the very least, but ended up with a high end X570 Aorus Xtreme. Also bought 32GB DDR4 3200 cl16 and 3733Mhz cl17 Patriot Steel Viper to play with. I have the former, the latter my niece will pass to me in December when she comes to visit me.


Rig 1: AMD AM4 R9 3900X (12C/24T) | Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme | 4x 8GB XPG Spectrix D60G DDR4 3200 | PowerColor RX VEGA 64 Red Devil | 256GB Sabrent Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 (OS) | 4TB Samsung 860 EVO SSD + 2TB Samsung 860 QVO SSD + 6TB WD Black HDD | CoolerMaster H500M | Corsair HX1000 Platinum | Leopold FC660C + Logitech G703 | OPPO HA-1 + Philips Fidelio HTL9100 | Acer XR341CK 21:9 Freesync | 64bit Win10 Pro

Rig 2: Intel i7 3960X (6C/12T) | Asus R4E | 16GB Corsair Dom Plat 2133mhz | 2x Gigabyte RX VEGA 64 Gaming OC (CrossFire) | iFi Micro iDSD BL + Samsung HW-K651 | Caselabs M8 | Corsair HX-1050 | Leopold FC660C + Logitech G502 | Samsung C49HG90DME 49" 32:9 | 64bit Win10 Pro

HTPC Rig: Intel i7 4770K (4C/8T) | ASRock Z87 Extreme6 | 16GB RipJawsX 2133mhz | Leaadtek GTX1080 Hurricane | Tt View 31 | Enermax 1500 MAX Revo | Logitech G613 + G603 | Panasonic 65" UHD TV | 64bit Win10 Pro

 

 

 

 

 

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Yeah, I'm not sure why people are suggesting cheap ass motherboards for a top tier CPU. Personally, if I had the money to drop on a 3950X, I'd probably grab either a Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master or Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero. For RAM, I'd definitely be at least looking for a 3600mhz CL14 kit. Ideally (and this is what I did for my 3700X), I'd get a 3866mhz kit with the lowest timings possible, under-clock it to either 3800mhz or 3733mhz, and then tighten up the timings and much as I could.

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I echo what others are saying.

 

You should be going high end if you are getting a 3950X.

 

It will work on lesser motherboards, but really, if you are getting a 3950X, I imagine that you will want to take advantage of all of the bells and whistles offered by the higher end boards, especially since this CPU is made for content creation workloads.


Desktop:

AMD Ryzen 7 @ 3.9ghz 1.35v w/ Noctua NH-D15 SE AM4 Edition

ASUS STRIX X370-F GAMING Motherboard

ASUS STRIX Radeon RX 5700XT

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4 3200

Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVME

2x4TB Seagate Barracuda HDDs

Corsair RM850X

Be Quiet Silent Base 800

Elgato HD60 Pro

Sceptre C305B-200UN Ultra Wide 2560x1080 200hz Monitor

Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum Keyboard

Logitech G903 Mouse

Oculus Rift CV1 w/ 3 Sensors + Earphones

 

Laptop:

Acer Nitro 5:

Intel Core I5-8300H

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4 2666

Geforce GTX 1050ti 4GB

Intel 600p 256GB NVME

Seagate Firecuda 2TB SSHD

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

 

 

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I am getting the 3950x when it materializes.

 

I have, in the past 30 years, used mobos in my builds from ASUS, GIGABYTE as well as MSI.  I don't lean one way or the other when it comes to the Bios setup or list of features.

 

But, it's 2019, almost 2020.  Does anyone have any solid insight in regards to leaning toward ASUS, GIGABYTE, or MSI these days and why?

 

The two I am deciding between seem to be the MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE EATX AM4 and the Gigabyte X570 AORUS XTREME EATX AM4.

 

COMPARISON.  Anyone have opinions?

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, johntwoods said:

I am getting the 3950x when it materializes.

 

I have, in the past 30 years, used mobos in my builds from ASUS, GIGABYTE as well as MSI.  I don't lean one way or the other when it comes to the Bios setup or list of features.

 

But, it's 2019, almost 2020.  Does anyone have any solid insight in regards to leaning toward ASUS, GIGABYTE, or MSI these days and why?

 

The two I am deciding between seem to be the MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE EATX AM4 and the Gigabyte X570 AORUS XTREME EATX AM4.

 

COMPARISON.  Anyone have opinions?

 

 

 

I personally like Gigabyte's VRM design a lot more. No doublers used at all which will give you cleaner power delivery. Honestly though, I think both the Godlike and the Xtreme are a waste of money. The boards directly beneath them (Aorus Master and Meg Ace) are nearly the same boards for half the price. The Xtreme and Godlike boards might have a slightly better VRM, but it honestly doesn't matter at that point unless you're going to be LN2 overclocking, which they're both probably still overkill for anyway. If it were me, I'd save the money and grab either the Gigabyte Aorus Master or Asus Crosshair VIII Hero. The lowest I would go would be the AsRock Taichi.

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5 hours ago, johntwoods said:

I am getting the 3950x when it materializes.

 

I have, in the past 30 years, used mobos in my builds from ASUS, GIGABYTE as well as MSI.  I don't lean one way or the other when it comes to the Bios setup or list of features.

 

But, it's 2019, almost 2020.  Does anyone have any solid insight in regards to leaning toward ASUS, GIGABYTE, or MSI these days and why?

 

The two I am deciding between seem to be the MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE EATX AM4 and the Gigabyte X570 AORUS XTREME EATX AM4.

 

COMPARISON.  Anyone have opinions?

 

 

 

 

I agree with @Vortex88

 

Between those two the Aorus Xtreme is suppose to be the better one because of it's true phase power delivery and fanless chipset cooling not seen on any other X570 motherboard (it's a factor for some people, not sure if it is for you). The board also is very well designed with very nice finned heatsinks on its VRMs and full of features although the Godlike is also insanely good. However, I feel like the Crosshair VIII Hero, Aorus Master and even the MEG Ace should all be very capable of running a 3950X to the max.

 

At this level (upper mid to high quality of X570 motherboards) these motherboards' power deliveries are beginning to challenge HEDT platforms; not necessarily I don't think but the point is in most cases, if not all, these motherboards are overkill but then again if you're going to buy the flagship CPU you may as well go all out and give it an equally expensive home to sit in if you want.


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 Ryzen 7 3700X | NH-D15S | Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master | 2x8Gb 3200MHz Corsair Dominator Platinum | nVidia RTX 2070 | EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750W | Samsung 970 Evo 500Gb | Intel 660p 1Tb | Seagate Barracude 2Tb | Phanteks Eclipse P600s | Acer Nitro VG240YU

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I agree. I just think the $700 boards are a waste of money, especially because they're not much of an improvement over their $300-$400 brethren. If you want some deep dives on motherboards, I would recommend Buildzoid from Actually Hardcore Overclocking and Gamer's Nexus on YouTube. He covers tons of motherboards in depth.

 

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