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Bought a discounted MSI x570-A Pro, Am I screwed?

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It was on sale, but I didn't realize it can't use PCI-E gen4 if I'm using anything lower than Ryzen gen 3

To make matter worse this thing doesn't support gen1 and Athlon cpu so I can't slot in cheap CPU before dicide to upgrade later

Also, I haven't notice the price drop of B450 in my country. Didn't think the price would remain AFTER the sale season(B450 boards)

I still get this cheap but definitely not cheaper than some decent B450 board.

 

 

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1 minute ago, gogogame said:

It was on sale, but I didn't realize it can't use PCI-E gen4 if I'm using anything lower than Ryzen gen 3

To make matter worse this thing doesn't support gen1 and Athlon cpu so I can't slot in cheap CPU before dicide to upgrade later

Also, I haven't notice the price drop of B450 in my country. Didn't think the price would remain AFTER the sale season(B450 boards)

I still get this cheap but definitely not cheaper than some decent B450 board.

 

 

Hello,

 

It's one of the worst x570 out there so send it back if you can and grab a MSI B450 MAX motherboard (A-Pro, Gaming plus or Tomahawk).


Don't forget to quote (arrow bottom left of the message) or use name tag (@name) for us to see your answer.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, gogogame said:

To make matter worse this thing doesn't support gen1 and Athlon cpu so I can't slot in cheap CPU before dicide to upgrade later

2nd gen isnt a bad choice

 

Tho I really dont like the X570-A Pro

 


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return if possible, that board is bad news in general.  MSI did great with b450s but completely dropped the ball with any relatively cheap, even 250$ish x570

if for some reason you do have to keep it, don't overclock with it, like at all, avoid the 12-16 core CPUs (stock 8 core and good airflow it can probably do alright), and make sure the case has good airflow

just to make you feel worse and hopefully return it faster heres a picture of a innocent Australian man being attacked by a MSI x570-A-Pro

 

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