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Motherboard for Ryzen 3rd gen

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Looking to upgrade the CPU/motherboard from an i5 6600 (non K) to a Ryzen 5 3600 (non X), I think the performance difference is worth the upgrade. Mostly need it for work (3D and 2D), gaming second. 

 

Firstly are B450 motherboards compatible with Ryzen 3rd gen without any BIOS updates and such and if all B450s do need an update would it be worth paying more for an X570? I'm looking to get a solid mobo / avoiding the lowest end since I plan on keeping it and hopefully upgrading to a future Ryzen generation, but I also have budget restrictions. 

 

Looking at the availability and pricing in my country it's mostly a choice between a solid B450 or a "low end" X570, I've narrowed the choice down to 3 for now: 

 

- Asus Strix B450-F Gaming 

- Gigabyte B459 Aorus Pro or Aorus Elite 

- MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus

 

I'm leaning towards the Strix for multiple reasons, but reading about it I'm not sure if the bios is updated for 3rd gen (I guess I'll have to see if the sticker on the box says "2000 ready" or "3000 ready"). The MSI X570 I'd rather avoid since it's the lowest tier X570 and I'm looking for a solid future proof board. 

 

If it comes down to it, should I get a Ryzen 7 2700X or Max instead of the 3600? 


CPU: i5 6600 | Mobo:Asus B150M Pro Gaming | RAM: 8GB Fury 2133mhz | GPU: Asus Strix RX 480 8GB OC | PSU: CM B600 600W | HDD: WD Blue 1TB | SSD: Hyper X Fury 120GB | Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl 

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Ok. So, avoid the strix like it's the plague cuz that board's vrms perform terribly. The MSI b450 tomahawk is the best b450 board for ~100 bucks.

If you don't really wanna overclock, just go with the board that has all the features you want. The x570 will have the most features, if you can afford it, it's not that bad.


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9 minutes ago, -X- said:

are B450 motherboards compatible with Ryzen 3rd gen without any BIOS updates

Any MSI motherboards with MAX in the name are compatible with 3rd gen ryzen.

 

Also the ASRock B450M/AC is compatible out of the box.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 hours ago, 8lec said:

Ok. So, avoid the strix like it's the plague cuz that board's vrms perform terribly. The MSI b450 tomahawk is the best b450 board for ~100 bucks.

If you don't really wanna overclock, just go with the board that has all the features you want. The x570 will have the most features, if you can afford it, it's not that bad.

Is it that bad? I looked up reviews and it didn't seem to be an issue, or at least wasn't mentioned. But overall I don't plan on overclocking the CPU, if that makes a difference for this mobo? 


CPU: i5 6600 | Mobo:Asus B150M Pro Gaming | RAM: 8GB Fury 2133mhz | GPU: Asus Strix RX 480 8GB OC | PSU: CM B600 600W | HDD: WD Blue 1TB | SSD: Hyper X Fury 120GB | Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl 

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On 2/11/2020 at 4:13 AM, -X- said:

Is it that bad? I looked up reviews and it didn't seem to be an issue, or at least wasn't mentioned. But overall I don't plan on overclocking the CPU, if that makes a difference for this mobo? 

In a vaccum no, it's not that bad. But it's VRMs are not good and I do not feel comfortable upgrading to something with more than 8 cores.

But unfortunately it's quite a premium for that strix logo.

Get the tomahawk, it's the best b450 mobo for your money.


  • CPU
    i3-6100
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte H110m ds2
  • RAM
    16gb 2400MHz Corsair Vengence
  • GPU
    1660 super
  • Storage
    500GB 860 EVO & 1TB seagate hdd
  • PSU
    Corsair CX750
  • Audio
    Superlux HD660 Reference Closed Back Headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 (1907)
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