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MSI B450 Mortar Ti for a beginner?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I haven’t done a build in years, but Ive wanted to get gaming build/every day user going. I’ve searched as much as I can and B450 seems the way to go. I ordered a MSI B450 Mortar Titanium ~$150, but have some reservations. I want to be able to run 2nd and 3rd gen AMD processors, while still getting an assortment of USB ports. I know the microATX is going to limit the ports. NVMe would be nice but not a deal breaker. I couldn’t care less about rgb. I was originally thinking a Ryzen 3 2200G processor, but I’m open to suggestions. I’m looking to spend about $300 on the mobo and processor. Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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Is white PCB that big of a deal? There's only 1 better equipped white PCB board out there, that's the X370 Xpower. Availability for that is a problem and it wont beat the Mortar by much. It's also the worst flagship board and one of the worst priced (at launch) high end board in recent years

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I really don’t care what color it is. I think I was overwhelmed with all the options and reviews, I just picked that one. I’ve been getting more into gaming when I have time with coworkers and friends. That said, a mAtX is probably not the greatest return for the size. I’m open to ATX suggestions for a mobo. I do want to use a second or third gen AMD. But I don’t know if the 470/570x would work on my budget, but I have some wiggle room on the cost.

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