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ASRock B550 Pro4 vs MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hej y'all,

I just have a short question. Should I go with the ASRock B550 Pro4 and save some money, or should I pay an additional 36€ for the MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK?

Idk if the Tomahawk is worth it paying 36€ on top or not.

Best Regards,

baeni

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What CPU?


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My words of advice:

Don't buy Cherry Browns.

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It's worth the money definitely, but whether that's just more overkill than it already is depends on the CPU and memory.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

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What cpu ?

The tomahawk mag is obviously better and is most likely overkill 

But it all depends on the cpu.


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

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3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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Just now, baeni said:

I'd go with the Ryzen 5 3600

Both will handle it just fine

Heck b450 boards will be more than enough

The tomahawk max or the mortar are good cheaper options

As for b550 

Both will work just fine.


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

Spoiler

3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, TofuHaroto said:

Both will handle it just fine

Heck b450 boards will be more than enough

The tomahawk max or the mortar are good cheaper options

As for b550 

Both will work just fine.

Yeah I'd definitely go with the B450 Tomahawk max but unfortunately it does not have an aRGB header which is pretty important for me..🙄

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1 minute ago, baeni said:

it does not have an aRGB header which is pretty important for me..

Ah alright ( even tho you can get a controller )then just go for the pro 4 

It's plenty for a 6 core.


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

Spoiler

3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, TofuHaroto said:

Ah alright ( even tho you can get a controller )the just go for the pro 4 

It's plenty for a 6 core.

Huh? I know that there are controllers but are there controllers which allows u to use aRGB hardware on a non-aRGB mainboard?

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Just now, baeni said:

know that there are controllers but are there controllers which allows u to use aRGB hardware on a non-aRGB mainboard?

The controller has argb headers and is usually sata powered or something like that.


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

Spoiler

3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, TofuHaroto said:

The controller has argb headers and is usually sata powered or something like that.

Ah okay even tho we're getting a bit off-topic now - the lighting could not be controlled via software then, right?

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Just now, baeni said:

the lighting could not be controlled via software then, right

It can 

But if you don't want to go through the hassle 

Just get a b550 pro 4 it'll do the job.


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

Spoiler

3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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49 minutes ago, baeni said:

Hej y'all,

I just have a short question. Should I go with the ASRock B550 Pro4 and save some money, or should I pay an additional 36€ for the MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK?

Idk if the Tomahawk is worth it paying 36€ on top or not.

Best Regards,

baeni

I ordered the asrock pro4 just yesterday... same cpu...


Good job for using Night Theme

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

It can 

But if you don't want to go through the hassle 

Just get a b550 pro 4 it'll do the job.

okay thanks!

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