Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Tech_Confused

MSI X570-A-PRO confusion.

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

Ok this is my sad story. Some months ago I decided to upgrade my system and I moved over to the AMD side like many others. I found this amazing offer back then for an MSI-570-A-PRO (I bought it 110-115 Euros) and an AMD Ryzen 7 3700x.

The rest of the specs are:

 

1. Corsair TX750M 80 Plus Gold

2. 2 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance 3200

3. Palit NVIDIA RTX 2070

4. Noctua NH-D15 CPU cooler

5. The case has 2 x 140mm fans on top and 2 x 120mm on the back as exhaust fans

6. 4 x 120mm fans front and 3 x 120mm fans down to push air in the case

 

So why am I writing this? For the first time in my life I did not do an extensive research in terms of motherboard, I trust MSI and I usually buy their products and for this reason I bought the afformentioned mobo without cross-referencing its capacity. I am not a hardcore gamer or an OC-believer (i tend to not over-clock my system) but I recently read that this particular mobo's VRMs are terrible. Not just terrible according to public opinion it is complete trash. At the same time I checked other reviews that say that the mobo is decent and there is a bit of over-reaction with some of the posts. 

 

I realize that i made a bad choice but I would like to know how bad is it. I haven't experienced any thermal throttling while gaming and I have played some demanding games. So my question after all this prologue is :

 

"How bad exactly is my motherboard?" and "Do I need to change it ASAP or I will be good with it for the time being?"

 

Thanks in advance for all your answers

Link to post
Share on other sites

It's fine until you put a Ryzen 9 on it, which is not expected because this board launched at $150.


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 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

Link to post
Share on other sites

It'll be fine for an 8-core.

For a 3900X and up, you'll want some direct airflow onto those VRMs.


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F | 32GB 3000MHz CL15 | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6

Laptop: Apple Macbook Pro 13" 2018 (i5-8259U | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD)

Peripherals: Steelseries Rival 600 & Logitech MX Master 3 | Ducky Shine 7 (Cherry MX Brown) | Sennheiser Game One | Audio-Technica AT2020USB+

Displays: Alienware AW2521HF & BenQ BL2420PT

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP

First of all thank you all for your fast replies and just to clarify. So for this particular setup my motherboard is fine right? I do not plan to go to a 3900x anytime soon, I just upgraded couple of months ago.

 

Regarding airflow as you can see my case is well ventilated and there are already many fans pointing towards the pre-mentioned VRMs I just got terrified by some reviews I never expected an MSI product to be that bad.

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Tech_Confused said:

never expected an MSI product to be that bad.

Don't look at a brand for quality 

Look at the particular product.

Brand never meant quality. 

4 minutes ago, Tech_Confused said:

do not plan to go to a 3900x anytime soon, I just upgraded couple of months ago

For the most part yes.

It can handle an 8 core and below 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.

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, TofuHaroto said:

Don't look at a brand for quality 

Look at the particular product.

Brand never meant quality.

I know that already but sadly I did not follow my own advice this time. I show the offer and I got "tricked" by it bought it fast and here we are :/...

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×