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Is this a good Ryzen mini-itx mobo?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm planning on doing a Ryzen build in the NZXT H1, and I have a few specific requirements for my motherboard. I need 2 m.2 slots, and WiFi 6. There were quite a few motherboards that met these requirements, but the NZXT H1 has a USB C port, and I wanted a motherboard with a USB 3.2 Gen 2 header to be able to use it. The ASUS ROG Strix B550-I AM4 Mini-ITX Motherboard (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1569271-REG/asus_rog_strix_b550_i_gaming_republic_of_gamers_strix.html) is the only mobo I've found that does this. Is this a good board for my needs, or should I go with a different mobo and sacrifice a USB C?

 

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it is but what CPU?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, GDRRiley said:

it is but what CPU?

Currently trying to decide between Ryzen 7 3700x, Ryzen 9 3900x, and Ryzen 9 3950x.

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Doesn't the B550 board have limited PCIE4 lanes?  Wouldn't a x570 board suit you more since you're gonna dedicate some lanes to the USB-C at the front already?


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Just now, Samfisher said:

Doesn't the B550 board have limited PCIE4 lanes?  Wouldn't a x570 board suit you more since you're gonna dedicate some lanes to the USB-C at the front already?

to first x16 and 1 m.2

 

I'd only by a 200$ board for a 3900x or 3950x


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Just now, Samfisher said:

Doesn't the B550 board have limited PCIE4 lanes?  Wouldn't a x570 board suit you more since you're gonna dedicate some lanes to the USB-C at the front already?

IDK lol, this is my first PC build. I've done some research but idk about which would be best for me

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1 minute ago, Samfisher said:

Doesn't the B550 board have limited PCIE4 lanes

The first m.2 and the x16 slot ( so basically anything on the cpu lanes ) is 4.0.


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Just now, GDRRiley said:

to first x16 and 1 m.2

 

I'd only by a 200$ board for a 3900x or 3950x

Yeah, I'm probably gonna end up going with one of those two. Mainly for the purposes of streaming, recording, video editing, but most of all music production which requires a ton of CPU power.

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Just now, Duranson said:

 

It's a good board.  If it can handle a 3900x which iirc it can 

It will handle a 3950x since current draw between these two chips is relatively similar.


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Just now, TofuHaroto said:

The first m.2 and the x16 slot ( so basically anything on the cpu lanes ) is 4.0.

Yes this is also true for X570, but I would assume you'd want the full fat 10Gbps type C at the front, so that's some lanes too.  Plus OP want's M.2 drives and WiFi 6 (which also use the PCIE lanes).


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1 minute ago, TofuHaroto said:

It's a good board.  If it can handle a 3900x which iirc it can 

It will handle a 3950x since current draw between these two chips is relatively similar.

Great. That's the one I'll go with in that case. Are you sure there aren't any better Mini-ITX options that I should take a look at? Or should I be good with this one?

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Just now, Samfisher said:

Plus OP want's M.2 drives and WiFi 6 (which also use the PCIE lanes).

Other than the type c port. 

Dmi 4 for the extra m.2 won't matter for a casual user unless your saturating the bandwidth of 3.0 and need the extra headroom ( which I doubt any person will he with a consumer platform.)


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, Duranson said:

Great. That's the one I'll go with in that case. Are you sure there aren't any better Mini-ITX options that I should take a look at? Or should I be good with this one?

an x570 version will be a bit better if you use lots of USB


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Just now, GDRRiley said:

an x570 version will be a bit better if you use lots of USB

I mean, I have 2 USB dongles for my keyboard and mouse, one for my microphone, and that's pretty much it. Basically 3 in total, and occasionally I plug in a USB drive or whatever to grab files. So which would you recommend in that case?

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1 minute ago, Duranson said:

Are you sure there aren't any better Mini-ITX options that I should take a look at?

Itx isn't the most popular form factor for b550 boards from what I have seen. 

This one is decent though I'm sure there is another itx board that I forgot about lol.  

You can watch this video reviewing itx b550 boards.


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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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2 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

Other than the type c port. 

Dmi 4 for the extra m.2 won't matter for a casual user unless your saturating the bandwidth of 3.0 and need the extra headroom ( which I doubt any person will he with a consumer platform.)

Drives will still reserve the lanes though even when not saturating them, could be wrong.


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