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MSI B550 GAMING EDGE WIFI vs MSI B550 GAMING PRO CARBON WIFI

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys, can anyone advise on which one motherboard you will consider and why?

 

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I know the pro carbon is decent. I'm not quite sure about the gaming edge though. 

What cpu and what's your budget? Consider other b550 boards or even b450 boards. 


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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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The B550 Gaming Edge WIFI is solid, just like the B550 Tomahawk, B550 Aorus Pro, Strix B550-F.

The B550 Gaming Carbon is kind of pointless imo, considering you can get an X570 Tomahawk at that price point.


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I still haven't seen any extensive reviews of these, which seems kind of odd. Anyone know of any good review vids I missed? It's an entirely different chipset, so I know there's really no correlation, but MSI's Gaming Edge and Pro Carbon X570 boards were so monumentally bad, I'm really hesitant to recommend any of their B550 boards yet.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 7/13/2020 at 11:36 PM, TofuHaroto said:

I know the pro carbon is decent. I'm not quite sure about the gaming edge though. 

What cpu and what's your budget? Consider other b550 boards or even b450 boards. 

Pretty standard build I am going for. I initially wanted to purchase MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon but I can't find it at the moment in my country. So I waited for the release of the B550 boards recently, and the price for MSI B550 Gaming Edge and Gaming Pro Carbon are pretty much higher but I do not mind spending a little more for future proofing. Can't really find much reviews on these 2 boards on the internet. 

 

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RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR4 3200

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Case: NZXT H510

 

 

 

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Just now, jluazq said:

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600

Even b450 boards will work fine. 

Both of thes boards are good though. 

For b450. 

Tomahawk max and mortar max. 

Pro 4 and the pro vdh max and the a pro max ( non m) 

B550. 

The boards you listed. 

B550 pro 4 as a cheap option. 

Tomahawk mag 

Aorus pro 

Strix f 

Mortar. Are also pretty good. 


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

 

 

Wārudobītā

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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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1 minute ago, jluazq said:

Memory: Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 250 GB

Pretty expensive for a gaming build. How much is a p1?

 

1 minute ago, jluazq said:

GPU: ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 AMP 6GB

5700/5700xt should be the same price and perform better. 

 

2 minutes ago, jluazq said:

Case: NZXT H510

 

Choked off airflow, swap it for a p300 from Phanteks. 
 

What’s the price on a B550 tomahawk?


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Just now, jluazq said:

Pretty standard build I am going for. I initially wanted to purchase MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon but I can't find it at the moment in my country. So I waited for the release of the B550 boards recently, and the price for MSI B550 Gaming Edge and Gaming Pro Carbon are pretty much higher but I do not mind spending a little more for future proofing. Can't really find much reviews on these 2 boards on the internet. 

 

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600

Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR4 3200

Memory: Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 250 GB

Memory: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

GPU: ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 AMP 6GB

Case: NZXT H510

 

 

 

Anyway I have so far spent around $720 USD for the above parts (btw I am from Singapore). So I am missing a motherboard and PSU. I am looking at max $1200 USD 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, gloop said:

Pretty expensive for a gaming build. How much is a p1?

 

5700/5700xt should be the same price and perform better. 

 

Choked off airflow, swap it for a p300 from Phanteks. 
 

What’s the price on a B550 tomahawk?

The estimated price 

 

B550 MSI Tomahawk  - $215 USD 

B550 MSI Gaming Edge Wifi - $236 USD

B550 MSI Gaming Pro Carbon - $265 USD

X570 MSI Tomahawk MAX WIFI - $244 USD

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The estimated price 

 

B550 MSI Tomahawk  - $215 USD 

B550 MSI Gaming Edge Wifi - $236 USD

B550 MSI Gaming Pro Carbon - $265 USD

X570 MSI Tomahawk MAX WIFI - $244 USD

If you need WiFi and extra Gen4 PCIe Lanes get the X570 Tomahwek WiFi. 
 

If you need WiFi and no extra Gen4 lanes get the Gaming Edge WiFi. 
 

If you don’t need WiFi or the extra Gen4 lanes get the B550 Tomahawk. 


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3 minutes ago, jluazq said:

The estimated price 

 

B550 MSI Tomahawk  - $215 USD 

B550 MSI Gaming Edge Wifi - $236 USD

B550 MSI Gaming Pro Carbon - $265 USD

X570 MSI Tomahawk MAX WIFI - $244 USD

If you don't need WIFI then I'd go for the B550 Tomahawk. Otherwise, considering it's such a small difference between the B550 Gaming Edge and X570 Tomahawk, I'd probably get the X570 Tomahawk, mostly for the extra IO but technically also even stronger VRM.


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