Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
redcan0

Can’t decide which motherboard to get

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey everyone, I have all my parts to build my pc except the motherboard I am planning to get a second hand B450 Tomahawk Max for 114$ or I could get a B550 Tomahawk or Asus Rog Strix B550-f for both 226$ and unused. Do you think its worth the price difference? I use a R5 3600 and a RTX 2080 Super. There is a high chance for me to upgrade my cpu in 2 to 3 years. What should I do? I don’t overclock my cpu btw. Thanks

Link to post
Share on other sites

How much can you get a B550-A Pro for?


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F |G.Skill Trident Z Neo (2x16GB, 3200MHz CL14) | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6

Laptop: 2018 Apple MacBook Pro 13" (i5-8259U | 8GB LPDDR3 | 512GB NVMe)

Peripherals: Ducky Shine 7 (Cherry MX Brown) | Logitech MX Master 3 & Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed | Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus | Audio-Technica AT2020USB+

Displays: Alienware AW2521HF & BenQ BL2420PT

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, redcan0 said:

179$

If it fits your budget then I'd go for that.


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F |G.Skill Trident Z Neo (2x16GB, 3200MHz CL14) | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6

Laptop: 2018 Apple MacBook Pro 13" (i5-8259U | 8GB LPDDR3 | 512GB NVMe)

Peripherals: Ducky Shine 7 (Cherry MX Brown) | Logitech MX Master 3 & Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed | Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus | Audio-Technica AT2020USB+

Displays: Alienware AW2521HF & BenQ BL2420PT

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, redcan0 said:

What should I do?

for b550, the tomahawk and the mortar and the a pro and the aorus pro are decent if they're cheaper than the strix f, but thr strix f is also good.

if you can't afford any of these, then the b450 tomahawk max and the mortar and the a pro max (non m) and the pro 4 and the pro vdh max are good. 


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
2 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

for b550, the tomahawk and the mortar and the a pro and the aorus pro are decent if they're cheaper than the strix f, but thr strix f is also good.

if you can't afford any of these, then the b450 tomahawk max and the mortar and the a pro max (non m) and the pro 4 and the pro vdh max are good. 

I can afford all of these but the thing is I don’t want to spend my money on something I don’t need

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, redcan0 said:

I don’t want to spend my money on something I don’t need

yea the a pro is really good, if you can then go for it, you could also go with any of the boards i mentioned above, but the a pro is really good as well. 


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

any prices on a B550 TUF plus?


G502 Lightspeed Review

PC:

Spoiler

i5-6400

GIGABYTE GA-H110M-DS2

CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 2X4 DDR4-2666MHz

ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX 1060-O6G

SEAGATE 2TB HDD

FUJISTU F300 240GB SSD

CORSAIR CX750M

Laptop:

Spoiler

Acer Nitro 5
i5 8300h
GTX 1050 4Gb
12 Gb RAM

128 Gb SSD

1 Tb HDD

Peripherals:

Spoiler

Keyboard:

Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn (Romer G)

Rexus Legionare MX5.1 (Content Browns)

Mice:

Logitech G602

Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Steelseries Rival 105

Logitech M330

Headset:

Logitech G430 
Cooler Master MH 752

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, redcan0 said:

I can afford all of these but the thing I don’t want to spend my money on something I don’t need

B450 Tomahawk Max should suffice then. They will release a BIOS update for the next-gen CPUs aswell.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X @4.4Ghz all-core - Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk Max - GPU: Asus GTX 1080 Ti @+120 core / +550 memory - RAM: 16 GB Crucial Ballistix @3600 cl14 - PSU: Corsair RMx 650W - Storage: 500 GB Samsung Evo 850 2,5" (OS) + 2 TB Samsung Evo 860 M.2 (Mass storage) - Cooling: EK custom loop (CPU), Raijintek Morpheus II (GPU) - Case: CoolerMaster H500 - Fans: 6x Noctua NF-F12 chromax.black (rads) 2x NF-A12x15 chromax.black (GPU) - Soundcard: Asus Xonar Essence STX II - Fan Controller: Corsair Commander Pro - OS: Windows 10 Pro - Monitors: 2x LG 27GN850-B HDR-Gaming-TV: LG C9 OLED 55" - Mouse: Logitech G Pro wireless + Powerplay - Keyboard: Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum, Corsair K63 Wireless + Lapboard - Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT990 Edition 600 Ohm - Microphone: Antlion ModMic

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Oswin said:

any prices on a B550 TUF plus?

177$ same as the B550-a pro

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Stahlmann98 said:

B450 Tomahawk Max should suffice then. They will release a BIOS update for the next-gen CPUs aswell.

Alright, Happy to hear the tomahawk is going to get new ryzen cpu support

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP

I didn’t really like the b550-a pro design its really plain has nothing special. The b550 tuf plus has a better design in terms of vrm and quality is the Tuf plus or a-pro better?

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, redcan0 said:

177$ same as the B550-a pro

iirc the Tuf plus is a bit better in terms of Vrms compared to the A pro


G502 Lightspeed Review

PC:

Spoiler

i5-6400

GIGABYTE GA-H110M-DS2

CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 2X4 DDR4-2666MHz

ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX 1060-O6G

SEAGATE 2TB HDD

FUJISTU F300 240GB SSD

CORSAIR CX750M

Laptop:

Spoiler

Acer Nitro 5
i5 8300h
GTX 1050 4Gb
12 Gb RAM

128 Gb SSD

1 Tb HDD

Peripherals:

Spoiler

Keyboard:

Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn (Romer G)

Rexus Legionare MX5.1 (Content Browns)

Mice:

Logitech G602

Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Steelseries Rival 105

Logitech M330

Headset:

Logitech G430 
Cooler Master MH 752

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Oswin said:

the Tuf plus is a bit better in terms of Vrms compared to the A pro

i mean, it depends, the tuf does indeed use 10 sic639's iirc while the a pro uses 4 discrete mosfets doubled with ir3598's, but at the same time, the a pro does have some nice features that the tuf doesn't and the a pro's vrm is still good enough for even an overclocked 3950x. 


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
2 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

i mean, it depends, the tuf does indeed use 10 sic639's iirc while the a pro uses 4 discrete mosfets doubled with ir3598's, but at the same time, the a pro does have some nice features that the tuf doesn't and the a pro's vrm is still good enough for even an overclocked 3950x. 

I'm pretty sure you're mistaking the B550-A Pro for the B550M-Pro VDH. The A Pro is on 10 discrete MOSFETs.

 

8 minutes ago, redcan0 said:

I didn’t really like the b550-a pro design its really plain has nothing special. The b550 tuf plus has a better design in terms of vrm and quality is the Tuf plus or a-pro better?

Either of them should handle even a 3950X just fine. The TUF has a pretty comparable feature set and rear IO to the A Pro, but it lacks the internal Type-C connector, but if that's not of use to you then the TUF is also a solid choice.


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F |G.Skill Trident Z Neo (2x16GB, 3200MHz CL14) | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6

Laptop: 2018 Apple MacBook Pro 13" (i5-8259U | 8GB LPDDR3 | 512GB NVMe)

Peripherals: Ducky Shine 7 (Cherry MX Brown) | Logitech MX Master 3 & Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed | Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus | Audio-Technica AT2020USB+

Displays: Alienware AW2521HF & BenQ BL2420PT

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Mateyyy said:

. The A Pro is on 10 discrete MOSFETs.

well it's  10 in pairs (so 5) doubled with 3598's...my bad lol. 


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
1 minute ago, Mateyyy said:

I'm pretty sure you're mistaking the B550-A Pro for the B550M-Pro VDH. The A Pro is on 10 discrete MOSFETs.

 

Either of them should handle even a 3950X just fine. The TUF has a pretty comparable feature set and rear IO to the A Pro, but it lacks the internal Type-C connector, but if that's not of use to you then the TUF is also a solid choice.

I also noticed that I checked the wrong Tuf version there is a micro atx and atx version of it the micro atx version of the tuf and the b550-a have the same price the regular atx tuf is very expensive. Is the only difference between the micro atx and the atx version of the tuf the size and 1 less gpu slot?

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, redcan0 said:

I also noticed that I checked the wrong Tuf version there is a micro atx and atx version of it the micro atx version of the tuf and the b550-a have the same price the regular atx tuf is very expensive. Is the only difference between the micro atx and the atx version of the tuf the size and 1 less gpu slot?

I'm pretty sure they're identical other than the differences you mentioned.


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F |G.Skill Trident Z Neo (2x16GB, 3200MHz CL14) | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6

Laptop: 2018 Apple MacBook Pro 13" (i5-8259U | 8GB LPDDR3 | 512GB NVMe)

Peripherals: Ducky Shine 7 (Cherry MX Brown) | Logitech MX Master 3 & Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed | Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus | Audio-Technica AT2020USB+

Displays: Alienware AW2521HF & BenQ BL2420PT

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


×