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Posted · Original PosterOP

I would like to purchase MB for my new AMD build. Which board should I buy ASUS PRIME B450M-A or ASROCK B450M PRO 4? 

Rest of the specs. are-

Ryzen 5 3400g (may upgrade later with Ryzen 5 3600x)

G.skill Ripjaws v 8GB @ 3200 MHZ (will be installing one more stick of 8 GB)

kingston a2000 250 GB M.2 NVME

Gigabyte P450B PSU

Gigabyte C200 case

Seagate 2 TB HDD

I will be using APU now but will purchase atleast 1660 super if I'll upgrade CPU.. 

 

I've heard that this ASROCK model has got the best VRM in its price range.

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Between the two, definitely the Pro4.


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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+

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Is it a good brand as compared to Asus and what about the stability of Asrock components?

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10 hours ago, yash5599 said:

I've heard that this ASROCK model has got the best VRM in its price range.

strictly between these two,  the pro 4, it has a 3 phase vrm with SM4337 and SM4336 and is a pretty decent board. 

 

10 hours ago, yash5599 said:

as compared to Asus and what about the stability of Asrock components?

it's just an over all better board. 


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CPU: Ryzen 3 3100. Board: B550m TUF plus. Memory: 16 (2x8) 3200 cl16 Hyper x Fury RGB. GPU: Gigabyte Windforce 1650 super.  Boot Drive: MX500. Case: Antec NX500 (Quite crappy. :p) PSU: CX450. 

 

Hehe, Meshify c is a kewl case. 

 

 

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4 hours ago, yash5599 said:

Is it a good brand as compared to Asus and what about the stability of Asrock components?

The Pro4 has much beefier and better-cooled power delivery, which will give you more stability especially if you plan to upgrade.

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7 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

strictly between these two,  the pro 4, it has a 3 phase vrm with SM4337 and SM4336 and is a pretty decent board.

3 minutes ago, Grabhanem said:

The Pro4 has much beefier and better-cooled power delivery, which will give you more stability especially if you plan to upgrade.

i got a pro4 for my buddy's 3600, how much power would the vrms handle reliably if he wants to upgrade?


topics i need help on:

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my "oops i bought intel right before zen 3 releases" build

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 (placeholder)

GPU: Gigabyte 980ti Xtreme (also placeholder), deshroud w/ generic 1200rpm 120mm fans x2, stock bios 130% power, no voltage offset: +70 core +400 mem 

Memory: 2x16gb GSkill Trident Z RGB 3600C16, 14-15-30-288@1.45v

Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S w/ white chromax bling
OS Drive: Samsung PM981 1tb (OEM 970 Evo)

Storage Drive: XPG SX8200 Pro 2tb

Backup Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 4TB

PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750W w/ black/white Cablemod extensions
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Dark (to be replaced with a good case shortly)

basically everything was bought used off of reddit or here, only new component was the case. absolutely nutty deals for some of these parts, ill have to tally it all up once it's "done" :D 

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1 minute ago, VeganJoy said:

how much power would the vrms handle reliably if he wants to upgrade?

Can easily handle a 3700x and maybe a stock 3900x. 


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CPU: Ryzen 3 3100. Board: B550m TUF plus. Memory: 16 (2x8) 3200 cl16 Hyper x Fury RGB. GPU: Gigabyte Windforce 1650 super.  Boot Drive: MX500. Case: Antec NX500 (Quite crappy. :p) PSU: CX450. 

 

Hehe, Meshify c is a kewl case. 

 

 

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Just now, TofuHaroto said:

Can easily handle a 3700x and maybe a stock 3900x. 

hm thats fair, sounds about comparable to the msi x570 gaming plus? ik everyone hates it but i got one for free so i figured id use it in a build lol


topics i need help on:

Spoiler

 

 

my "oops i bought intel right before zen 3 releases" build

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 (placeholder)

GPU: Gigabyte 980ti Xtreme (also placeholder), deshroud w/ generic 1200rpm 120mm fans x2, stock bios 130% power, no voltage offset: +70 core +400 mem 

Memory: 2x16gb GSkill Trident Z RGB 3600C16, 14-15-30-288@1.45v

Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S w/ white chromax bling
OS Drive: Samsung PM981 1tb (OEM 970 Evo)

Storage Drive: XPG SX8200 Pro 2tb

Backup Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 4TB

PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750W w/ black/white Cablemod extensions
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Dark (to be replaced with a good case shortly)

basically everything was bought used off of reddit or here, only new component was the case. absolutely nutty deals for some of these parts, ill have to tally it all up once it's "done" :D 

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4 hours ago, VeganJoy said:

i got a pro4 for my buddy's 3600, how much power would the vrms handle reliably if he wants to upgrade?

The tier list on the forum rates it at 75A current draw, which at typical Ryzen voltages is around 80-100W. I'd feel pretty safe putting in any 95W or lower rated chip in it if you're not overclocking.

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Just now, Grabhanem said:

The tier list on the forum rates it at 75A

Don't trust that rating lol. 

1 minute ago, VeganJoy said:

about comparable to the msi x570 gaming plus?

That board should run a stock 3900x as well. It's not a good board really. 


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CPU: Ryzen 3 3100. Board: B550m TUF plus. Memory: 16 (2x8) 3200 cl16 Hyper x Fury RGB. GPU: Gigabyte Windforce 1650 super.  Boot Drive: MX500. Case: Antec NX500 (Quite crappy. :p) PSU: CX450. 

 

Hehe, Meshify c is a kewl case. 

 

 

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Pro4 of course, especially since you're using an APU which means extra stress on the SOC VRM (since it powers the iGPU). The one on the B450M-A is not good for APUs beyond those with Vega 3 (i.e. Athlon stuff)

 

2 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

Don't trust that rating lol. 

*knock knock


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

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10 hours ago, Jurrunio said:

knock knock

I mean, it just seems like it's underestimating what it can do, a 3700x maxes out at around 100A and the pro4 easily handles it, and it can handle a 3900x at stock iirc fairly well. 

No offense at all to that list but that rating seems a little off, unless there's a reasoning behind it. 


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CPU: Ryzen 3 3100. Board: B550m TUF plus. Memory: 16 (2x8) 3200 cl16 Hyper x Fury RGB. GPU: Gigabyte Windforce 1650 super.  Boot Drive: MX500. Case: Antec NX500 (Quite crappy. :p) PSU: CX450. 

 

Hehe, Meshify c is a kewl case. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, TofuHaroto said:

I mean, it just seems like it's underestimating what it can do, a 3700x maxes out at around 100A and the pro4 easily handles it, and it can handle a 3900x at stock iirc fairly well. 

No offense at all to that list but that rating seems a little off, unless there's a reasoning behind it. 

the pro4 is rated for 100A tbh, that is for overclocking 3700x and running Ryzen 9 at stock


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

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10 hours ago, Jurrunio said:

the pro4 is rated for 100A tbh

Yea that's more fair, 75a just seems low for what that board can do. :D


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CPU: Ryzen 3 3100. Board: B550m TUF plus. Memory: 16 (2x8) 3200 cl16 Hyper x Fury RGB. GPU: Gigabyte Windforce 1650 super.  Boot Drive: MX500. Case: Antec NX500 (Quite crappy. :p) PSU: CX450. 

 

Hehe, Meshify c is a kewl case. 

 

 

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