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Which motherboard for Ryzen 5 4600?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I had originally planned to get the Gigabyte B550M Aorus Pro and thus also get a mini case, specifically the Fractal Design Define Mini C. However, after seeing the vrm thermals of the B550M Aorus Pro in this video i am now no longer sure i´ll be getting that board since it runs very hot. My reasoning is that it would run cool enough with the Ryzen 5 4600 that i intend to get when it becomes available, but when i want to upgrade in the future, to the Ryzen 9 4900 for example, it probably wouldn´t manage to keep the VRM´s cool enough. In the same video the best performing Micro-motherboard is the Msi B550M Mortar which is around 30 dollars more expensive. It seems to be an overall better board, except for having fewer usb ports (Correct me if i´m wrong).

 

So should i just go with the Mortar instead of the Aorus Pro? It looks like a much more compelling offer at just 30 dollars extra.

 

If so this brings up another question. The MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk is available for the same price but i´m not sure exactly what the difference between the two is. Are there benefits of getting the Tomahawk instead of the Mortar other than extra expansion, which i really don´t think i will need? And if i get the Tomahawk i obviously can´t get the Define Mini C so it would have to be the Define C or some other ATX case.

 

So - Gigabyte B550M Aorus Pro, Msi B550M Mortar with better VRM thermals and overall a slightly better board or the B550 Tomahwk?

 

I´m definitely leaning towards the Mortar but would really like a second opinion here, in case i´ve missed something.

 

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The B550m mortar is just simply a lot better than the b550m aorus pro. 

The b550 tomahawk has better vrm than the b550m mortar, but the mortar can handle any current am4 cpu easily, budget for a board? and location and currency? 

also if you're just waiting for zen 3, buy a board when that launches and don't buy a board now. 


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I mean the 4000 naming scheme isn't even set in stone right now since there are rumors of it being called 5000 now.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ok, the Aorus Pro is off the list. My budget is at it´s maximum with the Mortar and Tomahawk, roughly 185 dollars (i live in Sweden). In the video the difference in VRM temps wasn´t hugely different between the two so what other reason would there be to go for the Tomahawk? I also lose the mAtx form factor with the Tomahawk which is why the VRM difference alone isn´t enough.

 

Why do you think i should wait with buying the the motherboard until after launch? I was thinking i would order one of these two before the launch and if they offer any sort of bundle deal with the processor i can return it. On the other hand, if they raise the prices of the motherboard, i would already have it and could simply order the processor. Is there something else to consider? Also i haven´t mentioned this but both of the board are currently discounted 5 and 15 dollars respectively.

 

And yes you´re right, i meant Ryzen 5 5600 and 5900 respectively. 

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1 hour ago, CheekyBugger said:

Why do you think i should wait with buying the the motherboard until after launch?

Because well.. we don't know what's going to happen with it, wait for zen 3, check what it has to offer and then decide on a board then. 

but to answer your question.. 

1 hour ago, CheekyBugger said:

185 dollars

since i don't know how prices are where you live (pcpp shows different prices than you mentioned), to name some boards. 

B550 tomahwak, B550 aorus pro, b550 strix f, b550 a pro for ATX. 

for mATX, b550 mortar or the b550 tuf, the mortar has better vrm but the tuf is also solid. 


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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12 minutes ago, CheekyBugger said:

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i would not buy anything before the cpu are actually announced, just in case there's a new chipset, and i expect a price hike of 50usd~ for each cpu this gen, maybe 100 if amd's bold enough.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Yes, those are pretty much the boards i have been looking at, but many of the Atx sized ones were frankly a bit too expensive. So far it seems the Mortar is the way to go for mAtx.

 

I honestly don´t understand why i should wait though. I mean, the 5600 is going to be compatible right? Or what do you mean by new chipset? And what if the Mortar sells out?

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1 hour ago, CheekyBugger said:

Yes, those are pretty much the boards i have been looking at, but many of the Atx sized ones were frankly a bit too expensive. So far it seems the Mortar is the way to go for mAtx.

 

I honestly don´t understand why i should wait though. I mean, the 5600 is going to be compatible right? Or what do you mean by new chipset? And what if the Mortar sells out?

If the Mortar sells out, then it'll be a bit before it comes back into stock, but it's not like it's gone forever. There's probably going to be SOME compatibility with older chipsets, but I would not bet on the options being particularly great going forward from here. Also, note that Zen 3 is the end of Socket AM4. Zen 4 will be on AM5, AMD already stated this so you'd best keep that in mind.


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