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Good AM4 Motherboards?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Looking for some good motherboards for my future Ryzen build, but I'm having trouble deciding on what I should get, what would be some good X370, B450 and B350 boards? (X470 is outside my budget right now)


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What is your budget and location?


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msi b450 tomahawk and asus b450 pro4 are two good ones off the top of my head


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, JM21 said:

What is your budget and location?

I don't want to spend more than say $180 on the motherboard. I have my eye out on this MSI B450 Gaming Carbon but not too sure about its quality.


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4 minutes ago, xFluing said:

I don't want to spend more than say $180 on the motherboard. I have my eye out on this MSI B450 Gaming Carbon but not too sure about its quality.

The Asus X370 Crosshair VI is at the top of your budget at $180, but a great motherboard. It's the only one I have owned but I have also heard good things about MSI boards as well.

 

I think that any MSI B450/350/X370 or Asus B450/350/X370 will server you well.

 

Here's your options: https://pcpartpicker.com/products/motherboard/#c=124,133,123&sort=-price&page=1&X=11452,18491


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depending on location, you might get lucky & find a X470 in budget, I just came across a used Gigabyte X470 Aorus Ultra Gaming for $100 Canadian locally on local classifieds, only possible barrier to get it is transportation, if I'm lucky enough to get it though It'll be paired with a $100 Canadian Ryzen 3 1200 or 2200G then it's just a matter or finding a good deal on DDR4 RAM. It will be replaceing a i5-2500k that needs a motherboard.

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What CPU will you use?


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Greetings fellow user of AMD Athlon 860k (mine is 760k but eh XD). As a guy having even a bit slower hardware than you, I feel your pain and will share with you my new ryzen build.

Ryzen 5 1500X

Asrock Killer SLI x370

1 stick 8 Gigs 3000 MHz some kind of DDR4 Ram.

Around the time I bought (in February) this was ~500 euro and so far it was rock solid (except the stupid ryzen ram speed bugs, but that got fixed in later BIOS updates).

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i quite like my asus prime x370 pro. i have the bios updated to 1803 so it can do the 2000 series cpus. i got it for 120$ as an open box but it's usually 140$ i think

 

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I used the MSI B450M Gaming in a build recently, and it worked great. Spent just under $80 USD.

 

Do you need onboard WiFi? Lots of SATA devices? Any reason you're not looking at MicroATX?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
17 minutes ago, NickPickerWI said:

I used the MSI B450M Gaming in a build recently, and it worked great. Spent just under $80 USD.

 

Do you need onboard WiFi? Lots of SATA devices? Any reason you're not looking at MicroATX?

Well, full sized ATX looks better IMO also given I have a mid tower ATX case and the mATX inside looks rather weird. Also, I'd imagine a full sized ATX has better VRMs, also no, I will never use wi-fi.


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