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Which B450 motherboard?

Frizzer107
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So, I've been planning on building my very first PC this Christmas. I already know I want to use a Ryzen 5 2600 and an RX 570 8Gb (leaning towards an MSI Armor). 

I have a good plan about what I want to use it for and what most of the components should be, but I'm really struggling with the motherboard. I decided a basic B450 would be enough for 1080p gaming with an RX 570, but beyond that, I'm basically clueless, I really don't want to cheap out on it in the wrong way and handicap the whole system by doing so. It shouldn't cost more than 110€ and shouldn't have striking colours or something (basic black/grey is best). An M.2 slot and RGB would be nice but really aren't criteria.

Thanks in advance for any advice! 

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5 minutes ago, Frizzer107 said:

So, I've been planning on building my very first PC this Christmas. I already know I want to use a Ryzen 5 2600 and an RX 570 8Gb (leaning towards an MSI Armor). 

I have a good plan about what I want to use it for and what most of the components should be, but I'm really struggling with the motherboard. I decided a basic B450 would be enough for 1080p gaming with an RX 570, but beyond that, I'm basically clueless, I really don't want to cheap out on it in the wrong way and handicap the whole system by doing so. It shouldn't cost more than 110€ and shouldn't have striking colours or something (basic black/grey is best). An M.2 slot and RGB would be nice but really aren't criteria.

Thanks in advance for any advice! 

The MSI B450 Tomahawk or Asrock Pro4 are the only ones you should look at (or their mATX versions), unless you can afford MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon.

 

 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | MOBO: MSI B450 Tomahawk GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800XT | RAM: GSkill Trident Z DDR4 3600Mhz | PSU: ADATA Core Reactor 850W 80+ Gold | CASE: Fractal Design Meshify C MONITOR: LG 32UL500-W 4K 60Hz, Gigabyte M27Q 1440p 165Hz

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Ok thank you very much!

Just out of curiosity, why exactly these boards?

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RX 570 4GB and 8GB do pretty much the same things just as well tbh, the extra VRAM doesnt allow higher settings since the GPU isnt fast enough to make that extra memory show major differences.

 

Any overclocking?

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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Just now, Jurrunio said:

RX 570 4GB and 8GB do pretty much the same things just as well tbh, the extra VRAM doesnt allow higher settings since the GPU isnt fast enough to make that extra memory show major differences.

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I didn't know that, definitely going to choose a 4Gb one instead

 

3 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

 

Any overclocking?

 

Maybe a bit here and there, basically what the standard AMD cooler can handle

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15 minutes ago, Frizzer107 said:

Maybe a bit here and there, basically what the standard AMD cooler can handle

Then MSI B450 boards (except Pro M2 and Pro-VDH) ranks first, then the Asrock Pro4, K4, Master SLI and Asus B450-F, B450-E, TUF B450-Pro come behind. Gigabyte's budget options are just bad.

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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1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

Then MSI B450 boards (except Pro M2 and Pro-VDH) ranks first, then the Asrock Pro4, K4, Master SLI and Asus B450-F, B450-E, TUF B450-Pro come behind. Gigabyte's budget options are just bad.

Thanks a lot!

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