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need help with what to look for in motherboard

building system soon (i hope). going to use 3300x most likely. gtx 1650 super. 500gb-1tb m.2 nvme ssd for all storage, don't think i'll need more than that. want wifi because room doesn't have ethernet yet. bluetooth as well. i'm new to pc's so don't understand much of the spec listings to help figure out which board to get. working with a tight budget. any tips tricks or specific board suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

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4 minutes ago, DontJoshme said:

building system soon (i hope). going to use 3300x most likely. gtx 1650 super. 500gb-1tb m.2 nvme ssd for all storage, don't think i'll need more than that. want wifi because room doesn't have ethernet yet. bluetooth as well. i'm new to pc's so don't understand much of the spec listings to help figure out which board to get. working with a tight budget. any tips tricks or specific board suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

Are You planning to Over Clock?

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For a motherboard, all you really care about is the size and the power-delivery system (called the VRM) -- Other than that if you're building a standard PC you really have no worries if you're buying from a well-known brand.

I have a motherboard tier list in my signature, and you should aim to get at least a tier C motherboard so that you have the headroom to upgrade to a higher-end CPU a few years down the road.

Another thing to note is that B550 (a new motherboard chipset supporting new features like PCI-e gen 4 and better upgradeability) is coming very soon, so you might want to wait until you can get a B550 for those better features.

 

If you give me a budget and country, I can make you a good-value parts list.

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3 minutes ago, Spencer11 said:

Are You planning to Over Clock?

no not planning to over clock. that would only be a small possibility at the end of the cpu's life if trying to put off an uprade.

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5 minutes ago, RadiatingLight said:

For a motherboard, all you really care about is the size and the power-delivery system (called the VRM) -- Other than that if you're building a standard PC you really have no worries if you're buying from a well-known brand.

I have a motherboard tier list in my signature, and you should aim to get at least a tier C motherboard so that you have the headroom to upgrade to a higher-end CPU a few years down the road.

Another thing to note is that B550 (a new motherboard chipset supporting new features like PCI-e gen 4 and better upgradeability) is coming very soon, so you might want to wait until you can get a B550 for those better features.

 

If you give me a budget and country, I can make you a good-value parts list.

in US. Budget was initially trying for $500ish but the 1600af going out of a sensible price point has moved me to the 3300x and a rising budget. don't really want to wait for b550 to become available. system will mostly be for gaming hoping for 1080p @ 60fps. 

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2 hours ago, DontJoshme said:

in US. Budget was initially trying for $500ish but the 1600af going out of a sensible price point has moved me to the 3300x and a rising budget. don't really want to wait for b550 to become available. system will mostly be for gaming hoping for 1080p @ 60fps. 

IMO go for a cheap b450 board, such as the ASRock b450(m) pro4, and then factor in the price for a cheap wifi and bluetooth adapter. Then find a motherboard that has both and compare the price

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