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I’m getting the 5600x and I have a 3070 FE and was wondering if I should get a X570 or B550 motherboard.

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https://www.wepc.com/tips/b550-vs-x570/

 

biggest difference "one feature that will make heads turn is the VRM design on the B550. The new motherboards have extremely good VRMs which pretty much outperform their X570 counterpart."

X570 have PCIE gen 4 NVME support while B550 seems to be PCIE gen 3 for NVME but that performance difference has yet to be shown on gaming systems (even sata and NVME are a minor difference in load times) 

 

B550 is normally cheaper by 10-20% compared to similar x570 boards at normal prices. 

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Do you need the extra io of a x570 board?

 

Whats the rest of the build?

 

For a normal gaming pc, a b550 board is fine, x570 is only really needed if you need multiple pcie gen 4 ssds or other io devices.

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Just now, GhostRoadieBL said:

X570 have PCIE gen 4 NVME support while B550 seems to be PCIE gen 3 for NVME

Ryzen CPUs have dedicated lanes for one NVMe drive so a 5000 series CPU would still offer 4.0 NVMe support

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12 minutes ago, ZestyLyme said:

I’m getting the 5600x and I have a 3070 FE and was wondering if I should get a X570 or B550 motherboard.

Whichever one has the features you need at a reasonable price that's available.

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I have 3070 fe phanteks eclipse 970 evo 500mb seagate barracuda 2tb 32gb crucial balistix 3200mhz still deciding on psu and getting 5600x tomorrow 

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8 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Do you need the extra io of a x570 board?

 

Whats the rest of the build?

 

For a normal gaming pc, a b550 board is fine, x570 is only really needed if you need multiple pcie gen 4 ssds or other io devices.

 

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2 minutes ago, ZestyLyme said:

I have 3070 fe phanteks eclipse 970 evo 500mb seagate barracuda 2tb 32gb crucial balistix 3200mhz still deciding on psu and getting 5600x tomorrow 

 

then b550 will be plenty.

 

Get a midrange b550 and and you will be fine.

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7 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

then b550 will be plenty.

 

Get a midrange b550 and and you will be fine.

even a cheap b550 like the msi b550m pro-vdh wifi would be more than capable, and that's just 110 bucks iirc. the asrock b550m pro4 has been on sale for 90 bucks recently, and if it's anything like its b450m sibling it should be a great board as well. aside from aesthetic, brand preferences, and maybe different i/o features or something, 100-150 dollar boards would be perfect from a price-to-performance standpoint without sacrificing meaningful vrm quality or anything like that. 

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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
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57 minutes ago, ZestyLyme said:

I’m getting the 5600x and I have a 3070 FE and was wondering if I should get a X570 or B550 motherboard.

X570 if you like to have more features (such as many USB 3.2 Gen 2 and PCIe Gen 4 x1), B550 if you don't care or the existing IO suits your needs.

 

 

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2 hours ago, ZestyLyme said:

if I should get a X570 or B550 motherboard.

Main difference between them is that on B550, the lanes that are wired to the cpu are gen 4, but the lanes that are wired to the chipset are gen 3, on X570, the lanes that are wired to the chipset and to the cpu (assuming it's zen 2/3) are gen 4, so unless you need the extra gen 4 lanes, B550 is just as good. 

Budget for a board? and location and currency? 

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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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6 hours ago, Haro said:

Budget for a board? and location and currency? 

My budget is highest $170 and I live in dc so I use usd

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13 minutes ago, ZestyLyme said:

highest $170

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PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $160.92 @ B&H
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $160.92
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-05 08:05 EST-0500  
PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
Motherboard MSI B550-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.99 @ B&H
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $139.99
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-05 08:05 EST-0500  
PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
Motherboard Gigabyte B550 AORUS PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $169.99 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $169.99
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-05 08:05 EST-0500  

 

To name some boards, or the b550 strix f or the b550 tomahawk if they fit in your budget. All of these boards are good.

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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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