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Is a x470 or b550 more futureproof and which one is better in general? 

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B550. Not even a close call.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X · Cooler: Artic Liquid Freezer II 280 · Motherboard: MSI MEG X570 Unify · RAM: G.skill Ripjaws V 2x16GB 3600MHz CL16 (2Rx8) · Graphics Card: ASUS GeForce RTX 3060 Ti TUF Gaming · Boot Drive: 500GB WD Black SN750 M.2 NVMe SSD · Game Drive: 2TB Crucial MX500 SATA SSD · PSU: Corsair White RM850x 850W 80+ Gold · Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow · Monitor: MSI Optix MAG342CQR 34” UWQHD 3440x1440 144Hz · Keyboard: Corsair K100 RGB Optical-Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (OPX Switch) · Mouse: Corsair Ironclaw RGB Wireless Gaming Mouse

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And then a X570 or B550?

(If same price?)

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2 minutes ago, Demo_Boi said:

And then a X570 or B550?

(If same price?)

What specific boards? Whats the rest of the system?

 

We realy don't know about the future for any of these platforms

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4 minutes ago, Demo_Boi said:

And then a X570 or B550?

(If same price?)

Eh. That's more difficult. At the same price, X570 simply because why not have the extra features like PCIe 4.0 on the chipset lanes as well. But, that carries the caveat that both boards would have to be of the same quality. A good B550 is infinitely better than a bad X570.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X · Cooler: Artic Liquid Freezer II 280 · Motherboard: MSI MEG X570 Unify · RAM: G.skill Ripjaws V 2x16GB 3600MHz CL16 (2Rx8) · Graphics Card: ASUS GeForce RTX 3060 Ti TUF Gaming · Boot Drive: 500GB WD Black SN750 M.2 NVMe SSD · Game Drive: 2TB Crucial MX500 SATA SSD · PSU: Corsair White RM850x 850W 80+ Gold · Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow · Monitor: MSI Optix MAG342CQR 34” UWQHD 3440x1440 144Hz · Keyboard: Corsair K100 RGB Optical-Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (OPX Switch) · Mouse: Corsair Ironclaw RGB Wireless Gaming Mouse

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OK, thanks. So if I am building a moderate system (Ryzen 5 3600, unsure if 16gb or 32gb), that I plan on keeping for a while with minimal changes, I should get a higher end X570, right, so that I can put a Ryzen 9 5950X into it in a couple of years. Does my logic make sense, or should I see what the times bring (and spend more on other components)? 

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4 minutes ago, Demo_Boi said:

OK, thanks. So if I am building a moderate system (Ryzen 5 3600, unsure if 16gb or 32gb), that I plan on keeping for a while with minimal changes, I should get a higher end X570, right, so that I can put a Ryzen 9 5950X into it in a couple of years. Does my logic make sense, or should I see what the times bring (and spend more on other components)? 

But a higher end B550 will still do a great job with a 5950x?

geometry is hard
b550 > x570

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3 minutes ago, Demo_Boi said:

OK, thanks. So if I am building a moderate system (Ryzen 5 3600, unsure if 16gb or 32gb), that I plan on keeping for a while with minimal changes, I should get a higher end X570, right, so that I can put a Ryzen 9 5950X into it in a couple of years. Does my logic make sense, or should I see what the times bring (and spend more on other components)? 

No. Just get a good B550 board, as they'll support 5950X's, too.

 

Really, unless you need some specific I/O of X570, there's not much reason to spend the extra on it. 

Work Rigs - 2015 15" MBP | 2019 15" MBP | Lenovo ThinkPad T490 | AMD Ryzen 9 5900X  |  MSI B550 Gaming Plus  |  32GB G.SKILL 3200 CL16 4x8GB |  PowerColor RX 5700XT  |  WD Black SN750 1TB NVMe  |  Corsair RM750  |  Corsair 4000D  |  Dell S2721DGF  |
 

Fun Rig - AMD Ryzen 5 5600X  |  MSI B550 Tomahawk  |  32GB G.SKILL 3600 CL16 4x8GB |  AMD Reference 6700XT  | Creative Sound Blaster Z  |  WD Black SN850 500GB NVMe  |  WD Black SN750 2TB NVMe  |  WD Blue 1TB SATA SSD  |  Corsair RM850x  |  Corsair 4000D  |  LG 27GL650F-B  |

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This is a really great motherboard for $140. Has plenty of VRM to handle a 5950, has lots of USB ports, has USB C internal and external, supports PCI-E 4.0 for the video card and one of the NVMe slots, there's not a whole lot most people need outside of something like this:

 

Amazon.com: MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus Gaming Motherboard (AMD AM4, DDR4, PCIe 4.0, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI/DP, ATX): Computers & Accessories

Work Rigs - 2015 15" MBP | 2019 15" MBP | Lenovo ThinkPad T490 | AMD Ryzen 9 5900X  |  MSI B550 Gaming Plus  |  32GB G.SKILL 3200 CL16 4x8GB |  PowerColor RX 5700XT  |  WD Black SN750 1TB NVMe  |  Corsair RM750  |  Corsair 4000D  |  Dell S2721DGF  |
 

Fun Rig - AMD Ryzen 5 5600X  |  MSI B550 Tomahawk  |  32GB G.SKILL 3600 CL16 4x8GB |  AMD Reference 6700XT  | Creative Sound Blaster Z  |  WD Black SN850 500GB NVMe  |  WD Black SN750 2TB NVMe  |  WD Blue 1TB SATA SSD  |  Corsair RM850x  |  Corsair 4000D  |  LG 27GL650F-B  |

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Thank you very much to all of guys! I really appreciate it! 

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