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Suggestions for budget friendly, but good B550 or X570 mobo for R9 3900X

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Budget (including currency): No fixed max/min budget, though cheap and good is preferred!

Country: Singapore/Canada

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Mostly gaming, Ripping of Music, Ripping of Movies (MAKEMKV and Handbrake)

 

Hey guys, after having replaced my R9 3900X with a 5900X, I'd thought of selling the CPU, but have decided to keep it and build a 'new' system to replace my ageing gaming rig. Parts that I have now (or, intend to get):

CPU - R9 3900X

Mobo - (Undecided, a B550/X570 chipset mobo is preferred for best compatibility, budget up to 250 CAD)

RAM - 2x 16GB Patriot Viper DDR4 4000MHz (CL18 or CL20, can't remember)

GPU - Sapphire RX 6900 XT (now in main rig, will replace it with an RX 7900 XTX)

Storage - 256GB Sabrent Rocket NVMe M.2 2280 (OS only)

Storage - Leven JS600 4TB SATA SSD (games)

Storage - 2x 1TB Samsung 860 EVO SATA SSD (games)

Storage - HDD (I have some spare, will decide which to use, mostly for music/movie files, downloads)

PSU - Corsair HX1050 or Enermax MAXREVO 1500W (have both)

Case - SOLDAM XR-1 Black Knight (Recently discovered in my storeroom, had forgotten I have this badboy)

 

As you can see, I have the parts I need for a 'new' build, just need some more budget friendly B550 or X570 mobo suggestions. I want either one of those chipsets because I'd like problem free SAM/Resizable Bar support. I've kinda lost touch with what's good for my R9 3900X (meaning good chipset cooling and power handling for 12C/24T CPU). When I built my main 3 odd years back, I'd gotten just about the best mobo for >8C/16T CPU in the X570 Aorus Xtreme, now my priorities have change, just need something that can handle an R9 3900X well, I don't particularly care about OC as I'm aiming for stability with my 2nd gaming rig. Any suggestion would be more greatly appreciated, thanks!

Main Rig: AMD AM4 R9 5900X (12C/24T) + Tt Water 3.0 ARGB 360 AIO | Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme | 2x 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3600C16 | XFX MERC 310 RX 7900 XTX | 500GB Crucial P2 Plus NVMe M.2 PCIe Gen 4.0 (OS) | 2TB Kingston NV2 NVMe M.2 PCIe Gen 4 | 2TB Teamgroup MP33 NVMe M.2 PCIe Gen 3.0 | 4TB Samsung 860 EVO SATA SSD | 6TB WD Black HDD | CoolerMaster H500M | Corsair HX1000 Platinum | Ducky Shine 4 69 Fire + Logitech G703 | iFi Micro iDSD Black Label | LG SL8YG | C49HG90DME 49" 32:9 144Hz Freesync 2 | Omnidesk Pro 2020 48" | 64bit Win10 Pro

2nd Rig: AMD AM4 R9 3900X + TR PA 120 SE | Gigabyte X570S Aorus Elite AX | 2x 16GB Patriot Viper Elite II DDR4 4000MHz | Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6900 XT | 256GB Sabrent Rocket NVMe M.2 Gen 3.0 (OS) | 4TB Leven JS600 SATA SSD | Samsung 860 QVO SATA SSD | 2TB Seagate HDD | Corsair HX 1050 | 64bit Win10 Pro

Laptop: AMD R7 5800H (8C/16T) + 2x 8GB DDR4 3200MHz + 1TB Lenovo M.2 2280 NVMe SSD + 2TB WD Green M.2 2280 NVMe SSD + RTX 3070 (2560x1600) + Keychron K2 V2 + Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed

 

 

 

 

 

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I love the budget ASROCK B550 Riptide I got for my 5600X.  Good looking board with some features.  

Workstation Laptop: Dell Precision 7540, Xeon E-2276M, 32gb DDR4, Quadro T2000 GPU, 4k display

Wifes Rig: ASRock B550m Riptide, Ryzen 5 5600X, Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6700 XT, 16gb (2x8) 3600mhz V-Color Skywalker RAM, ARESGAME AGS 850w PSU, 1tb WD Black SN750, 500gb Crucial m.2, DIYPC MA01-G case

My Rig: ASRock B450m Pro4, Ryzen 5 3600, ARESGAME River 5 CPU cooler, EVGA RTX 2060 KO, 16gb (2x8) 3600mhz TeamGroup T-Force RAM, ARESGAME AGV750w PSU, 1tb WD Black SN750 NVMe Win 10 boot drive, 3tb Hitachi 7200 RPM HDD, Fractal Design Focus G Mini custom painted.  

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 video card benchmark result - AMD Ryzen 5 3600,ASRock B450M Pro4 (3dmark.com)

Daughter 1 Rig: ASrock B450 Pro4, Ryzen 7 1700 @ 4.2ghz all core 1.4vCore, AMD R9 Fury X w/ Swiftech KOMODO waterblock, Custom Loop 2x240mm + 1x120mm radiators in push/pull 16gb (2x8) Patriot Viper CL14 2666mhz RAM, Corsair HX850 PSU, 250gb Samsun 960 EVO NVMe Win 10 boot drive, 500gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, 512GB TeamGroup MP30 M.2 SATA III SSD, SuperTalent 512gb SATA III SSD, CoolerMaster HAF XM Case. 

https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/37004594?

Daughter 2 Rig: ASUS B350-PRIME ATX, Ryzen 7 1700, Sapphire Nitro+ R9 Fury Tri-X, 16gb (2x8) 3200mhz V-Color Skywalker, ANTEC Earthwatts 750w PSU, MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO cooler in Push/Pull config as rear exhaust, 250gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD, Patriot Burst 240gb SSD, Cougar MX330-X Case

 

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ASRock boards often go on sale - I got a B550m Steel Legend for $110 a few weeks ago, but it's a bit more expensive now (150?). It doesn't have wifi, but if you don't need it, why buy it? Other than that it's got all the features you'd want from a high-end B550 board - 2 M.2 slots (one gen 4), 2 pcie 16x ports, ALC1200, etc. It should work out of the box with your CPU, too.

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There are some Asus ROG strix models under $250 out there too if you really feel like spending money, but imo they aren't worth it unless they're on sale.

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I can recommend the x570 aorus pro (have one) but it's quite expensive, the cheaper elite version should be ok as well

VRM good enough, lotta USB ports, ok features 

B550 should be cheaper but you lose 2nd pcie4 m2

System : AMD R9 5900X / X570 AORUS PRO/ 2x16GB Corsair Vengeance 3600CL18 / RTX3080 Gigabyte EAGLE GPU/ Phanteks P600S case / Customized Watercooling Eisbaer 280mm + Eiswolf2 360mm + VPP755 pump  and 150mm reservoir0.5TB Sabrent Rocket + 2TB WD SN850 NVme Gen4 + 4TB Toshiba X300 HDD drives/ Corsair RM850x PSU/ 34" 120Hz 3440x1440p Alienware AW3420DW monitor / Logitech G915TKL keyboard (wireless) / Logitech G PRO X Superlight mouse

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I have a Strix B550 -F and XE. They both drive 5900X to its limits with no trouble.

AMD R7 5800X3D | Thermalright FC140 | NF-A14 3K
Asus Strix B550-XE | 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Z @ 3866C16
EVGA RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 Ultra | WD SN850+SN750 1TB
EVGA SuperNova 750w | Fractal Torrent Compact RGB
 
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Thanks for the suggestions guys, I've looked at some of the ASRock offerings, or rather, models that interest me, and most of them are outside my budget range. This is for my 2nd rig with the R9 3900X that I have lying around after upgrading my main rig to the 5900X. So, I'm thinking of the MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk which seems to be the right one for me at about 143USD (converted from CAD). Any other boards or alternatives to look at before I pull the trigger?

Main Rig: AMD AM4 R9 5900X (12C/24T) + Tt Water 3.0 ARGB 360 AIO | Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme | 2x 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3600C16 | XFX MERC 310 RX 7900 XTX | 500GB Crucial P2 Plus NVMe M.2 PCIe Gen 4.0 (OS) | 2TB Kingston NV2 NVMe M.2 PCIe Gen 4 | 2TB Teamgroup MP33 NVMe M.2 PCIe Gen 3.0 | 4TB Samsung 860 EVO SATA SSD | 6TB WD Black HDD | CoolerMaster H500M | Corsair HX1000 Platinum | Ducky Shine 4 69 Fire + Logitech G703 | iFi Micro iDSD Black Label | LG SL8YG | C49HG90DME 49" 32:9 144Hz Freesync 2 | Omnidesk Pro 2020 48" | 64bit Win10 Pro

2nd Rig: AMD AM4 R9 3900X + TR PA 120 SE | Gigabyte X570S Aorus Elite AX | 2x 16GB Patriot Viper Elite II DDR4 4000MHz | Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6900 XT | 256GB Sabrent Rocket NVMe M.2 Gen 3.0 (OS) | 4TB Leven JS600 SATA SSD | Samsung 860 QVO SATA SSD | 2TB Seagate HDD | Corsair HX 1050 | 64bit Win10 Pro

Laptop: AMD R7 5800H (8C/16T) + 2x 8GB DDR4 3200MHz + 1TB Lenovo M.2 2280 NVMe SSD + 2TB WD Green M.2 2280 NVMe SSD + RTX 3070 (2560x1600) + Keychron K2 V2 + Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed

 

 

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, GamerDude said:

Thanks for the suggestions guys, I've looked at some of the ASRock offerings, or rather, models that interest me, and most of them are outside my budget range. This is for my 2nd rig with the R9 3900X that I have lying around after upgrading my main rig to the 5900X. So, I'm thinking of the MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk which seems to be the right one for me at about 143USD (converted from CAD). Any other boards or alternatives to look at before I pull the trigger?

I have the msi B550 mortar (the matx equivalent to the tomahawk) and it's been great. Bought it because of the recommendations of Actually Hardcore Overclocking. He praised its vrms. Great budget boards. 

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