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In need for new motherboard...

Hey everyone, 

My Aorus B650 Pro AX is done, after only one year...
So I need a new one, I heard horror stories about ASUS B650 motherboards, is it still true? 
Im opting for MSI B650 Tomahawk...

Any suggestions?

 

Other components are 

7900XTX 

7900X

G. Skill 32GB DDR5 

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3 minutes ago, NargilaGorilla said:

heard horror stories about ASUS B650 motherboards, is it still true? 

The issues they had were related to the SOC voltage being too high, every manufacturer had that issue, Asus was just the most aggressive about it. This has been fixed with BIOS updates though. 

 

The tomahawk is fine, though I'd probably look at ASRock's lineup, it's usually very cheap for some very good boards. B650 LiveMixer is a good example of this, usually $150 for a very feature complete board. 

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6 minutes ago, NargilaGorilla said:

is it still true?

they fixed it in a bios update. But if you're not OK with it then there's definitely alternatives

 

6 minutes ago, NargilaGorilla said:

My Aorus B650 Pro AX is done, after only one year...

it was from this thread wasn't it? 

 

6 minutes ago, NargilaGorilla said:

Im opting for MSI B650 Tomahawk...

not a bad option but the gaming plus wifi has many of the same features for about $30 cheaper MSI B650 GAMING PLUS WIFI ATX AM5 Motherboard (B650 GAMING PLUS WIFI) - PCPartPicker

B650 livemixer can be had for quite cheap though and it's got heaps of USB

Message me on discord (bread8669) for more help 

 

Current parts list

CPU: R5 5600 CPU Cooler: Stock

Mobo: Asrock B550M-ITX/ac

RAM: Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3200mhz Cl16

SSD: P5 Plus 500GB Secondary SSD: Kingston A400 960GB

GPU: MSI RTX 3060 Gaming X

Fans: 1x Noctua NF-P12 Redux, 1x Arctic P12, 1x Corsair LL120

PSU: NZXT SP-650M SFX-L PSU from H1

Monitor: Samsung WQHD 34 inch and 43 inch TV

Mouse: Logitech G203

Keyboard: Rii membrane keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Damn this space can fit a 4090 (just kidding)

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6 minutes ago, RONOTHAN## said:

The issues they had were related to the SOC voltage being too high, every manufacturer had that issue, Asus was just the most aggressive about it. This has been fixed with BIOS updates though. 

 

The tomahawk is fine, though I'd probably look at ASRock's lineup, it's usually very cheap for some very good boards. B650 LiveMixer is a good example of this, usually $150 for a very feature complete board. 

Im getting it from UK, and prices there a quite different. For example B650 Elite AX is 266$ where Tomahawk is 218$

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9 minutes ago, filpo said:

they fixed it in a bios update. But if you're not OK with it then there's definitely alternatives

 

it was from this thread wasn't it? 

 

not a bad option but the gaming plus wifi has many of the same features for about $30 cheaper MSI B650 GAMING PLUS WIFI ATX AM5 Motherboard (B650 GAMING PLUS WIFI) - PCPartPicker

B650 livemixer can be had for quite cheap though and it's got heaps of USB

Yes mate, that is me... I took it to service, we exchanged everything and when motherboard was swapped it started right up. B650 GAMING PLUS was 202$ and B650 Tomahawk is 218$ so I taught it might be better to get Tomahawk?

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17 minutes ago, NargilaGorilla said:

Hey everyone, 

My Aorus B650 Pro AX is done, after only one year...
So I need a new one, I heard horror stories about ASUS B650 motherboards, is it still true? 
Im opting for MSI B650 Tomahawk...

Any suggestions?

 

Other components are 

7900XTX 

7900X

G. Skill 32GB DDR5 

can you RMA the Gigabyte?

"Do what makes the experience better" - in regards to PCs and Life itself.

 

Onyx AMD Ryzen 7 7800x3d / MSI 6900xt Gaming X Trio / Gigabyte B650 AORUS Pro AX / G. Skill Flare X5 6000CL36 32GB / Samsung 980 1TB x3 / Super Flower Leadex V Platinum Pro 850 / EK-AIO 360 Basic / Fractal Design North XL (black mesh) / AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz / Mackie CR5BT / Corsair Virtuoso SE / Cherry MX Board 3.0 / Logitech G502

 

7800X3D - PBO -30 all cores, 4.90GHz all core, 5.05GHz single core, 18286 C23 multi, 1779 C23 single

 

Emma : i9 9900K @5.1Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 5 - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200CL16 - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB (RAID0) - EVGA SuperNova 650 P2 - Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm - Fractal Design Define R6 - TP-Link AC1900 PCIe Wifi

 

Raven: AMD Ryzen 5 5600x3d - ASRock B550M Pro4 - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 3200Mhz - XFX Radeon RX6650XT - Samsung 980 1TB + Crucial MX500 1TB - TP-Link AC600 USB Wifi - Gigabyte GP-P450B PSU -  Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L -  Samsung 27" 1080p

 

Plex : AMD Ryzen 5 5600 - Gigabyte B550M AORUS Elite AX - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2400Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - Crucial P3 Plus 500GB + WD Red NAS 4TBx2 - TP-Link AC1200 PCIe Wifi - EVGA SuperNova 650 P2 - ASUS Prime AP201 - Spectre 24" 1080p

 

Steam Deck 512GB OLED

 

OnePlus: 

OnePlus 11 5G - 16GB RAM, 256GB NAND, Eternal Green

OnePlus Buds Pro 2 - Eternal Green

 

Other Tech:

- 2021 Volvo S60 Recharge T8 Polestar Engineered - 415hp/495tq 2.0L 4cyl. turbocharged, supercharged and electrified.

Lenovo 720S Touch 15.6" - i7 7700HQ, 16GB RAM 2400MHz, 512GB NVMe SSD, 1050Ti, 4K touchscreen

MSI GF62 15.6" - i7 7700HQ, 16GB RAM 2400 MHz, 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB 7200rpm HDD, 1050Ti

- Ubiquiti Amplifi HD mesh wifi

 

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3 minutes ago, NargilaGorilla said:

Im getting it from UK, and prices there a quite different. For example B650 Elite AX is 266$ where Tomahawk is 218$

Ok, the Live Mixer isn't really cheap there. Still, other ASRock boards are still worth looking at. The B650 Lightning is pretty good for cheap, and the B650M-HDV/M.2 is one of the cheapest B650 boards while also being very well rated if you don't need a ton of features. 

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2 minutes ago, NargilaGorilla said:

so I taught it might be better to get Tomahawk?

on pcpartpicker it's $180. Unless you want to buy it in person. If so then get the tomahawk

 

6 minutes ago, NargilaGorilla said:

m getting it from UK

the Livemixer should be a good idea (unless you need wifi) 

though the b650 gaming plus wifi is still quite cheap over here, about £20 less than the tomahawk MSI B650 GAMING PLUS WIFI ATX AM5 Motherboard (B650 GAMING PLUS WIFI) - PCPartPicker

MSI MAG B650 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM5 Motherboard (MAG B650 TOMAHAWK WIFI) - PCPartPicker

Message me on discord (bread8669) for more help 

 

Current parts list

CPU: R5 5600 CPU Cooler: Stock

Mobo: Asrock B550M-ITX/ac

RAM: Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3200mhz Cl16

SSD: P5 Plus 500GB Secondary SSD: Kingston A400 960GB

GPU: MSI RTX 3060 Gaming X

Fans: 1x Noctua NF-P12 Redux, 1x Arctic P12, 1x Corsair LL120

PSU: NZXT SP-650M SFX-L PSU from H1

Monitor: Samsung WQHD 34 inch and 43 inch TV

Mouse: Logitech G203

Keyboard: Rii membrane keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Damn this space can fit a 4090 (just kidding)

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10 minutes ago, RONOTHAN## said:

Ok, the Live Mixer isn't really cheap there. Still, other ASRock boards are still worth looking at. The B650 Lightning is pretty good for cheap, and the B650M-HDV/M.2 is one of the cheapest B650 boards while also being very well rated if you don't need a ton of features. 

 

7 minutes ago, filpo said:

on pcpartpicker it's $180. Unless you want to buy it in person. If so then get the tomahawk

 

the Livemixer should be a good idea (unless you need wifi) 

though the b650 gaming plus wifi is still quite cheap over here, about £20 less than the tomahawk MSI B650 GAMING PLUS WIFI ATX AM5 Motherboard (B650 GAMING PLUS WIFI) - PCPartPicker

MSI MAG B650 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM5 Motherboard (MAG B650 TOMAHAWK WIFI) - PCPartPicker

I'll give it a look, I still have time to cancel the order. 
 

only thing is I'm getting it from Amazon so choices are limited, thats why I don't look at PcPartPicker. 
I'll definitely take a look LiveMixer and few other models as I don't need a WiFi and I don't really do overclocking apart from XMP, even that doesn't yield a lot of performance. 
Mostly its gaming and recording as I recently decided to start a YouTube channel.

 

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5 minutes ago, NargilaGorilla said:

only thing is I'm getting it from Amazon so choices are limited, thats why I don't look at PcPartPicker. 

the b650 tomahawk image.thumb.png.3b95afe849d1862fcb8aa9930cf117c9.png

5 minutes ago, NargilaGorilla said:

I'll give it a look, I still have time to cancel the order. 

livemixer is around £200 in the UK though (£243 on amazon) so don't go for that at that price ASRock B650 LiveMixer ATX AM5 Motherboard (B650 LiveMixer) - PCPartPicker

Message me on discord (bread8669) for more help 

 

Current parts list

CPU: R5 5600 CPU Cooler: Stock

Mobo: Asrock B550M-ITX/ac

RAM: Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3200mhz Cl16

SSD: P5 Plus 500GB Secondary SSD: Kingston A400 960GB

GPU: MSI RTX 3060 Gaming X

Fans: 1x Noctua NF-P12 Redux, 1x Arctic P12, 1x Corsair LL120

PSU: NZXT SP-650M SFX-L PSU from H1

Monitor: Samsung WQHD 34 inch and 43 inch TV

Mouse: Logitech G203

Keyboard: Rii membrane keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Damn this space can fit a 4090 (just kidding)

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Just now, NargilaGorilla said:

Ah yes, forgot to mention I transferred currency to dollars so if you convert 179£=228$ 

are you in the US?

Message me on discord (bread8669) for more help 

 

Current parts list

CPU: R5 5600 CPU Cooler: Stock

Mobo: Asrock B550M-ITX/ac

RAM: Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3200mhz Cl16

SSD: P5 Plus 500GB Secondary SSD: Kingston A400 960GB

GPU: MSI RTX 3060 Gaming X

Fans: 1x Noctua NF-P12 Redux, 1x Arctic P12, 1x Corsair LL120

PSU: NZXT SP-650M SFX-L PSU from H1

Monitor: Samsung WQHD 34 inch and 43 inch TV

Mouse: Logitech G203

Keyboard: Rii membrane keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Damn this space can fit a 4090 (just kidding)

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1 minute ago, filpo said:

are you in the US?

No l, I actually live in Middle East. I travel a lot, so this is how I have access to both markets. 
 

so I transfer everything to USD as it tells me if something is cheaper of more expensive. Just for my brain 😅

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2 minutes ago, NargilaGorilla said:

No l, I actually live in Middle East. I travel a lot, so this is how I have access to both markets. 
 

so I transfer everything to USD as it tells me if something is cheaper of more expensive. Just for my brain 😅

So are you buying from UK because shipping is cheaper? Shipping from Germany or even from US could be cheaper cuz or Brexit over here. I’m not 100% sure tho

Message me on discord (bread8669) for more help 

 

Current parts list

CPU: R5 5600 CPU Cooler: Stock

Mobo: Asrock B550M-ITX/ac

RAM: Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3200mhz Cl16

SSD: P5 Plus 500GB Secondary SSD: Kingston A400 960GB

GPU: MSI RTX 3060 Gaming X

Fans: 1x Noctua NF-P12 Redux, 1x Arctic P12, 1x Corsair LL120

PSU: NZXT SP-650M SFX-L PSU from H1

Monitor: Samsung WQHD 34 inch and 43 inch TV

Mouse: Logitech G203

Keyboard: Rii membrane keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Damn this space can fit a 4090 (just kidding)

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Just now, filpo said:

So are you buying from UK because shipping is cheaper? Shipping from Germany or even from US could be cheaper cuz or Brexit over here

I didn't know that. 

I will definitely look into it! 
 

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5 minutes ago, filpo said:

So are you buying from UK because shipping is cheaper? Shipping from Germany or even from US could be cheaper cuz or Brexit over here. I’m not 100% sure tho

Its 100$ extra with shipping and VAT. So I'll have to get it from UK, and with difference of 20$ between Tomahawk and GAMING PLUS.

 

However I saw this

650M D3HP might be an option 

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1 minute ago, NargilaGorilla said:

However I saw this

650M D3HP might be an option 

I'd say it's better to get one of the MSI boards from UK. the D3HP isn't a great board

Message me on discord (bread8669) for more help 

 

Current parts list

CPU: R5 5600 CPU Cooler: Stock

Mobo: Asrock B550M-ITX/ac

RAM: Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3200mhz Cl16

SSD: P5 Plus 500GB Secondary SSD: Kingston A400 960GB

GPU: MSI RTX 3060 Gaming X

Fans: 1x Noctua NF-P12 Redux, 1x Arctic P12, 1x Corsair LL120

PSU: NZXT SP-650M SFX-L PSU from H1

Monitor: Samsung WQHD 34 inch and 43 inch TV

Mouse: Logitech G203

Keyboard: Rii membrane keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Damn this space can fit a 4090 (just kidding)

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3 minutes ago, filpo said:

I'd say it's better to get one of the MSI boards from UK. the D3HP isn't a great board

So I'll stick to Tomahawk since 20$ wont make much difference for me.

 

One more time thanks for replying so fast mate! 

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