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Hey guys, been a long time since I've posted here had a busy last 5 years plus, with buying a new house and work.  Anyways finally got some down time and money to spare and looking to build a new PC, I already ordered a AMD 7900X3D For $419 shipped, considering they were $850 regular seemed like a good price.  So now I need a motherboard to Pair it with, I also ordered a NZXT H6 Flow as the case, so an ATX board to fit in that.  Been out of the game so long I have no idea what to look for in a mother board though preferably no asus boards, going to avoid them in till they stop being asshats with their warranty. budget is around $300 usd so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

Edit: oh also what's the sweet spot for DDR5 Ram now days as well?

Case - NZXT H6 Flow : Mobo - ASRock X670E PG Lightning : PSU - Deepcool PX1000G : CPU - AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D w/Arctic Freezer III 360  : Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws S5 32gb 6000mhz CL30 : GPU - MSI Expert 4080 Super : Storage - Verbatim Vi7000G 4tb NVME SSD  : Displays - Gigabyte 32" M32QC Curved 165hz & 27" M27Q Pro 165hz 1440p

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When I upgraded my machine recently, I went with an Asus X670E-E and I have no regrets at all.  I put it into a HYTE Y70 case and it works great.  As for ram, I went with the Corsair Dominator 2x32 with a sweet spot of 6000MHz.

 

Take care and good luck.

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8 minutes ago, kb5zue said:

When I upgraded my machine recently, I went with an Asus X670E-E and I have no regrets at all.  I put it into a HYTE Y70 case and it works great.  As for ram, I went with the Corsair Dominator 2x32 with a sweet spot of 6000MHz.

 

Take care and good luck.

Thanks for the reply, I forgot to say that I'm going to avoid  asus for the time being as a lot of people are having trouble with them with warranties, i don't need that headache.  I'll look at the 6000 range for memory.

Case - NZXT H6 Flow : Mobo - ASRock X670E PG Lightning : PSU - Deepcool PX1000G : CPU - AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D w/Arctic Freezer III 360  : Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws S5 32gb 6000mhz CL30 : GPU - MSI Expert 4080 Super : Storage - Verbatim Vi7000G 4tb NVME SSD  : Displays - Gigabyte 32" M32QC Curved 165hz & 27" M27Q Pro 165hz 1440p

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do you need any specific i/o or features?

 

<200$ boards are where its at and imo the 150$ b650 pg lightning is the best value atm cause its got a pretty decent amount of i/o for the price (17 usba + 2 usbc with 8 usb2 and 9 usb3)

 

for more specific i/o or features ypu are looking at 200$+ boards, theres the b650 proart with support for pcie bifurcation if you wanna run dual gpu or have another card that needs pcie lanes from the cpu, theres also the b650e taichi lite with all the bells and whistles of a high end board like usb4 on the rear i/o, tons of usb3 ports, postcode, and eclk for overclocking x3d cpus

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8 minutes ago, Somerandomtechyboi said:

do you need any specific i/o or features?

 

<200$ boards are where its at and imo the 150$ b650 pg lightning is the best value atm cause its got a pretty decent amount of i/o for the price (17 usba + 2 usbc with 8 usb2 and 9 usb3)

 

for more specific i/o or features ypu are looking at 200$+ boards, theres the b650 proart with support for pcie bifurcation if you wanna run dual gpu or have another card that needs pcie lanes from the cpu, theres also the b650e taichi lite with all the bells and whistles of a high end board like usb4 on the rear i/o, tons of usb3 ports, postcode, and eclk for overclocking x3d cpus

Thanks for the reply forgot to mention that my budget is around $300 usd for the motherboard.  As for the i/o I don't really have any specific requirements.  Right now I'm using a laptop so almost any desktop motherboard will be better then that, another note is I will be overclocking the cpu.

Case - NZXT H6 Flow : Mobo - ASRock X670E PG Lightning : PSU - Deepcool PX1000G : CPU - AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D w/Arctic Freezer III 360  : Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws S5 32gb 6000mhz CL30 : GPU - MSI Expert 4080 Super : Storage - Verbatim Vi7000G 4tb NVME SSD  : Displays - Gigabyte 32" M32QC Curved 165hz & 27" M27Q Pro 165hz 1440p

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Just now, Ryoku said:

Thanks for the reply forgot to mention that my budget is around $300 usd for the motherboard.  As for the i/o I don't really have any specific requirements.  Right now I'm using a laptop so almost any desktop motherboard will be better then that.

in that case just get the b650 pg lightning at 150$, theres nothing worth buying between 150$ to 200$ as theyre minor upgrades and you wont notice them

 

if you intend on dual gpu or have a card that can use extra cpu lanes theres the b650 proart that can run x8 x8 on the top two pcie slots and x4 from the chipset on the bottom pcie slot

 

if you intend on overclocking theres the b650e taichi lite with eclk and a bunch of other features (usb4 on the rear i/o, postcode, boatloads of usb3 ports)

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16 minutes ago, Somerandomtechyboi said:

in that case just get the b650 pg lightning at 150$, theres nothing worth buying between 150$ to 200$ as theyre minor upgrades and you wont notice them

 

if you intend on dual gpu or have a card that can use extra cpu lanes theres the b650 proart that can run x8 x8 on the top two pcie slots and x4 from the chipset on the bottom pcie slot

 

if you intend on overclocking theres the b650e taichi lite with eclk and a bunch of other features (usb4 on the rear i/o, postcode, boatloads of usb3 ports)

Ok, I'm going to get a 4080 Super and NVME SSD so as long as they can handle that without any slow downs they should be fine.

 

oh shit, that b650 pg lightning is a lot more expensive in canada, looking at like $223 USD after conversion ($307 CAD), and the taichi lite is like $359 CAD.

Case - NZXT H6 Flow : Mobo - ASRock X670E PG Lightning : PSU - Deepcool PX1000G : CPU - AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D w/Arctic Freezer III 360  : Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws S5 32gb 6000mhz CL30 : GPU - MSI Expert 4080 Super : Storage - Verbatim Vi7000G 4tb NVME SSD  : Displays - Gigabyte 32" M32QC Curved 165hz & 27" M27Q Pro 165hz 1440p

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b650m hdv for 174cad

pro x670-p wifi for 220cad

 

hdv is pretty much the "entry" level board for am5 atleast without ruuining the entire purpose of am5 due to weak vrms or weak i/o, vrms will handle an overclocked 7950x and i/o consists of 14 usba + 2 usbc with 8 usb2 and 6 usb3

 

x670-p just so happens to be at a really good price, i mean you probably dont neccesarily need all the extra i/o but if you want the wifi then its a good board choice with i/o consisting of 15 usba and 3 usbc with 4 usb2 and 11 usb3

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9 hours ago, Ryoku said:

Hey guys, been a long time since I've posted here had a busy last 5 years plus, with buying a new house and work.  Anyways finally got some down time and money to spare and looking to build a new PC, I already ordered a AMD 7900X3D For $419 shipped, considering they were $850 regular seemed like a good price.  So now I need a motherboard to Pair it with, I also ordered a NZXT H6 Flow as the case, so an ATX board to fit in that.  Been out of the game so long I have no idea what to look for in a mother board though preferably no asus boards, going to avoid them in till they stop being asshats with their warranty. budget is around $300 usd so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

Edit: oh also what's the sweet spot for DDR5 Ram now days as well?

If only gaming, I would have gone with the 7800x3d, as the 7900 is 2 ccd split.

 

Gigabytes b650 Elite or Pro AX would be my choices at your budget.  Gaming AX is a little cheaper but still solid.

 

G skill 6000 cl30 as well.

"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

 

DIL: Ryzen 7800X3D - Gigabyte B650 Gaming X V2 - ASRock Steel Legend 7900GRE - G. Skill Flare X5 CL6000CL32 32GB - TeamGroup MP44L 2TB - Super Flower Leadex Platinum SE 1000w -NZXT H5 Elite

 

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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6 hours ago, Dedayog said:

If only gaming, I would have gone with the 7800x3d, as the 7900 is 2 ccd split.

 

Gigabytes b650 Elite or Pro AX would be my choices at your budget.  Gaming AX is a little cheaper but still solid.

 

G skill 6000 cl30 as well.

Thanks for the reply, currently the 7800x3d is $489 before taxes, I got the 7900x3d for $419 shipped so that's why I bought it, I'll look at these boards.

 

edit: whats the difference between Pro X and Pro AX? on pcpartpicker they have like a $200 price difference, i see that the Pro X is x670e and white but from a quick glance they look similar. can't really seem to find a Pro AX under $598 cad which is a hard pass.

Case - NZXT H6 Flow : Mobo - ASRock X670E PG Lightning : PSU - Deepcool PX1000G : CPU - AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D w/Arctic Freezer III 360  : Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws S5 32gb 6000mhz CL30 : GPU - MSI Expert 4080 Super : Storage - Verbatim Vi7000G 4tb NVME SSD  : Displays - Gigabyte 32" M32QC Curved 165hz & 27" M27Q Pro 165hz 1440p

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1 hour ago, Ryoku said:

Thanks for the reply, currently the 7800x3d is $489 before taxes, I got the 7900x3d for $419 shipped so that's why I bought it, I'll look at these boards.

 

edit: whats the difference between Pro X and Pro AX? on pcpartpicker they have like a $200 price difference, i see that the Pro X is x670e and white but from a quick glance they look similar. can't really seem to find a Pro AX under $598 cad which is a hard pass.

Where are you located?  For most, the 7800X3D is $339.  The 7900X3D launched at $599, not $850.  You sure you're talking about the correct CPUs?

 

No idea on the Pro X vs AX.  All I know is unless you need or want Gen 5 stuff, B650 is the way to go for AM5 as the boards are stout enough for even 7950X and the new 9xxx chips as well.

 

 

"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

 

DIL: Ryzen 7800X3D - Gigabyte B650 Gaming X V2 - ASRock Steel Legend 7900GRE - G. Skill Flare X5 CL6000CL32 32GB - TeamGroup MP44L 2TB - Super Flower Leadex Platinum SE 1000w -NZXT H5 Elite

 

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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26 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

Where are you located?  For most, the 7800X3D is $339.  The 7900X3D launched at $599, not $850.  You sure you're talking about the correct CPUs?

 

No idea on the Pro X vs AX.  All I know is unless you need or want Gen 5 stuff, B650 is the way to go for AM5 as the boards are stout enough for even 7950X and the new 9xxx chips as well.

 

 

Canada, prices seem a little wonky right now.

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Case - NZXT H6 Flow : Mobo - ASRock X670E PG Lightning : PSU - Deepcool PX1000G : CPU - AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D w/Arctic Freezer III 360  : Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws S5 32gb 6000mhz CL30 : GPU - MSI Expert 4080 Super : Storage - Verbatim Vi7000G 4tb NVME SSD  : Displays - Gigabyte 32" M32QC Curved 165hz & 27" M27Q Pro 165hz 1440p

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so I filtered the pcpartpicker list of mother boards and this is the list that is available to me in my price range.  I excluded any smaller then ATX boards and anything bigger. I also filtered out Asus boards for the reasons I said above.

 

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Case - NZXT H6 Flow : Mobo - ASRock X670E PG Lightning : PSU - Deepcool PX1000G : CPU - AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D w/Arctic Freezer III 360  : Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws S5 32gb 6000mhz CL30 : GPU - MSI Expert 4080 Super : Storage - Verbatim Vi7000G 4tb NVME SSD  : Displays - Gigabyte 32" M32QC Curved 165hz & 27" M27Q Pro 165hz 1440p

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23 hours ago, Somerandomtechyboi said:

<200$ boards are where its at and imo the 150$ b650 pg lightning is the best value atm cause its got a pretty decent amount of i/o for the price (17 usba + 2 usbc with 8 usb2 and 9 usb3)

Not saying that sub 200 boards are in any way bad, there are dozens and dozens of good ones. but there was a derth of bad 120-160ish USD motherboards that have come out over the last year that are... bad. 
At launch motherboard manufactuers put up a great showing, and then just trickled out their crap over the last year in hopes of people not catching on since review month was so good for them. 

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On 6/16/2024 at 10:57 PM, starsmine said:

Not saying that sub 200 boards are in any way bad, there are dozens and dozens of good ones. but there was a derth of bad 120-160ish USD motherboards that have come out over the last year that are... bad. 
At launch motherboard manufactuers put up a great showing, and then just trickled out their crap over the last year in hopes of people not catching on since review month was so good for them. 

yes I found a video on this the other day by Hardware Unboxed on YT I think it was.

Case - NZXT H6 Flow : Mobo - ASRock X670E PG Lightning : PSU - Deepcool PX1000G : CPU - AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D w/Arctic Freezer III 360  : Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws S5 32gb 6000mhz CL30 : GPU - MSI Expert 4080 Super : Storage - Verbatim Vi7000G 4tb NVME SSD  : Displays - Gigabyte 32" M32QC Curved 165hz & 27" M27Q Pro 165hz 1440p

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