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Best Mobo VRM HELP!

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I have been researching this exact thing:

 

Yes the Aorus b450 itx board gets hot in the VRM area, not recommended. Some reviews have shown this.

 

MSI b450 itx board also has 4+2 VRM, so not much better probably.

 

Arock b450 itx board has 6+2, but it is a doubled 3 phase for the CPU. Reviews (Tweaktown) have shown excellent thermals on this VRM, heatsink looks small but performs wel. Not as good as a true 6 phase vrm, but the heat is spread over more phases, so looks to perform well.

 

Asus b450 strix itx board is the only board with a TRUE 6 phase on the cpu, AFAIK. Don't know if it is worth the extra money though ($150 vs $90 for the Asrock on sale at Newegg).

 

Id go for the Asrock, that is what I am getting. Reviews say it is really good, also in the VRM dept. Has better features than Giga yte and MSI too. Can do some OC'ing on it, although the Asus is probably slightly better.

 

Good luck!

 

I bought a gigabyte B450 I Aurous and a ryzen 2700.

After doing some research I learned that the VRMs on the board are not good for CPUs 6-8 cores when overclocking and will get really hot. I haven't opened anything yet so I can still return. I was wondering what would be the best Mobo to get for 2nd gen ryzen processors. It needs to be ryzen 2000 ready because I do not have a processor I can do a bios update with. Was wondering what you think?

All feedback appreciated!

Thanks!

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Which Aorus? chances are it's actually fine for overclocking a 6 or 8 core.

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How much can you spend then?

 

1 minute ago, fasauceome said:

Which Aorus? chances are it's actually fine for overclocking a 6 or 8 core.

All Aorus B450 suck equally.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

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Desktop benching:

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14 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

Which Aorus? chances are it's actually fine for overclocking a 6 or 8 core.

I have the B450 I Pro Wifi

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13 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

How much can you spend then?

 

All Aorus B450 suck equally.

$150 usd range, but I am flexible

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4 minutes ago, CamIndigo1 said:

$150 usd range, but I am flexible

 

Does it NEED to be mini-ITX form factor, or will regular ATX or mATX be okay?

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13 minutes ago, CamIndigo1 said:

$150 usd range, but I am flexible

$164 Asrock X370 Taichi is as good as a deal gets atm without going too far off the budget, but if you can the $180 Asus X370 Crosshair VI Hero is an even better deal. Both boards can flash their BIOSes without a CPU as long as you have a USB drive holding the new BIOS.

 

Oh wait that's mITX. Then it's down to the Asrock B450 Gaming ITX or Asus B450-I. The Asrock one is good enough, while Asus performs very well. It's $90 vs $150 though

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

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Desktop benching:

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SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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4 minutes ago, -rascal- said:

 

Does it NEED to be mini-ITX form factor, or will regular ATX or mATX be okay?

I totally forgot to mention in the post, yes I am in a mini itx case.

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5 minutes ago, -rascal- said:

 

Does it NEED to be mini-ITX form factor, or will regular ATX or mATX be okay?

Needs to be mini

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3 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

$164 Asrock X370 Taichi is as good as a deal gets atm without going too far off the budget, but if you can the $180 Asus X370 Crosshair VI Hero is an even better deal. Both boards can flash their BIOSes without a CPU as long as you have a USB drive holding the new BIOS.

I forgot to mention in the post, I'm in a mini itx, needs to be a sff board

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Just now, CamIndigo1 said:

I forgot to mention in the post, I'm in a mini itx, needs to be a sff board

I updated the last post, refresh the page so it shows up

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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12 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

$164 Asrock X370 Taichi is as good as a deal gets atm without going too far off the budget, but if you can the $180 Asus X370 Crosshair VI Hero is an even better deal. Both boards can flash their BIOSes without a CPU as long as you have a USB drive holding the new BIOS.

 

Oh wait that's mITX. Then it's down to the Asrock B450 Gaming ITX or Asus B450-I. The Asrock one is good enough, while Asus performs very well. It's $90 vs $150 though

And do both of these have better VRMs than what the Auros has? If I can save some money, I'll prob go ASRock, but if the Asus is worth it, then I'll go for Asus!

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5 minutes ago, CamIndigo1 said:

And do both of these have better VRMs than what the Auros has? If I can save some money, I'll prob go ASRock, but if the Asus is worth it, then I'll go for Asus!

Yes both better than Aorus, but on Asrock it's a marginal improvement. Asus one is worth the money here, if you can spend it that is.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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10 minutes ago, CamIndigo1 said:

I totally forgot to mention in the post, yes I am in a mini itx case.

 

In that situation, the Gigabyte B450 I Arous should still be enough to handle medium overclocks.

 

The AsRock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX is another decent option.

6 + 2 VRM  (I don't think it's running doublers, but don't quote me on that) ... but it looks like it uses an even smaller heatsink on VRMs.

MSi B450I Gaming Plus AC is another option, but it looks like it is running a similar 4+2 VRM system as the Gigabyte board.

Other then those, it would be the ASUS B450 and X470 ROG STriX motherboards.

 

With all this said, CPU + system cooling would be another limitation.

You have limited airflow / case fan mounting options with an mini-ITX build, so you can only overclock so far.

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  • Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master -- ASUS X99 Deluxe
  • Sapphire NITRO+ RX 5700 XT Special Edition -- 2x Sapphire NITRO R9-Fury in Crossfire
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  • AMD R7-5800X
  • Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro AC
  • 32GB (16GB X 2) Crucial Ballistix RGB DDR4-3600
  • Gigabyte Vision RTX 3060 Ti OC
  • EKwb D-RGB 360mm AIO
  • Intel 660p NVMe 1TB + Crucial MX500 1TB + WD Black 1TB HDD
  • EVGA P2 850W + White CableMod cables
  • Lian-Li LanCool II Mesh - White

Intel Z97 Rig (Decomissioned)

  • Intel i5-4690K 4.8 GHz
  • ASUS ROG Maximus VII Hero Z97
  • Sapphire Vapor-X HD 7950 EVGA GTX 1070 SC Black Edition ACX 3.0
  • 20 GB (8GB X 2 + 4GB X 1) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz
  • Corsair A50 air cooler  NZXT X61
  • Crucial MX500 1TB SSD + SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SSD + WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD + Kingston V300 120GB SSD [non-gimped version]
  • Antec New TruePower 550W EVGA G2 650W + White CableMod cables
  • Cooler Master HAF 912 White NZXT S340 Elite w/ white LED stips

AMD 990FX Rig (Decommissioned)

  • FX-8350 @ 4.8 / 4.9 GHz (given up on the 5.0 / 5.1 GHz attempt)
  • ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula 990FX
  • 12 GB (4 GB X 3) G.Skill RipJawsX DDR3 @ 1866 MHz
  • Sapphire Vapor-X HD 7970 + Sapphire Dual-X HD 7970 in Crossfire  Sapphire NITRO R9-Fury in Crossfire *NONE*
  • Thermaltake Frio w/ Cooler Master JetFlo's in push-pull
  • Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD + Kingston V300 120GB SSD + WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD
  • Corsair TX850 (ver.1)
  • Cooler Master HAF 932

 

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I have been researching this exact thing:

 

Yes the Aorus b450 itx board gets hot in the VRM area, not recommended. Some reviews have shown this.

 

MSI b450 itx board also has 4+2 VRM, so not much better probably.

 

Arock b450 itx board has 6+2, but it is a doubled 3 phase for the CPU. Reviews (Tweaktown) have shown excellent thermals on this VRM, heatsink looks small but performs wel. Not as good as a true 6 phase vrm, but the heat is spread over more phases, so looks to perform well.

 

Asus b450 strix itx board is the only board with a TRUE 6 phase on the cpu, AFAIK. Don't know if it is worth the extra money though ($150 vs $90 for the Asrock on sale at Newegg).

 

Id go for the Asrock, that is what I am getting. Reviews say it is really good, also in the VRM dept. Has better features than Giga yte and MSI too. Can do some OC'ing on it, although the Asus is probably slightly better.

 

Good luck!

 

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