Originally Posted by MishelLngelo
I just can't see a point in using a top notch processor on mediocre MB and chipset.
For me and what I need, I don't care much for these high end boards...
1. I don't need SLI or Crossfire.
2. I'm not willing to spend $100+ more to overclock a potential ~100Mhz more.
3. I don't need onboard wifi.
4. I don't need onboard video (though few come without).
5. I don't need the majority of other features high end boards offer.
High end boards aren't for everybody. As long as it will run the processor, ram, videocard, and storage drives... I'd rather spend ~$100 than $200-350 to essential do the same thing. Rarely does a low or mid range motherboard not satisfy me. A decent B350 board should fit all my needs.
On top of that, I'd rather save the money this early in the Ryzen game, getting a basic board, and waiting until AM4+ comes out to splurge on a higher end board, if the features are warranted at that time. I'm guessing 2 years out? Though, future tech is kind of an irrelevant excuse... I expect all technologies involved in Ryzen 2, or 2+, or whatever it will be called, to be much more mature and hold better value. Just my own speculation, though.