Originally Posted by moonroket
k5 have blck oc, ar u sure? Dont really want the other fiture, but vrm. Ill put it in i might buy this list.
That's what Turbo B-clock is , a BCLK generator
Turbo B-Clock: Built-in Advanced Performance Tuning IC
Turbo B-Clock Tuning IC in the AORUS X370 series motherboards enable overclockers to have the ability to change their BCLK frequency to a desired value of their choice. With the new linear range adjustment option of the Tuning IC, ranges from 100MHz to 300MHz are now possible.
*Turbo B-Clock overclocking range may vary according to CPU capabilities.
Given the choice between an underpowered VRM based off a B350 board with an added BCLK and a X370 Gaming 5 I'd choose the Gaming 5 every time. Gigabyte really messed up their priorities on the K3 and K
5. Even if they used top tier 60A IR3555 it would still have less phases than the Gaming 5 and Gaming K7. I would also say the pricing of the K3 & K5 aren't stellar given the 150GBP pricetag and the feature differences relative to a Gigabyte B350 Gaming 3. In Europe the GA-AX370-Gaming K5 is ~ € 173 which is close to the € 182 of the MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon and ~ € 185 Biostar GT7.
For Ryzen 5 1600 I would say ~$160 ASUS X370 Prime Pro is likely the best bet as SuperZan stated . Another great alternative if you're in North America and you are going to buy some sort of wifi+BT solution , the AsRock X370 Taichi is a top tier board at ~$180-200 .Edited by AlphaC - 4/11/17 at 5:48pm