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post #1 of 9
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It's time for me to get cracking on Ryzen.

What's the go-to board right now?

I'm wanting to get a 2 x 8 3200 MHz kit to work too so whatever kit works let me know.

My local Microcenter has some great prices so it's either the 1700 or 1700x with a $50 or $100 off respectively.
post #2 of 9
I'm really liking my MSI Gaming Pro Carbon. Probably not the best board for overclocking, but I have never been into that much. I do currently have my 1700 running at 3.8 @ 1.325v however.

The thing that impressed me most though is the fact that I just installed my G.Skill 2x8gb 3200 RGB kit, turned on A-XMP, and it set all of the correct timings and no issues running at the rated speed so far. The kit is F4-3200C14D-16GTZR.

It does however suffer from the long post time bug that seems to plague a lot of these boards. I have yet to test if it is still there at a lower RAM speed.

I have some other G.Skill 3200 C16 ram that I am going to test tonight, not liking the RGB ram as much as I thought.
Edited by Shaitan - 4/5/17 at 10:19am
post #3 of 9
At Cincinnati Microcenter , X370 :

$140 ($10 MIR) ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4 ... depending on the variant of VRM you could get a dud , there's a version with PK618BA low side mosfets and no name high side instead of SM4336 + SM4337 , QVL
$160 ASUS PRIME X370-PRO <--- solid midrange , newest BIOs has good support for memory (QVL)
$195 Gigabyte AORUS GA-AX370-Gaming 5 <--- paying for LEDs basically , QVL
$180 MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon (bit overpriced) , QVL
$245 ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO <--- top tier board , BCLK gen , QVL

FlareX QVL https://gskill.com/en/product/f4-3200c14d-16gfx lists
Asrock X370 Taichi
ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO
GIGABYTE
GA-AB350-GAMING 3
GA-AX370-GAMING 5
GA-AX370-Gaming K7
MSI
B350 PC MATE
B350 TOMAHAWK
B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC
B350M BAZOOKA
B350M GAMING PRO
B350M MORTAR
B350M MORTAR ARCTIC
X370 GAMING PRO CARBON
X370 KRAIT GAMING
X370 SLI PLUS
X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM

X370 Prime Pro thread on Hardwareluxx (https://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f12/asus-prime-x370-pro-am4-1156996.html) lists

DDR4-3000, CL14-14-14-34 (F4-3000C14D-16GTZ) @ DDR4-3200 (Reous 0504)
DDR4-3200, CL14-14-14-34 (F4-3200C14D-16GTZ) @ DDR4-3200 (Chrissssssssss 0504)
DDR4-3600, CL16-16-16-36 (F4-3600C16D-16GTZSW) @ DDR4-3200 (Why_Me 0504)
DDR4-3600, CL16-16-16-36 (F4-3600C16D-16GTZ) @ DDR4-3200 CL14 (Moving 0504)
Edited by AlphaC - 4/5/17 at 11:09am
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Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post

At Cincinnati Microcenter , X370 :

$140 ($10 MIR) ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4 ... depending on the variant of VRM you could get a dud , there's a version with PK618BA low side mosfets and no name high side instead of SM4336 + SM4337 , QVL
$160 ASUS PRIME X370-PRO <--- solid midrange , newest BIOs has good support for memory (QVL)
$195 Gigabyte AORUS GA-AX370-Gaming 5 <--- paying for LEDs basically , QVL
$180 MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon (bit overpriced) , QVL
$245 ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO <--- top tier board , BCLK gen , QVL

FlareX QVL https://gskill.com/en/product/f4-3200c14d-16gfx lists
Asrock X370 Taichi
ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO
GIGABYTE
GA-AB350-GAMING 3
GA-AX370-GAMING 5
GA-AX370-Gaming K7
MSI
B350 PC MATE
B350 TOMAHAWK
B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC
B350M BAZOOKA
B350M GAMING PRO
B350M MORTAR
B350M MORTAR ARCTIC
X370 GAMING PRO CARBON
X370 KRAIT GAMING
X370 SLI PLUS
X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM

X370 Prime Pro thread on Hardwareluxx (https://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f12/asus-prime-x370-pro-am4-1156996.html) lists

DDR4-3000, CL14-14-14-34 (F4-3000C14D-16GTZ) @ DDR4-3200 (Reous 0504)
DDR4-3200, CL14-14-14-34 (F4-3200C14D-16GTZ) @ DDR4-3200 (Chrissssssssss 0504)
DDR4-3600, CL16-16-16-36 (F4-3600C16D-16GTZSW) @ DDR4-3200 (Why_Me 0504)
DDR4-3600, CL16-16-16-36 (F4-3600C16D-16GTZ) @ DDR4-3200 CL14 (Moving 0504)

Is there a way to figure out which ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4 has the better VRM variant by looking at it at the store?
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Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post

At Cincinnati Microcenter , X370 :

$140 ($10 MIR) ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4 ... depending on the variant of VRM you could get a dud , there's a version with PK618BA low side mosfets and no name high side instead of SM4336 + SM4337 , QVL
$160 ASUS PRIME X370-PRO <--- solid midrange , newest BIOs has good support for memory (QVL)
$195 Gigabyte AORUS GA-AX370-Gaming 5 <--- paying for LEDs basically , QVL
$180 MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon (bit overpriced) , QVL
$245 ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO <--- top tier board , BCLK gen , QVL

FlareX QVL https://gskill.com/en/product/f4-3200c14d-16gfx lists
Asrock X370 Taichi
ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO
GIGABYTE
GA-AB350-GAMING 3
GA-AX370-GAMING 5
GA-AX370-Gaming K7
MSI
B350 PC MATE
B350 TOMAHAWK
B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC
B350M BAZOOKA
B350M GAMING PRO
B350M MORTAR
B350M MORTAR ARCTIC
X370 GAMING PRO CARBON
X370 KRAIT GAMING
X370 SLI PLUS
X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM

X370 Prime Pro thread on Hardwareluxx (https://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f12/asus-prime-x370-pro-am4-1156996.html) lists

DDR4-3000, CL14-14-14-34 (F4-3000C14D-16GTZ) @ DDR4-3200 (Reous 0504)
DDR4-3200, CL14-14-14-34 (F4-3200C14D-16GTZ) @ DDR4-3200 (Chrissssssssss 0504)
DDR4-3600, CL16-16-16-36 (F4-3600C16D-16GTZSW) @ DDR4-3200 (Why_Me 0504)
DDR4-3600, CL16-16-16-36 (F4-3600C16D-16GTZ) @ DDR4-3200 CL14 (Moving 0504)

Is there a way to figure out which ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4 has the better VRM variant by looking at it at the store?

not without removing the VRM heat-sink,
and honestly, I haven't seen a single one with those VRMs in the wild. and I am no longer sure where that information came from.
post #6 of 9
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Happily settled on the ASRock Taichi today along with a 1700x.

The board was $99 and the CPU was $389.
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Happily settled on the ASRock Taichi today along with a 1700x.

The board was $99 and the CPU was $389.

Where did you get a tiachi at 1/2 cost?
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Where did you get a tiachi at 1/2 cost?

 

 

Microcenter most likely.  They always have deals on Mobo / CPU combos.

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Microcenter most likely.  They always have deals on Mobo / CPU combos.

Correct! Buy their 1700x currently at $389 and get $100 off any compatible motherboard. redface.gif
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