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There's no B350 board existing that is worth solidly recommending for anything past 1.25ish or 1.3V (about 3.8GHz). The B350 Pro Carbon might be worth it if it isn't priced as high as they are asking currently ($135-150 for a B350 board is ridiculous , it should be at most $120-125 unless the featureset is amazing compared to a $140 X370 board).

The mATX options aren't too stellar either IMO. It's largely a draw between the Gigabyte B350M Gaming 3 and the MSI B350M Mortar (comes in white "arctic" version also) , with the B350M Gaming 3 having USB 3.1 Gen 2 & dual BIOS while the Mortar has steel PCIe slot, DDR4-3200MHz support listed for more memory kits on QVL, and better audio.

B350 in general for all manufacturers needs some improvement.

Well I'd be up for anything that would get me to a solid 3.9. X370 would be fine if it came in mATX.
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Thank you for that. You lost me towards the end but the beginning made sense. I'm looking for something solid in the B350 mATX form factor, that simple. There are barely any boards that cost over $100. Just want something $120-$150ish with 6 phase. Is that asking too much this early on from a new platform?
That was a bold move. We use CSM boards at work. The lack of heatsink over VRM's is a no-no for overclocking isn't it?

no 6 phase vrm with b350. 4+ doubled is the 'best'. People have oc'd 3.8 easily. Voltage hump hits somewhere higher than that usually and we have no data on ryzen 5's oc'ing but expect them to be in line with the r7's. Same die.

Features, with a 120 - 150 budget I'd go for the most features I want, excluding 6 phase vrm but you could get a sale. If you're close to microcenter for example they tend to discount a lot. Some of our members have driven an outrageous distance simply because there was nowhere else to get motherboards and the ones who live close by can be like kids in candy stores. Heck I would be too.
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Originally Posted by Jayjr1105 View Post

Thank you for that. You lost me towards the end but the beginning made sense. I'm looking for something solid in the B350 mATX form factor, that simple. There are barely any boards that cost over $100. Just want something $120-$150ish with 6 phase. Is that asking too much this early on from a new platform?
That was a bold move. We use CSM boards at work. The lack of heatsink over VRM's is a no-no for overclocking isn't it?

mine's been overclocked since day 1. (currently at 3.825ghz) stable as a rock thumb.gif stress tested with realbench for more than 24 hours. I'm having trouble keeping my 3.9ghz stable but I'm working on it thumb.gif
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