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So just ordered a 1600 for a second rig, need some suggestions for a motherboard around the 100-130 price point, that features good overclocking abilities on both cpu and memory.
If possible also either black or red to keep current with Red and Black theme.
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https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157759&cm_re=B350-_-13-157-759-_-Product
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That is a nice looking board, how well does memory scale in it?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tcoppock View Post

That is a nice looking board, how well does memory scale in it?

Most people have not tested B350 that much with memory. This board list 3200 support unlike some other boards. If it does not work now it will in time provide you buy the right sticks which are kind of expensive.
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Would there be any big benefit to go with x370?
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Stick with any Gigabyte board.. i had that b350 gaming k4 from asrock and board is disaster.. gigabyte ab350 gaming 3 awesome board
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tcoppock View Post

Would there be any big benefit to go with x370?

Better performing SLI/X-fire. More M.2 slots.
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Originally Posted by keikei View Post

Better performing SLI/X-fire. More M.2 slots.
No need for that then when vega comes out thats all i will have, just one.
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post #9 of 13
I'd wait for more feedback on the upcoming MSI B350 Gaming Pro Carbon. Supposedly it launches at $135-150.
"features all the goodness from the X370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC motherboard, such as Mystic Light RGB, M.2 Shield, GAMING I/O cover but on the B350 chipset and focuses solely on GAMING LAN for its networking."
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1329199-REG/msi_b350_gaming_pro_carbon.html
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA7HN5J47618

Key points:
* supposedly same VRM as MSI X370 Pro Carbon , so instead of 4 phases with doubled low side or 3 phases doubled without interleaving, it has 8 total phases just for CPU
* DDR4-3200Mhz on the specsheet and QVL (54 kits listed at 3200MHz on Ryzen)
* ALC1220 , with the Audio boost shielding
* Intel Gigabit LAN
* USB 3.1 Gen 2 (all Asrock boards and all other B350 MSI boards are lacking this , ASUS/Gigabyte don't)
* some RGB fluff features at I/O cover (similar to Gigabyte Gaming 3) for future resale value

All released B350 boards are not that wonderful as far as overclocking. Most are using 3 or 4 phase driver PWMs (i.e. Asrock uses ~25A rated mosfet for 6 chokes controlled by 3 phases with 2 mosfets per phase , ASUS/Gigabyte using 4+2 or 4+3 with doubled low side, MSI using 4+2 with doubled low side). All but the above mentioned MSI motherboard and Gigabyte B350 Gaming 3 (ATX) are not using ALC1220.

The Gigabyte B350 Gaming 3 definitely works with DDR4-3200MHz since it is on the GSkill FlareX 3200MHz CL14 QVL.
Edited by AlphaC - 4/13/17 at 4:50pm
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post #10 of 13
I read that VRM on Gigabyte B350 gaming 3 gets very hot (100C+). Also K3 and K5 have the same VRM. Is it better to buy Asus x370 Prime? When are new mbo coming out?
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