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Finding the motherboard/ram combo seems to be the hardest part with a Ryzen build. I'm actually thinking about getting the Asus Prime X370-Pro. Anyone want to share their experiences with it? I'm mostly interested in having a 24/7 stable OC. I don't plan to SLI, don't need WiFi, don't care about the looks.

EDIT: I should also add that I'm looking for a clean and easy to understand BIOS. I have limited overclocking experience and haven't done any overclocking in the past 10 years or so...

If is within your budget maybe can look at the AsRock X370 Taichi motherboard. around $199. Is a sweet motherboard for the price for sure. I may consider selling my 1700 to grab a 1800X here soon just for the heck of it to test it on my ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO. XD I would recommend this motherboard but it is way more expensive than the Taichi, and I only got it because it has a crap load of USB for my music studio stuff. biggrin.gif For rams I may look into the Flare X unless they release an update that fixes my Corsair Dominator Platinum 3200Mhz rams. thumb.gif
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If is within your budget maybe can look at the AsRock X370 Taichi motherboard.. Is a sweet motherboard for the price for sure. I may consider selling my 1700 to grab a 1800X here soon just for the heck of it to test it on my ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO. XD I would recommend this motherboard but it is way more expensive than the Taichi, and I only got it because it has a crap load of USB for my music studio stuff. biggrin.gif For rams I may look into the Flare X unless they release an update that fixes my Corsair Dominator Platinum 3200Mhz rams. thumb.gif

I did like the Taichi, however, they seem to be out of stock at both newegg and amazon.
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post #33 of 41
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I did like the Taichi, however, they seem to be out of stock at both newegg and amazon.

Sorry they had them on stock not anymore at micro center.
Edited by ITAngel - 5/4/17 at 9:32am
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post #34 of 41
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Ok so I think I might bite the bullet and buy the Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero. I didn't really want to spend that much on a motherboard, but it seems like one of the best ones out there, that will give me a stable 3200Mhz RAM options, good BIOS, and plenty of features. I will be updating the OP with my current build thoughts.

EDIT: OP now updated to reflect most recent choices.
Edited by WBaS - 5/4/17 at 10:21am
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post #35 of 41
I think your making a wise investment : )
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Couldn't wait any longer. Orders processed smile.gif
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post #37 of 41
Dude, I want to see pictures, you're really going to enjoy this board its super premium and even comes with some nice stuff like a coaster not that it even matters, but the board itself will yield you some good overclocking potential. Of course, you're limited by what your CPU is capable of.
Edited by Jedson3614 - 5/4/17 at 11:14am
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Dude, I want to see pictures, you're really going to enjoy this board its super premium and even comes with some nice stuff like a coaster not that even matters but the board itself will yield you some good overclocking potential, but of course, you're limited by what your CPU is capable of.

Yeah hopefully I win the CPU and RAM lotteries. With everyone's help and my own research, a lot of effort was put into this build. I can't wait to build it. I will see what I can do about pictures once I have it built.
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post #39 of 41
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Ok so I think I might bite the bullet and buy the Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero. I didn't really want to spend that much on a motherboard, but it seems like one of the best ones out there, that will give me a stable 3200Mhz RAM options, good BIOS, and plenty of features. I will be updating the OP with my current build thoughts.

EDIT: OP now updated to reflect most recent choices.

It is always hard to bite the bullet, and spend a lot on the board. However with how long the AM4 socket is expected to live you will likely be able to perform some CPU upgrades without purchasing a new motherboard. I think the AM4 socket will last about 4 years. You should be able to put a 7nm Zen 2 in that motherboard. So you'll be happy you bought it.
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It is always hard to bite the bullet, and spend a lot on the board. However with how long the AM4 socket is expected to live you will likely be able to perform some CPU upgrades without purchasing a new motherboard. I think the AM4 socket will last about 4 years. You should be able to put a 7nm Zen 2 in that motherboard. So you'll be happy you bought it.

I seem to remember that at some point in time, AMD was trying to keep the sockets backwards compatible. I'm guessing this is not the case anymore?
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