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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 06:22 AM - Thread Starter
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Crosshair VI Hero vs B450 Board

All,

I feel like I haven't posted here in forever! Long story short, I've been very much removed from custom PCs for the past several years and I've only recently found the time to jump back into my old hobby! There's been a lot of change since my last custom build and I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

As of now, I'm putting together the following build:

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600
CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition
RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) G.Skill DDR4 2133
Mobo: MSI B450 Gaming Plus, MSI B450 Tomahawk, or Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero
SSD: HP EX920 512GB
GPU: Sapphire RX580 Pulse 8GB
PSU: Corsair TX650M
Case: NZXT H500

I have all parts on the way and plan to send back two of the three motherboards. I was able to snag the B450 Gaming Plus for $140 CAD, the B450 Tomahawk for $150 CAD, and the Crosshair VI Hero for $150 CAD! I have not yet decided which to keep. I understand the differences between the X370 and B450 platform and the differences between these specific boards. My problem, however, is that I've seen/heard numerous reports of memory issues with the Crosshair board, in particular. This is concerning for long term stability and I want to know if it's still a viable board in 2019. Can anyone comment on the three boards and which would offer the most stability and least frustration for a minor overclock (maybe 4.0-4.1 GHz CPU and 2400-2666 MHz RAM)?

TL;DR

I can get the MSI B450 Gaming Plus, MSI B450 Tomahawk, and Asus Crosshair VI Hero for the same price. Which is most practical purchase and has the least issues in 2019?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 11:31 AM
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I would choose CH6 over the B450 motherboards. Troubles with all motherboards are there when reaching around 3200MT/s and higher, caused mainly by the lack of proper tuning and too low voltages on SOC, PLL and CLDOVDDP and/or the IMC is not capable of the requested frequency. The latest AGESA are good so I expect the CH6 will do fine with the hardware you have listed.
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I would choose CH6 over the B450 motherboards. Troubles with all motherboards are there when reaching around 3200MT/s and higher, caused mainly by the lack of proper tuning and too low voltages on SOC, PLL and CLDOVDDP and/or the IMC is not capable of the requested frequency. The latest AGESA are good so I expect the CH6 will do fine with the hardware you have listed.
Thanks. I think I'll try the CH6 and see what it can do!

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