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What board to get with the 3700X?

I ordered my 3700X and was planning to get the B450 Tomahawk, but after hearing about them releasing new boards with bigger bios chips. I decided to cancel the order on the B450. I was originally thinking about going with the X570 Tuf or the X570 Aorus Elite, but they just seem like overkill for the 3700X.

What do you think would be the best choice for this CPU that doesn't break the bank?
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I would say the Auros Elite is a well made board, that has a decent VRM for the 3700X or if you want to put in anything beefier down the road.

The entry level MSI MPG boards have horrid VRM's. Stay away IMO.

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X570 TUF and Aorus Elite have the same kind of 50A Vishay powerstage more or less (12x), the difference is Aorus Elite uses a ISL PWM with ISL6617 current balancing doublers.


For a R7 3700X the Asrock X570 Steel Legend is also a consideration but you have to keep in mind that you won't have as much leeway thermally if you upgrade to 12 or 16 cores.

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Quote: Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post
X570 TUF and Aorus Elite have the same kind of 50A Vishay powerstage more or less (12x), the difference is Aorus Elite uses a ISL PWM with ISL6617 current balancing doublers.


For a R7 3700X the Asrock X570 Steel Legend is also a consideration but you have to keep in mind that you won't have as much leeway thermally if you upgrade to 12 or 16 cores.
I'm thinking about going with the Elite, even though it feels like overkill for myself. I don't really need PCIe 4.0 and i've read that X570 boards have high idle voltage have you heard anything about this being fixed or if this is actually part of X570 that won't be fixed?. Do you know if there are any other B450/X470 boards that are cheapish and have larger bios chips than 16MB so there isn't any issues forcing them to have features removed from them? I would just wait for the B450 Tomahawk with the 32MB bios chip to be released, but i have the memory sitting here and now the CPU is ordered and don't really want them to sit here for months with out being able to test them.
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Considering decent X470 boards cost over $200 (such as Crosshair VII Hero, X470 Taichi with 256Mb / 32MB) I don't think you want to go that route if you don't have a way to flash the CPU.


The idle power from the x570 chipset is only going to be about 10W more (plus the fan), so any additional power use is from other things.

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