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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-08-2020, 06:27 AM - Thread Starter
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Solved: Which mATX B450 board from Microcenter

Edit: ended up with the ASRock B450 Pro4 mATX

So looking at doing a budget build for home. Primarily needing it for some moderate video editing (Adobe Premier Elements) for youtube videos. It is replacing my old Phenom II 830 x4 build that just does not cut it anymore.
Plan is <$200 for CPU and board.

Plan on using a Ryzen 5 2600x from Microcenter ($99), and want to pair it with one of their B450 boards for the discount.

I plan on re-using my case (Antec P-180), so really needs to be an mATX board. From the available boards on their site, which is the best option?

Microcenter B450 mATX boards

Not looking for any crazy overclocks, but will play with it some. Already have some 3600 memory (Gskill Ripjaws). No real plans for future upgrades to 3rd or 4th gen Ryzen, so not looking at x570 boards. Just wanting a solid stable board.

If none of those are really any good, I could go with a ATX board, would just have to use an even older case (Antec 300), and would rather not, but again, if mATX is not good enough, I will do it.

Micrcenter B450 ATX boards, again, the board can't be more that $120 to keep the total cost below $200.

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They don't have any X370 nor B350 boards, awkward
On of the best best board is X370
Isn't there another store to consider getting one ?
B4xx series was quite bad
MSI B450 Tomahawk Max , or B450M Mortar Plus (or Max)are solid
Same as Asrock B450 Steel Legend are solid
But there are good options on X370 too and B350 with bios mods are more solid than native B450 boards

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The Tomahawk ATX is the only acceptable board in the <120$ range @ this shop
The rest is just bad

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Your local Micro Center (Houston) currently has MSI X470 ATX (open box) for ~$112... It should still qualify for the $20 combo discount.

https://www.microcenter.com/product/...tx-motherboard

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The B450 Tomahawk specs wise, still is a bit better than the X470 Gaming plus

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Quote: Originally Posted by Veii View Post
They don't have any X370 nor B350 boards, awkward
On of the best best board is X370
Isn't there another store to consider getting one ?
B4xx series was quite bad
MSI B450 Tomahawk Max , or B450M Mortar Plus (or Max)are solid
Same as Asrock B450 Steel Legend are solid
But there are good options on X370 too and B350 with bios mods are more solid than native B450 boards

EDIT:
The Tomahawk ATX is the only acceptable board in the <120$ range @ this shop
The rest is just bad
Which X370 or B350 boards are better than the B450 Carbon AC?

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Quote: Originally Posted by Liranan View Post
Which X370 or B350 boards are better than the B450 Carbon AC?
B350:
ASUS ROG Strix B350-I Gaming
and mostly every bios modded board by 1usmus

X370:
X370 Taichi
Crosshair Hero 6
Asus Prime Pro with biosmod by Reous

B450:
Msi Tomahawk Plus/Max

X470:
MSI M7
Taichi
CH7
whole asus lineup with mods by 1usmus or Reous
Gigabyte K7 & Gaming 5 (only gigabyte boards without voltage issues)

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The PRO4 is the best one in that group, the TUF prob have a better bios tho.

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Well, after looking at the boards, I ended up getting the ASRock B450 Pro4 mATX, a Ryzen 2600x and some G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 gb (2x16) PC3200 CL16 ram for $325 out the door.

I really like my current case and did not want to change it to get a ATX board (although the Tomahawk seems to be a really good board).
I was between the Gigiabyte B450 AORUS M and the ASRock Pro4.
The Pro 4 seems to have better VRM cooling (2 heatsinks), 2 m.2 slots (one NVME, 1 SSD) that intrigued me for future storage (have a 1 TB WD blue M2 NVME on order for primary drive, and debating a 500gb M.2 SSD for "working on" storage and a 2 tb for regular storage), as well as USB C on the back.

Still deciding on video card (just running an old 9800GT on it for now), but got it all together and running last night with a 60 gig SSD just to play with till I get everything else together.

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The PRO4 is the best one in that group, the TUF prob have a better bios tho.
Pro4 did pretty good for me. Can recommend that.
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