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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-16-2020, 10:45 PM - Thread Starter
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B550 motherboards users here?

Im surprised no official threads or feedbacks from B550 users?
I am interested to setup a ITX B550 systems, and Aorus seems the front runner for the price to components ratio
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-17-2020, 06:44 AM
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Get MSI instead.
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Got a MSI B550 Tomahawk, R5 3600 (2020 edition), 1TB ADATA nvme, evga 2070 super, re-used my old Noctua NH-D14 which I bought back in 2014. The Noctua company sent me a free motherboard installation kit (kudos to them). No o/c'ing with the exception of memory, 4 sticks of F4-3600C16-8GHVK, which run at 3733 (used DRAM calculator). In a Phanteks P400A case, the CPU temps at light load are 33-34C, under stress (Cinebench, 3668 score) - 71-72C. So far so good, I upgraded my 6 year old i5 4690k (o/c to 4.3Ghz). The primary goal of the machine is for gaming (pubg, total war series) and running VMWare. I used to get freezes/CTD in pubg, now it is smooth sailing with the same video settings.

I almost bought a 3900x, but changed my mind when Best Buy refused to price match the price to the one from Microcenter :-) Glad it happened, look forward to the next gen AMD processors in 2021 supported by B550 platform.

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I have a 3600 in a MSI B550 Gaming Edge WIFI. I wouldn't think that many threads would be made about these types of builds. I think most people doing this are just running the standard 3600-3700 memory and letting PBO handle the rest. The B550 build I have is actually my girlfriends and I only built it because it ticks all the boxes, was cheap and performs.

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I have a B550-F and I have made a official thread(a couple of weeks ago) ....

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From what I can tell B550 motherboards don't offer compelling enough reasons to upgrade. At least not until availability improves and prices start to drop. X570 boards are more plentiful and not that much higher in price but sport equal or better features to make their value proposition better. And B450 is still a viable option and especially attractive if an upgrade path to Zen 3 isn't a consideration (since we don't yet know what boards will get the beta BIOS to support Zen 3.)

I personally see very few reasons to buy a B550 right now and are mostly centered around an absolute intent on upgrading to Ryzen 4000 when it hits. So, why not wait for that to happen and we get greater clarity into just how good it is I guess. So, maybe that's why so few commenters?

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I'm also looking at itx b550 boards. X570 makes no sense in itx and fanless chipset is a plus. I'm thinking of gigabyte and msi boards but can't find any of them at local stores. What do you think about gig/msi bios?

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I'm also looking at itx b550 boards. X570 makes no sense in itx and fanless chipset is a plus. I'm thinking of gigabyte and msi boards but can't find any of them at local stores. What do you think about gig/msi bios?
Agreed, fanless chipset is one less thing to worry about for builds probably in place for 4+ years. Bought for relatives an ASUS TUF Gaming B550M plus wifi as wanted mATX, and the price was well below comparable X570 for the form factor where I was buying from in eastern europe which was in stock. In fact, unless you buy from other countries and pay the shipping, most brands don't seem to be in all markets. Only ASUS, Gigabyte, & ASRock in this locality for example.

So depending on brand availability in certain markets, B550 makes more sense if you want PCIe Gen4.

Edit - to your question only had MSI on AM4, so can't compare to Gigabyte, nor did I try OC'ing with it.
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