Originally Posted by LuckyImperial
Well, your speculation on VRM manufacturers is just that...speculation. We really have no idea what parts will go into these boards, and if a 6 phase B350 can spit out 150W safely, you'll see plenty of good OC's. My FX-8350 eats 180W ~1.5V full load, so there's no real NEED for 300W outputs on Ryzen.
I recommend going 6-phase like you want (Gigabyte or something) and immediately swapping out the TIM for some Sarcon or something if you're really worried about thermal load.
Edit: We're not dealing with Bulldozer/Piledriver here. We may find that the Ryzen chips do just fine on heatsinked 6 phase boards.
I guess it's not Bulldozer super volcano we are dealing with here but we have no numbers at all for wattage on the Ryzen processors. That makes me a bit worried.
I have a alphacool watercooling kit to transfer so I can cool the cpu no problems with a new bracket so the thing to limit me will be VRM thermals & capability.
I maxed my current MB until I smelt smoke and tuned back a notch and settled. (took some dmg but stable function)
I would have liked a better selection than we got compared what's available in similar prices on older tech.
NEW: Biostar x480GT8 ~4.0Ghz CPU, 3200Mhz RAM.... not really better
OLD: Ryzen 7 1700 @ ~4.0Ghz, Gigabyte GA-AB350 Gaming 3, F25 BIOS Agesa 126.96.36.199
4x8Gb Kingston HX434C19FB2K2/16 3466C19 1.2V @ 3733Mhz 16.(17).188.8.131.52.tRFC 568 1T 1.490V (Micron E-die 16nm)
Corsair LPX 2x8Gb 2666C16R @ 3200Mhz 14.(17).184.108.40.206...(260) 1T1.470V (Micron B-die 25nm)