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MITX Board that will take a Ryzen 5 3600 straight out of box.

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor and Single Board Computers' started by macuser, Apr 16, 2020.

  1. macuser

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 3, 2004

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    Its been about 6 years since I've built a PC so am totally out of it as regards to latest PC hardware.

    I'm struggling finding an MITX board that'll take a Ryzen 5 3600 without need of updating first. I'll aso probably stick an RX5700 in there as well along with 32GB ram.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. macuser

    Hitman

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    Posts: 632

    edit: X570 board seems good choice but no stock and crazy prices!!!
     
  3. IanAG

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 5, 2002

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    I recently got an Asrock B450 ITX which was running a BIOS that supported the 3 series CPUs, it had stickers on the outside of the box stating such. I have the same motherboard I bought last year from memory which did not.

    Might be worth checking with retailers directly, imagine other manufacturers may do the same.
     
  4. macuser

    Hitman

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    Thanks. You’re right, seems like a lot a lot of the 450 boards are now gen3 compatible straight out of the box.
     
  5. McPhee

    Soldato

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    Same here with a Gigabyte. Pretty sure it's the case for all new stock across all manufacturers. So unless you get unlucky and get a board that's been knocking around the warehouse for a year, you'll be fine.

    If you do find you have a problem, AMD will loan you a CPU so you can do the update.
     
  6. macuser

    Hitman

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    Think I'll go with ASUS ROG STRIX X570-I Gaming, OCUK have just got stock in.
     
  7. Quartz

    Capodecina

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    Take a look at the DTX form factor, specifically the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII. It makes use of the overhang of the GPU by stretching the motherboard just a little.
     
  8. macuser

    Hitman

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    So what's the advantage of ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII over ROG STRIX X570-I and DTX over ITX?
     
  9. Quartz

    Capodecina

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    Location: Aberdeen

    The board is slightly bigger which gives it room for additional features like extra M.2 drives.
     
  10. jrwagh333

    Mobster

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    At a huge premium
     
  11. Infiniteey

    Gangster

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    No extra M.2 drives. It is still 2 which matches the other Gigabyte and Asus X570 ITX boards. The Asrock only has 1 M.2 though so avoid this one unless you need that Thunderbolt 3.

    I struggle to find any benefit of Impact over the boards, and being DTX really restricts case choice.

    Just go for either the Gigabyte or Asus Strix X570 ITX.