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Motherboard decision.

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by BigChief, 6 May 2020.

  1. BigChief

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Jan 2012

    Posts: 1,447

    Location: Lancs

    Hi all,

    Looking at an upgrade and would like thoughts and opinions.

    Cpu wise I'm more than likely going to go with a 3600.

    Ram I have 16gb of 3600mhz TeamGroup Vulcan TUF gaming alliance CL19-19-19-39.

    Gpu is a 1080

    And I have an nvme ssd along with other 2 other ssds.

    Motherboard is the question.

    Needs to be mATX to go in my meshify mini. So the obvious choice atm is an MSI b450m mortar max.

    However do I wait for b550? What will that give me over and above b450? And will it result in changes to b450 prices on release do we think?

    Also needs enough USBs to accommodate my oculus rift.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Relentless81

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 May 2010

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    I would wait for B550, not too long now. Should give PCIE 4.0 for one GPU and M.2 drive and I think faster RAM support but someone will correct me if I'm wrong

    I'm debating upgrading my B450 to one
     
  3. pigeonguyuk

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    Location: Bangor - Northern Ireland


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD65w5RVmtY

    Watch this then decide if you can be bothers to wait. MSI rep has advised stock due to land End of month 1st week june. Pricing not 100% confirmed but expected to be around the £200 mark
     
  4. keylion

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 May 2003

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    Location: Lancashire

    I'd wait for B550 too. I'm currently runnig a B350 and from reading around the extra features that will be brought to the B550 over the B450 are what Relentless has highlighted above.
     
  5. pigeonguyuk

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    Location: Bangor - Northern Ireland

    3300x is performing with 3600, use the saved money elsewhere on the build or towards x570 over b550
     
  6. BigChief

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    Cheers, so we're saying PCIe 4. Higher RAM support.

    Aside from some future proofing, will a 1080 see any material gain from running on pcie4?

    I will be interested to see how the 3300x performs v 3600 on both b450 and b550. That could make some difference I guess.
     
  7. keylion

    Gangster

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    Location: Lancashire

    A 1080 isn't restricted by PCIe3 so unfortunately there won't be any gain to be had. The immediate gain will be from using a PCIe4 SSD drive. Future GPU's will require PCIe4 but I couldn't say how soon that will be.
     
  8. BigChief

    Wise Guy

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    Thanks for the info on the 3300x performance. However, the only mATX x570 board is £180 vs £100 for a b450. So the money saved on getting a 3300x v 3600 would be more than outweighed. Don't esnt make sense imo.
     
  9. voidshatter

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Dec 2015

    Posts: 2,866

    I wouldn't even consider the X570. I bought it and returned it because I don't like the chipset fan. Same goes for Z490. I've had enough with chipset fans in the past.
     
  10. GregI

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    Joined: 10 Dec 2007

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    As leaked earlier today by Moore's Law is Dead, Nvidia's new GPUs in September will be PCIe4.