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What AM4 motherboard will you be getting?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by SniperDude, Feb 24, 2017.

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What manufacturer AM4 will you be buying?

  1. Asus

    75 vote(s)
    31.3%
  2. Asrock

    59 vote(s)
    24.6%
  3. Gigabyte

    70 vote(s)
    29.2%
  4. MSI

    31 vote(s)
    12.9%
  5. other.

    5 vote(s)
    2.1%
  1. TeraVirus

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 24, 2017

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    Location: Bristol

    Asus Crosshair 7 Hero paired with a 2700x. It's mostly black, so it fits with mybuild aesthetic and can be flexible with colour changes.

    I'm still using an Asus P8z77 motherboard, which has been great to me for the past 5 years.

    I've heard bad things with MSI mobos, plus too much red accents for me. Sames with Gigabyte with the orange.
     
  2. peahead

    Mobster

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    Posts: 3,916

  3. pete910

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 3, 2013

    Posts: 2,082

    Shame EK mono block wont fit it
     
  4. brigantium

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 28, 2013

    Posts: 133

    I wonder if there is going to be enough X470 stock for the 19th, I guess X370s aren't shipping with a compatible BIOS yet so they aren't an option.
     
  5. pete910

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 2,082

    ignore, miss read
     
  6. Robi_uk

    Associate

    Joined: Aug 1, 2012

    Posts: 49

    Can we not even download a bios upgrade now that will enable it to work with the new 2000 series cpus? I was thinking of getting a CH6 rather then going for the newer mobo and spend a bit more and get the 2700x.
     
  7. The-Plethora

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 17, 2009

    Posts: 375

    I have just ordered 2 2700X, 16GBRAM and the Asus prime board. Anyone know if the 'pre order' for the motherboards will be live by the Thursday along with the CPUs?.
     
  8. haszek

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 10, 2014

    Posts: 794

    I think you would have to ask question to OCUK staff, some of them probably yes, some of them probably not as always. They might give you some idea which ones will be.
     
  9. 4K8KW10

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 2, 2017

    Posts: 1,795

    Location: Hesse, Germany

    While Dell and HP refuse to jump on the nVidia bandwagon with the GPP, others like Asus, Gigabyte and MSI are very active members of the anti-AMD campaign.
    Asus dropped the ARES brand, Gigabyte don't even write the brand on the boxes no more, while that MSI representative with the comment about AMD wins it all..... :rolleyes:

    So, who exactly to give money now? AsRock but are their motherboards giving satisfactory results with memory like DDR4-3200? Hmm...
     
  10. killem

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 3, 2010

    Posts: 251

    I do believe the Asrock Taichi X370 was a very good board for memory timings and overclocking hence why it gets used in this bundle https://www.overclockers.co.uk/8pac...90ghz-overclocked-ryzen-bundle-bu-00g-8p.html

    I am also reluctant to give money to Nvidia and the brand that have signed up to GPP so I will go for an asrock myself but I also need a better Graphics card than my 290X but Vega is just to costly and power hungry for me to justify so GTX 1080 it has to be:(
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
  11. AuroraSCII

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    That depends - I'm not sure whether or not the X470 Gigabyte Aorus Ultra Gaming can deal with a stock 2600x or if I should step up to the Gaming 7 Wifi.

    Looking forward to a mainboard tier list / buildzoid's review.
     
  12. brigantium

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 28, 2013

    Posts: 133

    Yeah, but you need to be 100% sure the BIOS upgrade will be successful with no CPU (USB stick).
     
  13. Ross Thomson

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 7, 2017

    Posts: 195

    define deal with? I'm currently using a B350 tomahawk with my 1700 runing 1.325v @ 3.9 with no issues.
     
  14. DoneADougalOnSofa

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 3, 2012

    Posts: 1,185

    Location: Bath

    Just pulled the trigger on an Asus ROG Strix X470F-Gaming jobbie, the £175 one. Almost went for the cheaper 'Prime Pro' but thought, "Ah, stuff it."...
     
  15. Darren_uk

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    Location: Kent ,UK

  16. Sosuke.

    Associate

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    Posts: 73

    Seems they didn't have much stock again?
     
  17. enfo

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 244

    Location: Liverpool

    I’ve done the same Darren , seemed a decent amount cheaper than other boards ......hope I don’t regret not spending a bit more :( looks a decent board specs wise though

    Got some 8pack 3200 ram and a 2700x to slot in it.
     
  18. pcfarrar

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 6, 2016

    Posts: 442

    I’ve also ordered the Asus X470 prime. Couldn’t find any reviews of this board yet but it looks decent enough for the price. I really wanted the Gigabyte Ultra gaming for the extra USB ports but there is no stock of this board anywhere.
     
  19. DoneADougalOnSofa

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 3, 2012

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    Location: Bath

    The Gigabyte boards look pretty decent, but after my last experience with Gigabyte, I'm Asus all the way.
    Wouldn't rule out MSI either, just went for Asus on this occasion.
    The Prime does look good, as does the TUF (about £150), but the TUF seems not to support as fast RAM as some of the others.

    God knows whether the extra 45 quid was worth it, but hell, I've ordered it now so we'll see!
     
  20. Darren_uk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 25, 2006

    Posts: 1,133

    Location: Kent ,UK

    My last Motherboard was a AX370 Gaming 5, Had too many hardware defects so did not want to risk the nightmare all over again & gone with Asus,
    I noticed OC3D all that did not review the prime, Got great sound built in & can OC the CPU just like the rest, Just comes down on the CPU Lotto,
    Also like the white & LED effects & with 2 RGB headers & heat sink for M.2 go nice with my in win white case.