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Build Advice Ryzen Matx build

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Spraduke, 8 Jul 2019.

  1. Spraduke

    Spraduke Lurker

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    Hi,

    I bought my first matx case from the marketplace a while back and due to lack of funds its sat doing nothing.

    I currently have a Ryzen 1600 paired with a Gigabyte Gaming B350 atx motherboard, Samsung nvme drive and 3200mhz ram which seems to cap out at around 2966 on this system.

    I want to swap to matx as cost efficiently as possible but also with an upgrade path in mind.

    Options include:
    Second hand B350 or x370 matx board
    New or second hand B450 matx
    Wait for B550 matx boards
    Some other option

    It would be nice to have something I can drop a Ryzen 3600 in to without loss of too many features at a future date when money allows. What would I lose out on by using older chipsets with the latest cpus?

    Any other facts I should think of?
     
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  2. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    From what I've seen, you'd be better off with a 4 series motherboard if you want to move to a Ryzen 3x00 CPU later on.
    It looks like mATX support is on the wane, and there were only a handful of B450/X470 mATX boards, and I could only spot the ASRock X570M Pro 4 as the sole flag bearer for the new generation.
    Admittedly, it's early days, (day 2!), for X570, B550 should be along AT SOME POINT, but nothing firm yet that I can see
     
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  3. Spanky

    Spanky Active Member

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    Id suggest a B450 board if thats the direction you want to take. Ive 3 AM4 systems at home now .... ITX / MATX / ATX ( dont ask ) ... But then if you can wait the newer boards will come out B550? ... I doubt they will be any better , just maybe more expensive.

    Ive really like messing around with these CPUS . I had the intention of getting the 3600 and shuffling my CPU's around , but the gaming benchmarks were less than i thought they would be tbh .. not by much but i dont think i will upgrade given the 2600 runs sweet @ 4.2 and the overclocking on the 3600 looks utterly pointless lessening the gap in performance in games so ..

    I think the 3600 is well worth it in the productivity side of things. They are amazing value for sure.
     
  4. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    A small number of B450 matx boards exists.
    Exactly 0 X470 matx boards have been released.
    One X570 matx has been announced, launch date unknown.
    No leaks yet about specific B550 matx models, chipset itself due end 2019 / early 2020.

    B450 you lose nothing except PCIe 4 (which has no benefits outside of NVME drives and even there you won't notice much of a difference in practice).
    Waiting for X570 / B550 matx to turn up? You might wait forever for anything other than the single one announced so far, on the flip side X570 / B550 is more likely to work correctly with next years Zen 3 (not to be confused with Ryzen 3xxx which is Zen 2).

    So as said above, B450 is your best bet (unless you reconsider the form factor, Gigabutt X570 ITX is already up for preorder).
     
  5. Spanky

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    If the money is tight then this is something to consider??

    https://www.cclonline.com/product/2...M4-B450-Chipset-MicroATX-Motherboard/MBD2482/

    Yes is basic and doesnt have all the bling of RGB but for the money and what you can get from it .. makes it kinda amazing. The MSI boards are rock solid in the BIOS dept and it will still overclock anything you drop into it!! No you're not going to be setting records on it but with decent cooling and air flow to keep the VRMs at sensible temps this is as good as anything else.

    This is why i love AM4
     
  6. Spraduke

    Spraduke Lurker

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    I think I'm leaning towards B450 as it's affordable (<£100) and seems to support most features I would need (pcie 4 not needed).

    Anyone have experience with the gigabyte aourus 450m?
     
  7. sandys

    sandys Well-Known Member

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    You will lose nothing by using old chipsets from the looks of it bar of course PCIe 4. But at the same time might be looking for a BIOS for your current board as you might get support from Gigabyte.

     
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