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Help with a MOBO

dethnode1
  • 4 months ago

I need a motherboard that will work with this parts list. Not gaming on it, but I need a good dependable mobo, preferably with wifi, but I can add a wifi adapter if need be, and I would prefer it work with the r5 3600 out of the box, but I can update bios if necessary as long as it has flash button like MSI. I do not have an older cpu.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kyJf9G

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

For a Micro-ATX, try locating this one: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/h7WBD3/msi-b450m-mortar-max-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-b450m-mortar-max

Otherwise: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kRTzK8/msi-b450m-pro-vdh-max-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-b450m-pro-vdh-max

These recently made available "max" variants are Ryzen 3000-ready and do not require BIOS updates.

For WIFI either pair up the above 2 options with a WIFI PCIe card or grab a 2nd GEN MSI B450 with integrated wifi and as you suggested follow through with the CPU-less FLASH update process.

Personally I'd stick with the MAX variant with a dedicated WIFI card as it houses a larger BIOS chip, unlocks all features and is better destined to support further optimisations with improved perf + a more well-suited platform for Ryzen 4000 upgrade potential (future proofing).


If you're targeting a 32" panel for a close up desk display (assuming you're sitting at an arms length or a little more), consider a 1440p 60hz screen. 1080p @ 32" loses it's pixel dense structure being it's forced wider which ends up losing some of that sharper image quality. Very noticeable up-front, lesser noticeable a little away and flawless at a distance - hence it's down to your viewable distance.

I've gone through a bunch of these panels with various pixel densities and display sizes.

  • Generally for 1080p at arms reach, 22-24" work a treat.

  • 1440p sits fantastically @ 27-32" (the smaller the size the sharper the image but depending on workload the variable here won't matter)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you explain why the mortar would be preferable to the other mobo

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Mortor is generally a better mobo.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Better VRM cooling, mainly. the Pro-VDH should be adequate for a 3600 though.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it should be fine too, but it doesn't have the flash back feature, unless he opts for the B450M Pro-VDH [Max]

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Why does the PSU not have a price?

And even of you don't play the GT 1030 is the bottom of the barrel GPU accelerator.

It's a 64 bit GPU.

Why you don't get this one?

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/d9zZxr/xfx-radeon-rx-550-2gb-video-card-rx-550p2sfg5

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