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Socket / CPU
Black / Silver
PCI-E x16 Slots
PCI-E x8 Slots
PCI-E x4 Slots
PCI-E x1 Slots
SATA 6 Gb/s
Depends on CPU
Onboard USB3.0 Headers
- 23 points
- 13 months ago
from completed build My first PC build!
Not the greatest motherboard in the world, however, it still does the job! It looks pretty good despite lacking RGB (White lights are on the corners but their color can't be changed). On top of that, hooking up my CPU cooler to its RGB header revealed the very few features and color options the motherboard has. I'm not sure how well it does with power delivery as well lol :P
- 9 points
- 11 months ago
from completed build TONKAWOOF
This is my first AM4 board. I usually go with Asus as I've been using them almost exclusively for years, though after hours of research I settled on MSI. They are the only B450 boards with a half decent VRM in this price range. Still, I ended up strapping a 40mm fan to the VRM heatsink just to ensure the life of the caps around it. On a full load they'd easily hit 100c due to the sad excuse of a heatsink on this model. They finally added voltage offset to their boards making them a decent choice for "X" series R5s and 7s. Overall the BIOS is quite nice and everything works well. All that said, you'd probably be better off going with the B450M Mortar. The Mortar is basically the same board and VRM but with a significantly better heatsink.
- 7 points
- 10 months ago
from completed build Home Linux PC for 2019
I wanted a B450 motherboard, but didn't want to get the cheapest of the cheap. Also I didn't want an old fashioned VGA connector as it is 2019. So this one seemed to fit the bill. Plus plenty of RAM slots, so if in the future I need to add more RAM I can.
- 7 points
- 4 months ago
from completed build Build Update!
Meh board, one of the worst board to try to overclock with (Can't give it a bad review cause it is) Still decent looking as well and an armored pcie x16 slot!
- 6 points
- 9 months ago
from completed build My first PC: A Super Budget Upgrade Friendly Build
Decent motherboard, the RGB is quite underwhelming though.
- 2 points
- 4 months ago
from completed build Project Greenlight II
Really good motherboard, small bit of RGB in the bottom left corner, and white ambient lights in each of the corners, which are NOT controllable. The white LEDs will be on permanently so if you're going for a super dark build, you may wanna roll with the bigger brother of this motherboard, the Mortar, which will also control of the LEDs.
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