( 4.0 Average / 4 Ratings )
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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
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 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.
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.
Decent motherboard, the RGB is quite underwhelming though.