Hey guys, so black Friday and cyber Monday are on the nose. I already see ryzen cpus drop prices by 20%~ here in my country. And im looking forward to grab my beloved 1800x for a nice bargain with dark rock pro 3 cooler. Al thou, i have a small problem, all this time i thought i will get msi 350b carbon mother board and be good with it. But knowing that ryzen cpus will be refreshed and supported till 2020 makes me wonder to spend little bit more to get better VRM and more solid board overall so i can switch my processor and still be able to get out the most out of it. So i was looking into motherboard which are overkill for current ryzen processors. Also paid attention to good VRM and power delivery.In addition 3200Ghz memory on 32gb kit is priority. But after all of research i've done, i came to the conclusion that i still dont know anything.
Well the boards which are most interesting to me are 370x of course. I dont really care about sli or corssfire, but what can i do. Seems taht 370x boards are slightly better. So let me give you why i was looking into those first.
ASRock x370 Taichi
Good VRM 12 phase
Not the best memory support
Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming K7
No wifi (other decent wifi solution?)
Asus crosshair hero VI wifi
The most expensive of them all.
Tons of usb ports, more than ever you would need.
Good memory support.
So i came here to ask you another advice. What should i get? Do you have different view and can offer different solution? Or should i get cheaper mother board and not think about what future might bring? Might be a miss after all.
Well maybe i hope more than amd will deliver from upcoming pinnacle ridge or even after that. But as it was new adapted architecture, i hope it will get big increase in clock speeds and it wont be limited to 4ghz.
The A320 chipset will offer a more bargain feel.
Quizzical said: Yes that i know, i heard about one company who made mini itx, maybe it was biostar, and they said that 350b and x370 motherboards are exactly the same, 370x just cost more because amd license cost more. Or something like that. It is just their case. As i noticed many many x370 boards has more features. It just make sense after all.
But thank you guys for your opinions, that helped me.
I decided to go in the middle. Not the strongest motherboard, but not the weakest either. Well, maybe its little bit above the middle. I chose ASUS Strix x370-f gaming, as much as i hate the fact that i pay for 2nd pcie slot and some RGB... I really dont think i could have gotten something like that without those things. Strix x370-f model features (base clock) BCLK, that was one of the factors to choose this board. Probably thats why it has great memory support. It does also have decent VRM.
Also with this board im losing some overclocking features, but it completely fine with me. As i am not hardcore overclocker.
I don't believe in "futureproofing"
Build your rig for what you need now. I'm not saying go right out to the skimpy minimum of what you need, but build out a comfortably adequate rig for now.
Odds are, if/when you do need to upgrade in the future - something will have changed. A new generation (or two) of equipment, lower prices, better technology, something.
I've very rarely seen a case of where a computer was "futureproofed" where the owner hasn't ... I wouldn't say "regret", that's a bit too strong, but wished they would have just held back a bit rather than waste a bunch of money up front in an effort to get a few more years out of the build.
Yeah, now i agree with you. Just get what you hardware based on your needs. I learned to think this way.
Dont hold yourself back next time, you can only contribute to the discussions
Yeah, it does take time, but i couldt let myself easy... I would kept thinking about it, it gave me peace of mind. Well, also i returned segfault processor, so two rabbits with one shot. But as far as returning go, i think they only will refund me. To avoid the hassle on holidays.