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So I stumbled upon this youtube video by Hardware Unboxed, showing how hot the MSI VRM is running under overclocking condition


I'm in the market to replace my MSI B450M Mortar for some future proofing until next iteration of AMD socket. My budget is around US$250-300, and funny enough, all of mainstream X570 board in my country is in the price range. I was eyeing MSI MPG Gaming Edge Wi-FI and then saw the video.... And like... Yikes.

The Gaming Edge Wi-Fi VRM runs second hottest and gives me the jeebies below MSI Gaming Pro Carbon. Yet, Asus Prime X-570-P, the cheapest one in my country VRM runs very cool compared to both MSI boards, despite having flimsier looking VRM heatsinks.

Arguably I'm not going to overclock, but I do MIGHT (emphasize on the word) goes for the 3950X which the Hardware Unboxed guy didn't recommend running it on the Gaming Pro Carbon for fear of throttling.

So, any suggestion whether to go through with MSI Gaming Edge or just buy the Asus Prime X570-P? The next price bracket jumps straight to US$400 which is out of my budget.
 
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get a x370 taichi,cheaper than any x570,vrm that can handle everything you throw at it.
 
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For X570 at the lower end (<200$/€) Asus is dominating things. At middle there are some very good options from Gigabyte also. At the 300 point according to buildzoid the X570 taichi is the best option and above that, Asus and Gigabyte again.
 
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A fan over the VRMs will turn the shittiest boards into something acceptable and make a huge difference. Yes, I know it's supposed to operate just fine with passive cooling but it's better to have the peace of mind rather than having to deal with every manufacturer cutting corners.
 
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A fan over the VRMs will turn the shittiest boards into something acceptable and make a huge difference. Yes, I know it's supposed to operate just fine with passive cooling but it's better to have the peace of mind rather than having to deal with every manufacturer cutting corners.
you're supposed to have airflow in that area reardless of your specs,an additional fan is not necessary if you have a good air cooler and a decent top exhaust case fan
first a chipset fan,now a vrm fan,to what stretch will people go to get a x570 that's grossly overpriced in the first place.
 
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you're supposed to have airflow in that area reardless of your specs,an additional fan is not necessary if you have a good air cooler and a decent top exhaust case fan
first a chipset fan,now a vrm fan,to what stretch will people go to get a x570 that's grossly overpriced in the first place.
Pretty sure I missed a discussion about this topic... I'm also against active cooling anything on my motherboard. My place is humid and dusty, always has issue with dust and forced me to go all air cooled so it's easier to clean and no risk of damaging pipes. My initial idea going with the MSI offering is how it uses exposed fan over some motherboard with fancy grill that probably going to be PITA to clean.

get a x370 taichi,cheaper than any x570,vrm that can handle everything you throw at it.
You're the third person to recommend this but I don't know... A bit too risky for me. The other reason I'm going to replace my MSI board is how awful the stripped BIOS is. Didn't want to experience the awfulness of having functions taken away from me again.
 
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I'm also against active cooling anything on my motherboard. My place is humid and dusty, always has issue with dust and forced me to go all air cooled so it's easier to clean and no risk of damaging pipes.
GPU, CPU and case fans are fine but one small fan running at low RPM over the VRAMs is one too many. This logic is beyond me, whatever floats your boat I suppose.

I don't understand the purpose of this thread, if you are worried about VRM temperatures but are unwilling to actively cool a weaker VRM then get the board with the better VRM, it's that simple.
 
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what the hell is the OP trying to achieve by replacing a decent board in the first place.
going by this chart,his board is fine for 3800x or even 3900x stock


should get enough air in define mini c with drp4 too.
 
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what the hell is the OP trying to achieve by replacing a decent board in the first place.
going by this chart,his board is fine for 3800x or even 3900x stock


should get enough air in define mini c with drp4 too.
Thanks for the chart. I made the topic because the video mentioned that MSI Gaming Edge is not recommended to run top end Ryzen 3000 stock and I'm thinking to run it on my B450M Mortar. I'm also planning to change my board because I already filled all the SATA ports for storage, and I can't add storage anymore.
 
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Not really news. But yes. Just avoid MSI completely. Even on their higher end boards the competition has better options on x570. B450 was good, but they screwed up with x570.
Gigabyte and Asus are the best options this time around. Some of their boards are a bit meh but avoidable with a bit of research
yep MSI has treated AMD like crap for years now, nothing new here. for Intel they are not too bad.
 
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Arguably I'm not going to overclock, but I do MIGHT (emphasize on the word) goes for the 3950X which the Hardware Unboxed guy didn't recommend running it on the Gaming Pro Carbon for fear of throttling.
If you watched his original video he even concludes you wont run into thermal issue with airflow on the X570-A Pro
 
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If you watched his original video he even concludes you wont run into thermal issue with airflow on the X570-A Pro
That's not the point, it's the continue disrespect they show AMD consistently. 3 scandals alone this summer, one of which one of their employees was caught making fun of AMD, their product line shows it.

Asus, all green checks across the VRM's on every single model. MSI is capable of that as well, they choose not to be.
 
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What do scandals have to do with consumers using common sense?

Look video that shows VRM temps with no airflow. OMG, Those temps are what i'm going to see.. :kookoo:
 
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Didn't want to experience the awfulness of having functions taken away from me again.
AsRock X470 boards all have 32MB Bios chips but I am not sure about X370.
 
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What do scandals have to do with consumers using common sense?

Look video that shows VRM temps with no airflow. OMG, Those temps are what i'm going to see.. :kookoo:
Capitalism doesn't work if you buy blindly.
 
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used to like msi back when i had the athlon xp in 2003. i was a student then and msi is 10-15% cheaper than asus counterpart.
upon more researching, msi generally uses cheaper components, thus the motherboard has a lower price tag.
makes sense cheaper price - sell more.
 
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So I stumbled upon this youtube video by Hardware Unboxed, showing how hot the MSI VRM is running under overclocking condition


I'm in the market to replace my MSI B450M Mortar for some future proofing until next iteration of AMD socket. My budget is around US$250-300, and funny enough, all of mainstream X570 board in my country is in the price range. I was eyeing MSI MPG Gaming Edge Wi-FI and then saw the video.... And like... Yikes.

The Gaming Edge Wi-Fi VRM runs second hottest and gives me the jeebies below MSI Gaming Pro Carbon. Yet, Asus Prime X-570-P, the cheapest one in my country VRM runs very cool compared to both MSI boards, despite having flimsier looking VRM heatsinks.

Arguably I'm not going to overclock, but I do MIGHT (emphasize on the word) goes for the 3950X which the Hardware Unboxed guy didn't recommend running it on the Gaming Pro Carbon for fear of throttling.

So, any suggestion whether to go through with MSI Gaming Edge or just buy the Asus Prime X570-P? The next price bracket jumps straight to US$400 which is out of my budget.
If you want to go MSI at MINIMUM buy the newly released X570 MEG Unify motherboard. It has no RGB and only 2.5GB Realtek lan not 2 like the MSI X570 ACE but it is $70 cheaper at $299.99 and has a better vrm heatsink than the ACE and somewhat lower thermals as a result. It ranks as the 3rd best X570 motherboard for thermals.
 
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Not really news. But yes. Just avoid MSI completely. Even on their higher end boards the competition has better options on x570. B450 was good, but they screwed up with x570.
Gigabyte and Asus are the best options this time around. Some of their boards are a bit meh but avoidable with a bit of research
Your response is totally subjective crap. MSI has 4 very good choices for excellent vrm and thermal support: Godlike,Creation, Unify, and Ace. Why avoid those boards which are quite competitive with in the mid-high to high end X570 motherboard spectrum. The Unify is the least expensive of these selections at $299 , the ACE is next at $369. The Creation at $499 and the Godlike at $699. There is nothing below $299 price level with equal r better thermal performance by any competitor. So much for your disrespectful and erroneous answer. The guy asked for facts not fanboy fiction.
 
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Ok since your cheap 300$ option isnt a poor option, yes indeed, MSI's non sub 300$ boards are in fact decent options. I somehow doubt anyone else would mention 300$ boards as low or mid tier but ok..
Whatever makes your MSI boat float better.
 
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For X570 at the lower end (<200$/€) Asus is dominating things. At middle there are some very good options from Gigabyte also. At the 300 point according to buildzoid the X570 taichi is the best option and above that, Asus and Gigabyte again.
At the $300 point the MSI X570 UNIFY is better than the TAICHI.
 
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At the $300 point the MSI X570 UNIFY is better than the TAICHI.
That board is the latest insertion of MSI into X570 world after the negative fuss that is going on all over YT and internet about the company's line up...
 
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That board is the latest insertion of MSI into X570 world after the negative fuss that is going on all over YT and internet about the company's line up...
I do not give a flying bleep about when or why it came out. It is better than the Taichi and should have been stated so by Calmmo who was dishonest in his remark.
 
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