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Recommendation: MSI B450 Tomahawk or MSI B450 Gaming Plus?

MSI B450 Tomahawk or MSI B450 Gaming Plus?

  • $125 - MSI B450 Tomahawk

    Votes: 2 66.7%
  • $98 - MSI B450 Gaming Plus

    Votes: 1 33.3%

  • Total voters
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As per the title. I'm trying to decide which one to get.

MSI B450 Tomahawk = $125
MSI B450 Gaming Plus = $98

I will use it with a 3700x.
 
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I have the tomahawk and am very pleased with it, mine is paired with the 2700 and 32gb of ram. No issues with it.
 
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They both have very weak power delivery. I would seriously try to save a few more pennies and grab the Pro Carbon.

Alternatively: perhaps look on second hand markets? You can get great deals from people that have the upgrade bug (myself included!).
 
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The x470 prime pro is only 15 more than the Tomahawk (US) and has a real 6 phase vs 4 phase
 
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Here this LIST may help OP or anyone else that is thinking to go with cheaper mobo and Ryzen 3000 series........
 
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The tomahawk is a nice board, it gets my 1600 to 4.0 with zero trouble. I would go with the Carbon as the best overall B450 board, but both share the same 4+2 phase VRM.
 
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I have the tomahawk and am very pleased with it, mine is paired with the 2700 and 32gb of ram. No issues with it.
Good to hear, quality / price win here.

They both have very weak power delivery. I would seriously try to save a few more pennies and grab the Pro Carbon.

Alternatively: perhaps look on second hand markets? You can get great deals from people that have the upgrade bug (myself included!).
Yeah but that one doesn't have where i live.

The x470 prime pro is only 15 more than the Tomahawk (US) and has a real 6 phase vs 4 phase
Where i live is $50 more, so for that price, i'm more inclined to get a x570 like aorus elite at $210.

Here this LIST may help OP or anyone else that is thinking to go with cheaper mobo and Ryzen 3000 series........
Thanks.

The tomahawk is a nice board, it gets my 1600 to 4.0 with zero trouble. I would go with the Carbon as the best overall B450 board, but both share the same 4+2 phase VRM.
pcie layout is something i dont like on msi b450 tomahawk, sadly where i live that motherboard is not available, after the tomahawk only the x470 prime pro interests me but here is expensive $50 more, there is the msi b450 gaming plus, the cheapest with quality but it does not have a good heatsink like the b450 tomahawk but it has a better pcie layout.

There is this list here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1d9_E3h8bLp-TXr-0zTJFqqVxdCR9daIVNyMatydkpFA/edit#gid=639584818

If I knew amd would not replace the am4 chipset then I could buy a high end x570 chipset, around $300, that would probably help in the coming years. If amd decides to behave like intel then gameover, buying high end boards every time is stupid.
 
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How much is the B450 Steel Legend?
Generally is a bit cheaper than tomahawk and just as good. The only problem is that doesn«t have flashback, so you need to make sure it has the latest bios.
 
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