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Which MB you would advise?

Sep 6, 2019
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Benchmark Scores theres nothing to brag abt potato, but it can run decent 30fps fullhd with good setting:)
aorus known as best model of gigabyte can offer, but if the price pretty close to x570 is hard to be ignored, and you were talk abt msi, thats the huge company, anyway if it was me i wpuld choose msi for sure:)
Aug 5, 2019
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If you like a really hot VRM then the a-Pro is a good choice. (strongly recommend against it - in case it wasn't clear).
Especially for that CPU, x570 is pointless anyway. x470/b450 is the better fit.
Mar 18, 2015
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Neither would be my choice .... but the Gigabyte has not been reviewed as well and has far lower ratings on newegg

5 eggs - 27%
4 eggs - 12%
3 eggs - 12%
2 eggs - 9%
1 egg - 40%

5 eggs - 58%
4 eggs - 15%
3 eggs - 0%
2 eggs - 8%
1 egg - 19%

We don't recommend the low budget series boards as to meee the price point, they generally have to go with substandard sound / LAN subsystems ... by the time you get the better stuff in there (i.e. ALC 1220) , the price difference to X / Z series boards is minimal. Of late while the better subsystems in the budget boards used to be a rarity ... we are seeing more and more include the bettter options ... Still for the small proce increase I like the options that X and Z series boards provide.
Feb 3, 2019
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Just get the board you want.
The cpu will probably wall at 4.2/4.3ghz (all core static/manual o.c.), may require some 1.450v or more. Then, it just runs hot and you loose efficiency.
Best place for a 2700x is about 4ghz and as far under 1.400v as you can get it stable.
Actively cool your VRM package area while overclocking this chip, will help eliminate throttling.


The Exiled Airman
Jul 2, 2007
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Mar 2, 2019
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Ofc i will just wanted to hear a perspective i might have missed or some real life opinions.

Yeah i was thinking also about going beyond 1.4v for longer term use. i will fidlle. If i get 4.0 -4.1 below 1.4 i will stop.

As for cooling VRm i will get a 120mm rear exhaust and a 140mm top exhaust.
Apr 30, 2012
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If you like a really hot VRM then the a-Pro is a good choice. (strongly recommend against it - in case it wasn't clear).
Especially for that CPU, x570 is pointless anyway. x470/b450 is the better fit.
I have MSI X570 Gaming Plus I got for $125. On a 3700X even with PBO on max testing with Super Pi & Prime95 (5 hour run) 73c max. I don't see the VRMs as hot as people report. I also have it inside a Define C with the moduvent on. 1 exhaust fan 120mm @ 800rpm and I like the house warm 24c.

Idle = 38c
Media = 41c
Gaming = 53c
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Sep 3, 2019
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Well 73C is not ideal but far from 120C that most VRM have limit.
In any case below the 180-190$ point, the MSI X570 are the worst boards from VRM perspective and cooling them.
All ASUS are the best in this section. To 180-200$ ASUS, Gigabyte, Asrock. The one MSI that is stands out before top tier is the Unify at the ~300$. Until that point there are other very nice options at 200~250$ from ASUS and Gigabyte.

Under 150$ the only one I can suggest is the ASUS Prime X570-P