5950x best MOBO for non gaming workstation?

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I am looking for a rock solid MOBO for Ryzen 5950x. Will be using it for design work. I keep going round is circles and can't pick a MOBO!
MOBOs in $300-450 price range ok for me as it needs to serve me for minimum 3 years! Lot of GPU and CPU rendering!

  • 4 x 16GB RAM (G skill probably?)
  • 2 x GPUs (3080s)
  • 1-2 M.2
  • 4 x 4TB Spinning HDs
  • PSU? 1200W Corsair?
Any help please?
 

soulesschild

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I personally would go with ASUS mobos. Something like the ASUS X570 TUF if you're budget conscious or step up to a Crosshair 8 if you can find it cheaper than what it's retailing for otherwise a Dark Hero IMHO.
 

trick0502

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where you getting a 5950 and 2 3080s??

i have my 5950 on a gigabyte x570 elite wifi. its fine, but if i knew i would have been getting a 5950 i would have bought a better board.
 

TheSlySyl

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Honestly most X570 boards should be more than good enough for that. If you're actually having dual 3080s, you'll probably need to worry more about M.2 location and PCI-E lane splitting than anything else. You'll be using up all 24 lanes with that build, but, yet again, pretty much any X570 board with adequate VRMs should be able to handle it.
 

lopoetve

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MSI or Asus. TUF is a decent budget board from ASUS, then it steps up to the crosshair.

MSI - Unify or Ace. Meg Creation would do it too, but that's a waste.
 
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If I said I want to be able to add 3 GPUs for 3d rendering task, which MOBO would you recommend?
Note- Non of the SLI stuff is required for 3d rendering.
 

drescherjm

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I am happy with the ASUS AMD AM4 Pro WS X570-Ace ATX Workstation Motherboard I purchased at the start of the first lockdown.
 

lopoetve

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If I said I want to be able to add 3 GPUs for 3d rendering task, which MOBO would you recommend?
Note- Non of the SLI stuff is required for 3d rendering.
Same list as above, although your last will be limited by x4 link through the PCH. I'd add back in the godlike or creation, as they're designed for that kind of spacing, I think. If you want full lanes to all the GPUs, you'd need to move up to threadripper.
 
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