Need Mobo choice help

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Guarateed_12, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Guarateed_12

    Guarateed_12 n00b

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    My current rig, Core i5-2500, Asus P8Z68-V Pro and SATA spinners is way overdue for an upgrade. I need the communities help verifying compatibility of various new technologies that I am not familiar with. Although I don't really have a ceiling on price, I'm not looking to go bleeding edge. I'd just like to flirt with what's new out there. I would also like to add that I have no need, and will not be overclocking this new rig. I will be installing additional SSD's and mechanical SATA as backup and storage. Little to no gaming. Any higher end vid card choice is further down the road. What I really need is clarification on what is below.

    I'm looking to build a new computer around a Ryzen 7 37XX or 38XX and X570 mobo, 16Gb mem with Nvme.

    Where I'm getting confused when I'm searching Mobo's is Nvme. I see a lot of boards that spec different PCI Express slots. Is there a PCI Express spec that is synonymous with Nvme? I would like to use this technology as my boot and program location. Eventually I will be installing a better vid card and a PCI Express sound card.

    Please enlighten me about NVME and what mobo/cpu combo you think would fit my needs.
     
  2. x509

    x509 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Just wondering why you have ruled out Intel CPUs?
     
  3. RamonGTP

    RamonGTP [H]ardness Supreme

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    My guess is AMD is the hot option now and the only thing Intel is better at currnetly is being marginally better at some games at 1080p while AMD is equal to or superior in virtually everything else. Considering he said little to no gaming, AMD is a pretty clear choice.

    As to the question, yes NVME use PCIe lanes so if you want to make the most of your new build, look for an NVME drive that's labeled PCIe 4.0 or Gen 4
     
  4. Guarateed_12

    Guarateed_12 n00b

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    If the Mobo says nothing about NVME but is PCIe 4.0 does this mean it is NVME complient? I'm not sure if I'm asking that correctly. One of the concerns I have is being able to use the NVME as a boot drive.

    Any suggestions on mobos with fewer features that are not targeting gamers? Mostly this will be what I would describe as a workstation.
     
  5. Denpepe

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    AFAIK all X570 mobo's are PCIe 4.0 which also goes for the NVMe. I do suggest you look at the motherboard specifications as to what is usable as some motherboard makers do disable some SATA ports if you use NVMe drives which can be a pain. You should have no issue running an NVMe drive as a boot drive.

    Things you need for PCIe 4.0 are
    -X570 Mobo
    -AMD Ryzen 2nd gen 3xxx CPU (not the APU's)
    -And ofc an VMe 4.0 drive

    As for which motherboard, it depends on what features you need/want (amount of SATA ports, wifi, amount and type of USB etc..)