Recommend a good MB for Ryzen 7 2700X

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Limp Gawd
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Welp, my not very old ASRock AB350M gave up the ghost yesterday it seems. No way to really tell if it's CPU or MB without another cpu and I don't have one to risk testing.

I'm leaning towards MSI because the seem to be best performing boards. Gave up on ASRock. Too many problems. Horrible support.

For Flight Simulator Games, some CAD design work.

Don't want a machine that needs Nitrogen tanks to stay cool.

Any suggestions?

Thanks as always!
 

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I had not heard from anyone until you replied so I already picked one. But thank you for the suggestion. I agree that's a good choice. may get that one if the Asus doesn't work out.

I since had to choose so I went with the Asus ROG Strik X470-F. I hope it wasn't a fuck up choice? I'm pairing it with a Ryzen 7 2700X processor and 16GB of GSkill FlareX 3200MHz RAM. And a Corsair MX1000 SSD. I have no clue if I did good or not.

I looked at the Tomahawk and most of the other recommended boards including the Asus ROG X570 Crosshair VII.
I didn't go with the Crosshair because it only has one freaking USB 2.0 header (wtf?)
I didn't go with Crosshair VIII because it was almost another hundred bucks more (above budget)

At the end of the day, I got overwhelmed with all the conflicting reviews on Amazon etc where 50% would say they'd bet their mother's life on a board and the other 50% said they wouldn't use the same board if they were paid to.

So I kinda just picked one. I have 30 days to return it so that's why I went with Amazon.

I'm not much of a gamer. MS Flight Simulator FSX is about the only game I ever play. But I use it for purposes other than just play. (Practicing IFR approaches and crosswind landings etc)

Thanks again for the reply. This forum seems awfully quiet these days?
 
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Welp, my not very old ASRock AB350M gave up the ghost yesterday it seems. No way to really tell if it's CPU or MB without another cpu and I don't have one to risk testing.

I'm leaning towards MSI because the seem to be best performing boards. Gave up on ASRock. Too many problems. Horrible support.

For Flight Simulator Games, some CAD design work.

Don't want a machine that needs Nitrogen tanks to stay cool.

Any suggestions?

Thanks as always!
If you're looking for some headroom and some longevity I would recommend the ASUS TUF line. They are rated well and the X570 Starts around 165 (No WiFi) Bucks and goes to about 190 (Wi-Fi). That way you're ready to support whatever AMD does with the Ryzen 4000 (Ryzen 3) lineup.

Non-WiFi
https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-TUF-X57...?keywords=ASUS+TUF+X570&qid=1578515173&sr=8-2

Wi-Fi
https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-TUF-X57...?keywords=ASUS+TUF+X570&qid=1578515173&sr=8-1

or the X570 -P (150 Bucks)
https://www.amazon.com/Asus-Prime-X...1_2?keywords=ASUS+X570P&qid=1578515350&sr=8-2
I had this one, but it was DOA for me. No Diagnostic lights, you have to hook up a PC speaker. It's a bit old school but it's just as good in many ways as the above two boards and had the coolest VRM load of them all. See Below:

They were among the best rated, affordable X570 Boards in the hardware unboxed reviews. their VRMs run cooler than most boards in their class:
 

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im happy with my asus b450m tuf, so far... it the first asus board ive had since an a7v333. if you want better "future proofing" go with a x570 as suggested.
 

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Limp Gawd
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If you're looking for some headroom and some longevity I would recommend the ASUS TUF line. They are rated well and the X570 Starts around 165 (No WiFi) Bucks and goes to about 190 (Wi-Fi). That way you're ready to support whatever AMD does with the Ryzen 4000 (Ryzen 3) lineup.

Non-WiFi
https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-TUF-X57...?keywords=ASUS+TUF+X570&qid=1578515173&sr=8-2

Wi-Fi
https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-TUF-X57...?keywords=ASUS+TUF+X570&qid=1578515173&sr=8-1

or the X570 -P (150 Bucks)
https://www.amazon.com/Asus-Prime-X...1_2?keywords=ASUS+X570P&qid=1578515350&sr=8-2
I had this one, but it was DOA for me. No Diagnostic lights, you have to hook up a PC speaker. It's a bit old school but it's just as good in many ways as the above two boards and had the coolest VRM load of them all. See Below:

They were among the best rated, affordable X570 Boards in the hardware unboxed reviews. their VRMs run cooler than most boards in their class:
I almost went with that board but now I can't remember what steered me away.
 

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Limp Gawd
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Does anyone know the term for when you power up a motherboard to test it BEFORE you actually install it in a case?

There's some term for it but I forgot it.......
 

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Limp Gawd
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I'm not 100% sure, but I think the term I was looking for is "Bread Boarding"

When I Google it with "computer", some results turn up that say it's connecting the components of a new build outside a case in order to test them.

Anyone else heard of that term?
 

Mega6

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I'm not 100% sure, but I think the term I was looking for is "Bread Boarding"

When I Google it with "computer", some results turn up that say it's connecting the components of a new build outside a case in order to test them.

Anyone else heard of that term?
No, breadboarding is mounting electrical components on a breadboard for prototyping electrical circuits.
 
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