I went super cheap on the motherboard this past time with a B450 Tomahawk. Cost me $110. Considering that I just bought a 5800x3D as a drop in upgrade, and the board is capable of accepting up to a 5950x, it was probably the best $110 I've ever spent.$600 for a motherboard. LOL never.
I'm a $175 to $250 price mobo guy.
These crazy prices on new AM5 motherboards make me happy I decided to get the 5800x3D and wave off AM5 for now.
Of course, if you need absolute MT speed, the 7950x is the king of the hill. No doubt about that one.