X470 motherboards , MSI or Asus

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  1. arr4ws

    arr4ws [H]ardness Supreme

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    I have the choice of 2 motherboards.

    board will go with a 2700x and 2x8 ddr4 3200 ram

    both are x470

    MSI gaming pro carbon
    Asus ROG strix

    im used to MSI , but wouldnt mind a change.
     
  2. Rvenger

    Rvenger [H]ard|Gawd

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    MSI Gaming pro Carbon was the best board I have ever used so far. I came from a X370 Crosshair VI hero. Hynix memory runs at 3200 rated timings. Overclock was simple and straight forward. I am even using a Ryzen 7 1700.
     
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  3. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ard as it Gets

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    The MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon looks like a good board. I've worked with the Gaming Pro, but not the Carbon specifically. MSI's been on point over the last couple of years so I'd have no trouble recommending them.
     
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    kirbyrj [H]ard as it Gets

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    I used both the Crosshair VII and the X470-F Strix board and they were both excellent. I wouldn't hesitate buying either one.
     
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  5. Josephrr

    Josephrr n00b

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    I have the MSI Gaming Pro Carbon been using it for 10 months and it has been very stable.
     
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  6. Mchart

    Mchart 2[H]4U

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    I have the carbon as well, it's solid.

    Be advised though - Do not update to the latest bios. It breaks PBO, and you can't get EDC to go above 140 via bios setting.

    That being said, you might want to get a Gigabyte X470 board instead. Gigabyte is enabling PCIE 4.0 on their x470 boards. It is unknown if MSI boards will get this.
     
  7. cyklondx

    cyklondx [H]Lite

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    i posses 2 msi gaming pro carbon x370, and x470.

    x370 had problems with holding clocks over 2933MHz, and x470 could hold same hynix dies at 3200MHz.

    The cpu runs little bit hot in msi carbon. I recommend going with asrock taichi - bios updates are little behind but its stable - while i cannot say same thing on msi's boards (its 70% works fine, and 30% revert, and i have installed every single bios update since its been released).


    I say try Asrock Taichi, or Asus rog strix instead. They have more phases too.
     
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    somebrains Limp Gawd

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    Only thing I'd consider replacing wouldm B450m would be Crosshair 7 if I was in the market.

    I need a 2700 before I need another nvme drive or more overclocking capability tho.
     
  9. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris [H]ard as it Gets

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    I'm considering just going with an x470 Asus board rather than x570 to save some cash. Is there no way to update the BIOS on the x470 without a compatible CPU? I see these boards do not have the flash back. Only option to contact AMD support for a boot kit?

    I imagine the x470 I get would be on the shelf a while and not have the latest bios installed.
     
  10. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ard as it Gets

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    Actually, you can update a BIOS on a motherboard without a CPU installed. Unfortunately, this feature isn't available on all models. The ones that generally have it are on the more expensive side of the spectrum. ASUS typically has this option at lower price points than other board makers do.
     
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    bigdogchris [H]ard as it Gets

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    Yeah I saw that. I'm just looking at the Pro which is the entry level board. I do not believe it has that feature.
     
  12. Mchart

    Mchart 2[H]4U

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    AMD has a CPU loan program for this purpose. Check the details of it. They’ll loan you a compatible CPU to update, then you mail it back.

    Looks like this is still for last gen. My guess is they'll do this again for Zen2 CPU's once they come out, however.
     
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