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Question "Best" (but less expensive) X570 board, with 64GB DDR4-3600 and dual PCI-E 4.0 x4 NVMe support? Dual GPUs too.

VirtualLarry

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Currently running an R5 3600 CPU (6C/12T Zen2), in an Asus B450-F ROG STRIX Gaming ATX board. Works pretty well, for the most part. Have 2x 2x8GB TridentZ RGB DDR4-3600 ("for AMD") RAM kits, for a total of 4x8GB. Want the new rig to have 4x16GB, RGB or not. (Or even 2x32GB, if that would play better with the memory controller.)

Specifically, though, I want the ability to run 2x NVMe SSDs, as un-throttled as possible, meaning, both should run at PCI-E 4.0 x4. (I may not go with PCI-E 4.0 drives initially, I'm thinking of 2x 2TB EX950 drives in RAID-0 to start with.)

I also want a board (ATX please), that can run 2x GPUs, with sufficient clearance to get some airflow between them. So, I guess triple-spaced between GPUs?

My B450-F ROG STRIX has a pretty great slot layout, I can use both GPUs, and have a third PCI-E 2.0 x4 slot for a 10GbE-T PCI-E x4 card. Or at least I did, until it burned out. :( (The card, not the mobo, but then the mobo burned out the 1GbE-T Intel NIC onboard too, a week later. Gremlins/ghosts.)
 

VirtualLarry

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Interestingly, the cheapest (new, currently) X570 ATX mobo, the ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4, also ticks all of my feature-requested boxes. Plus, it's CHEAP.

I think that I'll invest in a few of these boards, when I get some money.

Great combo deal, R5 3600 + board, for $280 or so. That's $174.99 for the CPU, and $103.99 for the board. For an X570, with dual NVMe PCI-E 4.0 x4 slots!


Anyways, I've been more than pleased with my initial Skylake introduction purchase of some ASRock Z170 Pro4S ATX mobos, they were full-featured, checked a lot of box, and also were CHEAP. (Paid around $80 ea., for them.) Still using them to this day. Wouldn't mind, possibly upgrading those two boxes, with the above combo deal components, and having three Ryzen 3000-series rigs to use, along with my secondary mining boxes.
 

Iron Woode

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Asus Prime X570-P I believe has what OP is looking for. It can hold 128GB of memory. I think it has 2 M.2 PCIE 4.0 x 4 storage.
 

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