Discussion Cheap but good motherboards for Intel LGA 1700 socket!

Asterox

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For now, cheap but good LGA 1700 motherboard is obviously mission impossible.

Asrock H610M-HDV / M.2, it is absurd if 85$ will be retail price for this Asrock DDR4 model.

- not even a small VRM heatsink

- only 4 rear USB ports



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A lot of customers will ask for this, i5 12400 or i5 12400F+cheep but good motherbord.Spend as little as possible on the motherboard, and transfer the remaining dollars or euros to expensive graphics cards.

I have a big headache, if we compare Asrock H610 model with the "cheap MSI AM4 model MSI B450M Pro-VDH Max" . On EU retail market MSI model have price around 50euro.MSI model is best seling motherboard(30 000+units sold) on German retailer Mindfactory, or best seling AM4 motherboard on Mindfactory.MSI model have Bios suport for Ryzen 5000 series, or suports all Ryzen CPU-s and APU-s.


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Asterox

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You do get what you pay for, but this gen they have really jacked the prices up.
To put it mildly, but it can be even more expensive .:mask:

Another example, also naked+only 4 Rear USB ports Asus Prime H610M-E D4 is listed for 120$.


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Must be 'lucky' here in Australia. The cheapest non Z model for socket 1700 is currently listed for Au$209 & at least its a B660 chipset, that's the current situation from couple of popular online retailers here.
 

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I am build my first PC in years and wondering if those prices will fall in a few months. has the situation been the same when 1200 was launched?
 

Asterox

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Asrock H610M-HDV / M.2 , mentioned in the first post of the topic, locally(kn in euro) the lowest retail price is 105euro.

https://www.futura-it.hr/socket-1700/104/

Same scenario from Asus, the cheapest H610 model is 100euro.


For comparison, here is cheap 50euro Asrock AM4 motherboard.:mask:


 

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