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Question I recently bought a PC with Ryzen 7 PRO 1700x, need help in choosing which mobo suits my needs

Drsoe08

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So, I bought a pc with a Ryzen 7 PRO 1700x cpu and a used RX 570 4gb gpu, the gpu is still in good condition, it can still game even in high settings, what concerns me is the mobo, it came with an Biostar A320MH Pro, as we all know, A320 are not good for Ryzen 7 because of poor vrm/power delivery.

Can you guys help me which mobo should I buy, I'm only gonna use this PC for gaming, netflix and general internet browsing only, no heavy stuff like video rendering/editing and the games that' I'm playing are open world games and rpgs like The Witcher 3, GTA V, Shadow of the Tomb Raider & AC Odyssey etc, and IIRC Ryzen PRO series CPUs are locked so no overclocking (I don't even plan to overclock it even if it was unlocked, I'll even leave the RAM at its stock speeds), I need a cheap and functional mobo, no fancy stuff, what matters is, it has a decent vrms/power delivery, is the Gigabyte B450M S2H good enough or should I buy something else? thanks
 

sdifox

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I would just keep using it unless you can return it. Zen 3 is coming in a couple of weeks.
 

kschendel

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I'd step it up a little to the Asrock B450m Pro4. I'm think you CAN overclock a Pro 1700X, it's just that it voids the warranty which is long gone anyway. I might be wrong about that. If you can't overclock, you might as well just stick with the board you have, and aim a fan at the VRM's if they get too hot.
 

Drsoe08

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I'd step it up a little to the Asrock B450m Pro4. I'm think you CAN overclock a Pro 1700X, it's just that it voids the warranty which is long gone anyway. I might be wrong about that. If you can't overclock, you might as well just stick with the board you have, and aim a fan at the VRM's if they get too hot.
Ryzen PRO cpus can't be OC'd, and my case has 6 fans, 3 intake in the front and 3 exhaust, 1 in the rear and 2 at the top.
 

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