- Oct 27, 2006
??I also prefer Asus. I would get the Asus ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (WI-FI). The only difference I can discern between the B550-A and B550-F is color (A has white heatsinks and F has black heatsinks). I prefer more expensive boards, like the ROG Strix line, because they tend to get more BIOS updates for longer.
If you are only gaming, the best bang for the buck is the 5800X.
There is basically zero difference for gaming between the $289 5600X and $399 5800X.
That comparison uses an RTX 3090, coming down to more humanly priced GPUs and the potential edge cases for 5800X to show any gains in any gaming scenario go from miniscule to nonexistent.
The 5800X is of course, better. But it will not help in gaming. If $110 gets OP a better GPU within his budget, it's a counterproductive choice (the 5800) for his use case.