Ryzen MB recommendation for dual boot Ubuntu/Win 10 build

simas

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Please recommend MB for the Ryzen CPU (likely 1700) that would be used for dual boot Ubuntu/ Windows 10 system. Win 10 for gaming, Ubuntu for everything else.

What I would like to have
4 RAM slots with 64GB total support
1 M2 PCIE storage (for something like Samsung 960 EVO drive), boot drive for both OS + programs
2 SATA ports for SSD that would be used for local storage.
as good of the audio codec as I can get
intel NIC (my understanding Ubuntu has issued with Realtec NICs)
eventual ability to slightly overlock the system


what I don't care about
- I will not run more than GPU, so SLI/Crossfire is of no interest to me
- I don't need more than 1 M2 slot
- I don't need more than 4 SATA total (I have storage on NAS and would not need to connect more than 2 or at most 3 storage devices total to this).
- I don't need or care for lighting, labels, anybody's names or handles (Fatality). I don't care how my build look as it is going to be under the desk

I looked at reddit for AMD MB list and just not seeing it yet. either things are very high end with a lot of things I don't care about on very expensive boards, or it is lower cost chipset with bargain bin Realtec NICs and audio chips.

Thank you for any thoughts or suggestions
 

Malogeek

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With the currently available lineup, you cannot get Intel NIC and good audio without going an X370 board sorry. For your requirements I'd recommend the ASUS Prime X370-Pro, which is the motherboard I have.
 

Elixer

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I know the ASROCK Taichi board works in linux... Intel Gigabit NIC, and using ECC RAM.

Yeah, I know it is a bit overkill for you, but, there aren't a good selection of X300 boards out yet.
 

Malogeek

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If you want to go the PCIe NIC route, the Gigabyte B350 Gaming 3 has Realtek ALC1220 audio, the only B350-based board with good audio (so far released)
 

simas

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Thank you all - I will keep watching MB availability. Basically I want decent workstation running Ubuntu, with occasional gaming in Windows 10. I don't want to buy, patch, maintain components I care none for (wifi, LEDs, SLI/Crossfire , etc). I may eventually overclock 1700 to 3.8-4 but that is not a primary concern right now.
 

simas

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Thank you for public service announcement - interesting and definitely something to follow until resolved.
 

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