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Gaming Ryzen 3000 micro ATX motherboard recommendation

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Mouse Manoeuvrer, 15 Mar 2020.

  1. Mouse Manoeuvrer

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    Hi, i'm in the process of getting parts together for a gaming pc build and was wondering what AMD motherboard would go best with a Ryzen 7 3700x or a Ryzen 3800x

    Could i please have some recommendations for a micro ATX motherboard, also 16 GB of RAM :)

    I'll either be buying a RTX 2080 super or a RTX 2070 super GPU
    • Needs to be a micro motherboard to fit my current case
    • Wifi/ Bluetooth and RGB lighting is not needed, my case is not windowed
    • My budget for the motherboard's £200ish and £80ish for the 16GB of ram
    • Future proofing is needed as i would like to upgrade parts in the future
    I'm not sure whether to go for the newer motherboards that use the X570 chipset or to go for one of the older boards, a recommendation of old and new would be great

    Any help's appreciated
     
    Last edited: 16 Mar 2020
  2. VortexA1

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    Hi mate, you had no reply. Did you pick one anyway, and what did you pick if you did??
     
  3. Mouse Manoeuvrer

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    Hi thanks for the reply

    I narrowed it down to two boards in the end, one for each chipset:
    MSI B450M mortar max
    and
    ASRock X570M pro4

    There was only one mATX X570m motherboard available at the time so that was my only choice, it had mixed reviews and was twice the price of the B450M which had good reviews so i decided to go with the MSI B450M mortar max
    It's a decent board and no issues so far :) , i'll upgrade in the future to take advantage of PCIe 4 when there's more to choose from and when it's not so expensive.
     
  4. VortexA1

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    I'm thinking of making an m-atx pc. What other components did you use please? :)
    I was thinking of that x570m mobo but yeah mixed reviews made me think twice.

    :)
     
  5. Mouse Manoeuvrer

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    MB: MSI B450M mortar max
    RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance Black LPX 3600MHz
    GPU: Zotac RTX 2080 super triple fan
    PSU: Corsair RM750x
    Storage: WD blue SN550 1TB M.2 SSD
    CPU: AMD ryzen 7 3700x

    no issues so far, hope this helps :)
     
    Last edited: 4 Jun 2020
  6. krooton

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    You might want to edit your posts, linking to competitors is not allowed.
     
  7. Mouse Manoeuvrer

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    They were not affiliate links, i was just trying to be more helpful but ok i'll edit out the links.
     
  8. krooton

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    It's not affiliates, OCUK is a shop, linking to their competitors is against forum rules ;)
     
  9. Mouse Manoeuvrer

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    ok no problem thanks for letting me know :)
    Silly rule though, it's a bit like restricting free speech, competition's good for the customer :cool:
     
  10. krooton

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    Well they host and pay for the forum we are using, so I say fair game :p
     
  11. Mouse Manoeuvrer

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    Good point :)
     
    Last edited: 4 Jun 2020
  12. VortexA1

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    Ok. Thanks for the mate. Sorry for the slow response :)

    What case do you have all that in by the way? All working okay still?
     
  13. Mouse Manoeuvrer

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    No problem, i have a Silverstone Fortress FT03 and yeah working well :)

    It's a nice case, hard to find now though because i bought it years ago

    When the weather was hot the GPU had temps of 80 :eek: which was a bit worrying but that was because i had to take out the 120mm intake fan to fit the GPU plus i'm air cooling the CPU so that's heating the case up quite a bit, i prefer air coolers though because they're more reliable/ safer (oh i'm using a Noctua NH-D14, i think there's a newer version of this out now).
    A few weeks ago i bought 2 80mm fans for the bottom of the case to pull in fresh air while at the same time to blow cool air on the GPU, they do a good job (on a hot day i get max temps of 74 instead of 80, i've put resister cables on them to keep them quiet) :cool:

    Most small cases out now seem to be mini-ITX, the NZXT H1's supposed to be good if you're after a small case but it's out of stock at the moment, is everywhere.

    I hope you find a case that you're happy with and that your build goes well.

    Here's a video review of my case:
     
  14. VortexA1

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    You say about your GPU hitting 80. That is my concern with the small cases so atm I'm undecided on what to do.
     
  15. Mouse Manoeuvrer

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    it only went that high because i took out the angled 120mm, if you take out the 120mm you're supposed to replace it with two 80mm fans, it's fine now :cool:

    A AIO for the CPU should bring the temperature down quiet a bit in any case

    Lian-li make some good cases
     
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  16. VortexA1

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    I'm thinking of getting this:

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    PC-TU150WA ALUMINIUM MINI-ITX CASE

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  17. Mouse Manoeuvrer

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    i sent you a link to this but then edited it out because after watching parts of this video i was put off because of the temps but watching more of it maybe i was wrong:

    nice looking case
     
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  19. Joxeon

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    If your Gpu is getting hot I recomend undervolting it slightly as I managed to shave around 8c off and gained performance from the resulting higher clocks.
     
  20. VortexA1

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    Yeah it is isn't it mate :) I see..yeah heat wise from what I've seen on the web it looks alright :)