High end B550 or Standard X570?

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  1. Posts : 7,086
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #11

    Look for a X570 motherboard which has a ball bearing fan and software control which turns off the the fan under low load. I avoid any motherboard suppliers which give a poor warranty e.g. MSI who only offer a 1 year warranty.

    I've done a recent review of X570 boards for a new PC build in a few months time. My selection criteria are:
    • Quiet chipset fan
    • 3 year warranty
    • Front panel USB header
    • Dual BIOS preferred
    • On board LED diagnostic preferred
    • WiFi
    • Good sound e.g. ALC1220
    • Good power control
    • Intel Ethernet preferred
    • Price under £250
    • Low poor ratings on Amazon (1* + 2*)


    My current shortlist based on the above is:
    • GigaByte X570 Aorus Ultra
    • Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus (WI-FI)
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  2. Posts : 432
    W10X64 21H1
       #12

    Steve C said:
    Look for a X570 motherboard which has a ball bearing fan and software control which turns off the the fan under low load. I avoid any motherboard suppliers which give a poor warranty e.g. MSI who only offer a 1 year warranty.

    I've done a recent review of X570 boards for a new PC build in a few months time. My selection criteria are:
    • Quiet chipset fan
    • 3 year warranty
    • Front panel USB header
    • Dual BIOS preferred
    • On board LED diagnostic preferred
    • WiFi
    • Good sound e.g. ALC1220
    • Good power control
    • Intel Ethernet preferred
    • Price under £250
    • Low poor ratings on Amazon (1* + 2*)


    My current shortlist based on the above is:
    • GigaByte X570 Aorus Ultra
    • Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus (WI-FI)
    Of course if you do not want WifI adapter built in & a 3rd m.2 slot you could just get the Aorus Elite X570 as it is at a good price in Uk in fact lower than I got myne for back in Jan 2020.

    As for not having LED Post lights just buy a speaker to plug into the power switch board as this would give you alot more info on boot problems with the beeps & the fan stops when not under load in fact most of the components for all those Aorus range have the same chips with just a few extra features & I think the Ultra looks ugly when compared to the Elite & thats not a bias opinion because I have one, lol.

    The good factors about the Elite & Ultra is the heatsink is not a silly long one connected to the chipset which is more like a sales tactic than about cooling to me.
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  3. Posts : 223
    Windows 10 Home 21H1
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Thank you very much, these are very useful. I'll check out your review
    And also thanks to RoadBlaster too, these are also very helpful factors to consider.
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  4. Posts : 223
    Windows 10 Home 21H1
    Thread Starter
       #14

    Thank you all, once again. Just wanted to provide an update, I narrowed down the scope and as per your advice, I am going for an X570 one.

    B550 ones (like the one I linked) are great too, but X570 is better because of PCI-e 4.0 ie. more future-proof for me.
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  5. Posts : 7,086
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #15

    ish4d0w said:
    Thank you all, once again. Just wanted to provide an update, I narrowed down the scope and as per your advice, I am going for an X570 one.

    B550 ones (like the one I linked) are great too, but X570 is better because of PCI-e 4.0 ie. more future-proof for me.
    Which one? Also, which CPU since prices are high at the moment?
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  6. Posts : 223
    Windows 10 Home 21H1
    Thread Starter
       #16

    Haven't yet decided specifically but the one in the post is very much my top choice so far, also the one you recommended ( GigaByte X570 Aorus Ultra ) :)


    My CPU choice would be AMD Ryzen 7 5800X . Prices are sadly high but it seems they are starting to go down, at least in my country, probably not a lot of people wanting to buy high-end AMD nowadays
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  7. Posts : 16,064
    Windows 11 Pro X64
       #17

    B550 has PCIe 4 too, I just ordered this

    ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING | ROG Strix | Gaming Motherboards|ROG - Republic of Gamers|ROG USA

    ROG Strix B550 Gaming series motherboards offer a feature-set usually found in the higher-end ROG Strix X570 Gaming series, including the latest PCIe® 4.0. With robust power delivery and effective cooling, ROG Strix B550 Gaming is well-equipped to handle 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ CPUs. Boasting futuristic aesthetics and intuitive ROG software, ROG Strix B550-E Gaming gives you a head start on your dream build.
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  8. Posts : 432
    W10X64 21H1
       #18

    Dude said:
    B550 has PCIe 4 too, I just ordered this

    ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING | ROG Strix | Gaming Motherboards|ROG - Republic of Gamers|ROG USA

    ROG Strix B550 Gaming series motherboards offer a feature-set usually found in the higher-end ROG Strix X570 Gaming series, including the latest PCIe® 4.0. With robust power delivery and effective cooling, ROG Strix B550 Gaming is well-equipped to handle 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ CPUs. Boasting futuristic aesthetics and intuitive ROG software, ROG Strix B550-E Gaming gives you a head start on your dream build.
    But the X570 chipset is a better choice because of the following B550 chipset limiting features.


    You loose a couple of Sata ports also when the Express lanes are filled on B550 & in my Aorus Elite B450 mobo I have I loose 2 sata ports with 1 m.2 & 2 sata ports with 2 X m.2.



    High end B550 or Standard X570?-rog-550.jpg

    Until they make something better than a X570 chipset I am not buying any other board myself.

    Also see below when you use the second m.2 slot that is only PCi 3.0, this is why Auros X570 Elite is better.

    High end B550 or Standard X570?-rog-550_2.jpg

    Just stating facts of course...
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  9. Posts : 16,064
    Windows 11 Pro X64
       #19

    RoadBlaster said:
    But the X570 chipset is a better choice because of the following B550 chipset limiting features.


    You loose a couple of Sata ports also when the Express lanes are filled on B550 & in my Aorus Elite B450 mobo I have I loose 2 sata ports with 1 m.2 & 2 sata ports with 2 X m.2.



    High end B550 or Standard X570?-rog-550.jpg

    Until they make something better than a X570 chipset I am not buying any other board myself.

    Also see below when you use the second m.2 slot that is only PCi 3.0, this is why Auros X570 Elite is better.

    High end B550 or Standard X570?-rog-550_2.jpg

    Just stating facts of course...
    Yes, I looked at them, the B550 fits my needs. Will be getting X670 in a year or 2 anyway
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  10. Posts : 432
    W10X64 21H1
       #20

    Dude said:
    Yes, I looked at them, the B550 fits my needs. Will be getting X670 in a year or 2 anyway
    What I am really saying to anyone who reads this & want to choose a new motherboard is read the specs to see if there is any limitations on the chipset side & what slowdowns you get if any & what ports you are gonna use & for future expansion, as you do not want to expand if the motherboard suddenly drops the speed of a slot because of an added card on 1 of the slots etc.

    Whenever anybody on a forum mentions a motherboard the first thing I do is go & look at it's specifications because that's the way I am, I go for specs over looks most of the time.

    I snapped up a Rog Strix Vega 56 GPU because of it's 3 fans & Vegas over heating problem with 2 fans as I looked at its specs first & the £270 price made it a better choice than a 5700 which was £100 more for not much difference about this time last year...
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