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Old 09-04-2019, 01:26 PM   #1
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B450m Motherboard Choice

Hi guys i’m building a ryzen 5 2600 matx system and would like help on what mobo to choose.

1. MSI Mortar
2. MSI Bazooka Plus
3. ASROCK Pro4

The mortar is the most expensive but it has better VRMS but i’m very new to this so i would like to know if it’s really worth $50 over the Pro4. Thanks
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:37 PM   #2
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Why not wait for the 550-series boards? Then the 4-series will drop
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:45 PM   #3
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if no oc then no problem. just rely on warranty
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Mortar has better VRMs n vrm cooling than Pro4M?
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Mortar has better VRMs n vrm cooling than Pro4M?
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Old 09-04-2019, 05:42 PM   #6
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Hi guys iím building a ryzen 5 2600 matx system and would like help on what mobo to choose.

1. MSI Mortar
2. MSI Bazooka Plus
3. ASROCK Pro4

The mortar is the most expensive but it has better VRMS but iím very new to this so i would like to know if itís really worth $50 over the Pro4. Thanks
Both Mortar and Bazooka Plus have better vcore vrms than ASRock Pro4 which is better for overclocking CPUs, but ASRock Pro4 has passive soc vrm cooling which the others don't have which is good for overclocking iGPUs. So you should only go for ASRock B450M Pro4 if you're using an APU like the 2200G/2400G.

But that being said, ASRock B450M Pro4 offers the most features out of the B450M mobos and comes at a great price point. The issue is that it has a 3+3 phase which is not great but still alright for moderate overclocking. It's also a lottery ticket thing as the mosfets come in 2 variants -- the better SINO one and the lousy NIKO one. MSI B450 uses only the SINO mosfets.

In the end it depends on your needs and budget. Will you be intending to upgrade your CPU in the future, and do you plan to OC your current Ryzen 2600?

If you don't think you will be upgrading, and you'll be running your Ryzen 2600 at stock/mild overclock or on a tight budget then go for the ASRock B450M Pro4. Otherwise go for the MSI B450Ms.
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Old 09-04-2019, 06:17 PM   #7
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i am using 2600 on asrock b450m pro4, can la, still can oc abit , oc till 4.0ghz at 1.3+v , but must change the cpu cooler, got a wraith prism cooler from carousell for $25. the sellers offload from their 2700x. quite an upgrade from stock cooler. but u can get the aio cooler maybe. i think asrock b450m pro4 is cheap and fairly good la.

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Old 09-04-2019, 07:10 PM   #8
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Thanks for so much info! I decided to go for the bazooka plus!

Both Mortar and Bazooka Plus have better vcore vrms than ASRock Pro4 which is better for overclocking CPUs, but ASRock Pro4 has passive soc vrm cooling which the others don't have which is good for overclocking iGPUs. So you should only go for ASRock B450M Pro4 if you're using an APU like the 2200G/2400G.

But that being said, ASRock B450M Pro4 offers the most features out of the B450M mobos and comes at a great price point. The issue is that it has a 3+3 phase which is not great but still alright for moderate overclocking. It's also a lottery ticket thing as the mosfets come in 2 variants -- the better SINO one and the lousy NIKO one. MSI B450 uses only the SINO mosfets.

In the end it depends on your needs and budget. Will you be intending to upgrade your CPU in the future, and do you plan to OC your current Ryzen 2600?

If you don't think you will be upgrading, and you'll be running your Ryzen 2600 at stock/mild overclock or on a tight budget then go for the ASRock B450M Pro4. Otherwise go for the MSI B450Ms.
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:11 PM   #9
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Thank you.

i am using 2600 on asrock b450m pro4, can la, still can oc abit , oc till 4.0ghz at 1.3+v , but must change the cpu cooler, got a wraith prism cooler from carousell for $25. the sellers offload from their 2700x. quite an upgrade from stock cooler. but u can get the aio cooler maybe. i think asrock b450m pro4 is cheap and fairly good la.

averdant's point is really on point.
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