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[Amazon Canada] MSI Ryzen 3000 500 Series Motherboards - $215 to $600+

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[Amazon Canada] MSI Ryzen 3000 500 Series Motherboards - $215 to $600+

zentro wrote:
Jul 2nd, 2019 8:45 am
MSI has some under $300 stuff on Amazon.ca for pre-order.

MSI X570-A Pro - $215 - https://www.amazon.ca/Performance-Gamin ... 07T4M4XPG/
MSI X570 Gaming Plus - $230 - https://www.amazon.ca/Performance-Gamin ... 07T5QDRFX/

Also someone made a useful spreadsheet for current/vcore: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... =639584818
zentro wrote:
Jul 2nd, 2019 5:31 pm
There are a couple of more expensive options as well, all being released July 7th.

MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge WiFi - $300 - https://www.amazon.ca/Performance-Gamin ... 07T2FWCYG/
MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon WiFi - $350 - https://www.amazon.ca/Performance-Gamin ... 07T4M3RTR/

MSI Prestige X570 Creation was also listed for $600+ if I recall but it has since been removed.

Originally spotted on /r/bapcsalescanada thread some discussion there, you may want to check.

Might be best to wait for reviews/benchmarks, but not sure what the availability will be after launch.
Coresu wrote:
Jul 2nd, 2019 7:09 pm
Excellent analysis of the X570 Gaming Plus MSI board

seriosbrad wrote:
Jul 2nd, 2019 8:05 pm
I watched it too, here are my notes

Poor CMOS reset location (right above the middle pci-e slot)
Troubleshooting LEDs, but no post codes
Great voltage controller used in higher end previous gen boards (x470)
Better cooling for VRM over previous x470 Gaming Plus which was one "blob" of phases
VRM phases are split into 2 groups, 6 and 2 (8 total)
3/4 of VRM (the group of 6 phases) goes through larger heatsink
1/4 of the VRM (the last 2 phases) is cooled by smaller heatsink
Very good VRM cooling heatsink style
VRM and VRM heatsink should handle moderately overclocked 3900x and 3950x well, but struggle with heavily overclocked 3950x. Stock won't be an issue.
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You are doing good work for the community red!!

I think I am going to buy an x570 board IF the reviews are good and the pricing isn't a lot higher than x470 boards.

Edit: Seeing that MSI's boards offer Audio Boost 4 perked my eyes up a bit!!

"Although MSI has been quite reticent about their Audio Boost 4 technology, our investigation revealed that it consists of :

an EMI-shielded Realtek ALC1220P audio processor
an isolated audio circuit
Japanese-made Chemi-Con capacitors
dual op amplifiers
Nahimic 3 virtual 7.1 sound software"

I had to poke around for awhile to find any "reviews" of Audio Boost 4 but here is one. It seems like Audio Boost 4 is decent for onboard audio but that it isn't anything to write home about . . .
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My opinion: pricing seems very reasonable.

Specs Sheet:
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Anyone got specs on the differences?
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Is there an itx option available yet?
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xeodragon wrote:
Jul 2nd, 2019 12:09 pm
Anyone got specs on the differences?
Agreed, I hope someone takes a snapshot and red-boxes the key specs.

The Gaming Plus I pre-ordered supports up to 4400Mhz, and while there is faster RAM, I won't burn that kind of cash buying such RAM in 2019.

My 32GB 3733Mhz CL17 should be here by July 10th.
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Is the Creation worth it??? Pricing is better than anticipated.
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IntrepidRT wrote:
Jul 2nd, 2019 12:14 pm
Is the Creation worth it??? Pricing is better than anticipated.
Can you afford to say 'no' to 10 Gigabit LAN?

I'm asking seriously, because for $674.99 the answer was an obvious 'no'.

I pre-ordered the Gaming Plus.
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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Jul 2nd, 2019 12:13 pm
Agreed, I hope someone takes a snapshot and red-boxes the key specs.

The Gaming Plus I pre-ordered supports up to 4400Mhz, and while there is faster RAM, I won't burn that kind of cash buying such RAM in 2019.

My 32GB 3733Mhz CL17 should be here by July 10th.
Relax there tough guy. There are other models on Amazon, like the Gaming Pro Carbon like you didn’t initially post, and just updated now. I’m interested in other features like audio chipset as well. Sheesh.
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I need reviews on these boards. I need to see how good the memory controller and VRMs are before purchase.
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xeodragon wrote:
Jul 2nd, 2019 12:17 pm
Relax there tough guy. There are other models on Amazon, like the Gaming Pro Carbon like you didn’t initially post, and just updated now. I’m interested in other features like audio chipset as well. Sheesh.
We're having fun here, folks. In deference to your request, I updated the post as you've noted. If I get a little bro-ey in my humor, I apologize.
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Well, I pre-ordered......Gaming Pro Carbon. We'll see if anything else tempting comes out before July 7th.
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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Jul 2nd, 2019 12:13 pm
Agreed, I hope someone takes a snapshot and red-boxes the key specs.

The Gaming Plus I pre-ordered supports up to 4400Mhz, and while there is faster RAM, I won't burn that kind of cash buying such RAM in 2019.

My 32GB 3733Mhz CL17 should be here by July 10th.
That screen shot/red box idea is awesome, if only someone would do it. Not me, I'm lazy. LOL
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IntrepidRT wrote:
Jul 2nd, 2019 12:31 pm
Well, I pre-ordered......Gaming Pro Carbon. We'll see if anything else tempting comes out before July 7th.
Intel Gigabit and 2x2 Wifi for $349.99. I respect the decision.

I feel like life is good enough with the Gaming Plus, if I'm trying to be economical.
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I agree that the pricing seems decent. I was concerned that the x570 boards were going to be absurdly expensive and that I would end up buying an x470 board . . .

I will eat the early adopter price of ~$215-230 if that is what it ends up costing. The only difference between the Gaming and the A-PRO versions seems to be that the Gaming version has RGB lighting? My new case is closed so RGB isn't of interest to me . . .except in the description of the Gaming board I see "Lightning Fast Game experience: PCIe 4.0, Lightning Gen4 x4 M.2 with M.2 Shield frozr accessory, storemi, AMD Turbo USB 3.2 Gen2." Is the USB 3.2 Gen2 a typo?!

I am going to wait for reviews as well though . . .it means there is a chance of the "best" boards selling out before you can read reviews and order but once I assemble my new system I am not at all interested in tinkering with it and returning parts unless I have to.

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