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[Memory Express] B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX $169.99

If anyone needs a mini itx board, this would be the cheapest right now @ $169.99. @ Canada Computers https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=134284 1 left in stock @ the Vancouver Broadway location. If you plan to OC this motherboard, you will need adequate cooling according to VRM ratings @ https://www.reddit.com/user/Cr1318/comm ... _20191107/. At this price during COVID-19, it's a decent deal. It should be Ryzen 3000 ready.

VRM Review:

https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/g ... ew,19.html


Enjoy!
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Just for some context in case people are thinking this is COVID pricing. I got the same motherboard on Black Friday 2019 for $165 from Amazon. All time low seems to be $155 with its last occurrence in mid-November 2019. If you need to build something asap, this is a good enough price while B550's are expensive.
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Good price. Too bad it's not available near me.
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OC 3600/3700X or higher with itx is a challenging job on temperature control.
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With regards to "covid pricing" it seems that is over with, on a lot of computer-related things, no? SSD, RAM, and GPU prices have started to come down; I think RAM is at all-time-lows right now...

The inflated "covid prices" seem to affect more "regular people" stuff meaning instead of components, peripherals like monitors, desks/chairs, webcams--the kind of stuff ppl need to "work from home". Actual components look like they are back down in price now and trending downwards.
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ES_Revenge wrote: With regards to "covid pricing" it seems that is over with, on a lot of computer-related things, no? SSD, RAM, and GPU prices have started to come down; I think RAM is at all-time-lows right now...

The inflated "covid prices" seem to affect more "regular people" stuff meaning instead of components, peripherals like monitors, desks/chairs, webcams--the kind of stuff ppl need to "work from home". Actual components look like they are back down in price now and trending downwards.
Hopefully the trend continues. Dang those B550 I motherboards are freaken expensive!
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This is the size for shuttles right? I'm looking to build one
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Super strokey wrote: This is the size for shuttles right? I'm looking to build one
Wait what year is this? 2004 or 2020? LOL. Seriously though the Shuttle SFF systems of yesteryear were primarily DTX (or close to DTX/modified DTX proprietary) size whereas miniITX is a bit smaller and has only one slot. Since pretty much all GPUs these days take up two slots, the second-slot on DTX wasn't that useful anyway. Interestingly most ITX cases, at least the ones designed with dGPU in mind, can accommodate DTX boards since they have the second slot of space for a GPU anyway. DTX is one of those things that AMD tried to "make happen" many years ago, but it never caught on as a standard.
jDubz2071 wrote: How does this compare to MSI Tomahawk Max. Best Buy currently has the it in stock for $169. Link below.
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/ms ... d/14325085
That's a full-sized ATX board, totally different form factor. That's a $169 board selling for $169. This is a >$200 board, selling for $169. ITX boards tend to be expensive because they pack in stuff like Wifi & BT, in addition to already packing in a lot in a smaller form factor.
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ES_Revenge wrote: Wait what year is this? 2004 or 2020? LOL. Seriously though the Shuttle SFF systems of yesteryear were primarily DTX (or close to DTX/modified DTX proprietary) size whereas miniITX is a bit smaller and has only one slot. Since pretty much all GPUs these days take up two slots, the second-slot on DTX wasn't that useful anyway. Interestingly most ITX cases, at least the ones designed with dGPU in mind, can accommodate DTX boards since they have the second slot of space for a GPU anyway. DTX is one of those things that AMD tried to "make happen" many years ago, but it never caught on as a standard.


That's a full-sized ATX board, totally different form factor. That's a $169 board selling for $169. This is a >$200 board, selling for $169. ITX boards tend to be expensive because they pack in stuff like Wifi & BT, in addition to already packing in a lot in a smaller form factor.
What would you suggest for a small case/hardware? I want to build a really Small computer that uses HDMI to play single player RPGs (like fallout 4) at 1080p60 (not at max obviously).

My first thought was to use one of the new 4400g to eliminate a graphics card entirely but have no idea in a case either.
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Super strokey wrote: What would you suggest for a small case/hardware? I want to build a really Small computer that uses HDMI to play single player RPGs (like fallout 4) at 1080p60 (not at max obviously).

My first thought was to use one of the new 4400g to eliminate a graphics card entirely but have no idea in a case either.
Assuming Fallout 4 requires similar GPU as GTA5, the GPU of 4400g (taking 4300U as reference) won't be able to make it @1080p60 at medium setting. I would suggest a Ryzen3600 pair with a RX570 or Nvidia equivalent (1650 or 1660?).
As for really small case, NZXT H1 seems small enough. Otherwise, there are Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Shift (ES217), Fractal Design Era and etc.
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it should be 3000 ready but says on it that it is only for 2000, so you re taking a chance right that it is not updated
ill just have them install it for me at canada computers maybe its less trouble for a bit of money.
question if i only get a 3600 and a rtx 2080 any chances im going to have a bottleneck?
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waven101 wrote: it should be 3000 ready but says on it that it is only for 2000, so you re taking a chance right that it is not updated
ill just have them install it for me at canada computers maybe its less trouble for a bit of money.
This has the latest bios making it 3000 ready unless it's been setting out for a year.
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Zarkey wrote: This has the latest bios making it 3000 ready unless it's been setting out for a year.
huh wow the i5-9600k seems to be almost the same price wouldnt it make more sense?
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waven101 wrote: it should be 3000 ready but says on it that it is only for 2000, so you re taking a chance right that it is not updated
ill just have them install it for me at canada computers maybe its less trouble for a bit of money.
question if i only get a 3600 and a rtx 2080 any chances im going to have a bottleneck?
Mine is Ryzen 3000 ready. Dunno if yours is old stock. No bottleneck.
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waven101 wrote: huh wow the i5-9600k seems tgo be almost the same price wouldnt it make more sense?
Well if you only care about games then yes 9600k is 5-7% better

But you also need the z390 board which was more expensive but that might be different now. I don't keep track.
But if you want to upgrade couple years from now I'd go for and or do anything other than games esp multitasking.
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Zarkey wrote: Well if you only care about games then yes 9600k is 5-7% better

But you also need the z390 board which was more expensive but that might be different now. I don't keep track.
But if you want to upgrade couple years from now I'd go for and or do anything other than games esp multitasking.
Cheapest z390i motherboard is $229.99.

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