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[Mike's Computer Shop] MSI B450 GAMING PLUS AM4 Motherboard $125

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[Mike's Computer Shop] MSI B450 GAMING PLUS AM4 Motherboard $125

MSI B450 GAMING PLUS Desktop Motherboard - AMD Chipset - Socket AM4 - $125.

Decent board, decent price.
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anabioz wrote:
Jul 16th, 2019 10:26 pm
MSI B450 GAMING PLUS Desktop Motherboard - AMD Chipset - Socket AM4 - $125.

Decent board, decent price.
I'm pretty sure I got that board for under $100 two years ago for black friday. If I were going AMD, would probably be looking at an X series if I was paying more than that.

Great board though.
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Its $10 cheaper on Newegg and Amazon, $114.99. Even then still not "hot" price
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How does this compare to the MSI B450 Tomahawk? That one seems to be a more popular board.
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RainDown wrote:
Jul 17th, 2019 10:49 am
Its $10 cheaper on Newegg and Amazon, $114.99. Even then still not "hot" price
The one for $114.99 on Newegg and Amazon is the b450m version
Koodo $40 6GB Plan
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mwahahaa wrote:
Jul 17th, 2019 11:08 am
How does this compare to the MSI B450 Tomahawk? That one seems to be a more popular board.
Tomahawk has usb c, better vrms, better heatsinks, one less pcie x1 slot. Overall the tomahawk is a better buy. I originally bought the gaming plus but the Tomahawk has been on sale for the last two weeks or so for $129.99.
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prodacc wrote:
Jul 17th, 2019 10:45 am
I'm pretty sure I got that board for under $100 two years ago for black friday. If I were going AMD, would probably be looking at an X series if I was paying more than that.

Great board though.
Unless you need SLI or plan on an extreme overclock, there is little reason not to get a B450 board, especially at the prices they are often at. Same deal with X570 - if you don't need PCI 4.0 (which most don't), stick with a B450 or X470 board and spend the money somewhere else where you'll notice it. The B450 boards offer ridiculous value these days.
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B450 boards are solid buy. I have been using MSI B350 Tomahawk for a long time and it plays nice with Linux. ASRock has power management issues.
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RainDown wrote:
Jul 17th, 2019 10:49 am
Its $10 cheaper on Newegg and Amazon, $114.99. Even then still not "hot" price
Newegg has micro atx version. Not the same.
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anabioz wrote:
Jul 17th, 2019 11:50 am
Newegg has micro atx version. Not the same.
Some of us (actually 3 people I know) want explicitly micro atx because ATX is and has been for a long time a total overkill for majority of people. And we have old cases we want to reuse. I was looking at this board and it should be sufficient to run even overclocked 3900x according to this chart. It also allows flashing BIOS without a CPU which is what you'll need for Ryzen 3. It even has a USB type C port. $114 does not seem expensive to me for all that, but I don't know if it qualifies as a deal. I really don't see a good reason to go with full ATX and use a monster sized case.
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aos007 wrote:
Jul 17th, 2019 1:01 pm
Some of us (actually 3 people I know) want explicitly micro atx because ATX is and has been for a long time a total overkill for majority of people. And we have old cases we want to reuse. I was looking at this board and it should be sufficient to run even overclocked 3900x according to this chart. It also allows flashing BIOS without a CPU which is what you'll need for Ryzen 3. It even has a USB type C port. $114 does not seem expensive to me for all that, but I don't know if it qualifies as a deal. I really don't see a good reason to go with full ATX and use a monster sized case.
So just to be clear, the reason why I even posted this deal is due to the b450 shortages and overpriced X470 and the release of ryzen 3000 series.

$125 may not be a hot price for RFD, but it is a decent and competitive price for a good atx board that is available now.

Your preference for mATX is fine, but I don’t think that justifies downvoting this post just because you want a smaller motherboard.
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FYI All, I bought this board from Newegg last week. I spent my whole night last night trying to do the USB BIOS Flashback with zero luck, using four different USB sticks and two software versions, over and over. Today I am going to go buy a Tomahawk instead and return the gaming plus.
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pencil364 wrote:
Jul 17th, 2019 2:04 pm
FYI All, I bought this board from Newegg last week. I spent my whole night last night trying to do the USB BIOS Flashback with zero luck, using four different USB sticks and two software versions, over and over. Today I am going to go buy a Tomahawk instead and return the gaming plus.
Depending on which CPU you have, the tomahawk seems to have boot problems with Ryzen 5 3600 ... as posted on their forums:

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=321288.0

I'm wary of all B450 MB's at the moment, no reviews or compatibility, speed, benchmarks... I'm waiting this out myself !!! Buyer beware...
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anabioz wrote:
Jul 17th, 2019 1:42 pm
So just to be clear, the reason why I even posted this deal is due to the b450 shortages and overpriced X470 and the release of ryzen 3000 series.

$125 may not be a hot price for RFD, but it is a decent and competitive price for a good atx board that is available now.

Your preference for mATX is fine, but I don’t think that justifies downvoting this post just because you want a smaller motherboard.

Dont explain yourself.. PC guys know the value of what you posted and the information in this thread.

Thanks OP.

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