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Ryzen/X470 Motherboard Recommendations

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Ryzen/X470 Motherboard Recommendations

Anyone have recommendations on a motherboard? Currently looking at the ASUS Prime X470 Pro but reviews on it have been mixed. Budget isn’t really an issue but I don’t require top of the line since this is going to be a Plex/Kodi/Blue Iris server. Going to be putting a 2600X into it.
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No idea. :) Read the reviews and decide? I think going for features you want might be more significant? It seems every 'brand' has a lot of negative and some positive reviews. But, maybe, recently, both Asus and Asrock seem to have a lot of complaints. Maybe QC is slipping with all of them?

Gigabyte seems to have some good reviews on newegg. I would just make sure you have all your info and boxes after you receive it because you won't know if everything is good until after you try it? However, in saying that, some of the reviews, you sometimes have to question? :)
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blind56 wrote:
Jun 19th, 2018 11:22 am
Anyone have recommendations on a motherboard? Currently looking at the ASUS Prime X470 Pro but reviews on it have been mixed. Budget isn’t really an issue but I don’t require top of the line since this is going to be a Plex/Kodi/Blue Iris server. Going to be putting a 2600X into it.
If going to use as a Plex server, yea skip ASUS, I would go with either Gigabyte or ASRock board. Good reviews.

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product
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teleguitar wrote:
Jun 19th, 2018 4:30 pm
No idea. :) Read the reviews and decide? I think going for features you want might be more significant? It seems every 'brand' has a lot of negative and some positive reviews. But, maybe, recently, both Asus and Asrock seem to have a lot of complaints. Maybe QC is slipping with all of them?

Gigabyte seems to have some good reviews on newegg. I would just make sure you have all your info and boxes after you receive it because you won't know if everything is good until after you try it? However, in saying that, some of the reviews, you sometimes have to question? :)
I've read the reviews, which is why I've hesitated on the board that initially popped out at me and am looking for feedback/suggestions....
heyyahblah wrote:
Jun 19th, 2018 7:09 pm
If going to use as a Plex server, yea skip ASUS, I would go with either Gigabyte or ASRock board. Good reviews.

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product
That ASRock board looks promising.
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Curious, but why an X470 board if it's only going to be used as a Plex server? Wouldn't an older/cheaper X350 board work just as well?

That said, I wouldn't touch ASRock. MSI or Gigabyte only for this cowboy.
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Password wrote:
Jun 20th, 2018 11:04 am
Curious, but why an X470 board if it's only going to be used as a Plex server? Wouldn't an older/cheaper X350 board work just as well?

That said, I wouldn't touch ASRock. MSI or Gigabyte only for this cowboy.
Basically for future proofing. I’ve also been reading that in general the X470 platform is better built to suit Ryzen’s voltage requirements. Also not having to worry about if a motherboard has been flashed to be Ryzen 2 compatible is a nice to have.

Basically the whole build is overkill but all the refurbs in my area that would give me a solid boost in performance were roughly the same price as a new CPU+Mobo+ram.
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blind56 wrote:
Jun 20th, 2018 11:18 am
Basically for future proofing. I’ve also been reading that in general the X470 platform is better built to suit Ryzen’s voltage requirements. Also not having to worry about if a motherboard has been flashed to be Ryzen 2 compatible is a nice to have.

Basically the whole build is overkill but all the refurbs in my area that would give me a solid boost in performance were roughly the same price as a new CPU+Mobo+ram.
this mobo is "ryzen 2 ready" and cost way less ...
https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... 6813145056

all you have to do is to check the bios support list from manuf. website ...
also if you buy mobo+cpu from CC they will update the bios for free (ask 1st to be sure)
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lubmar wrote:
Jun 20th, 2018 1:37 pm
this mobo is "ryzen 2 ready" and cost way less ...
https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... 6813145056

all you have to do is to check the bios support list from manuf. website ...
also if you buy mobo+cpu from CC they will update the bios for free (ask 1st to be sure)
where does it say ryzen 2 ready? i can't find it
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teleguitar wrote:
Jun 21st, 2018 10:09 am
So, which BIOS does it come with when you buy it?
probably it depends on how long it was on the "store shelf" , but even if you get the 1st bios it says it support the "Raven Ridge CPU" ...
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lubmar wrote:
Jun 21st, 2018 10:23 am
probably it depends on how long it was on the "store shelf" , but even if you get the 1st bios it says it support the "Raven Ridge CPU" ...
Sorry to burst your bubble but Raven Ridge is first gen Ryzen. 2000 series Ryzen is Pinnacle Ridge.
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blind56 wrote:
Jun 21st, 2018 11:15 am
Sorry to burst your bubble but Raven Ridge is first gen Ryzen. 2000 series Ryzen is Pinnacle Ridge.
so is the "Ryzen 5 2400G" a 2000 series ?
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lubmar wrote:
Jun 21st, 2018 10:23 am
probably it depends on how long it was on the "store shelf" , but even if you get the 1st bios it says it support the "Raven Ridge CPU" ...
If CC will update the BIOS for you, they probably set it up with a 1st gen cpu and then update to F22 BIOS? At any rate, I would check to see what BIOS version it is at before buying. I think it's a hassle if you have to wait for a 1st gen. cpu (I think AMD offers a kit but you have to return/ship back the cpu) or buy it at a certain store.

I would just get a more recent board or find out what current BIOS version the board is being sold with.

EDIT: People are claiming you need the older AM4 processors to update the BIOS on this mobo.

https://www.amazon.com/ask/questions/Tx ... pmw_al_hza
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teleguitar wrote:
Jun 21st, 2018 2:48 pm
If CC will update the BIOS for you, they probably set it up with a 1st gen cpu and then update to F22 BIOS? At any rate, I would check to see what BIOS version it is at before buying. I think it's a hassle if you have to wait for a 1st gen. cpu (I think AMD offers a kit but you have to return/ship back the cpu) or buy it at a certain store.

I would just get a more recent board or find out what current BIOS version the board is being sold with.

EDIT: People are claiming you need the older AM4 processors to update the BIOS on this mobo.

https://www.amazon.com/ask/questions/Tx ... pmw_al_hza
the board you pointing to is different then the one I was talking about (which covers the 2200g with the 1st bios)
https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA ... rt-dl-bios

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