Question Best B450 motherboard for Ryzen 7 2700x

Sep 23, 2020
Hello guys I'm new at this community , I've recently moved to toms hardware from MacOs community. So I have been planning to build a Pc with Ryzen 7 2700x and I can't decide whether I should get Gigabyte Aorus Pro b450, Asrock B450 Steel legend, or Strix B450-F.

Here's my planned build:
AMD Ryzen 7 2700x
Asus strix GTX 1070 (Somehow this card is cheaper than an RTX 2060 in my country and stocks of Vega cards are eaten by the miners)
OLOy Warhawk DDR4 16GB 3200Mhz (Can't go 3600 mhz on Zen 2)
2x500GB 5900 RPM Seagate Barracuda HDDS (For Raid 0 config)
128gb M2 SSD
Cougar 700W PSU 80+ bronze
Cougar panzer evo E-ATX case (Got one with a good deal)

I heard that Gigabyte B450 Aorus lineup has crap VRM thermals, and ugly BIOS aswell. But it looks the best among most of the B450 Motherboards. While the Strix B450 is expensive and not worth the price. The Steel legend has very little problems and costs the cheapest compared to the Aorus and Strix but polychrome sync is badly optimized.
So please give me some advices for the best b450 board to buy.


You can look here to compare the VRMs:

I personally have an Asus ROG Strix B450-F with a Ryzen 5 2600 (OC'd to 4 GHz) and I am very happy with it.
I also installed my 3700x onto that B450-F for about a month before I got my X470-F system put together.
I can say that it ran the 3700x very well, but it is a 65 W CPU, like the 2600.
But as long as you have good case airflow, I don't see any reason that you couldn't run a 2700x (105 W) on the Strix B450-F.

You should also consider the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max or MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC.
They both have Very good VRMs and could easily handle a 2700x.
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So please give me some advices for the best b450 board to buy.
Is the question open-ended? or limited to just those three...

Well, if open-ended I'd strongly suggest a B450 Tomahawk MAX if you can get one. The most popular B450 for a reason. Cool-running VRM that's excellent for an 8 core, 2700x; and extra-excellent if you choose to overclock it (although most people have good luck with PBO). When you're ready it will hold even a 3950X comfortably.