Question Budget motherboard selection

Spyro 999

Mar 17, 2020
I currently have a system with an Asrock B450 steel legend and a Ryzen 5 2600.
I plan on upgrading to a Ryzen 5 5600x in the future and I hate this motherboard and want to change it first.

After looking at a couple options, I decided my budget for the board will be a maximum of 300 CAD (maybe a little more if it really is worth it).
The MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI looked pretty nice to me. It's features were exactly what I needed and the aesthetics look good.

I read about a few people saying the VRMs on it were pretty bad and i'm a little concerned about warranty returns for MSI, if I ever need to.

What do you guys think about this motherboard and MSI in particular?
Do you have any other suggestions? (I hate Asrock after a couple dab products from them don't suggest me those)

The features I need are:
  • X570 chipset
  • Full ATX size
  • At least 4 chassis fan headers (6 ideal)
  • 4 RAM slots
  • 2 M.2 slots
  • At least 3 SATA 6Gb/s ports
  • Troubleshooting LEDs
  • 2 USB 2.0 headers
  • Not being ugly
  • 12v RGB headers (2+ ideal)
Thank you for your help.
The VRM on the EDGE is not bad, but pretty basic. It is not suitable for hard overclocks...

If you want a better Overclocker, go with the TOMAHAWK. MSI is fine otherwise...

PCPartPicker Part List

Motherboard | MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard | $309.99 @ Amazon Canada
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $309.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-02-10 10:32 EST-0500 |

You can refer to this guide for estimations...
Does the tomahawk have debug LEDs?
Yes it does...

  • 1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  • 1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 1x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • 2x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
  • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports)
  • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps Type-C Port
  • 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
  • 1x 4-pin water-pump connector
  • 4x 4-pin system fan connectors
  • 1x Front panel audio connector
  • 2x System panel connectors
  • 1x TPM module connector
  • 1x Serial port connector
  • 1x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1x Chassis Intrusion connector
  • 2x 4-pin RGB LED connectors
  • 2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors
  • 4x EZ Debug LEDs