Question Can you recommend a decent alternative to TUF X570

cbrons

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PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/49ZHK4

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.14 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($134.49 @ Newegg)
Storage: Silicon Power A80 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB AORUS XTREME Video Card ($1199.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1983.58
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-05 00:40 EDT-0400

Appears every is out of stock on the above motherboard.

Trying to keep budget around or under $2,200.00. Don't want or need bluetooth/wifi.
 
PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/49ZHK4

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.14 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($134.49 @ Newegg)
Storage: Silicon Power A80 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB AORUS XTREME Video Card ($1199.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1983.58
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-05 00:40 EDT-0400

Appears every is out of stock on the above motherboard.

Trying to keep budget around or under $2,200.00. Don't want or need bluetooth/wifi.
Neither your NVME choice nor your GPU are PCIe gen 4 so you're not taking advantage of the only compelling reason for an X570 board. So, why not look for a good B450 board instead. Either a B450 Tomahawk MAX, or B450 Gaming Plus MAX, would be a great combo with the rest of the list.

Or can you wait for the B550's that are coming in June? With the B550's you'll have the option of upgrading to PCIe gen4 devices (GPU and one NVME) as well as Zen3 CPU's without changing platform.
 
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cbrons

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Neither your NVME choice nor your GPU are PCIe gen 4 so you're not taking advantage of the only compelling reason for an X570 board. So, why not look for a good B450 board instead. Either a B450 Tomahawk MAX, or B450 Gaming Plus MAX, would be a great combo with the rest of the list.

Or can you wait for the B550's that are coming in June? With the B550's you'll have the option of upgrading to PCIe gen4 devices (GPU and one NVME) as well as Zen3 CPU's without changing platform.
Thank you.
When I add the B450 Gaming Plus Max, I get this error/note from pcpartpicker:

The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports. When the M.2 slot is populated, two SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports are disabled.

Do you know if this will be a problem?
 
Thank you.
When I add the B450 Gaming Plus Max, I get this error/note from pcpartpicker:

The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports. When the M.2 slot is populated, two SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports are disabled.

Do you know if this will be a problem?
The board has 6 SATA ports but two of them share bandwidth as noted. So the loss of those two ports won't present a problem unless you intend to use more than 4 SATA drives.

IMO, with todays inexpensive multi-terabyte HDD's available that's not really a big issue at all.
 
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