[SOLVED] Cheap m-ATX mobo for 3000g?

Insane Potatoz

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Hello everyone, I just have a quick question:
What is he cheapest micro ATX motherboard I can get that supports the athlon 3000g out of the box?
Thanks!
 

NightHawkRMX

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I know that the b450m HDV r4.0 is like $60 and supports is
No, not necessarily. It may not have a BIOS update and refuse to boot with a 3000g.

The only Ryzen 3xxx compatible motherboards that will not need a bios update would be any X570, Any MSI B450/A320 MAX, or one specific Asrock B450 model.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
Motherboard | MSI A320M-A PRO MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $54.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $54.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-29 15:23 EST-0500 |
This is the cheapest M-arx board that will work without bios update, but it is A320 so no overclocking.
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
Motherboard | MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $74.98 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $74.98
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-29 15:36 EST-0500 |
Next cheapest. This one is B450 so it can oc.
 

NightHawkRMX

Illustrious
I know that the b450m HDV r4.0 is like $60 and supports is
No, not necessarily. It may not have a BIOS update and refuse to boot with a 3000g.

The only Ryzen 3xxx compatible motherboards that will not need a bios update would be any X570, Any MSI B450/A320 MAX, or one specific Asrock B450 model.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
Motherboard | MSI A320M-A PRO MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $54.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $54.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-29 15:23 EST-0500 |
This is the cheapest M-arx board that will work without bios update, but it is A320 so no overclocking.
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
Motherboard | MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $74.98 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $74.98
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-29 15:36 EST-0500 |
Next cheapest. This one is B450 so it can oc.
 
Yeah, there's a difference between "Capable of supporting xxxx CPU" and native/guaranteed out-of-the-box support for xxxx CPU. One may require an older CPU installed to perform a BIOS update first, the other doesn't.

I also never choose motherboards with only 2 RAM slots unless they're mITX. Especially since, if you're looking for boards that cheap in the first place, you're likely not buying a "proper" amount of RAM for the system to last its lifetime. So you're going to have to add RAM later when you can afford it.
 

Insane Potatoz

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No, not necessarily. It may not have a BIOS update and refuse to boot with a 3000g.

The only Ryzen 3xxx compatible motherboards that will not need a bios update would be any X570, Any MSI B450/A320 MAX, or one specific Asrock B450 model.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
Motherboard | MSI A320M-A PRO MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $54.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $54.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-29 15:23 EST-0500 |
This is the cheapest M-arx board that will work without bios update, but it is A320 so no overclocking.
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
Motherboard | MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $74.98 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $74.98
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-29 15:36 EST-0500 |
Next cheapest. This one is B450 so it can oc.
Well I’m not going to overclock, so that a320 one will work fine.
Just double checking, it does support the 3000g out of the box right?
 

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