[SOLVED] I'm building a new PC with AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and I need help with finding a budget motherboard

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Hi everyone!

I've decided to upgrade my old PC to a new one this month.

I'm thinking about buying AMD Ryzen 7 3700X along with MSI Geforce RTX 2070 SUPER but I have no idea what motherboard to choose.
I don't want to spend a lot of money on the motherboard so it would be nice if someone could suggest a solid budget option.

I've heard that I can buy X470 or B450 instead of X570 but that will require BIOS update to work with my CPU.
So are there any major down-sides due to buying X470 or B450 and updating BIOS instead of just buying X570 for my PC?

I will be using my PC for:
  • Video and Image Editing
  • Gaming focused on newer titles like (Devil May Cry 5, Black Desert Online)
Also if you have any advice regarding other components listed below - it could help me too.

My to-buy component list:
RAM: HyperX 16GB 2666MHz Fury Black CL16 (2x8GB)
SSD: WD 240GB Green SSD 3D NAND
HDD: Seagate 2TB 7200RPM 256MB BarraCuda
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
GPU: MSI Geforce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING X TRIO 8GB GDDR6
Case: SilentiumPC Gladius GD6 TG ARGB

Thanks.
 
There are motherboards that dont require a CPU to update the bios. See the list below. I recommend the MSI b450 Tomahawk for your use case. It is a solid motherboard that does not break the bank.


ASRock (BIOS Flashback)
None!
ASUS (USB BIOS Flashback)
ASUS Crosshair VI Extreme
ASUS Crosshair VI Hero
ASUS Crosshair VI Hero (Wi-Fi AC)
ASUS Crosshair VII Hero
ASUS Crosshair VII Hero (Wi-Fi)
MSI B450 Gaming Plus
MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
MSI B450 Tomahawk
MSI B450-A Pro
MSI B450M Bazooka Plus
MSI B450M Gaming Plus
MSI B450M Mortar
MSI B450M Mortar Titanium
MSI X370 Gaming M7 ACK
MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium
MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC
 
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There are motherboards that dont require a CPU to update the bios. See the list below. I recommend the MSI b450 Tomahawk for your use case. It is a solid motherboard that does not break the bank.


ASRock (BIOS Flashback)
None!
ASUS (USB BIOS Flashback)
ASUS Crosshair VI Extreme
ASUS Crosshair VI Hero
ASUS Crosshair VI Hero (Wi-Fi AC)
ASUS Crosshair VII Hero
ASUS Crosshair VII Hero (Wi-Fi)
MSI B450 Gaming Plus
MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
MSI B450 Tomahawk
MSI B450-A Pro
MSI B450M Bazooka Plus
MSI B450M Gaming Plus
MSI B450M Mortar
MSI B450M Mortar Titanium
MSI X370 Gaming M7 ACK
MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium
MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC
 
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