Question is it worth spending the extra money for a B450 gaming plus max if i am not planning on OC

Cloe1994

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Hey everyone i hope you're having a blessed day.

I am in a bit of pickle to say the least, i am planning on upgrading my pc to A Ryzen 5 2600 , 8GB (4x2) Teamgroup elite 2666mhz and RX 580 8GB.
I am not that interested in overclocking my cpu as according to many reviews and internet forums it's just not worth it, as the ryzen cpu is already efficient enough and would suit most users well for gaming and productivity.
Although i am in a tight budget i still don't like the idea of picking up an A320 motherboard just because they are very cheap so instead i was thinking of getting the Msi B450 Gaming plus max not just because it's pretty but also because i want a reliable platform for future upgrade ability.
However there is a 47$ difference in price between a low tier B450 motherboard such as the prime B450m -k and the Msi B450 gaming plus max so please give me your suggestions shall i go for the low tier B450 or shall i go for the more reliable B450 gaming plus ?
I would love to save some money to upgrade my ram or storage in the near future but i don't want to cheap out on the motherboard. SO is it worth getting the higher tier B450 as i am not very interested in overclocking ?
 
Keep in mind, you don't want to cut corners on the PSU too, because you want to buy the Rx 580 8GB. And we don't know the price in your county, because the Rx580 is old, something like AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super, they are in the same price range in USA.

Recommend to read more online, before you buy the parts.

GPU https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html
PSU http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
B450 MB https://premiumbuilds.com/guides/best-motherboards-for-ryzen-5-2600/
 

Cloe1994

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I have the RX 580 8gb from my old build and it suits me well because i am only gaming on 1080p high settings most of the time.
My psu is also from my old build and it's a OCZCX500w.
Sadly, most of these motherboards you listed are not available in my country so my choice is kinda limited.
I am aware that Msi B450 gaming plus max is pretty much the same as the Tomahawk board which is highly recommended by many people but it's a bit pricy here at least.
My other options include the Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite which is less expensive that the gaming plus max but not by much about 10 dollars difference.
So what do you think shall i go for the more expensive option to have a good foundation for future upgrade or just get the cheapest B450 motherboard and that's it.
 
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You should definitely choose the B450 motherboard as no one wants to frequently upgrade or change their PC. You want it to work seamless without worrying about it for years.

If you want a good gaming and overall working experience, ASRock B450 Pro 4 is a best option in terms of your budget and needs. Packed with 4K resolution. Triple monitor display works great without the need of another graphics card.

Moreover, you can also know more about RAM for it at https://www.tomshardware.com/news/ram-benchmark-hierarchy

Also, be sure to read more about its basic brief review https://www.pcfied.com/best-motherboard-for-ryzen-5-2600/

Let me know if there are any confusions. I know i am late but better than nothing. Thanks.
 

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