Question IS this a good budget board?

The motherboard will do the job if you are just looking to run it normally with no overclocking though the Ryzen does not need overclocking as PBO does a good enough job. From a personal level I would spend just a little more if I had to buy for myself.

The Gigabyte B450M DS3H has better feedback and is only marginally more:
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/hpRzK8/gigabyte-b450m-ds3h-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-b450m-ds3h

This Aorus Micro ATX board is a bit more at $76 but has a far supiorior VRM..
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/WcjJ7P/gigabyte-b450-aorus-m-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-b450-aorus-m

Hopefully other Ryzen B450 users will jump in with better suggestions on the cost effective side..
 

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The motherboard will do the job if you are just looking to run it normally with no overclocking though the Ryzen does not need overclocking as PBO does a good enough job. From a personal level I would spend just a little more if I had to buy for myself.

The Gigabyte B450M DS3H has better feedback and is only marginally more:
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/hpRzK8/gigabyte-b450m-ds3h-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-b450m-ds3h

This Aorus Micro ATX board is a bit more at $76 but has a far supiorior VRM..
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/WcjJ7P/gigabyte-b450-aorus-m-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-b450-aorus-m

Hopefully other Ryzen B450 users will jump in with better suggestions on the cost effective side..
The Asrock B450M Pro4 or B450 Pro4 have better VRMs than both those Gigabyte boards and is only a bit more expensive. MSI has basically the best B450/X470 boards except for the Bazooka, Pro-VDH and Pro-M2. Just avoid any Gigabyte and ASUS boards if overclocking.
 
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The Asrock B450M Pro4 or B450 Pro4 have better VRMs than both those Gigabyte boards and is only a bit more expensive. MSI has basically the best B450/X470 boards except for the Bazooka, Pro-VDH and Pro-M2. Just avoid any Gigabyte and ASUS boards if overclocking.
Does the B450m Pro4 have 3 case fan headers and a cpu fan header? The case i'm looking at comes with 3 fans and wondering if i need a splitter.
 

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