Question Motherboard Choice?

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Hey again, I'm looking at a b550 tomahawk and a Asus ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING .
I would like to pair one of these with the 5600X from AMD.

I am opened for suggestions or other mobo/cpu builds. Thank you
 

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850W Ok :)



I Would suggest the Asus ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING to go with the 5600X :)

Ill post further specs later.

1 question plz = What will you be using this PC Build for? (GAMING, OVERCLOCKING etc etc..?)
Personal usage/ Office 2019/ gaming and probably streaming.
I forgot to mention I am a little behind on the GPU which is an RX580 - 4gb
 
Hey again, I'm looking at a b550 tomahawk and a Asus ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING .
I would like to pair one of these with the 5600X from AMD.

I am opened for suggestions or other mobo/cpu builds. Thank you
Both are good choices.

Some other suggestions: MSI's B550 Gaming Edge: MSI's B550 Gaming Plus, Asus B550 TUF Gaming Plus, Asus B550 Stris-E.

Also Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite.

The thing is, those are all over-kill for a 5600X CPU if just looking at VRM strength. Most important is to look at board features: so things like WiFi, LAN's, audio, USB. Also don't forget NVME and SATA ports as they handle those differently with some might opting for dual NVME's while others for 6 SATA ports.

And last, USB ports. Some have more rear panel ports, some more headers for front panel ports including a front panel USB-C header. It's your choice which matters most.
 
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Both are good choices.

Some other suggestions: MSI's B550 Gaming Edge: MSI's B550 Gaming Plus, Asus B550 TUF Gaming Plus, Asus B550 Stris-E.

Also Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite.

The thing is, those are all over-kill for a 5600X CPU if just looking at VRM strength. Most important is to look at board features: so things like WiFi, LAN's, audio, USB. Also don't forget NVME and SATA ports as they handle those differently with some might opting for dual NVME's while others for 6 SATA ports.

And last, USB ports. Some have more rear panel ports, some more headers for front panel ports including a front panel USB-C header. It's your choice which matters most.
Thank you for your input. I have been struggling to choose from all these options in the past. Thing is I am not sure if I want to go with AMD 5600x, I am also opened for a new CPU then I will check my budget and see if it fits. I am trying to upgrade these 2 for now, I have 1 sata Samsung Evo 120gb and 1 Kingstone Nvme M2 1tb. I would like to get a motherboard I could use for the next 4-5 years without having to worry about that aspect, could say the same about the CPU as well. I am opened for suggestions and thank you for your time so far!
 
Thank you for your input. I have been struggling to choose from all these options in the past. Thing is I am not sure if I want to go with AMD 5600x, I am also opened for a new CPU then I will check my budget and see if it fits. I am trying to upgrade these 2 for now, I have 1 sata Samsung Evo 120gb and 1 Kingstone Nvme M2 1tb. I would like to get a motherboard I could use for the next 4-5 years without having to worry about that aspect, could say the same about the CPU as well. I am opened for suggestions and thank you for your time so far!
If budget is a consideration I'd suggest the B550 TUF Gaming Plus. It's VRM is perfectly capable of handling a 5950X 16 core beast in cool comfort. It's got two M.2 NVME sockets. Look for sale prices on Amazon.

Do remember that only the primary NVME will be PCIe gen 4, the secondary will be gen 3. But that doesn't matter for performance as Windows just doesn't utilize sequential transfers enough to matter. Any good SSD will do well with Windows since it's random access that drives performance.
 
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If budget is a consideration I'd suggest the B550 TUF Gaming Plus. It's VRM is perfectly capable of handling a 5950X 16 core beast in cool comfort. It's got two M.2 NVME sockets. Look for sale prices on Amazon.

Do remember that only the primary NVME will be PCIe gen 4, the secondary will be gen 3. But that doesn't matter for performance as Windows just doesn't utilize sequential transfers enough to matter. Any good SSD will do well with Windows since it's random access that drives performance.
No accest to amazon in Romania yet :(