[SOLVED] MSI X570 Pro Carbon or Gaming Edge?

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How important is the CPU Power Delivery for a 3700X? I don't know much about these things, but I do know that I'm not going to overclock. The motherboards I'm looking at are the MSI X570 Pro Carbon and the Gaming Edge. I will not use the M.2 slots or any PCIe 4.0 devices, it that makes any difference. Would it make a difference if I chose the 3900X CPU instead?

Controller:
Pro Carbon: IR35201 (5+1)
Gaming Edge: Same but (4+2)

H-Side & L-Side:
Pro Carbon: QA3111N6N (10)
Gaming Edge: S4C029N (8) & (8)

Chokes:
Pro Carbon: 10
Gaming Edge: 8

Doubler:
Pro Carbon: IR3598 (5)
Gaming Edge: Same but (4)

Does the Ethernet Controller make any difference?

Pro Carbon: Intel I211-AT
Gaming Edge: Realtek 8111H
 
I wouldn't go for MSI boards with the X570 chipset. their lineup is a bit weird imho.

the Gaming Edge has a weaker power delivery. for a 3700X it will easily suffice.
then again, there's no reason to buy the Pro Carbon since the Aorus Pro is the same price but better
and the Asus TUF / Aorus Elite are usually the same price as the Gaming Edge but better

for the 3900X I'd look into midrange boards (Aorus Pro, Asus x570-Pro, Strix-F, AsRock Taichi)
 
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I wouldn't go for MSI boards with the X570 chipset. their lineup is a bit weird imho.

the Gaming Edge has a weaker power delivery. for a 3700X it will easily suffice.
then again, there's no reason to buy the Pro Carbon since the Aorus Pro is the same price but better
and the Asus TUF / Aorus Elite are usually the same price as the Gaming Edge but better

for the 3900X I'd look into midrange boards (Aorus Pro, Asus x570-Pro, Strix-F, AsRock Taichi)
Thanks! Hm, yeah, I see now that both the Gigabyte Aorus Elite and Pro have better specs than the MSI's for about the same price. I think I'll probably go with one of those instead.

I wonder if it's wasy to remove the chipset heatsink and fan on the Gigabyte boards? :unsure: I'm worried that the tiny fan will annoy me, and it would be great if I could use a good passive heatsink instead (and maybe let a 120 mm fan blow on it).
 
I got an Aorus Pro. on Silent you can't hear the Chipset fan (and I got a very silent build, the only thing I really hear are my HDDs). It's only becoming a problem at >4000rpm which you shouldn't reach ever.

problem with the chipset fan is, the location interferes with any decent GPU.
 
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That sounds good. I have bad memories of the tiny fan on an old Asus board I had. And yeah, I can see how a GPU could obstruct the airflow on the Aorus Pro.
 

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