[SOLVED] Need a good motherboard replacement

Witch Mercy

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I recently bought the MSI Tomahawk B550 motherboard and it arrived DOA, I couldn't even get the BIOS to flash to use with my 5600X, nor would any of the LEDs turn on. Only things that worked was the CPU cooler and case fans, I got no post (GPU works fine in my other PC). I even used four different flashdrives to attempt to BIOS update and nothing worked. So I'm going to return it, and now I need a replacement.

I'm looking at the ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming board, click here for link.

Specs;

EVGA RTX 3060ti XC
Ryzen 5 5600X
16GB DDR4 RAM
Phanteks P400a Eclipse case
Seasonic FOCUS GX-650 650W Gold 80+ PSU
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU cooler

The motherboard needs to have ARGB support, I also purchased a set of [URL='https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08C2KCN2K[/URL] to match the three preinstalled fans with the Phanteks case. And from what I see, the ROG Strix B550-F gaming board only has one ARGB header? Would I be able to use all six fans with just one?

Thanks!
 
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Karadjgne

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All the same, mid grade mobo's. Different colors, maybe a couple different headers. Personally I'm not a big fan of Gigabyte products, but the Aurous Master is well respected. The MSI has a slightly different power delivery system but works well and is very popular, often getting a little bit more for the price than the other 2. The only brand I'd stay clear of is ASRock. Their quality has gone downhill lately.
 

Karadjgne

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It's Sunday morning, your original post was at 5:42 AM. Not exactly the best time to get immediate responses as many are doing the Sunday morning sleep-in, taking family to Church etc. So have some patience please, 99.99% of ppl here are volunteers whom gladly offer their time and experience, but are 100% not at ppls beck and call. And don't bump, it's rude and unfair to other posters.

To answer your question, you can easily put 6 ARGB on the same header, an ARGB header can generally handle upto @ 72 fans worth total.

Which is different to the fans themselves. Lighting is lighting, fan is fan, they plug into different places.
 

Witch Mercy

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It's Sunday morning, your original post was at 5:42 AM. Not exactly the best time to get immediate responses as many are doing the Sunday morning sleep-in, taking family to Church etc. So have some patience please, 99.99% of ppl here are volunteers whom gladly offer their time and experience, but are 100% not at ppls beck and call. And don't bump, it's rude and unfair to other posters.

To answer your question, you can easily put 6 ARGB on the same header, an ARGB header can generally handle upto @ 72 fans worth total.

Which is different to the fans themselves. Lighting is lighting, fan is fan, they plug into different places.
I am aware, which is why I waited 4+ hours to bump.

Anyway, a second MSI MAG Tomahawk B550, ASUS ROG Strix B550-f gaming, or a Gigabyte AORUS motherboard. Any of them significantly better than the other two? I don't OC or anything, I just want my upgrade finished.
 

Karadjgne

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All the same, mid grade mobo's. Different colors, maybe a couple different headers. Personally I'm not a big fan of Gigabyte products, but the Aurous Master is well respected. The MSI has a slightly different power delivery system but works well and is very popular, often getting a little bit more for the price than the other 2. The only brand I'd stay clear of is ASRock. Their quality has gone downhill lately.
 

Witch Mercy

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All the same, mid grade mobo's. Different colors, maybe a couple different headers. Personally I'm not a big fan of Gigabyte products, but the Aurous Master is well respected. The MSI has a slightly different power delivery system but works well and is very popular, often getting a little bit more for the price than the other 2. The only brand I'd stay clear of is ASRock. Their quality has gone downhill lately.
Okay, I think I may try to exchange it for another Tomahawk and if I have issues with that, I'll go with the ASUS. Given it is my motherboard, only thing I couldn't check was the CPU, GPU and RAM works fine in my old computer so it isn't that.
 

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