[SOLVED] Need "budget" AMD B550 Motherboard for AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

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Hi
Need budget AMD B550 Motherboard for AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
The motherboard must have 2 M.2 Sockets and will Not Enable 1 and Disable the other sockets Same what happen to me with the board "B450M Steel Legen" I want to use 2 NVME m.2 SSD's
And i want it to support 32gb Ram in dual slot
Is this good 32GB memory Sticks?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GSKGSM6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
I'd edge towards the X570. Only 25-30% more money, but it has blazing fast pcie gen 4.0 that with gen 4 nvme can give a read of over 5000 MB/s (I have Sabrent "Rocket" M2s) AND it has 3 "long" pcie slots for other items.
 
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Hi
Need budget AMD B550 Motherboard for AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
The motherboard must have 2 M.2 Sockets and will Not Enable 1 and Disable the other sockets Same what happen to me with the board "B450M Steel Legen" I want to use 2 NVME m.2 SSD's
And i want it to support 32gb Ram in dual slot
Is this good 32GB memory Sticks?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GSKGSM6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
memory stick is good if u like rgb memory...what is your budget for motherboard?
 
Good in what way? They'll probably power a 3700x CPU.

for the B550 TUF:
*1 PCIE 3.0 X16_2 runs x1 mode when any of the PCIe 3.0 x1 slots is occupied.
*2 M2_2 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_56. When M.2_2 is populated, SATA6G_56 will be disabled.

for the B550 Aorus Elite:
  • 1 x M.2 connector (M2A_CPU), integrated in the CPU, supporting Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SSDs:
    - 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen™ processors support SATA and PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSDs
  • 1 x M.2 connector (M2B_SB), integrated in the Chipset, supporting Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SSDs:
    - Supporting SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSDs
I'd be a bit cautious about the Aorus Elite, though: I think this is the board originally released and advertised as using smart power stages in the VRM. Subsequently, they claimed the couldn't get them and changed the design to use older, less efficient FET's. FET-based design can be done very well, if done right, but reviews may or may not apply to what you get.
 

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Can ASUS TUF Gaming B550-PLUS AMD AM4
And
GIGABYTE B550 AORUS Elite
Handle GeForce RTX 2060 Or GeForce RTX 3080 in the Future
 
To be honest if you are on a tight budget, even a nice b450 would probably suffice. Personally I'm running an asrock ab350 pro 4 with a ryzen 5 3600. According to the manufacturer though it can go up to a 3950x. Not sure I'll push it that far. All things depending I could see a 3700x later on perhaps. But this board is 2-3 years old now. Originally ran a 1700x in it.

On the 450, the main question would probably be the compatibility for 4000 series. But if you don't care about 4000 series, don't worry. I think I read they will probably support it though.

Just an option if you were on a budget. Also, if you have microcenter nearby, might check there. They usually have promos where you get money off a board when buying a cpu.
 

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Hi
Need budget AMD B550 Motherboard for AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
The motherboard must have 2 M.2 Sockets and will Not Enable 1 and Disable the other sockets Same what happen to me with the board "B450M Steel Legen" I want to use 2 NVME m.2 SSD's
And i want it to support 32gb Ram in dual slot
Is this good 32GB memory Sticks?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GSKGSM6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
I'd edge towards the X570. Only 25-30% more money, but it has blazing fast pcie gen 4.0 that with gen 4 nvme can give a read of over 5000 MB/s (I have Sabrent "Rocket" M2s) AND it has 3 "long" pcie slots for other items.
 
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I'd edge towards the X570. Only 25-30% more money, but it has blazing fast pcie gen 4.0 that with gen 4 nvme can give a read of over 5000 MB/s (I have Sabrent "Rocket" M2s) AND it has 3 "long" pcie slots for other items.
Thanks mact
I will look for X570 because i use M.2 SSD with Motherboard
 

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the beauty of the X570 comes from the pcie Gen 4 slots. "old" Gen 3 M2 drive will work about the same as in a Gen 3 mobo.

However...I have noticed that Gen 4 M2s are becoming more common on Amazon. AND Gen 3 will still work, even in a pcie adapter instead of the M2 slot. In fact, I have a Samsung 951 AHCI (not NVME) drive running faster than a Silicon Products NVME! Just a little, but a surprise nonetheless. I have not experimented to see if this is an effect of the different adapter card or ? (which it could be, I suppose).

In my case, I am using an RX5500 pcie Gen 4 video card, and that leaves 2 "long" pcie slots open and I filled them with Gen 3 products. The 2 m2 slots are filled with Sabrent Gen 4 NVME (1TB for C-drive + 500 GB for E drive, the "work" drive). The "load" and "save" times are almost not noticed! I do not expect any "improvement" from the Gen 4 in the video performance, especially since I am NOT a gamer (I don't even play cards!<G>)
 
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