[SOLVED] need help to pick the right MB?!

el_shekoo7

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I need a good budget MB for my system, mainly use it for designing + Gaming, I'll get the Ryzen 5 1600af with it too.

Here's some that are available locally :

1-GIGABYTE H310M-H
2-MSI B250M PRO-VDH LGA 1151 Intel Motherboard
3-GIGABYTE B250M-D2V
4-MSI H310M PRO-M2 PLUS
GIGABYTE GA-B250-FinTech LGA 1151 Intel B250 Cryptocurrency Mining (BTC) Motherboard
5-MSI B450 PRO-VDH PLUS

6-ASUS A320 PRIME EX-A320M GAMING AM4 AMD
7-GIGABYTE A320M-S2H AM4 AMD
8-GIGABYTE GA-A320M-DS2 AM4 AMD
9-GIGABYTE H310M H LGA 1151 (300 SERIES) INTEL H310 HDMI SATA 6GB/S USB 3.1 MICRO ATX INTEL MOTHERBOARD
10-GIGABYTE B365M-H LGA 1151


current specs:
Rx 570 4g
Ram 8 1slot ddr3
i5 3330 3.0 ( will be upgraded to Ryzen5 1600af )
Asus H61 MB
Thermaltake toughpower gx1 700w psu

also, do i have to get a new MB or I can use h61 with the ryzen 1600af ? and what about the current ddr3 ram?

Thanks
 
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RealBeast

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I need a good budget MB for my system, mainly use it for designing + Gaming, I'll get the Ryzen 5 1600af with it too.

Here's some that are available locally :

1-GIGABYTE H310M-H
2-MSI B250M PRO-VDH LGA 1151 Intel Motherboard
3-GIGABYTE B250M-D2V
4-MSI H310M PRO-M2 PLUS
GIGABYTE GA-B250-FinTech LGA 1151 Intel B250 Cryptocurrency Mining (BTC) Motherboard
5-MSI B450 PRO-VDH PLUS

6-ASUS A320 PRIME EX-A320M GAMING AM4 AMD
7-GIGABYTE A320M-S2H AM4 AMD
8-GIGABYTE GA-A320M-DS2 AM4 AMD
9-GIGABYTE H310M H LGA 1151 (300 SERIES) INTEL H310 HDMI SATA 6GB/S USB 3.1 MICRO ATX INTEL MOTHERBOARD
10-GIGABYTE B365M-H LGA 1151


current specs:
Rx 570 4g
Ram 8 1slot ddr3
i5 3330 3.0 ( will be upgraded to Ryzen5 1600af )
Asus H61 MB
Thermaltake toughpower gx1 700w psu

also, do i have to get a new MB or I can use h61 with the ryzen 1600af ? and what about the current ddr3 ram?

Thanks
STOP!

Many of those motherboards are for Intel. If you are getting an AMD Ryzen CPU, then you want an AMD AM4 board. So only consider numbers 5-8.

And yes, you need a new motherboard to go from an Intel to an AMD CPU, so your current board will not work.
 

RealBeast

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I looked over those AMD boards you listed, and if it were me I would go with the MSI B450 even though it is slightly more expensive. Good luck!

And all of them use DDR4, so you need new memory. Once you select a board, go to the motherboard manufacturer web site to insure that the memory you buy is compatible, while most work -- there are some that do not.
 
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el_shekoo7

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I looked over those AMD boards you listed, and if it were me I would go with the MSI B450 even though it is slightly more expensive. Good luck!

And all of them use DDR4, so you need new memory. Once you select a board, go to the motherboard manufacturer web site to insure that the memory you buy is compatible, while most work -- there are some that do not.
Thank you so much, B450 price is slightly above my budget but It could happen.
is there any cheaper option than that B450 to consider too? ( something not in the list that i might find it somewhere else)
 

el_shekoo7

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Any of the AMD boards that you listed would work fine. But as I said you also need new memory DDR4, and make sure that it is compatible by looking at the QVL (qualified vendor list) on the motherboard support compatibility page.
Thanks again for your time and help,
cheers
 

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