Question What cheap gaming motherboard should I buy?

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I'm currently trying to build a cheap gaming pc and I'm new to this, but I ain't totally unknown to it, because I watched alot of videos about it and know alot of the terms. I have a Ryzen 7 2700 CPU and wanted a cheap motherboard (€100-150 (just the motherboard)) that can support it, I found these motherboards, but I can't figure out wich one I should choose.

The motherboard I'm looking for needs to be cheap and good for it's price (like good features, I don't care about aesthetics), so if there's an other motherboard that is way better for a few more bucks and isn't listed in here then please tell me.



Motherboard I found:

Asus PRIME A320M-K around €45,00

ASRock A320M-HDV R4.0 around €47,00

Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H around €53,00

Gigabyte GA-A320M-H around €59,95

Gigabyte B450M S2H around €61,04

Asus PRIME B450-A around €65,90

ASRock B450M PRO4-F around €67,00

Gigabyte B450M DS3H around €70,00
 
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Hi, A320 if you don't plan on overclocking and B450 if you do, Asus or GB, also if you are using the stock cooler you should replace it with an aftermarket option, however, don't cheap out on the MB if you are going to be overclocking
 
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I'm currently trying to build a cheap gaming pc and I'm new to this, but I ain't totally unknown to it, because I watched alot of videos about it and know most of the terms. I have a Ryzen 7 2700 CPU and wanted a cheap motherboard that can support it, I found these motherboards, but I can't figure out wich one I should choose.

The motherboard I'm looking for needs to be cheap and good for it's price, so if there's a way better other motherboard that isn't listed in here for a few more bucks then please tell me.



Motherboard I found:

Asus PRIME A320M-K around €45,00

ASRock A320M-HDV R4.0 around €47,00

Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H around €53,00

Gigabyte GA-A320M-H around €59,95

Gigabyte B450M S2H around €61,04

Asus PRIME B450-A around €65,90

ASRock B450M PRO4-F around €67,00

Gigabyte B450M DS3H around €70,00
First thing to note about that list: most of the boards are mATX, one is ATX. If you've an ATX case and want to fill it up there's only one that works.

If you're really hard up and cheap-cheap is the priority any of the A320 boards will be about the same, so just look at features and aesthetics that please. But be prepared for disappointment.

For just a little bit more (than something from the A320 lot) I'd suggest the Asrock B450M Pro4 as it should prove useful if you ever want upgrade things later on... either by overclocking your 2700 or putting on a Zen2 or Zen3 (maybe) processor. There's also an ATX variant- B450 Pro4- if that fits your case better.
 
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I heard good thing about:
Gigabyte B450M DS3H
also ASRock A320M-.....
something was not so bad, but I dont remember the revision, and it was K not hdv I think.
about others, no idea.
 
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First of all, what is cheap for you?
Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra is great and costs around 240 dollars on Amazon
Somewhere in €100-150 max, or a bit more if there's one that is way better for just a bit more cash.
I just want to be able to play CSGO, Outher World, Borderlands, PayDay 2, Minecraft, etc
 
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First thing to note about that list: most of the boards are mATX, one is ATX. If you've an ATX case and want to fill it up there's only one that works.

If you're really hard up and cheap-cheap is the priority any of the A320 boards will be about the same, so just look at features and aesthetics that please. But be prepared for disappointment.

For just a little bit more (than something from the A320 lot) I'd suggest the Asrock B450M Pro4 as it should prove useful if you ever want upgrade things later on... either by overclocking your 2700 or putting on a Zen2 or Zen3 (maybe) processor. There's also an ATX variant- B450 Pro4- if that fits your case better.
Well the thing is that I don't have a case yet so it really doesn't matter.
 
Somewhere in €100-150 max, or a bit more if there's one that is way better for just a bit more cash.
I just want to be able to play CSGO, Outher World, Borderlands, PayDay 2, Minecraft, etc
With an up-to-150 euro budget you might should go looking for a B450 Tomahawk MAX; if mATX is your preference then B450M Mortar MAX. They both have very capable VRM that can handle manual all-core overclocking of a 2700 processor and also come with a BIOS well suited for Ryzen 3000 chips. It's considered by many the best budget AM4 motherboard.

Stay with the MAX variants though if you want to be assured of best compatibility with Ryzen 3000.
 
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With an up-to-150 euro budget you might should go looking for a B450 Tomahawk MAX; if mATX is your preference then B450M Mortar MAX. They both have very capable VRM that can handle manual all-core overclocking of a 2700 processor and also come with a BIOS well suited for Ryzen 3000 chips. It's considered by many the best budget AM4 motherboard.

Stay with the MAX variants though if you want to be assured of best compatibility with Ryzen 3000.
What I mean is I can spend €100-150 on just a motherboard
 
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With an up-to-150 euro budget you might should go looking for a B450 Tomahawk MAX; if mATX is your preference then B450M Mortar MAX. They both have very capable VRM that can handle manual all-core overclocking of a 2700 processor and also come with a BIOS well suited for Ryzen 3000 chips. It's considered by many the best budget AM4 motherboard.

Stay with the MAX variants though if you want to be assured of best compatibility with Ryzen 3000.
The MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX?
 

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Another good option is the Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming.
I have one that I bought last November on sale for $90 US and it worked great with my 2600 OC'd to 4 GHz.
Now I have a 3700x on it and it works Great with this CPU as well.
 

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