Question What MotherBoard is best for a Ryzen 5

Jun 17, 2019
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Hello,
My MB died a couple of weeks ago and instead of trying to get a 2nd use Am3+ MB to get it running again, i've decided to change the MOBO, CPU and RAM to have more updated hardware.

my Specs atm were:
MotherBoard MSI 970A-G43
Processor AMD FX 8320
MSI NVIDIA GE-FORCE 1030

So now i'd like to get a Ryzen 5 CPU, most likely one of these:

Ryzen 5 2400G
Ryzen 5 2600

and i'm looking for a MotherBoard to pair it with, the provider i'm gonna buy from (in my country there aren't many and this is the cheapest) has this models that are in my price range

MB MSI B450M PRO-VDH PLUS
MB MSI A320M PRO-M2 V2
MB GIGABYTE B450M S2H
MB ASROCK B450M-HDV R4.0
MB ASROCK A320M-HDV R4.0
MB GIGABYTE B450M-DS3H
MB MSI B450M PRO-M2
MB GIGABYTE A320M-S2H
MB ASUS A320M-K PRIME


So, my question is, which mobo + cpu combo is better? with no bottleneck on the CPU?
also, should i use my GE-FORCE 1030 or would it be better to use the integrated graphics from the ryzen 5?
Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks to anyone that can shed some light for me.
 
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If you want a motherboard from that list, avoid all A320 boards. They won't get future CPU support and may not work out of the box with either Ryzen 5 above.
The MSI B450M PRO-VDH Plus would be my pick.

The Ryzen 5 2600 is a good bit faster than the 2400g. Since you have a graphics card, the lack of GPU on the 2600 isn't an issue.

GT1030 is slightly faster compared to the Igpu on the 2400g, so your choice if you want to use it If you do get the 2400g. The 2600 doesn't have any IGPU, so you need the 1030.

By the way, You will want 3000mhz or higher dual channel DDR4 to go with either CPU.
 
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If you want a motherboard from that list, avoid all A320 boards. They won't get future CPU support and may not work out of the box with either Ryzen 5 above.
The MSI B450M PRO-VDH Plus would be my pick.

The Ryzen 5 2600 is a good bit faster than the 2400g. Since you have a graphics card, the lack of GPU on the 2600 isn't an issue.

GT1030 is slightly faster compared to the Igpu on the 2400g, so your choice if you want to use it If you do get the 2400g. The 2600 doesn't have any IGPU, so you need the 1030.

By the way, You will want 3000mhz or higher dual channel DDR4 to go with either CPU.
Thanks, that is really helpful info, could you tell me why MSI B450M PRO-VDH PLUS over GIGABYTE B450M-DS3H ?

Also, i have this options for RAM sticks:
CRUCIAL BALLISTIX SPORT DDR4 8GB/3000 - 60$ x2 = 120$
RAM G.SKILL DDR4 16GB(2X8)/3000 TRIDENT Z | BLACK| LED- RGB - 148$
MEM. RAM HYPERX PREDATOR DDR4 16GB(2X8)/3200 LED- RGB - 132$


i do think i want 2 8GB Sticks, so what would you recomend?
 

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