Question What motherboard should I get for a 3900x + is it safe to continue using this current mobo for now?

Furzumz

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Hiya, I've been using a ryzen 9 3900x on a msi b350 PRO-VDH motherboard not knowing its not ideal due to VRM heat issues

Due to a faint electrical smell I can't pin down its making me a bit worried it could be the VRM so I was looking to get a new board but I'm not sure what I should get. Biggest issue is my cooler size as its a huge Noctua NH-D14

Budget wise I was hoping I could keep it under $100 if possible. Location wise I'm located in the united states

Second question I had is this current mobo safe to use until I can get a new board? Or should I just stop using it outright until I can get a new board? One of my friends who knows a lot about tech told me he doesn't think VRM going out would destroy other parts but I was looking for a second opinion as I'm paranoid as hell

My current setup:
Mobo - MSI B350M PRO-VDH
RAM - 16GB DDR4 (two sticks of 8GB)
CPU cooler - Noctua NH-D14
CPU - Ryzen 9 3900x
Powersupply - Super Flower Leadex 3 750w gold
Case - Some earlier version of the "Antec 300" I can't find the specs of it because its pretty old
Hard drives / SSD's - 3
 
Hiya, I've been using a ryzen 9 3900x on a msi b350 PRO-VDH motherboard not knowing its not ideal due to VRM heat issues

Due to a faint electrical smell I can't pin down its making me a bit worried it could be the VRM so I was looking to get a new board but I'm not sure what I should get. Biggest issue is my cooler size as its a huge Noctua NH-D14

Budget wise I was hoping I could keep it under $100 if possible. Location wise I'm located in the united states

Second question I had is this current mobo safe to use until I can get a new board? Or should I just stop using it outright until I can get a new board? One of my friends who knows a lot about tech told me he doesn't think VRM going out would destroy other parts but I was looking for a second opinion as I'm paranoid as hell

My current setup:
Mobo - MSI B350M PRO-VDH
RAM - 16GB DDR4 (two sticks of 8GB)
CPU cooler - Noctua NH-D14
CPU - Ryzen 9 3900x
Powersupply - Super Flower Leadex 3 750w gold
Case - Some earlier version of the "Antec 300" I can't find the specs of it because its pretty old
Hard drives / SSD's - 3
Just refrain from overclocking, it will be fine otherwise.
 

punkncat

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Just refrain from overclocking, it will be fine otherwise.

I am not certain this is the case, given that he is smelling burning componentry from inside the unit. In the other thread he was asking about the smell it (seems that) the only good suspect are the motherboard VRM. That motherboard would sketch me to have a "65W" R7 on, much less an R9. It's power delivery is simply not up to the task.

I don't think you will find a "good" motherboard for $100 unless you luck across something used. I would suggest watching this guy:
Actually Hardcore Overclocking - YouTube

Check out his well done reviews and in particular about power delivery.
 
Hiya, I've been using a ryzen 9 3900x on a msi b350 PRO-VDH motherboard not knowing its not ideal due to VRM heat issues

Due to a faint electrical smell I can't pin down its making me a bit worried it could be the VRM so I was looking to get a new board but I'm not sure what I should get. Biggest issue is my cooler size as its a huge Noctua NH-D14

Budget wise I was hoping I could keep it under $100 if possible. Location wise I'm located in the united states

Second question I had is this current mobo safe to use until I can get a new board? Or should I just stop using it outright until I can get a new board? One of my friends who knows a lot about tech told me he doesn't think VRM going out would destroy other parts but I was looking for a second opinion as I'm paranoid as hell

My current setup:
Mobo - MSI B350M PRO-VDH
RAM - 16GB DDR4 (two sticks of 8GB)
CPU cooler - Noctua NH-D14
CPU - Ryzen 9 3900x
Powersupply - Super Flower Leadex 3 750w gold
Case - Some earlier version of the "Antec 300" I can't find the specs of it because its pretty old
Hard drives / SSD's - 3
The 'faint electrical smell' could be the PWB material roasting underneath the VRM FET's. A sure sign of impending doom, if so.

I'm not sure where you are but this:

https://www.newegg.com/msi-b450m-mortar-max/p/2MG-000M-00283?Description=b450m mortar max&cm_re=b450m_mortar max--2MG-000M-00283--Product&quicklink=true

would make a good home for a 3900X. Limited overclocking, but 3000 processors have limited manual overclocking anyways. Should be fine enough in PBO though.
 

Furzumz

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The 'faint electrical smell' could be the PWB material roasting underneath the VRM FET's. A sure sign of impending doom, if so.

I'm not sure where you are but this:

https://www.newegg.com/msi-b450m-mortar-max/p/2MG-000M-00283?Description=b450m mortar max&cm_re=b450m_mortar max--2MG-000M-00283--Product&quicklink=true

would make a good home for a 3900X. Limited overclocking, but 3000 processors have limited manual overclocking anyways. Should be fine enough in PBO though.
Thanks for the recommendation
 

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