Question Which B450 should i get?


Jun 16, 2022
I got an Asus B450M Dragon for pretty cheap (418 TL / 24 USD) but the gpu slot got broken so i'm returning it. I gotta get a new board but i'm trying to stay on budget and i can't get the same board again because it went up in price. Keep in mind that i live in Turkey and while it might seem like a few dollar difference is very little in better countries the difference is way larger here. I'll probably overclock at some point so if its possible with one of the budget ones it would be good. Some options i found are;

MSI B450M-A Pro Max (528 TL / 30 USD)

MSI B450M Pro M.2 (528 TL / 30 USD)

MSI A520M Pro (527 TL / 29 USD)

ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 (532 TL / 30 USD)

Gigabyte B450M-H (637 TL / 36 USD)

ASRock B450M Pro4 mATX (737 TL / 42 USD)

MSI B450M Pro VDH Max (749 TL / 43 USD)

And my specs are;

Ryzen 5 5500

XFX Speedster RX 6600 XT QICK 308

Team T-Force Vulcan TUF 2x8GB 3600MHz CL19

Kioxia Exceria 500GB M.2

Sharkoon WPM Gold 650W 80+ Gold

I also have an ARGB case so if the motherboard supports ARGB that would be nice, but not needed. Please let me know which one would be the best choice.
B450M Pro4. You need argb? that board suits your needs. MSI B450 board usually only does rgb..

if you could find V-Color Prism Pro RGB 3600mhz ones pick that, its a better ram with good xmp profile. also good for oc ing and tuning. always Hynix DJR chips, mines run 4133mhz c18 with tight subtimings daily and it's been great :D
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Those are all roughly the same board in ability, but the ASRock Pro-4 is the best of the bunch.

Don't expect much in the way of overclocking, those are all lower grade budget boards, so come with the restrictions of lower grade motherboards, like lower grade VRM's, minimal to no heatsinking on voltage regulatory circuitry etc.
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