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Question Which Board?

kurdtnz

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Out of the MSI B450 MAX range,which would you say is the better option for a 3400G? I know the Tomahawk is probably one of the better options but I wanted it in a slightly smaller form factor so have been looking at the Mortar. I was just curious about the other max range, they are cheaper but was wondering what you are sacrificing for the price? The build is for my 10yr old son so I dont need anything special, maybe in a few years i'll upgrade the cpu to a 3600 and a gpu but for now,the 3400G is a massive upgrade to the PC he has now.
 
Out of the MSI B450 MAX range,which would you say is the better option for a 3400G? I know the Tomahawk is probably one of the better options but I wanted it in a slightly smaller form factor so have been looking at the Mortar. I was just curious about the other max range, they are cheaper but was wondering what you are sacrificing for the price? The build is for my 10yr old son so I dont need anything special, maybe in a few years i'll upgrade the cpu to a 3600 and a gpu but for now,the 3400G is a massive upgrade to the PC he has now.
Asrock makes decent mini MBs like this one https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITXac/ more than enough for R5 3600 or equivalent.
Or https://www.newegg.com/asrock-fatal1ty-b450-gaming-itx-ac/p/N82E16813157844
 
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Thanks for the suggestion but I dont think they are 'ryzen 3000' ready out the box and would need a bios update,no? (sorry,should of said this before.)
Only b450 ones that are 100% sure to be compatible with 3rd gen are MSI Max boards. For the rest of them you'll have to check with vendor but if you get a fresh one made in last couple of months all should have compatible BIOS version. Marked or with sticker on the box. https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITXac/#CPU
 
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