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ASUS B450i Strix Motherboard $134.99

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In stock - online or in store. Additional $20 off if you bundle with CPU (depending on availability).

Not an amazing discount by any means (this is the MSRP I thought) but if you are like me trying to build a Ryzen ITX system you know the mb has been on back order everywhere recently. Now that B450 boards will support Ryzen 4000 as long as you don't need PCIE Gen 4 this is a pretty good deal IMHO. The only B550 ITX MSRP I heard about are MSI ($199) and ASUS ($219) - release date June 16th. I choose B450 for my needs.

Before someone in the comments start talk about the rumored XT series of 3000 CPU's and argue that you should wait a month or so - I would argue that it might not be worth it for all considering the current discount you get on 3600/3700x etc. Unless XT gives you 20%+ performance bump. Nobody knows at this point so use your own judgement.


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I've bought two of these from Microcenter in the recent past for two ITX builds. Good mobo.
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with b450 officially supporting ryzen 4000 this doesn't look half bad, you'd lose pci 4.0 but not that big of a deal imo
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I've bought two of these from Microcenter in the recent past for two ITX builds. Good mobo.
Last time I was there I saw a Aorus B450i sitting there - glad I waited for the Strix. Gigabyte put only 4 phases in that board.
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OOS Tustin. man, they got no mb picks! slim pickins.
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The only B550 ITX MSRP I heard about are MSI ($199) and ASUS ($219) - release date June 16th. I choose B450 for my needs.
Shame that there seem to be no entry level B550 ITX boards. Here are a couple more though:
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this can take a nvme right?
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this can take a nvme right?
Yes one in the front one in the back.
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Yes one in the front one in the back.
do you know if external nvme's are usually shuckable? I got an external nvme ssd for a gift thing and was wondering if I could use the 500gb ssd in it for a build
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OOS Tustin. man, they got no mb picks! slim pickins.
You have to go there.
Last time I was there they had no MB available according to their website so I bought one at BestBuy first before I went to buy CPU and RAM at MC Tustin.
When I was there I found tons of Boards (Intel and AMD). When I asked why they said their system is totally messed up and it takes days for it to be updated.
Just FYI and YMMV obviously.
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FYI, they have about 10+ in stock in tustin as of now. Just had a friend pick one up.
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just bought this board yesterday @mc near my area. good looking board. was waiting for my ryzen 9 3900X to arrive. can't wait.
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OOS Tustin. man, they got no mb picks! slim pickins.
Restocked in many MC's
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What GPU do you recommend for this board?
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What GPU do you recommend for this board?
You will have to be more specific about your needs for someone to answer your question. There's plenty of 2020 GPU buying guides on YouTube. Unless you are the 2080 kind of user and need pcie 4.0 future proof, this board won't limit you in any way
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