ASUS motherboard, which one ?

bobbee

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ASUS AM4 TUF GAMING X570-Plus or ASUS ROG Strix B550-F

Was going to go with the ROG Strix B550-F and the ryzen 7-3700, hadn't looked at the TUF. Now I am having second thoughts.

Being a non gamer it seems like the Tuf might be a better fit, I like 8 Sat ports. The Rog Strix has 6 sat, but if you use an m2 then 2 are blocked.

The case I am going to use has 2 usb 2 and 2 usb 3 connections, would that be an issue with the Tuf ?

On some of the motherboards only the wifi versions are available, I assume they are the same and you can just don't use that feature.

One Web site listed video cards that work with the Tuf. The nvidia 1030 wasn't listed.

The prebuilt io panel on the ROG Strix is nice.
 

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There must be a typo on the asus support page for the Strix board. It shows five different bios updates all with the same release date of 03 July. I generally look at the number and frequency of bios updates for a given motherboard. Updates that support new processors OR update Agesa are fine. When you see a LOT of updates trying to fix problems, that is a red flag [at least for me]

There is no problem with either board using usb2 and usb3; both have ports on the board to support usb.
The strix board does have the better onboard audio and an intel lan. The TUF board uses the slightly cheaper audio and a realtek lan. Since the X570 chipset costs more than the 550, this is how the board mfg keeps costs down. You have to spend quite a bit more on an X570 board to get the high end sound and an intel lan.
 
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Thanks crjdriver....as usual, you always break it down for the OP's with actual facts. As I just sling my suggestions out there....although I know the facts....I just tend to leave that out. I don't know why. I just do.

Any way, nice job! Thanks!
 

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One other item. The Strix board does not use a chipset cooling fan. This is because with the X570 chipset, more data is going through the chipset causing more heat. The 550 board has less lanes or data going through the chipset so it does not need the fan.
This is one reason why I stuck with my Asrock X470 board; no fan. I am a nut about having a silent system and the extra fan would probably drive me crazy :LOL:
For anyone who has not used the sonic studio that is part of the high end sound on asus boards, it is VERY good. You can even tailor different sound profiles for each program ie running a game, you have have more base or listening to music you can have less base and more mid-range. IMO this sound is every bit as good as my soundblaster card that I am using at the moment.
If I still had my asus crosshair hero board [with sonic studio] I would never have purchased a real sound card. Gave the board and processor to my kid.
 
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bobbee

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One Web site listed video cards that work with the Tuf. The nvidia 1030 wasn't listed.
It seems to be a basic card, will it work ?
 

bobbee

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Final config, just need to dot the i's.

Why am I building another PC, because I am going nuts hanging around the house.
(to old for Rossetta Stone.)

ASUS AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) 3200MHz C16 DDR4 DRAM
Nivida GeForce 1030
 

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Those look fine. I have used corsair vengeance ram in a LOT of ryzen builds; works great. Be sure you have a quality pw supply.
If you intend on overclocking, you will probably need a better cooler than the stock amd cooler. If you are going to run at stock speed, the amd cooler is fine.
 

bobbee

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No overclocking.
Am going to use the Corsair cx550m, because I have a new one in the closet.
I have extra ssd's, hard drives and the power supply, so the total is $600.
 
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No overclocking.
Am going to use the Corsair cx550m, because I have a new one in the closet.
I have extra ssd's, hard drives and the power supply, so the total is $600.
Post a picture of it when your build is done...we'd love to see it.
 

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