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Both Amazon and Newegg have the MSI Performance Gaming B450M motherboard for $79.99.

This B450 board would pair nicely with the recent Ryzen 5 2600 FP deal, or better yet, if you're not afraid of a little OC, buy the Ryzen 5 1600 AF version from Amazon here [amazon.com], that is pretty much the 2600 for $20 less. (good info and discussion on this can be found on the R5 2600 FB deal link above).

https://smile.amazon.com/MSI-Perf...604&sr=8-1

https://www.newegg.com/msi-performance-gaming-b450m-gaming-plus/p/N82E16813144195?Description=msi%20b450m&cm_re=msi_b450m-_-13-144-195-_-Product​ [newegg.com] Now $89.99


https://smile.amazon.com/MSI-Perf...604&sr=8-1

https://smile.amazon.com/MSI-Perf...amp;sr=8-1
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Been at this price for awhile actually, a non-deal.
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B450 is still very much relevant, especially for the casual gamer or overclocker. I have bought two MSI boards in the last 2 years, both which had to be RMA'd within 6 months.
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Supposedly this has VRMs good enough for overclocking.

https://i.redd.it/7n48gewun0p21.png

IMO if you wanna build a bang-for-your-buck gaming PC right now and are willing to overclock, a board like this and the $85 Ryzen 5 1600 (new 12nm refresh) is the way to go.

If you aren't willing to overclock, I would build a system around the Intel i3-9100F ($80 CPU) and the cheapest B365 board you can find.
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Been at this price for awhile actually, a non-deal.
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So what's the verdict SD pros? Is this too obsolete for gaming? What is a good video card which will go with it?
B450 is still very much relevant, especially for the casual gamer or overclocker. I have bought two MSI boards in the last 2 years, both which had to be RMA'd within 6 months.
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Thanks for the replies. The last time I built a PC, it was an Athlon XP and had 512MB RAM!! I have a Nitro 5 atm and looking for a second home PC. Any build recommendations or links to update my dinosaur-aged brain?
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So what's the verdict SD pros? Is this too obsolete for gaming? What is a good video card which will go with it?
B450 is still good for current gen gaming. It only has 2 ram slots, 1 pcie x16 slot and 4 SATA ports. But if a basic gaming setup is all you need, and you're not planning on OC your cpu too much, it will be a good MB.

I'm eyeing the Gigabyte b450m ($5 more expensive than this MSI one), it has 1 more pcie x16 slot, 2 more sata ports, and 4 ram slots. These provides more flexibility for future upgrades. I'm building a home nas/htpc, so having 6 sata + 4 ram slots are pretty important for my use case.

GPU would be somewhat independent to the MB. MB provides feature like cpu overclocking, number of pcie slots, ram slots, sata ports, nvme support, raid support, integrated sound card, etc. It doesn't contribute to gaming performance much (unless overclocking is involved then VRM on the motherboard can be a deal maker or a deal breaker). A 2080 ti would work as fine as a 590 on this MB.
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B450 is still good for current gen gaming. It only has 2 ram slots, 1 pcie x16 slot and 4 SATA ports. But if a basic gaming setup is all you need, and you're not planning on OC your cpu too much, it will be a good MB.

I'm eyeing the Gigabyte b450m ($5 more expensive than this MSI one), it has 1 more pcie x16 slot, 2 more sata ports, and 4 ram slots. These provides more flexibility for future upgrades. I'm building a home nas/htpc, so having 6 sata + 4 ram slots are pretty important for my use case.

GPU would be somewhat independent to the MB. MB provides feature like cpu overclocking, number of pcie slots, ram slots, sata ports, nvme support, raid support, integrated sound card, etc. It doesn't contribute to gaming performance much (unless overclocking is involved then VRM on the motherboard can be a deal maker or a deal breaker). A 2080 ti would work as fine as a 590 on this MB.
Is it better to get a dedicated wifi/bluetooth card or integrated with MB? I would have tried wiring a LAN cable to it. 🙄
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I've been running this for ~5 months with a Ryzen 7 2700 OC'd to 4ghz and MSI Vega 56 with no notable issues to report, aside from a couple BIOS bugs with fan control which were resolved.

I'm running 2x8gb of RAM and now wishing I had gone with something with 4 slots, as I can only replace the RAM I have instead of adding to it to get 32gb.

Edit: just checked my order and it was $84.99 in August (from Amazon). So yeah, not a heck of a deal at $5 less, but it was a good value proposition then as it is now if other mobo's haven't dropped more than this one.
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So what's the verdict SD pros? Is this too obsolete for gaming? What is a good video card which will go with it?
RX 580 is what I'm going to get. Probably used for under $100. Seems to be the gold standard for price-to-performance that can handle most applications.
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Supposedly this has VRMs good enough for overclocking.

https://i.redd.it/7n48gewun0p21.png

IMO if you wanna build a bang-for-your-buck gaming PC right now and are willing to overclock, a board like this and the $85 Ryzen 5 1600 (new 12nm refresh) is the way to go.

If you aren't willing to overclock, I would build a system around the Intel i3-9100F ($80 CPU) and the cheapest B365 board you can find.
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Been at this price for awhile actually, a non-deal.
It's hit it a few times, but majority of last 6 months has been $90-100. Lowest ever was a one-time dip to $75. With all the fanfare for the R5 2600 on the FP, and the news of the R5 1600 AF version being a ridiculous CPU value, thought it might be relevant.
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IMO if you wanna build a bang-for-your-buck gaming PC right now and are willing to overclock, a board like this and the $85 Ryzen 5 1600 (new 12nm refresh) is the way to go.
Exactly this. AF version still available at Amazon for $85. Newegg jacked their price like crazy last time I looked. Microcenter still not carrying AF version to my knowledge, but might with future shipments.
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