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ASRock B450M Pro4 AM4 DDR4 mATX Motherboard - £65.46 at ebuyer_uk_ltd eBay

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B450M Pro4
AMD AM4 Socket
Supports DDR4 3200+ (OC)
1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1
AMD Quad CrossFireX™
Graphics Output:HDMI, DVI-D, D-Sub
7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), ELNA Audio Caps
4 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4), 1 M.2 (SATA3)
2 USB 3.1 Gen2 (Rear Type-A+C)
6 USB 3.1 Gen1 (2 Front, 4 Rear)
Realtek Gigabit LAN
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Anyone got experience with this and a 3700x? Do you need an older chip to flash the bios? What RAM speeds can you get? Overclocking stable on it?
Anyone comment on the amd gaming boards for sale there too?
I havent had good experience with Asrock B350/B450 boards, personally I would pay more for an MSI B450 Mortar, especially if you're gonna overclock or run a R7/R7.
Gormond19/07/2019 17:03

I havent had good experience with Asrock B350/B450 boards, personally I …I havent had good experience with Asrock B350/B450 boards, personally I would pay more for an MSI B450 Mortar, especially if you're gonna overclock or run a R7/R7.


I’m running the b350 Asrock and it’s been brilliant in my Ryzen 1600 build. Over locked to 3.9. That being said I’d probably go MSI purely for the bios flashback if you’re getting a 3000 series chip.
Vegiuk19/07/2019 17:06

I’m running the b350 Asrock and it’s been brilliant in my Ryzen 1600 bui …I’m running the b350 Asrock and it’s been brilliant in my Ryzen 1600 build. Over locked to 3.9. That being said I’d probably go MSI purely for the bios flashback if you’re getting a 3000 series chip.


I have had 2 of those boards fail on me with bad VRMs using Ryzen 7 1700s, I certainly wouldnt try another.
Danze198419/07/2019 15:46

Anyone got experience with this and a 3700x? Do you need an older chip to …Anyone got experience with this and a 3700x? Do you need an older chip to flash the bios? What RAM speeds can you get? Overclocking stable on it?


You can submit a request to AMD for an Athlon 200ge loan for the purpose of bios update: amd.com/en/…100

Keep in mind you will need to provide serial numbers for your motherboard and cpu as well as your full name and address. On the plus side - shipment is free both ways, making this option free, but possibly a bit time consuming.
Danze198419/07/2019 15:46

Anyone got experience with this and a 3700x? Do you need an older chip to …Anyone got experience with this and a 3700x? Do you need an older chip to flash the bios? What RAM speeds can you get? Overclocking stable on it?


Buildzoid talk on this board from 2018. * the MSI bios issue (lack of offset mode) is now present in current bios'

This board doesn't have a flash back mode so you would need an older chip to flash this with. *AMD are offering a free "boot kit" from their website to do this which you have to return after.

Personally I'd go for the MSI B450 Carbon Pro AC or Tomahawk.

Don't worry about overclocking because the X variants of the 3000 series basically do it for you now - they boost based on thermals and power to the max they can. Gamers Nexus explains this here.
Gormond19/07/2019 17:03

I havent had good experience with Asrock B350/B450 boards, personally I …I havent had good experience with Asrock B350/B450 boards, personally I would pay more for an MSI B450 Mortar, especially if you're gonna overclock or run a R7/R7.



davem19/07/2019 17:29

Buildzoid talk on this board from 2018. * the MSI bios issue (lack of …Buildzoid talk on this board from 2018. * the MSI bios issue (lack of offset mode) is now present in current bios' This board doesn't have a flash back mode so you would need an older chip to flash this with. *AMD are offering a free "boot kit" from their website to do this which you have to return after.Personally I'd go for the MSI B450 Carbon Pro AC or Tomahawk.Don't worry about overclocking because the X variants of the 3000 series basically do it for you now - they boost based on thermals and power to the max they can. Gamers Nexus explains this here.


I and many others are having issues with the BIOS on MSI B450 Tomahawk (and others). It was incredibly difficult to get the board to recognise my FAT32 USB in order to USB Flashback the BIOS (eventually got it flashed after formatting with Rufus 3.5 as "non bootable" and Large FAT32, removing the files and adding the MSI.ROM).

It seemed to be working well (temporarily) but today it wouldn't boot again until I reflashed the BIOS. I would recommend waiting for the B550 motherboards, or at the very least the Max versions of the MSI B450s
This is a great board for any 6 core chip. Has excellent VRMs compared to any other boards.

It can easily manage a 8 core chip as well without a sweat.
Alvie19/07/2019 18:42

I and many others are having issues with the BIOS on MSI B450 Tomahawk …I and many others are having issues with the BIOS on MSI B450 Tomahawk (and others). It was incredibly difficult to get the board to recognise my FAT32 USB in order to USB Flashback the BIOS (eventually got it flashed after formatting with Rufus 3.5 as "non bootable" and Large FAT32, removing the files and adding the MSI.ROM).It seemed to be working well (temporarily) but today it wouldn't boot again until I reflashed the BIOS. I would recommend waiting for the B550 motherboards, or at the very least the Max versions of the MSI B450s



Man I dunno what to say, I bought a Tomahawk b450 and a 3700x, flashed it first with v17 and then v18 as instructed and it has been working flawlessly ever since. Just used a run of the mill 8gb flash drive.
I'm no expert but im currently building my first gaming pc and I've done quite a lot of research reading reviews etc. From what I gather none of the current b450m boards are particularly amazing, but the MSI Mortar is the best, closely followed by the MSI Gaming Plus and the Asrock Pro4. If you want ATX then MSI Gaming Pro Carbon is best, or MSI Tomahawk.

Some people prefer the BIOS of the Asrock though. This is the one I chose, I'll let you know how it goes hope this helps
londonstinks19/07/2019 18:50

Man I dunno what to say, I bought a Tomahawk b450 and a 3700x, flashed it …Man I dunno what to say, I bought a Tomahawk b450 and a 3700x, flashed it first with v17 and then v18 as instructed and it has been working flawlessly ever since. Just used a run of the mill 8gb flash drive.


I didn't see any instructions to flash v17 first, I even contacted MSI about it and they told me it wasn't necessary :/ I'll try flashing 17 and then 19 again if I get into the issue again.

I would have tried a smaller drive but I didn't have any that worked
Robatki9419/07/2019 19:06

I'm no expert but im currently building my first gaming pc and I've done …I'm no expert but im currently building my first gaming pc and I've done quite a lot of research reading reviews etc. From what I gather none of the current b450m boards are particularly amazing, but the MSI Mortar is the best, closely followed by the MSI Gaming Plus and the Asrock Pro4. If you want ATX then MSI Gaming Pro Carbon is best, or MSI Tomahawk.Some people prefer the BIOS of the Asrock though. This is the one I chose, I'll let you know how it goes hope this helps


Any recommendations on a matx board? There don’t seem to be many around. Thx
msi mortar, tomahawks little brother if you like, just built one today with ryzen 2600 and 16gb corsair 3000ghz ram, works flawlessly, just remember to go into the bios and select profile 2 XMP or the ram with be running at 2133mhz.
There seems to be too many issues/instabilities with these older boards paired with newer chips ater a bit of reading around. I'm not gonna risk it I don't think. Which then leads me onto the 570 boards, they end up pushing the cost of a 3700x above a 9700K, which also has the benefit of much better MATX boards. It's a shame really, as I was ready to go back to an AMD system.
Danze198419/07/2019 21:06

There seems to be too many issues/instabilities with these older boards …There seems to be too many issues/instabilities with these older boards paired with newer chips ater a bit of reading around. I'm not gonna risk it I don't think. Which then leads me onto the 570 boards, they end up pushing the cost of a 3700x above a 9700K, which also has the benefit of much better MATX boards. It's a shame really, as I was ready to go back to an AMD system.


Wait for B550 would be my best answer tbh, or at the very least the MAX versions of the B450 boards as they should support the 3000 series out of the box and will have the normal BIOS rather than the lite version.
Robatki9419/07/2019 19:06

I'm no expert but im currently building my first gaming pc and I've done …I'm no expert but im currently building my first gaming pc and I've done quite a lot of research reading reviews etc. From what I gather none of the current b450m boards are particularly amazing, but the MSI Mortar is the best, closely followed by the MSI Gaming Plus and the Asrock Pro4. If you want ATX then MSI Gaming Pro Carbon is best, or MSI Tomahawk.Some people prefer the BIOS of the Asrock though. This is the one I chose, I'll let you know how it goes hope this helps


In terms of VRMs, the MSI are indeed the best. Just the BIOSes for the Zen 2 chips are nerfed and are currently somewhat unstable, but they are still being worked on
Danze198419/07/2019 15:46

Anyone got experience with this and a 3700x? Do you need an older chip to …Anyone got experience with this and a 3700x? Do you need an older chip to flash the bios? What RAM speeds can you get? Overclocking stable on it?


Currently using patriot Viper RGB at stock 3200 speed and it just worked out of the box with enabling the xmp profile. But I do have the Ryzen 2700 so have no experience with the new gen chips
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