Gigabyte AB350 Gaming3 ATX Mobo £86.99 @ Amazon
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Gigabyte AB350 Gaming3 ATX Mobo £86.99 @ Amazon

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Found 28th Nov
Cheapest it's been according to 3camels

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Alright, I want to know who is in charge of their marketing considering A series boards are the entry level AM4. You couldn't pick any other letter, guys? Or have just gone for B350A? Hell, why put extra letters in there at all?

i wouldnt get this board. there are no heat sinks in the vrms so you cant make use of the unlocked ryzen very well unless you get a fan facing directly onto them.

the asrock pro 4 is a better board

cigbunt1 h, 51 m ago

the asrock pro 4 is a better board



While true Gigabyte motherboards are great for beginners starting their first builds. As they're always really well supported, ASRock support (while not as bad as ASUS) leaves a lot to be desired.

Lots of competition in the sub £100 price point. The MSI X370 Gaming Plus has now dipped and is only £12 more from the same supplier. Potential purchasers might find value in a 'better' equipped board as the pricing is becoming compressed.

Good board and deal, but I wouldn't get this if you're planning on overclocking your CPU. Spend a bit more and get a board with better power phases and VRM cooling.

Heard a lot of bad things about gigabytes VRM design.
Better go for a different board, especially at this price point.

frothar29th Nov

i wouldnt get this board. there are no heat sinks in the vrms so you cant …i wouldnt get this board. there are no heat sinks in the vrms so you cant make use of the unlocked ryzen very well unless you get a fan facing directly onto them.


The bare MOSFETS are the SOC VRMs and they don't get very hot. Regardless, they're Infineon Technologies chips and their confirmed operational Tjmax is 150C constant. Nothing to worry about here.


Smartfan ensures that the system will shutdown on reaching any thermal limits if they do max out. Which they shouldn't if you're using a conservative overclock and not trying to "extract the wee wee"

For the record. I recently bought this board, and I'm happily OC'ing a Ryzen 1700 to 3.9 with no issues.
Edited by: "neur0naut" 6th Dec
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