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MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX Motherboard ATX, £89.99 at Amazon
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MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX Motherboard ATX, £89.99 at Amazon

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Posted 14th FebEdited by:"Tacavas"

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Temporarily out of stock, great motherboard for Ryzen builds.

3407009.jpgTECHNICAL DETAILS:
  • Format:
    ATX (305 x 244 mm)
  • Chipset:
    AMD B450
  • Socket:
    AM4 (for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Generation Ryzen
  • RAM:
    4x DDR4 (max. 2.933 MHz, 3.466 via OC)
    Dual-Channel
    max. 64 GB
  • Slots (with a Ryzen CPU):
    1x PCIe 3.0 x16
    1x PCIe 2.0 x16 (electrical x4)
    Multi-GPU Configurations: 2-way AMD CrossFire
    3x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Internal Connections:
    6x SATA 6G (RAID 0, 1, 10)
    1x M.2 (M-Key, PCIe 3.0 x4 with max. 32 Gbit/s, sizes 2242 up to 22110)
    1x USB 3.0 Header (2 Ports)
    2x USB 2.0 Header (4 Ports)
    5x 4-Pin Fans(PWM)
    1x 4-Pin Pump Connection
    1x Front Panel Audio Connector
    2x 4-Pin RGB-Header (12V, JRGB)
    1x TPM Connector
  • External Connections:
    2x USB 3.1 (1x Type A and Type C)
    2x USB 3.0
    2x USB 2.0
    1x Gigabit LAN (Realtek)
    1x DVI-D
    1x HDMI
    1x Flash BIOS Button
    6x Audio (HD Audio, 7.1 Sound)
  • Power Supply:
    1x 24-Pin ATX12V
    1x 8-Pin ATX12V
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Best b450 mobo about.
2700x and 5700xt on this, no issues.
About to buy the asus tuf gaming x570 plus for a new build but keep thinking that this board might be a safer investment just in AMD decide to change socket type for the next gen.

Half the price and great thermal performance according to everything I've read.
Gone out on a limb and ordered because last time this went OOS and the same message was on the page, I gave it a pass because there was no idea at all when it would be back. Then as if by magic The Shop Keeper Appeared a couple of days later.

Lets hope for a re-run!
amadablam14/02/2020 21:49

About to buy the asus tuf gaming x570 plus for a new build but keep …About to buy the asus tuf gaming x570 plus for a new build but keep thinking that this board might be a safer investment just in AMD decide to change socket type for the next gen. Half the price and great thermal performance according to everything I've read.



Think you're safe for the next gen. It's the one after that that changes IIRC.
This oos and has been for a while.
amadablam14/02/2020 21:49

About to buy the asus tuf gaming x570 plus for a new build but keep …About to buy the asus tuf gaming x570 plus for a new build but keep thinking that this board might be a safer investment just in AMD decide to change socket type for the next gen. Half the price and great thermal performance according to everything I've read.


From what I read 4000 series is definitely AM4 but no confirmation on chipset support. It is said to be the last AM4 series by AMD’s own announcements. Therefore B450 or X570 makes no difference at this point.
Edited by: "stuellis" 14th Feb
Oos
I bought the MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC board a few days ago. From what I could find it was the same/similar board but with an ARGB connector. Both boards are top class for B450 and this is a great price. 🔥
Mortar Max is a good alternative. Extra M.2 and better I/O, less SATA ports, but who cares about SATA ports oh and it costs less than the Tomahawk Max.
Amazon: We've run out of stock, so let's take £10 off the price and we'll probably deliver it within a week anyway.
Me: Okay
amadablam14/02/2020 21:49

About to buy the asus tuf gaming x570 plus for a new build but keep …About to buy the asus tuf gaming x570 plus for a new build but keep thinking that this board might be a safer investment just in AMD decide to change socket type for the next gen. Half the price and great thermal performance according to everything I've read.


For the difference between this and the X570 board, you can probably easily upgrade to one of the best models of your chosen GPU, or get a very decent air CPU cooler which will let your CPU clock up more often. Even if next gen requires a new chipset (no idea..!), this board will support pretty ridiculous current gen CPUs, you don't have much to lose unless you want PCIe 4.0 for something.
fishmaster14/02/2020 23:16

Mortar Max is a good alternative. Extra M.2 and better I/O, less SATA …Mortar Max is a good alternative. Extra M.2 and better I/O, less SATA ports, but who cares about SATA ports oh and it costs less than the Tomahawk Max.


I care about SATA ports
rev615/02/2020 00:23

I care about SATA ports



It's not an easy job but some one has to do it.
fishmaster14/02/2020 23:16

Mortar Max is a good alternative. Extra M.2 and better I/O, less SATA …Mortar Max is a good alternative. Extra M.2 and better I/O, less SATA ports, but who cares about SATA ports oh and it costs less than the Tomahawk Max.


Still no alternative to big old mechanical sata drives on a £ per terabyte basis.
You can add extra sata ports using an adaptor on the x1 and x16 slots
Looking for some experts right now. I need a motherboard that's compatible with an i5 2500k and ddr3 ram. It needs to be able to overclock the cpu as the one I have at the moment doesn't have the feature. I've been searching but I can't understand what any of the posts mean I come across online
Cm_Down15/02/2020 03:58

Looking for some experts right now. I need a motherboard that's compatible …Looking for some experts right now. I need a motherboard that's compatible with an i5 2500k and ddr3 ram. It needs to be able to overclock the cpu as the one I have at the moment doesn't have the feature. I've been searching but I can't understand what any of the posts mean I come across online


Youd have to buy second hand very old stuff now.
Cm_Down15/02/2020 03:58

Looking for some experts right now. I need a motherboard that's compatible …Looking for some experts right now. I need a motherboard that's compatible with an i5 2500k and ddr3 ram. It needs to be able to overclock the cpu as the one I have at the moment doesn't have the feature. I've been searching but I can't understand what any of the posts mean I come across online


honestly, start again at this point. Thats a 2nd gen CPU, Intel are now on 10th!

At this point, even a Ryzen 3 would out perform a i5 2500k in a lot of cases never mind a Ryzen 5 or 7 - buying stuff for it now would be false economy
Edited by: "Carson_Official" 15th Feb
amadablam14/02/2020 21:49

About to buy the asus tuf gaming x570 plus for a new build but keep …About to buy the asus tuf gaming x570 plus for a new build but keep thinking that this board might be a safer investment just in AMD decide to change socket type for the next gen. Half the price and great thermal performance according to everything I've read.


I can't decide between these two boards either. I have 8 sata components and an m2 so the 570 would mean that I wouldn't have to buy a pcie sata card. I would still save money buying the 450 and a sata card though over the 570. I do wonder if the 570 would be more future proof with whatever features come with the 4000 series.
pigletsonfire14/02/2020 23:01

I bought the MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC board a few days ago. From what I …I bought the MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC board a few days ago. From what I could find it was the same/similar board but with an ARGB connector. Both boards are top class for B450 and this is a great price. 🔥



I believe that also has Intel gigabit LAN. Imho preferable. Odd that there is no Max version bit I guess it wasn't as popular.
Neostar15/02/2020 03:29

You can add extra sata ports using an adaptor on the x1 and x16 slots



Very useful to know because IIRC this drops one or two satas if you use the m.2.
Edited by: "Meathotukdeals" 15th Feb
chischis15/02/2020 11:29

I believe that also has Intel gigabit LAN. Imho preferable. Odd that there …I believe that also has Intel gigabit LAN. Imho preferable. Odd that there is no Max version bit I guess it wasn't as popular.


Lack of max was the only reason I didn't go with this too as it has BT and WiFi for very similar to descrete card money, but has the older smaller bios,not currently an issue but wasn't certain about longevity, so went Tomahawk in the end ...
Meathotukdeals15/02/2020 13:33

Very useful to know because IIRC this drops one or two satas if you use …Very useful to know because IIRC this drops one or two satas if you use the m.2.


Indeed it does, the mortar has two less data to start with but then an extra M2, however this can also lose 2 sata if using nvme on the second M2 slot as well, ..the first m2slot is fine but shares with pcie, the second is ok if data M2 but loses 2xsata if nvme is required..
Think that's right, but mortar also has optical toslink output too and a very sweet and cheaper board especially if you want/prefer the smaller form factor.,,
Carson_Official15/02/2020 07:51

honestly, start again at this point. Thats a 2nd gen CPU, Intel are now on …honestly, start again at this point. Thats a 2nd gen CPU, Intel are now on 10th!At this point, even a Ryzen 3 would out perform a i5 2500k in a lot of cases never mind a Ryzen 5 or 7 - buying stuff for it now would be false economy


Man I wish I could upgrade but my budget right now won't allow me to go all in so I have to make do with what I've got atm
I'm thinking of building a cheap AMD system using my very old (and classic) Lian Li PC60 case (maybe over 15yrs old). My question is would the mb mounting points still be standard after all this time?
Daves_mate15/02/2020 18:12

I'm thinking of building a cheap AMD system using my very old (and …I'm thinking of building a cheap AMD system using my very old (and classic) Lian Li PC60 case (maybe over 15yrs old). My question is would the mb mounting points still be standard after all this time?


Should be no problem, that's an ATX case which is still the standard.
Cm_Down15/02/2020 03:58

Looking for some experts right now. I need a motherboard that's compatible …Looking for some experts right now. I need a motherboard that's compatible with an i5 2500k and ddr3 ram. It needs to be able to overclock the cpu as the one I have at the moment doesn't have the feature. I've been searching but I can't understand what any of the posts mean I come across online


How much are you expecting to overclock by?
stec7715/02/2020 19:34

How much are you expecting to overclock by?


I want to get at least 4.5ghz out of it
Cm_Down15/02/2020 19:38

I want to get at least 4.5ghz out of it


I'm looking at replacing my 2500k aswell as I'm limited to 2tb drives. If I could update the bios uefi rather than bios I'd maybe wait a little longer? I do have a Vega 56 installed though?
rev615/02/2020 00:23

I care about SATA ports



You lose two of the SATA ports on this as soon as you install a M.2 drive (in its only M.2 slot) anyway.

So, the Mortar gives you two M.2 slots and four SATA.

This gives you only one M.2 slot and four SATA.

* Looks like I wasn't the first to point this out
Edited by: "PurplePerson" 15th Feb
Mine now arriving tuesday if Amazon is correct.
expired - can only see the price at 99£ unfortunately!
Tanvirul17/02/2020 15:39

expired - can only see the price at 99£ unfortunately!


Yep, it's gone back to the normal price.
Just had an update from Amazon that my board is on it's way and I will get it on Thursday, according to the tracker it's just left the Gidy depot in France! Brilliant.
I think I'm going to get the Tomahawk Max after cancelling my x570 order but does anyone know if the Tomahawk Max will support DDR4 3200mhz out of the box?
Edited by: "amadablam" 18th Feb
Arrived today. Not really happy as packing was worse than the ballistics DDR. It arrived with no packaging other thant the retail box with my address on. It has been hit and box broken. Not opened it to inspect.
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