MSI X370 GAMING PLUS AM4 AMD RYZEN /7th Gen A-Series Motherboard, £89.98 from amazon
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MSI X370 GAMING PLUS AM4 AMD RYZEN /7th Gen A-Series Motherboard, £89.98 from amazon

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Found 6th Mar
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  • Supports AMD RYZEN Series processors and 7th Gen A-series / Athlon-TM-Processors for socket AM4
  • Supports DDR4-3200+(OC) Memory
  • DDR4 Boost
  • GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on- and offline game and motherboard testing by eSports players
  • WHQL certified for Windows 10
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Great price for an X370 motherboard.
Keep in mind this might need a BIOS update before Ryzen2*** processors will work in it.
Good price. Have some heat.

Still, wrong time to be buying 1st gen Ryzen with 2nd gen a month away ... unless you absolutely need it right now. If I was still running any older rig that was nearing the end of its performance lifespan but was still functional, I would wait that extra month for either higher performance or cheaper prices.

I don't advocate waiting permanently, before someone comes in saying you should never wait as there's always something new. Yes, there's always something new at some point, but if you would tell someone to wait a day for a new release, then telling someone to wait a week has a logic to it, then when it's a month away, and if you can wait, you probably should too.

Anyway, tirade aside ... this is still a good price on a decent entry level x370.
Beehj8434 m ago

Good price. Have some heat. Still, wrong time to be buying 1st gen Ryzen …Good price. Have some heat. Still, wrong time to be buying 1st gen Ryzen with 2nd gen a month away ... unless you absolutely need it right now. If I was still running any older rig that was nearing the end of its performance lifespan but was still functional, I would wait that extra month for either higher performance or cheaper prices. I don't advocate waiting permanently, before someone comes in saying you should never wait as there's always something new. Yes, there's always something new at some point, but if you would tell someone to wait a day for a new release, then telling someone to wait a week has a logic to it, then when it's a month away, and if you can wait, you probably should too. Anyway, tirade aside ... this is still a good price on a decent entry level x370.


Agreed most except, waiting for a new product that will be premium at launch? and there will be the next argument, which is wait a month or two for the price to calm/come down a bit.... i understand where you are coming from, but these arguments never ends always there is another angle to it......
mysticus16 m ago

Agreed most except, waiting for a new product that will be premium at …Agreed most except, waiting for a new product that will be premium at launch? and there will be the next argument, which is wait a month or two for the price to calm/come down a bit.... i understand where you are coming from, but these arguments never ends always there is another angle to it......


Indeed. My objection is mostly to the idea that you should *NEVER* wait which some people espouse, which is wrong. It's the absolutism that I take issue with. If 2nd gen released tomorrow, they wouldn't say it, so if 2nd gen released next Monday they still probably wouldn't say it. The leap to next month isn't large, though it's probably closing in on where my line is. If 2nd gen was 3 months away, I wouldn't sing this tune.

And that premium for the next gen might be worth the price, but if it isn't, then the 1st generation will likely have dropped in price (not to mention more potential 2nd hand options. Additionally, the new B450 or X470 motherboard platform might be better positioned to support proper Zen2 cores in 2019, or faster/better memory support, and motherboard prices typically stay around the same for the same tier, generation to generation. There are multiple reasons to wait for the specific launch at least.

And whilst the argument may never end on an indefinite time-scale, in this example, right now, with someone who already has a functioning PC (which was the context I drew for my example), then waiting is probably more logical.
At the end of the day their will always be something better. If something does the job it needs to do and is a price you are prepared to pay. Then buy it.

I bought a X370 based motherboard in January and couldn't be happier. Works like a dream. Having a x470 motherboard in say August won't stop my motherboard being a great motherboard.
I have the X370 Gaming Pro, which is the same basic board with some upgraded components. It's been pretty decent. Handles a 1600 at 3.95GHz/1.4V and 3200MHz RAM with manually tightened timings with no issues. MSI's UEFI isn't the best though, as you can't use a voltage offset to overclock, so just have to set a constant voltage. No p-state overclocking either. Still, for the price it's fine. I paid around the same from Alza for mine last year.
I paid more than this for my B350. Heat
the ryzen 2k series, will not be massively more expensive than the 1k series.. I've decided to wait a bit, the 2800x will not be more than £399 - more like £350ish hopefully
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