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MSI X570-A PRO AMD AM4 Motherboard for £135 at Currys with code
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MSI X570-A PRO AMD AM4 Motherboard for £135 at Currys with code

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Posted 7th Jun

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Not a bad motherboard for the money, might suit someone.

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  • Supports 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ / Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics Desktop Processors for AM4 socket
  • Supports 4 DIMMs, Dual Channel Memory DDR4, up to 4400+(OC) MHz
  • Lightning Gen 4 Solution: The latest Gen4 PCI-E and M.2 solution with up to 64GB/s bandwidth for maximum transfer speed and performance.
  • Frozr Heatsink Design : Designed with the patented fan and double ball bearings to provide best performance for enthusiast gamers and prosumers.
  • Set Core Power Free: Core Boost, 8+4 pin CPU power connectors, DDR4 Boost
  • Audio Boost 4: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality.
  • Multi-GPU: With Steel armor PCI-E slots. Supports 2-Way AMD Crossfire™
  • AMD Turbo USB 3.2 Gen2: Powered by AMD USB 3.2 Gen2 controller, ensures an uninterrupted connection with more stability and fastest USB speeds
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ive always been on the fence with this deal.

im a B450 user, im a X570 builder, and im also a X570 helper on here for folks to help folks with their personal requirements, and desires.

where this one just cuts marginal aspect on quality for it. its the 2nd cheapest, its a good price, itll do what they desire from it, but overal it is a bit crap. but u do get what u pay for. but it does what it says on the tin, ive always been on the fence with this one.

Gigabyte X570D £9 more, thats where id go.
Edited by: "sarden84" 7th Jun
Avoid this motherboard. Hardware Unboxed tested it and considered it "a disaster". Look at 1 minute 42 seconds into this:
Edited by: "MorningLM" 7th Jun
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Worth the bit extra over a top b450 board. This is probably cheaper than most B550 boards will be.
Would it be worth waiting for MSI B450 Tomahawk to stock or is this a superior board?
ive always been on the fence with this deal.

im a B450 user, im a X570 builder, and im also a X570 helper on here for folks to help folks with their personal requirements, and desires.

where this one just cuts marginal aspect on quality for it. its the 2nd cheapest, its a good price, itll do what they desire from it, but overal it is a bit crap. but u do get what u pay for. but it does what it says on the tin, ive always been on the fence with this one.

Gigabyte X570D £9 more, thats where id go.
Edited by: "sarden84" 7th Jun
I managed to pick up an open box mortar max on cclonline for £81. If you're pairing it with a 3 or 5 ryzen then you're paying a lot more for a motherboard that could be spent elsewhere. My 2 cents.
Cheesetoastie07/06/2020 09:51

Would it be worth waiting for MSI B450 Tomahawk to stock or is this a …Would it be worth waiting for MSI B450 Tomahawk to stock or is this a superior board?


Tomahawk has much better quality vrm's, considering it'll also get Ryzen 4000 series support I'd personally choose it over this board. This is obviously dependent on whether there's specific functionality from the x570 chipset you need (pcie4 etc).

Testing has shown this board struggles with higher power/core count Ryzen processors due to the shoddy vrm's, limiting performance by throttling the processor.
KTy07/06/2020 09:56

I managed to pick up an open box mortar max on cclonline for £81. If …I managed to pick up an open box mortar max on cclonline for £81. If you're pairing it with a 3 or 5 ryzen then you're paying a lot more for a motherboard that could be spent elsewhere. My 2 cents.


Was going to suggest the CCL open box deals myself. Got gigabyte 570 for £120 a little while back and all their deals come with 1 year guarantee.
Can't recommend this. MSI had to issue the X570 Tomahawk Max due to the reaction to their very iffy range of X570 boards (mostly due to VRMs). If you need X570, are running stock, need lots of PCI-Express / NVME etc... yeah maybe. But I wouldn't recommend.

As another has suggested, B450m Mortar Max is preferable and cheaper.
Asus X570-P seems good budget board or wait for lower end B550 reviews and pricing to come out
Avoid this motherboard. Hardware Unboxed tested it and considered it "a disaster". Look at 1 minute 42 seconds into this:
Edited by: "MorningLM" 7th Jun
If you want PCIe 4.0 I would wait for the B550 or pay more for a decent X570 board as this is probably the worst X570 board there is.
sarden8407/06/2020 09:52

ive always been on the fence with this deal.im a B450 user, im a X570 …ive always been on the fence with this deal.im a B450 user, im a X570 builder, and im also a X570 helper on here for folks to help folks with their personal requirements, and desires.where this one just cuts marginal aspect on quality for it. its the cheapest, its a good price, itll do what they desire from it, but overal it is a bit crap. but u do get what u pay for. but it does what it says on the tin, ive always been on the fence with this one.Gigabyte X570D £9 more, thats where id go.


Nice 1 Sarden, what board is the Gigabyte X570D exactly please? I ask because searching for it came back with a few options at a lot higher pricepoint.
OCP07/06/2020 11:44

Nice 1 Sarden, what board is the Gigabyte X570D exactly please? I ask …Nice 1 Sarden, what board is the Gigabyte X570D exactly please? I ask because searching for it came back with a few options at a lot higher pricepoint.


amazon.co.uk/Gig…-27

what CPU are u thinking of pairing with it?

as sometimes it can be a good option to take advantage of some prebuilt mb/cpu config at a good price too.
Edited by: "sarden84" 7th Jun
this is a great value board and will run your Ryzen 5 and 7 perfectly even with a bit of overclocking. Has 2x m.2's as well. As others have said though, avoid big overclocks and certainly don't get a Ryzen 9 for it.

I personally went for the MSI B450 Mortar Max with 2x M.2's also.
on another foot.....if folks want cheap as chips stock do the job bang wang dang..

Biostar GT (non8) for £128 delv from ebuyer is a little cracker budget X570 though.
MorningLM07/06/2020 11:12

Avoid this motherboard. Hardware Unboxed tested it and considered it "a …Avoid this motherboard. Hardware Unboxed tested it and considered it "a disaster". Look at 1 minute 42 seconds into this:[Video]


How on earth do they miss this stuff in R&D design and testing? It's like ASUS with their gaming laptops that thermal throttle - is anyone actually paying attention?
Great advice
I have been running this board along with a 3700x for months. Does everything I need it to without issue, Gaming, Streaming, video edit, etc etc.
From what I read its only an issue, heat issue with the 105w CPU's no plans to change it for a good few years.
Edited by: "Noitch" 7th Jun
I have the msi mpg x570 gaming plus which also has negative reviews. I went for it because it offered more generation of support than the B450 boards and didn't want to wait for the expensive B550 boards.

Out the box the thing has a gaming mode so it overclocks the Ryzen 3600 to 4.2 instead of the stock 3.6 and to be honest when overclocks are working hard to get to 4.3 I decided just to stick with the gaming mode activated.

If you plan to overclock and know what you are doing then go for a more expensive board but if you only think you may like to have a go then to be honest my attempts to overclock have failed evey time (yes the guides look easy but they always seem to miss details that result in the thing not booting) and I just run on stock gaming mode and I'm happy.
lonechump07/06/2020 13:29

I have the msi mpg x570 gaming plus which also has negative reviews. I …I have the msi mpg x570 gaming plus which also has negative reviews. I went for it because it offered more generation of support than the B450 boards and didn't want to wait for the expensive B550 boards. Out the box the thing has a gaming mode so it overclocks the Ryzen 3600 to 4.2 instead of the stock 3.6 and to be honest when overclocks are working hard to get to 4.3 I decided just to stick with the gaming mode activated. If you plan to overclock and know what you are doing then go for a more expensive board but if you only think you may like to have a go then to be honest my attempts to overclock have failed evey time (yes the guides look easy but they always seem to miss details that result in the thing not booting) and I just run on stock gaming mode and I'm happy.


Actually building an R5 3600 in the X570 as I write. all Stock, CPU running (boost) no sweat to 4200Mhz. Crucial Ballistix 2 x 3200 running at 3600, all out of the box. By miles the easiest and best you can get for the money. You shouldn't even need the Gaming Mode tbh, it 'just does it', like Nike!! ;-p Runs cool as you like. X570 chipse fan hasn't come on once. Just use a downfiring CPU fan, like you get in the box and it'll ensure there's a bit of wind in and around the VRM's, unlike the ridiculous test setup by HW Unboxed.
plewis0007/06/2020 12:12

How on earth do they miss this stuff in R&D design and testing? It's like …How on earth do they miss this stuff in R&D design and testing? It's like ASUS with their gaming laptops that thermal throttle - is anyone actually paying attention?


They haven't missed anything. The 105 watt TDP 3950X wasn't in existence back then! This was built to a budget with certain customers in mind and it fulfills that nicely.
aidan.conway07/06/2020 14:23

They haven't missed anything. The 105 watt TDP 3950X wasn't in existence …They haven't missed anything. The 105 watt TDP 3950X wasn't in existence back then! This was built to a budget with certain customers in mind and it fulfills that nicely.


They fitted inadequate VRMs and cooling to a high-end chipset which is misleading. Whether or not a 3950X existed at the time is irrelevant as it was expected to launch with a higher TDP. There are lots of complaints on forums about this particular board as the generation before was considered much better - then again, probably fine at stock (like most things) but I doubt many enthusiasts buy high-end Ryzens and leave them alone.
Edited by: "plewis00" 7th Jun
It was only EVER a £180 board? Part of MSI's A Pro Series, which are ALL budget boards, designed for always on, office type setups... reliable, but nowhere near the top end and to be fair to this board, it has a lot of features for the money.. It's like complaining that your £60 B350 can't overclock your 3800X properly, so it is a useless board, down the line?
aidan.conway07/06/2020 14:40

It was only EVER a £180 board? Part of MSI's A Pro Series, which are ALL …It was only EVER a £180 board? Part of MSI's A Pro Series, which are ALL budget boards, designed for always on, office type setups... reliable, but nowhere near the top end and to be fair to this board, it has a lot of features for the money.. It's like complaining that your £60 B350 can't overclock your 3800X properly, so it is a useless board, down the line?


It's nothing like that as no-one is buying a £60 board, shoving a £350 CPU in it and then trying to OC it. It's more likely an X570 board for the sake of being one rather than actually being competent in all areas. If it's just an office-type setup then why not a solid B450? Up to you anyway, not something I'd ever use myself or for anyone else.
sarden8407/06/2020 09:52

ive always been on the fence with this deal.im a B450 user, im a X570 …ive always been on the fence with this deal.im a B450 user, im a X570 builder, and im also a X570 helper on here for folks to help folks with their personal requirements, and desires.where this one just cuts marginal aspect on quality for it. its the 2nd cheapest, its a good price, itll do what they desire from it, but overal it is a bit crap. but u do get what u pay for. but it does what it says on the tin, ive always been on the fence with this one.Gigabyte X570D £9 more, thats where id go.


B550 is gonna be out before we know it, I'm currently waiting for Zen 3 too.
sarden8407/06/2020 11:48

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-x570-UD-Socket-S-ATA/dp/B07WC3K6NS/ref=sr_1_27?crid=110GQD7S5BDPG&dchild=1&keywords=x570+gigabyte&qid=1591526844&s=computers&sprefix=x570+gig%2Ccomputers%2C140&sr=1-27what CPU are u thinking of pairing with it?as sometimes it can be a good option to take advantage of some prebuilt mb/cpu config at a good price too.


I have the 3700X ready to go, just need a decent deal on a motherboard.
I picked up a 3700x for £250 and an MSI B450 Tomahawk Max for £75 yesterday.. Would it be worth buying this and sticking the B450 on Ebay?
Articuno07/06/2020 20:43

I picked up a 3700x for £250 and an MSI B450 Tomahawk Max for £75 y …I picked up a 3700x for £250 and an MSI B450 Tomahawk Max for £75 yesterday.. Would it be worth buying this and sticking the B450 on Ebay?


No. stick with the tomahawk.

u got a steel and when u resell u wont loose much, vs what u gain on the tomahawk in this market vs the loss when u reseller the X570 Apro but overall a greater loss... for no really gain in performance,..... unless ur hitting all aspect of what the x570 does in features.
aidan.conway07/06/2020 14:22

Actually building an R5 3600 in the X570 as I write. all Stock, CPU …Actually building an R5 3600 in the X570 as I write. all Stock, CPU running (boost) no sweat to 4200Mhz. Crucial Ballistix 2 x 3200 running at 3600, all out of the box. By miles the easiest and best you can get for the money. You shouldn't even need the Gaming Mode tbh, it 'just does it', like Nike!! ;-p Runs cool as you like. X570 chipse fan hasn't come on once. Just use a downfiring CPU fan, like you get in the box and it'll ensure there's a bit of wind in and around the VRM's, unlike the ridiculous test setup by HW Unboxed.


Can I ask how did you get the 3200 memory running at 3600? I tried to change the memory timings as per the hardware unboxed video and once I did all the timings at went back to something like 2133. Is there any easy way to get to 3600?
Articuno07/06/2020 20:43

I picked up a 3700x for £250 and an MSI B450 Tomahawk Max for £75 y …I picked up a 3700x for £250 and an MSI B450 Tomahawk Max for £75 yesterday.. Would it be worth buying this and sticking the B450 on Ebay?


Do what @sarden84 said, he knows his stuff.

Where did you get the Tomahawk from at that price? I'm building a PC for someone right now and have a cheap Asrock B450 board already, they said keep it as cheap as possible so it makes sense to pass that board on and get something better for myself.
sarden8407/06/2020 20:51

No. stick with the tomahawk. u got a steel and when u resell u wont loose …No. stick with the tomahawk. u got a steel and when u resell u wont loose much, vs what u gain on the tomahawk in this market vs the loss when u reseller the X570 Apro but overall a greater loss... for no really gain in performance,..... unless ur hitting all aspect of what the x570 does in features.


Well I'm the type of person that only tries to build once every 5 or so years, with a GPU upgrade every 2-3 years or so. Coming from a 5820k @ 4.5GHz I fancied the slightly better performance of the 3700x for less power/heat. I don't think PCI-e 4.0 is something I'm going to take huge advantage of - thanks!


plewis0007/06/2020 21:12

Where did you get the Tomahawk from at that price? I'm building a PC for …Where did you get the Tomahawk from at that price? I'm building a PC for someone right now and have a cheap Asrock B450 board already, they said keep it as cheap as possible so it makes sense to pass that board on and get something better for myself.


I got both of them as B-Stock from Overclockers UK. I'm pretty sure there are no more in stock. Slightly worried the motherboard might be missing an IO shield though, but we will see.
Articuno07/06/2020 21:21

Well I'm the type of person that only tries to build once every 5 or so …Well I'm the type of person that only tries to build once every 5 or so years, with a GPU upgrade every 2-3 years or so. Coming from a 5820k @ 4.5GHz I fancied the slightly better performance of the 3700x for less power/heat. I don't think PCI-e 4.0 is something I'm going to take huge advantage of - thanks!I got both of them as B-Stock from Overclockers UK. I'm pretty sure there are no more in stock. Slightly worried the motherboard might be missing an IO shield though, but we will see.


Thanks - I am much like you with the upgrades. I was using a few decent laptops at home before but since we had our extension finished I moved a moderately decent PC up there made up from old bits. I bought a 3700X for one of the office machines and it's so much faster, it's not even funny - after years of Intel improving on mostly power efficiency and their iGPU, AMD has totally shaken this up. Anyway I want to move up to Ryzen 7 at home (but probably 2700 as they are a bargain right now and still power efficient) but after reading about VRMs for weeks I want a better board for my own use, even though it'll be left stock for stability. If it was an OCUK B-grade, then no chance I'll get another now... I prefer to stick to Amazon where I can, it's just easier.
sarden8407/06/2020 11:48

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-x570-UD-Socket-S-ATA/dp/B07WC3K6NS/ref=sr_1_27?crid=110GQD7S5BDPG&dchild=1&keywords=x570+gigabyte&qid=1591526844&s=computers&sprefix=x570+gig%2Ccomputers%2C140&sr=1-27what CPU are u thinking of pairing with it?as sometimes it can be a good option to take advantage of some prebuilt mb/cpu config at a good price too.


Any good suggestions on a bundle around a 2700/3600? TIA

Edited to add already have a 56 graphics card and storage.
Edited by: "stec77" 7th Jun
stec7707/06/2020 22:49

Any good suggestions on a bundle around a 2700/3600? TIAEdited to add …Any good suggestions on a bundle around a 2700/3600? TIAEdited to add already have a 56 graphics card and storage.


for X570? atm its these, but hangfire n keep checking awd.

awd-it.co.uk/amd…tml
cpu £158 mb: 195..... 353 cost here: 330..... the best budget X570 under £200...


awd-it.co.uk/amd…tml
This ones unusual one, 3600x is out of stock of it.... but the 3600 can order, the pro is out of stock too but u can order the combo, maybe a little delay,

this is the pro not the P, its worth mb of £235 AWD out of stock.. FEB price £220.... so we know its good.
£350 with a 3600... cracker of a price.

** does say 11 instock so if they do them already u could be ok, some firms do them per order.
Edited by: "sarden84" 7th Jun
About to start my first build in about 10 yrs and things have got a lot more confusing! Haha. I was looking at this board as I wanted an X570 board for a bit of future proofing and I’ll be pairing it up with a 3600 or 3600X.

Any advice on a good alternative for sub £200? Also how comes USB-C seems to be so rare on
The I/o?
lonechump07/06/2020 20:58

Can I ask how did you get the 3200 memory running at 3600? I tried to …Can I ask how did you get the 3200 memory running at 3600? I tried to change the memory timings as per the hardware unboxed video and once I did all the timings at went back to something like 2133. Is there any easy way to get to 3600?


Sorry for the late response, I was busy. DON'T enable XMP and just type the multiplier straight in of 36 and it should do it niceley.
sarden8407/06/2020 09:52

Gigabyte X570D £9 more, thats where id go.


Would you say the UD is def better than the MSI? Not much solid info around about it. Going to be running a 3800X in it btw.

Thanks.
Edited by: "SiG" 9th Jun
SiG09/06/2020 17:56

Would you say the UD is def better than the MSI? Not much solid info …Would you say the UD is def better than the MSI? Not much solid info around about it. Going to be running a 3800X in it btw.Thanks.


Over this -A defo. UD is the same T list as X570 MSI Carbon btw in that regards, obvious a carbon is better as its that £200+board with additional features, where as -£200 are skimp back in regards to some features..

Another one to look at is the Asrock Phantom k4 thats another good one at this £150 price mark.. , they also do the K4s but i have zero experience with the K4s, only K4

so these 2 are my top picks, if u cant get into the price bracket of the Asus Tuf X570.. which is the best all around sub £200 x570 imo.

do u have ur 3800x allready?
Edited by: "sarden84" 9th Jun
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