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What motherboard should I buy?

Hello there.

I am planning on buying a Ryzen 1700X and a EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming.

And I was wondering what kind of motherboard I should buy, I don't want anything to expensive, just something that works fine and isn't that hard to setup.

Any suggestions?
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  1. The ASUS Strix B350 gaming is a good midrange motherboard.

    Also, if you are on a budget, you may want to consider getting the Ryzen 1700. The 1700 comes with a wraith spire cooler which is a very good cooler. The 1700 base clock is a little lower than the 1700x, but it is unlocked and will oc the same. The other difference is xfr. The 1700 wont come with xfr, but that only adds up to 100mhz under certain circumstances. To me it does not warrant the additional cost of the chip and the aftermarket cooler.
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    Thanks! What kind of features does the B350 Pro Carbon have that the B350 Tomahawk does not have, and are those features necessary? And I've heard people say that some update to the Tomahawk ruined the motherboard, is this true?
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  3. feelinfroggy777 said:
    The ASUS Strix B350 gaming is a good midrange motherboard.

    Also, if you are on a budget, you may want to consider getting the Ryzen 1700. The 1700 comes with a wraith spire cooler which is a very good cooler. The 1700 base clock is a little lower than the 1700x, but it is unlocked and will oc the same. The other difference is xfr. The 1700 wont come with xfr, but that only adds up to 100mhz under certain circumstances. To me it does not warrant the additional cost of the chip and the aftermarket cooler.


    Ok, thanks! But what is xfr?
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    MushSweg said:
    Hellfire13 said:


    Thanks! What kind of features does the B350 Pro Carbon have that the B350 Tomahawk does not have, and are those features necessary? And I've heard people say that some update to the Tomahawk ruined the motherboard, is this true?


    Major differences are listed here... http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3389649/msi-b350-gaming-pro-carbon-tomahawk.html

    As far as I know there has never been any general issue with Tomahawk. There can be isolated issues here and there which every board has. I have personally tested the b350 and its a good board at that price range. But if you have the money, then go for the Pro Carbon.
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  5. Hellfire13 said:
    MushSweg said:
    Hellfire13 said:


    Thanks! What kind of features does the B350 Pro Carbon have that the B350 Tomahawk does not have, and are those features necessary? And I've heard people say that some update to the Tomahawk ruined the motherboard, is this true?


    Major differences are listed here... http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3389649/msi-b350-gaming-pro-carbon-tomahawk.html

    As far as I know there has never been any general issue with Tomahawk. There can be isolated issues here and there which every board has. I have personally tested the b350 and its a good board at that price range. But if you have the money, then go for the Pro Carbon.


    Ok, thank you so much for the help!
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  6. MushSweg said:
    feelinfroggy777 said:
    The ASUS Strix B350 gaming is a good midrange motherboard.

    Also, if you are on a budget, you may want to consider getting the Ryzen 1700. The 1700 comes with a wraith spire cooler which is a very good cooler. The 1700 base clock is a little lower than the 1700x, but it is unlocked and will oc the same. The other difference is xfr. The 1700 wont come with xfr, but that only adds up to 100mhz under certain circumstances. To me it does not warrant the additional cost of the chip and the aftermarket cooler.


    Ok, thanks! But what is xfr?


    XFR stands for Extended Frequency Range. It is a type of clock speed boost for Ryzen. What it does is increase the clockspeed of your chip in 25mhz increments when thermal conditions allow it. It really only works up to 100mhz and it does not seem to be worth the extra premium. I don't think you would see any noticeable difference.
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