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What of these B250 Motherboard i should choose?

I'll build my first gaming pc (for Programming too), and i need some help deciding about the motherboard.

The build I'm thinking is for a lower budget and then I'm picking this (almost sure).

CPU: i5 7500
GPU: GTX 1050 Ti
Memory: 1 x 8 (or 2 x4) DDR4-2400 (Probably add 8Gb more on the future) -> Then a ATX is the better option
PSU: 500W

I decided to go for a B250 Chipset instead of H270 because there no difference that matters and the price is lower :D. With a i5 7500 I don't need a Z270 because I'm not OC.


Asus STRIX B250F GAMING
ASRock B250 Pro4
MSI B250 GAMING M3
Asus PRIME B250-PLUS

I would like the Lighting like the STRIX or GM3 because it's looks fancy :D.

Which one would you recommend me?
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  1. Well, not all the details are available for those boards, but according to this comparison, the Strix looks good with 20 lanes and 9 power phases. It also rocks a DP Port, which is unusual for the b250 boards. So my vote goes for the Strix... https://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/379925-378878-379920-379910

    But then again, the Ryzen 1600 is much better value around the price point of i5.
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  2. Hellfire13 said:
    Well, not all the details are available for those boards, but according to this comparison, the Strix looks good with 20 lanes and 9 power phases. It also rocks a DP Port, which is unusual for the b250 boards. So my vote goes for the Strix... https://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/379925-378878-379920-379910

    But then again, the Ryzen 1600 is much better value around the price point of i5.


    If I pick a Ryzen 1600, which Mobo could you recommend me?
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  3. jpinedahn said:
    Hellfire13 said:
    Well, not all the details are available for those boards, but according to this comparison, the Strix looks good with 20 lanes and 9 power phases. It also rocks a DP Port, which is unusual for the b250 boards. So my vote goes for the Strix... https://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/379925-378878-379920-379910

    But then again, the Ryzen 1600 is much better value around the price point of i5.


    If I pick a Ryzen 1600, wich Mobo could you recommend me?



    MSI - B350 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard

    Edit: Perhaps, if you can specify the budget, we can specify the build for you.
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  4. Hellfire13 said:
    jpinedahn said:
    Hellfire13 said:
    Well, not all the details are available for those boards, but according to this comparison, the Strix looks good with 20 lanes and 9 power phases. It also rocks a DP Port, which is unusual for the b250 boards. So my vote goes for the Strix... https://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/379925-378878-379920-379910

    But then again, the Ryzen 1600 is much better value around the price point of i5.


    If I pick a Ryzen 1600, wich Mobo could you recommend me?



    MSI - B350 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard


    Oh, thanks for the help!

    EDIT: Well a 600 o 700$ is an a good budget. (It's result a $1000 because I'm not from USA and it's necessary a carrier to my Country)
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  5. welcome
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  6. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/JPinedaHN/saved/c7mVnQ

    this is the idea of my build but with some items that i will buy after
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  7. Best answer
    Thats all you need...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($197.65 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard ($122.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - Blue 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($89.88 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB SC GAMING ACX 2.0 Video Card ($149.89 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Corsair - SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($41.89 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Thermaltake - Commander Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($26.79 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $808.94
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-16 15:20 EDT-0400
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  8. Hellfire13 said:
    Thats all you need...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($197.65 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard ($122.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - Blue 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($89.88 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB SC GAMING ACX 2.0 Video Card ($149.89 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Corsair - SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($41.89 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Thermaltake - Commander Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($26.79 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $808.94
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-16 15:20 EDT-0400


    Really really helpful! Thanks a lot :D
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