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MOBO For Ryzen 7 1700x

Sup guys, i've been wondering what mobo can i get for my future ryzen 7 1700x and what RAM i will benefit more from it too.

I was thinking in the Asus Rog Strix B350 mobo, i'm not an OC enthusiast, i have a Noctua NH D14 and will only get the best OC i can get from it, doesnt matter if its 3.6 or a 3.8, i dont want a watercooler for a better OC.

People said that the asrock x370 models are better ones, but for OC only i believe.

Is it worth getting the Asus Rog Strix B350? i intend to use this build for a couple of years(3-4+ actually)

And what ram frequency you guys recomend? i was thinking in 3000 MHz G Skill(maybe) or HyperX Corsair Vengeance.

appreciate all the help in advance
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    Just get the asus mobo, it has all of the features you need, just look up the model number to see what ram is compatable with your build
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  2. lperreault21 said:
    Just get the asus mobo, it has all of the features you need, just look up the model number to see what ram is compatable with your build


    i dont kinda get it, from the same asus rog strix b350 mobo i can get different ram compatibility?
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  3. At launch, Ryzen motherboards were extremely picky about the RAM it could use.

    All motherboards have a QVL (Qualified Vendor List) for RAM which has been checked for compatibility. Any RAM not on the list may work but there is no certainty. With a new platform which is still developing, especially for those who aren't particularly tech savvy, it's more convenient to stick to the RAM on the QVL for assurance.

    I just upgraded to a Ryzen 5 1600, ASRock AB350 Pro4 motherboard and G.Skill 2x8GB RAM (3200 MHz) with no compatibility issues thus far. But RAM speeds may be limited depending on the motherboard BIOS and AGESA as I understand it.

    If you already have a Noctua cooler, check you have the AM4 bracket to install it if you intend to reuse it for a Ryzen system. I believe Noctua will send out brackets if you can provide proof of purchase, otherwise you'd have to purchase the bracket.
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  4. Obakasama said:
    At launch, Ryzen motherboards were extremely picky about the RAM it could use.

    All motherboards have a QVL (Qualified Vendor List) for RAM which has been checked for compatibility. Any RAM not on the list may work but there is no certainty. With a new platform which is still developing, especially for those who aren't particularly tech savvy, it's more convenient to stick to the RAM on the QVL for assurance.

    I just upgraded to a Ryzen 5 1600, ASRock AB350 Pro4 motherboard and G.Skill 2x8GB RAM (3200 MHz) with no compatibility issues thus far. But RAM speeds may be limited depending on the motherboard BIOS and AGESA as I understand it.

    If you already have a Noctua cooler, check you have the AM4 bracket to install it if you intend to reuse it for a Ryzen system. I believe Noctua will send out brackets if you can provide proof of purchase, otherwise you'd have to purchase the bracket.


    i bought the bracket already, and i got it, i will check the QVL for my mobo model, thanks!
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  5. silverfeather said:
    lperreault21 said:
    Just get the asus mobo, it has all of the features you need, just look up the model number to see what ram is compatable with your build


    i dont kinda get it, from the same asus rog strix b350 mobo i can get different ram compatibility?


    NO, they all get the same ram compatibility, just that mobo, for an example, may not support ddr4 4200 ram, and that is a bios issue, but it got better, you *should* be fine, but its always nice to double check
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  6. lperreault21 said:
    silverfeather said:
    lperreault21 said:
    Just get the asus mobo, it has all of the features you need, just look up the model number to see what ram is compatable with your build


    i dont kinda get it, from the same asus rog strix b350 mobo i can get different ram compatibility?


    NO, they all get the same ram compatibility, just that mobo, for an example, may not support ddr4 4200 ram, and that is a bios issue, but it got better, you *should* be fine, but its always nice to double check


    oh, i got it! thanks dude, it helped alot
    Reply to silverfeather
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