14 months ago
I wanted to start a Ryzen 3 2200G build paired with a B450 motherboard, but from reviews I got the B450 boards (especially mATX) doesn't get much love. Doing research is extra hard when everyone is overclocking for someone like me who wouldn't bother doing so, couldn't get an answer that doesn't involve overclocking.
For mATX, I wanted to pair the Ryzen 3 with MSI B450M Mortar but someone suggested to get an ATX board that has heat sink both on its side and top VRM.
For ATX, the suggested board was MSI B450 Tomahawk and yes I think it is better than the Mortar but I plan to go with a mATX build.
My question is, if I run the Ryzen 3 2200G with the B450M Mortar at stock, should I worry about the VRM temps ? Also, if I were to use a CPU instead of an APU for example Ryzen 5 2600 (with GTX 1060), would this board still run perfectly normal without having to worry about anything ? Again, no overclocking whatsoever.