1 month ago
I am looking for a decent quality ATX board for the Ryzen 2 2700x I am getting. I have done a lot of homework but I am still indecisive as it seems a lot of tech articles, reviews and youtube channels are nitpicking a lot of flaws in the boards ranging from the B450, X470 and X570 (X570 being probably the lesser of problems). So I will tell you what I want to do and look forward to some additional input:
- Board must tolerate overclocking (Nothing extreme, just a bit of a punch down the line, not intending to OC soon).
- Would really like something with a decent quality VRM for reasons of overclocking; with a good heatsink tested and tried.
- Would also really like something with a good sound chip (well shielded, etc), I want to avoid downgrading on audio quality.
- Doesn't have any major issues that plague a lot of customers due to inherent design flaws in the BIOS or board itself. (Exceptionally picky with memory/bad placement of components/obstructive parts)
- Aesthetics aren't important to me, while it would be nice to have options to control lighting (RGB headers); I am more concerned with reliability and function of the system than its looks.
As far as budget, around the $120 - $220 range (i'll consider a little higher if the board is exceptional quality). I don't want to go too crazy; I only plan to use a single video card (for now the Gigabyte GTX 1070 OC), I am never looking to SLI. I will probably stick CL14 3200 memory sticks in it and in the near future add an M.2 drive to it.