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Micro ATX, flashable bios, under $100, b450

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1 month ago

I am looking for a Micro ATX, flashable bios, under $100, b450 board. It should be able to run the Zen 2(R5 3600), and support at least 32gb of ram.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Not released yet, but you should keep your eyes open for MSI's upcoming B450M Mortar 'Max'. If it launches for the same MSRP as the original Mortar then it should be $100 bucks even. I'm only suggesting this because it seems a lot of the current manufacturers are struggling to roll out a stable bios for Zen 2 on their older 'board models.

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B450M-MORTAR-MAX.html

Edit: But if you had to go for one now (and I'm assuming you can't get your hands on the original Mortar for a good price since they're not sold in NA anymore) then I'd suggest these two:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9C97YJ/msi-b450m-gaming-plus-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-b450m-gaming-plus https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hNdxFT/asrock-b450m-steel-legend-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-b450m-steel-legend

Unfamiliar with the Asrock's bios, but I'm pretty sure it's got an 'Instant Flash' feature if I recall correctly.

  • 29 days ago
  • 3 points

The Asrock "instant flash" is not a CPU-less flash, it's just a fancy name for an ordinary BIOS level flash. I could be wrong, but I don't think Asrock has any AM4 boards that can be flashed without the CPU, unless one of the new X570's has it.

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a bunch for clarifying, I haven't used an Asrock in a while.

Well, that's disappointing then... More marketing gimmicks and useless fluff in the industry

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

The Asrock "instant flash" is not a CPU-less flash, it's just a fancy name for an ordinary BIOS level flash. I could be wrong...

No you aren't. lol

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