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ASUS PRIME B550-PLUS Motherboard Review

  

ASUS PRIME B550-PLUS Motherboard has good performance and is not that expensive. The motherboard cost $134.99 on newegg.com. This motherboard can be used for easy just plain computer use. This motherboard is rated 4/5 eggs on newegg, I believe that it should be rated this.

The motherboard has Multiple Gen 3.2 USB. Also has PCI Express 4.0 x16 is 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors, 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot (supports x16 mode). Which is pretty good for this motherboard. It has good onboard chipsets. These are 1 x Display port 1.2 and 1 x HDMI 2.1 (4k@60HZ).

The maximum memory it can support is 128GB, which can be good for what you would like to do one the PC. The number of memory slots are 4×288 pins. The memory standard is DDR4 4600(O.C)/ 4400(O.C)/ 4266(O.C.).

This motherboard is very good just even for a basic home PC. Like I said earlier it has 4/5 eggs on newegg. Which should mean many people like it. It is a pretty cheap motherboard that can work for basic things you use on a home PC. For all these facts and notes,  I think this will be a good home PC.

works cited:

Newegg. “ASUS PRIME B550-PLUS AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard” Newegg.com – Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!,

Note:  This review is part of a classroom project. 

Gigabyte B550 Gaming X Motherboard Review

A picture of the motherboard

The Gigabyte B550 Gaming X Motherboard is a good motherboard for a price to performance ratio. The motherboard comes at $100 on newegg and offers many capabilities. The motherboard also has support for Ryzen 5000 series and 3rd gen Processors.

It offers plenty of SATA Ports and M.2 Connectors, this allows for plenty of storage when in need. It also has 2 PCIE x16 slots for a good graphics card or 2 if you want to run games even faster. It also has 1 PCIE x 1 slot for a network card or similar. This shows it has a good storage capacity and a good amount of areas for a graphics card.

For 3rd Gen AMD processors it has a native memory speed of 3200MHz and can have overclocked RAM up to 4000MHz. For 5000 series processors it has a native speed of 3200MHz and up to 4733MHz overclocked. This memory speed is incredibly high and it is highly unlikely you will ever use the full extent of it’s speed.

It has a rating of 4 out of 5 eggs on newegg showing it is highly liked.

Rating of Motherboard

The fact that this motherboard can move at a very high speed such as 3200MHz shows it is a good motherboard. Many motherboards do not have this as their native speed and have to overclock to get to this speed. This motherboard comes with many features that make it a suitable motherboard for gaming or for a home pc. This motherboard also comes at a good price compared to some others. It is one of the cheapest motherboards that support AM4 processors. For these reasons I believe this to a be a very good motherboard.

Works Cited:

Newegg. “Gigabyte B550 Gaming X AM4 AMD ATX Motherboard.” Newegg.com – Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!, https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-b550-gaming-x/p/N82E16813145212.

 

Note:  This review is part of a classroom project. 

 

ASUS TUF B450-Plus Motherboard Review

This motherboard is a very good starting motherboard, and is really easy to build off of. I personally do not have many bad things to say about this motherboard, it has good aesthetic, and is a really good motherboard for the price it is listed at ($109.99) on Newegg.

Some of the specs include: AM4 Socket

4 RAM Slots

6 SATA Connectors 

LAN: 10/100/1000 MBPS

List of all specs here

Everything about the motherboard aesthetically works just fine, the RGB looks nice, the motherboard itself looks clean, really nothing to complain about there. 

One thing I will say about the motherboard, it is pretty old, so newer CPU’s will not be compatible with it. If you are looking for a computer to play games on, I would go with a newer motherboard. However, if you are looking for a motherboard to start out at, this one works great!  

Note:  This review is part of a classroom project. 

 

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ASRock TRX40 Taichi Motherboard Review

This motherboard is nearly perfect if you’re looking for a top-tier gaming spec motherboard. Boasting a maximum of 256GB of quad-channel memory, easily handling AMD’s Ryzen threadripper series. While only being an easy $500 USD, you definitely get the “bang for your buck” with this motherboard.

ASRock is a reasonably experienced company, producing various computer parts, ranging from motherboards to wifi antennas. Based in Taipei, Taiwan, they have various other branches in the Netherlands and the United States.

Accepted memory ranges anywhere from DDR4 3200 (non overclocked) to DDR4 4666 (overclocked). This motherboard specifically is built for overclocking. Along with multiple fans, and plenty of room for a custom watercooling loop.

” No compromise board for anyone using an AIO cooler. Only reason to pay more is if you are doing a custom cooling loop needing water channels in the motherboard.”

-Paul M.

Works Cited:
“ASRock TRX40 TAICHI sTRX4 AMD TRX40 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard.” Newegg.com – Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!, www.newegg.com/asrock-trx40-taichi/p/N82E16813157903.

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-E GAMING LGA 1200

ASUS GAMING MOTHERBOARD VIEW FROM TOP
A GAMING MOTHERBOARD MANUFACTURED BY ASUS THAT USES AN INTEL CPU.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This ASUS motherboard is the perfect motherboard for your gaming needs.

This board features an Intel LGA 1200 socket for 10th Gen intel core processors.

Also, it features 4 288 pin slots for ram with standards ranging from2133 to 2666 on standard and 2800 to 4600 while overclocked.

This board also has 6 SATA slots that support 6 Gb/s and 2 m.2 slots with both supporting 2211 to 2242.

The integrated components have 2 wifi antenna ports, 8 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 2 RJ-45 LAN Ports, 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports, 1 Optical S/Pdif out, and 5 Analog audio ports.

The expansion slots on the motherboard have 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCI Express x4, and 3 PCI Express x1.

This motherboard costs $291.00 and is rated 4 eggs on Newegg.com at the time of this post.

 

Works Cited:

        ASUS PRIME Z490M-PLUS LGA 1200 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard – Newegg.com.” Www.Newegg.com, www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119273?Description=asus%20prime%20z490m&cm_re=asus_prime%20z490m-_-13-119-273-_-Product. Accessed 19 Nov. 2020.

ASRock B460 STEEL LEGEND

B460 Steel Legend

The B460 Steel Legend is a good working and business motherboard. If you are looking for a motherboard to get the job done and is not too expensive then you want this motherboard. This business motherboard can be more than for work it could be a good everyday use as well. This is a good quality motherboard that has a 3-year warranty with it; made by ASRock. It is also an Intel Core which will only support Intel CPUs.

This motherboard CPU Socket Type is an LGA 1200 and supports a 10th Gen Intel Core Processors. More information on this Motherboard

This motherboard holds 128GB of maximum memory. The motherboards memory slots hold DDR4 with 4 slots for it.

The Back Panel

It has integrated graphics audio and LAN.

References:

Newegg

ASRock B460 Steel Legend

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Gigabyte H310M S2H

look of motherboard
Gigabyte H310M S2H motherboard.

The Gigabyte H310M S2H is a good motherboard. It depends on what you are looking to use it for though. You are not going to want to use this as a gaming PC. It might not be the best choice for a gaming PC. However it would make a great motherboard for your computer at home if that’s not what you are looking for. This is a high quality motherboard made by Gigabyte and they have a 3 year warrantee. This Gigabyte motherboard is an intel motherboard, it will only except intel CPU’s.

This motherboards CPU socket is an LGA 1151. Meaning it will only except some CPU’s not just any.

This motherboard contains 32GB of maximum memory. This motherboards memory slots hold DDR4 and there are 2 slots.  For the storage, there is both M.2 and SATA connectors.

The back panel

It has integrated graphics audio and LAN.  There are 10 USB, 6 on the back panel and  4 are on the internal USB header.

There are also a few expansion slots. Only 1 PCIe x16 and 2 PCIe x1. This is one of the reasons it would not make a good gaming PC.

I would review this motherboard as a 5 star motherboard. On newegg.com this motherboards reviews are very good. The motherboard was able to fulfill what I needed with no problems at all . I used this motherboard for at home purposes, such as google, shopping, and maybe some work I needed to do at home.

Reviews

Works Cited

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MSI X570-A PRO Extended ATX AMD Motherboard

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The MSI X570-A PRO motherboard is a some what basic yet very well off motherboard for its price. 

This motherboard is outfitted mainly for use in a gaming pc.

The specs

CPU

The CPU’s compatible with the AM4 socket of this motherboard are the Ryzen series 2 and 3 processors.

PCIe

It has one PCIe 16x 4.0 slot, one PCIe 16x 3.0 slot, and three PCIe 1x 3.0 slots.  

RAM

For the ram it has dual channel  DDR4  support with overclocked speeds up too 4400 MHz and a highest base speed of 2667 MHz and supports up too 128 Gb of memory.

Storage

This motherboard has 6 SATA 3 ports and 2 M.2 SATA 3 ports

recap

I believe that at the price point of $159 this motherboard is well outfitted yet comes short it the storage department with both the M.2 slots being SATA 3 as apposed to nvme, though with 6 SATA 3 ports there is plenty of room for upgrade ability using an SSD. With RAM speeds of up too 4400 MHz overclocked and PCIe x16 slots that are able to be used with AMD crossfire. The AM4 slot with the latest Ryzen series support makes this a versatile motherboard while not being the absolute best for heavy load can yet be used as a mid range workstation on top of being a gaming forward motherboard. 

Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.

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ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0

This motherboard is a very good quality motherboard that suits all of your home needs.  This motherboard is on the low end which is perfect for staying at home and just surfing through the internet.  This Motherboard brings a lot of things to the table which is what makes it different from opposing motherboards.

  • This Motherboard has a Form Factor of:
  • -Micro ATX
  • Integrated Components-
  • -This Motherboard has an Audio Chip set that is a Realtek ALC887
  • This Motherboard’s Audio Channels are 7.1 channels
  • LAN Chipset- Realtek ALC887

This Motherboard is not anything special, and has a simple setup that would be perfect for a Home PC.  Its CPU is apart of the Ryzen Series CPU, which this Motherboard can reach speeds of DDR4 3200+ and DDR4 2677 not overclocked.

On this Motherboard the Rear Panel brings a lot of things that many motherboards have, but their are some outliers that are on this one.  

  • Rear Panel:
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
  • 1 x D-Sub Port
  • 1 x DVI-D Port
  • 1 x HDMI Port
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
  • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
  • 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)

This Motherboard’s Chipset is an AMD Promontory B450.  A chipset  controls external buses, memory cache and some peripherals.  For those of you who do not know.

This part of the Motherboard is also perfect for a low-end system just to use at home.  It has two memory RAM slots and has a Max Memory supported of 32 GB.

Compatible and Max Memory:

  • Number of Memory Slots:
  • -2 x 288 Pin
  •  Max Memory Supported:
  • 32 Gb

This Motherboards CPU is one of the best and fastest that motherboards make.  This Motherboards CPU socket type is AM4, and its CPU type is the Ryzen Series.

When it comes to Expansion Slots this Motherboard has a very simple setup.  It has one PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, and one PCI Express x1


MY OPINION:

In my opinion, this motherboard is definitely the perfect match for a low end Home PC. Although, this motherboard does not have all the bells and whistles on it. It has a perfect low end set up for a Home PC so I would definitely recommend this Motherboard

This Motherboard can be Found on 
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157871?Item=N82E16813157871   

for only $60 and with a 4 star review out of 5 and multiple customer Reviews that range anywhere between 3 and 5 Stars.  

Other motherboard reviews over the ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 AM4 AMD Promontory B450 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard can be found at:

@teknobiyotik on his youtube channel as well as 
@Mike’s unboxing, reviews and how to, also found on youtube.

Note: Part of a Classroom project

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