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Need Help Finding AM4 Motherboard

By Right side bob · 10 replies
Feb 5, 2019
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  1. I have been looking for hours on end trying to find a motherboard that supports the RTX 2060 and have lots of usb/jacks (specifically mic). I plan to use Ethernet I just know too little about motherboards to tell if it supports it. My planned build so far is
    CPU: 2600x
    GPU: RTX 2060
    Motherboard: B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200
    SSD: IDK
    HDD: Western Digital - Blue 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 6, 2019
  2. HardReset

    HardReset TS Guru Posts: 649   +261

    Every (at least almost, just avoid ultra cheap ones) motherboard have plenty of USB connectors and mic connector too. It's also almost impossible to find motherboard today without ethernet connector (RJ-45 that is). So any B450 or X470 will have those connectors.

    For SSD, take Crucial MX500 instead.
     
  3. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Evangelist Posts: 1,044   +183

    Here next time look more at the system specs tab read both links before responding back.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3864627/rtx-2060-compatibility.html

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132988

    Here is a good 5 star mobo with included ethernet jack gigabit lan.
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813144191

    "HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 2-3 tb" O_o
    Oh hell no, stay away from seagate please, just take my word for it for once.

    Use this only for windows, I was going to get this at christmas but bills calleth first.>_>
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073SB2MXT/?tag=httpwwwtechsp-20

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013HNYV8I/?tag=httpwwwtechsp-20
    Use this for back up and storing video files, split the drive into 2tb partitions for less stress on the drive.

    Check all the prices and see how much money you will save and pay less for top quality parts.
     
  4. Right side bob

    Right side bob Topic Starter

    For my motherboard I'm debating between the B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC or the one @MaikuTech recommended B450 GAMING PLUS. I plan to use the Gaming pro carbon because more expensive usually means higher quality.
    For storage I know basically nothing. According to pcpartpicker.com "The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports. When the M.2 slot is populated, two SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports are disabled." Any advice on which SSD brand I should use?
     
  5. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Evangelist Posts: 1,044   +183

  6. HardReset

    HardReset TS Guru Posts: 649   +261

  7. Right side bob

    Right side bob Topic Starter

    I don't like M.2's because the board which I have chosen (I'm not changing it) disables two SATA ports. From what I've seen in a review the M.2 is only for simplicity. I plan to go for the external Crucial MX500 because I don't want to waste money on an tiny increase in speed.
    For case and PSU I'll check out bequiet, for now sleep is more important. Side note: according to pcpartpicker my system will only use 294 watts.
     
  8. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Evangelist Posts: 1,044   +183

    Alright I'll go there with you since you really don't understand why I don't suggest seagate As long as those drives still show constant signs of engineering problems and failure rates for years.
    I'll never give them the time of day, let alone recommend it to someone else needing hdd/ssd.

    They used to be good before 2004 hit, after that they have been screwing up.
    Even the directors don't understand why those drives keep failing.
    If seagates failure rate started to drop and stayed that way for 2 years.
    Hell yeah I recommend it, but as it stands now, just no thank you. -_-
    Take a chance to review user ratings about seagate drives.
    Its not all flowers, candys and rabbits going on, some have luck, alot of them don't. :/


    https://www.quora.com/Are-Seagate-hard-drives-bad

    https://www.slrlounge.com/seagate-faces-class-action-lawsuit-hard-drive-failure/
     
  9. HardReset

    HardReset TS Guru Posts: 649   +261

    I doubt it uses even that much.

    OK.

     
  10. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Evangelist Posts: 1,044   +183

    If it works for you, cool beans, but for some others it just doesn't, thats the end of this conversation.
     
  11. Right side bob

    Right side bob Topic Starter

    For my PSU I plan to use the "be quiet! BN651 Dark PRO11 650W Power Supply." I know evga has higher quality parts but I like my desktop quiet.
    For my case I had to choose the DARK BASE PRO 900 because the 2060 I plan on getting is big.
    All I need now is the thermal paste assuming the CPU doesn't come with it.
    Edit: After research thermal paste is already applied. Build is ready to be bought and built. I just need to save up money and not mortgage my home or waste money. This is gonna be a bit (couple months). Thank you Maiku for getting me into building instead of ordering a pre built.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 8, 2019
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