This is my upgraded build from Ryzen 1600 to Ryzen 3600
When Ryzen 3000 came out, I decided, it's time for upgrade. I did a lot of searching for info about the X570 board. After that my list of potential boards to buy got limited to MPG X570 Gaming EDGE WiFi, MPG X570 Gaming PRO Carbon WiFi, Asus ROG STRIX X570 Gaming-E and Asus ROG STRIX X570 Gaming-F. After comparing them, MPG X570 Gaming PRO Carbon WiFi was for me ideal, very nice aestetics, good connectivity options, and non too expensive. The box is filled with all needed stuff (SATA cables, M.2 screws, cable labels, case badge, ...). Installation is very easy and I thought, top VRM cooler might colide with AIO cooler, but it didn't, so I satisfied. After installing CPU, RAM and putting the whole system together, I had to set up BIOS. It was straightforward with no problems at all. Operation with really smooth and quiet, RAMs running full at full speed (4133MHz). I also did some game testing: - Starcraft II - Extreme settings - 80-120 FPS based on number of units deployed - Witcher 3 - - Mass Effect Andromeda - - Dragon Age Inquisition - - Nier Automata -
Pros: - Very good gaming board for all new Ryzen CPUs (I have Ryzen 5 3600) - Very nice design with big enought VRM and chipset coolers - M.2 heatsinks - PCI express STEEL ARMOR - Keeps my GPU nice and steady in place (not unlike my ROG STRIX B350-F Gaming board) - I/O shield preinstalled - WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5 - Many USB for all my accessories - 2x USB3 front panel headers - RGB zones on board itself and headers - Enough SATA ports - Enough FAN headers with good positions for my case (3 at the bottom for 3 front sysFANs, 1 at the top for back sysFAN) - Clean BIOS with enought settings and easy overclock
Cons: There are just a small things, that could be made better: - VRM cooler near back I/O panel - I would change the color to black. Then it would match the board design perfectly - 1 4pin RGB header at the top - this board could have 2 4pin RGB headers for (at least) better cable management and lightning zones config. Also this one header could have been in different place. Top of the board (right under AIO cooler) is not that good. - RGB setting after startup - Default setting of RGB lightning is after every PC startup right until logging to Windows, when Dragon center takes control. If also some basic RGB settings can be done in BIOS, I'd appreciate it. - BIOS reset jumper position - That could have in in different place. It is a bit harder to reach, when installed with bigger GPUs - Mouse poiner in BIOS is not as smooth as it could/should be - 2 more SATA cables would be nice to have
Conclusion: I would really recommend it with the new Ryzen CPUs. And as a bonus, I got the below mentioned WD SSD with this board for free from local retailer.
My build: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU Cooler: SilentiumPC Navis 280 RGB MOBO: MSI MPG X570 Gaming PRO Carbon WiFi RAM: Patriot Viper RGB DDR4 2x8GB 4133MHz GPU: Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX580 8GB HDD1: WD Black SN750 250GB M.2 SSD HDD2: Patriot Burst 960GB 2.5' SSD HDD3: Seagate Barracuda 3.5' 2TB (2018) PSU: SilentiumPC Supremo FM2 750W CASE: SilentiumPC Regnum RG4T Black