( 4.8 Average / 9 Ratings )
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It was the cheapest RYZEN board available at the time I built my budget R5 system - That said, nothing about this board feels "budget" - It has an M.2 slot, it has a killer colour theme that's just the perfect balance of eye-catching and subdued, it has LEDs along the edge which are again perfectly subdued, and it has the PCIex16 slot as the SECOND expansion slot, instead of the first, which - - - You have no idea how useful that it!!
Only disappointments are: only 2 case fan headers aside from the CPU header (would have liked to see 3) and only 2 RAM slots (but whatever, it's enough if you plan for it).
Got me to 2933mhz using the A-XMP profile on the first try, only complaint is it only has 4 sata ports.
Good motherboard! It has everything I need.
A good mother board for the price had plenty of room inbetween the cpu cooler and ram i cant speak for the number of fan headers i use a fan controller so but so far after a week of heavy usage its holding up quite nicely.
All B350 mobo's can OC your components which really helps keep the costs low on a Ryzen build! I picked this Micro ATX case mainly because it was on sale and has amazing BIOS support. Also, the QVL had the RAM I wanted as compatible at 3200Mhz! (the QVL is huge for this board btw) Not even the Gigabyte-AB350-Gaming 3 Mobo has this on the QVL for that speed. The red LED lights are also a nice add on as you can see in the pics and the OCing UI is super nice. I also love the fact that this Mobo has 4 fan headers which was quite a blessing because my case comes with 3 fans in it with no fan hub to power them all.
One of the few AM4 mATX boards around when I bought. No real complaints, it has a really premium feel and (most importantly) many shiny red LEDs. I would love to see another fan header, but it's fine.
Setup was a little bumpy. Had a bit of trouble posting with both sticks of ram in place. A-XMP didn't work for me, but I chalk that up to this being a newer piece of hardware. I could only get my ram up to 2667Mhz. (Though I briefly got it up to 2933 with just a single stick in place.) MSI assures me that future BIOS updates should address this.
Best mATX board they had at Microcenter at the time of purchase. Got $50 off with the 1700X bundled. The board looks great, performs well, and I'm pretty happy with the improvements MSI has made with the new BIOS versions released. Looking forward to more improvements (like getting my RAM from 2666 to 2933) but everything has been great so far! Might knock a star if there isn't any improvement to the BIOS in the next 6 months or so. But for now I have no room to complain!
Great budget motherboard. The built-in red LEDs look real nice. Can choose from a few different effects like breathing or blinking using the MSI Gaming App. Got my RAM up to 2933MHz after a quick BIOS update. Easy to overclock.
BIOS is easy to use, looks awesome, and the cheapest motherboard from our parametric filter. It only has 2 fan headers and 2 ram slots, which honestly it should have 4 of both.