MSI MPG B550 GAMING CARBON WIFI w/ DDR4-3200, 7.1 Audio, 2.5Gbe LAN, 802.11 ax, Bluetooth v5.1, 2-way CrossFire,

MX00112876 MPG B550 GAMING CARBON WIFI w/ DDR4-3200, 7.1 Audio, 2.5Gbe LAN, 802.11 ax, Bluetooth v5.1, 2-way CrossFire,
MX00112876 MPG B550 GAMING CARBON WIFI w/ DDR4-3200, 7.1 Audio, 2.5Gbe LAN, 802.11 ax, Bluetooth v5.1, 2-way CrossFire,  MX00112876 MPG B550 GAMING CARBON WIFI w/ DDR4-3200, 7.1 Audio, 2.5Gbe LAN, 802.11 ax, Bluetooth v5.1, 2-way CrossFire,  MX00112876 MPG B550 GAMING CARBON WIFI w/ DDR4-3200, 7.1 Audio, 2.5Gbe LAN, 802.11 ax, Bluetooth v5.1, 2-way CrossFire,  MX00112876 MPG B550 GAMING CARBON WIFI w/ DDR4-3200, 7.1 Audio, 2.5Gbe LAN, 802.11 ax, Bluetooth v5.1, 2-way CrossFire,

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Sunday, January 17, 2021
By: Adi
From: Toronto

Best Ryzen board for a high core count CPU

Strengths:

- Has plenty of power (8+4) for a 12/16 core CPU - BIOS flashback is a very useful feature and got me out of trouble when I accidentally applied a setting incorrectly (also might need flashback before you put in a Ryzen 5000 CPU) - Understated but tasteful RGB - Has a handy button to clear CMOS so you don't have to go pulling battery or shorting jumpers!

Weaknesses:

- Pricey, almost worth it to look at x570 at this price point. However, I didn't want any chipset cooling so I selected a b550 instead - My unit's screw holes for installing were a bit offset (couldn't get them to line up perfectly with my case - Lancool II mesh) - Occasionally, I cannot get into BIOS no matter how many times I hit delete; and I have to try 2-3 times. Hoping a bios update will fix this in the future though.

Additional Comments:

Great board, and would definitely recommend for a high core count CPU. You do leave a bit of expansion and capability on the table by going B550 vs. X570, but if you don't want any risk of a dead chipset fan cooking your board, this is the best board you can get!
Sunday, December 6, 2020
By: Joshua Moore
From: Victoria

Great Board for my Ryzen Build, potentially a little pricey

Strengths:

-Type C usb connection for front IO -Decent BIOS -BIOS flashback is a nice feature to have access to -Since I chose to get an MSI case with this board, the mystic light software for this board sinks up pretty well -8+4 power delivery, which is more than enough for almost any cpu you would want to put on a b550 -Built in wi-fi and bluetooth, both of which have been fast and not given me any issues -Large amount of USB ports, and front panel usb connections -Easy to see and read troubleshooting LEDs -Supports a wide variety of RAM frequencies

Weaknesses:

-Price, especially for a b550. At this price it is almost worth it to look into upgrading to an x570 board, especially if you are considering a higher core count cpu -If you're really into showing off a PC with the maximum amount of RGB, a large GPU will cover the RGB lighting effects located next to the PCIE slots -This was mostly the fault of my particular case and power supply choice, but that previously mentioned 8+4 power pin was a bit of a pain to properly cable manage (for reference I chose an MSI Gungnir 111M)

Additional Comments:

I bought this board for my first ever ground up PC build. The only issue I have had is that the boot troubleshooting LED occasionally remains on while using the pc, but this has only happened twice and I haven't had further issues than just the light (which is surprisingly bright). The BIOS was slightly out of date when I purchased the board, but that really wasn't a big deal. Overall, I would recommend this board. Just make sure that you have clearance next to the IO shield / heatsink before purchasing, as it is quite large.
Saturday, November 21, 2020
By: Jonmar
From: Winnipeg

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Additional Comments:

Everything about the mobo is amazing, no flaws or anything like that. Looks amazing as well.
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