AMD Enthusiast Gaming PC Build Guide: Summer 2020

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AMD Enthusiast Gaming Build: Motherboard

While all of the components we are selecting here today are what we would go with, and priced from vendors we trust, it is always a good idea to shop around as deals on these, or other good options, pop up from other reliable vendors all the time. With that said, let’s dive right into the next order of business.

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MSI MEG X570 Unify Motherboard

MSI MEG X570 Unify $299.99

60 FPS

  • Very Good Performance
  • Solid Feature Set
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Sleek Looks Appeal To Some

30 FPS

  • While Decent, Overclocking Is A Bit Limited
  • BIOS Interface Could Be Better
  • No RGB Options Will Detract For Some

Now that we have one half of our foundation for our build we need what is, essentially, its mate; a motherboard. For both our Ryzen 9 3950X and 3900X the MSI Meg X570 Unify makes a great choice. The X570 chipset that the Meg features is AMD’s current top of the product stack chipset and brings with it a few new features including PCIe Gen4 and an increased number of PCIe lanes. Products featuring this chipset can be found at a wide range of price points. However, the MSI Meg X570 Unify comes in right in the middle of those prices points at $299 and as Dan said in his review, “At the end of the day, the MSI MEG X570 Unify is a very good mid-range motherboard that might just fit the bill if you’re looking for a high-performance motherboard without RGB LED lighting and a sleek aesthetic design.” You can’t find a much better match for a Ryzen 9 chip than this if you are looking for a return on your investment while maintaining bleeding-edge options like those found in the X570 chipset.

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