Slowly picking up the pieces for my first build, and I’ve spend a fair bit of time researching motherboards. After a lot of consideration, I am going with an x570 vs. a b550.

There are tons of options, but this is the only motherboard that has excellent reviews all across (New Egg, Amazon, YouTube, PCPartPicker, Canada Computers). People seem to be praising the VRM, which is one main reason I am interested in this model.

Anyway, upon release this motherboard had exorbitant pricing due to high demand. The motherboard it self seems to be hard to get your hands on, and since this is seemingly the lowest price it has been, I decided to pull the trigger now vs. waiting for further discount. Who knows, with COVID cases rapidly rising again, and with the release of new GPUs and CPUs, the DIY-PC building mania may not be over, therefore I suspect we may not see noticeable price reductions for certain components in the shorter term. I’m new to this, so someone better informed is welcomed to correct me

The eBay seller is New Egg, which is interesting to see that they priced the mobo cheaper on eBay than on their own website.

Info easily attainable with a google search:
– Supports 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ / Ryzen™ 4000 G-Series / Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics Desktop Processors for Socket AM4
– Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 4600 MHz
– Lightning Fast Game experience: PCIe 4.0, Lightning Gen4 x4 M.2 with M.2 Shield Frozr, StoreMI, AMD Turbo USB 3.2 Gen 2
– MYSTIC LIGHT: 16.8 million colors / 29 effects controlled in one click. MYSTIC LIGHT EXTENSION supports both RGB and RAINBOW LED strip.
– Frozr Heatsink Design: Designed with the patented fan and double ball bearings to provide the best performance for enthusiast gamers and prosumers.
– Set Core Power Free: Extended Heatsink Design, Core Boost, Digital PWM IC, 8+4 pin CPU power connectors, Game Boost, DDR4 Boost
– AUDIO BOOST: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience
– Dragon Center: A brand new software which integrates all MSI tools like GAME MODE, LIVE UPDATE, AMBIENT LINK with user friendly user interface.