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[eBay Plus] Gigabyte AM4 Mini-ITX B550I AORUS PRO $283.50 Delivered @ Computer Alliance via eBay

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Bit of love for the ITX builders, finally got my hands on one. Not as cheap as the eBay Plus day but matching the price from Amazon a few weeks back.

I know Black Friday is coming up but there's no guarantee these will go on sale.

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    Is this any good for nzxt h1? I read that this board doesn't have usb-c header or something about the position being too far?

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      yes I built a H1 recently with this board - no USB-C header is unfortunate however so USB-C port on the top doesn't work (without an adapter anyway)

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      It will fit the NZXT H1 but has USB-C at rear only.

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      I went with the ASUS ROG Strix B550i for the USB-C Front header port.

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        Me too.

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        Me too. Got the motherboard, still waiting for the case to arrive

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          I'm waiting for my 5600x to arrive.

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    PLE is selling this motherboard (which they will flash for you) with the 5600x for $765,

    Mobo is 295 but includes bios update flash which is normally $10 and then the normal price for the CPU. Not really a deal but a good option if you want to get it all together and not want to worry about flashing the motherboard

    PLE link to deal

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      Your link has a different motherboard? Had my hopes up for a second :(

      Edit: Nvm, I am dumb

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      I use a 3800x cpu. Do I need to find a way to flash the mobo, orbit supports my cpu out of box?

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        B550 supports the 3xxx series out of the box. You're all good to go.

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      Might be worth waiting for an X570I sale or add $50 and get the Gigabyte X570 I Aorus Pro WiFi AM4 mITX

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        Having owned both, a lot less issues and better performance from the b550. Only compromise was 2nd m.2 slot is pcie 3.0, but b550 runs faster ram, fanless, 2nd fan header, equal or better vrm for overclocking, actually fits an aorus Nvme ssd (X570 heatsink is incompatible with ssd heatsink, despite specs otherwise), and all other specs equal. Imo choose the b550

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      Nearly pulled the trigger on this a couple of days ago, however they were out of stock of the B550I at the time.

      Should note for anyone considering this they are awaiting stock of the 5600x for up to 4 weeks.

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      If I’ve got the right site says you can flash it without a CPU as well: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B550I-AORUS-PRO-AX-rev-...

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        yup you shouldn't need the cpu to flash

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          Have done so. Needs another pc or device to make a usb stick and rename the bios to gigabyte.bin. Worked perfectly first time

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    amazing vrm on this board. has the same vrm as extreme but 6 vs 14. 70A power stages!

    well worth it.

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    Will this come flashed with the bios ready to go with zen 3?

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      No

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      It will allow you to drop in the cpu and flash the bios after the fact.

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    I am so stuck on whether to upgrade right now - I managed to score a PS5 and I'm unsure if an upgrade right now is worth it or if I should wait 1-2 years for next gen CPUs / GPUs. I feel like a 3080/5600x will go head to head with a PS5 in terms of performance given so many games are poorly optimised for PC, and wonder if waiting and just playing most games on PS5 for the next 18months is the smart move.

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      Um. A 3080/5600x will demolish either console.

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      My PC upgrades align with PSx releases so pretty costly every 7 years (built 2 itx builds + the PS5). PS5 controller is an incredible piece of art, so really you could say you're getting a digital console for $450 with a $150 controller. Whilst incredible in it's own right you have this machinery for $450, it's probably more equivalanet to Ryzen 5/7 gen2 with a 2060 super. Which is about $1k for those 2 items anyways. Plus the considerations it's the PS is a "single-purpose" dedicated unit. Really it depends what you're upgrading from, but options are endless and exciting currently.

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    The Ethernet is Realtek though.

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      Isn't the issue with the new Intel 2.5g NICs?

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        All I know is Realtek have driver issues on Unix.

        What's the problem with Intel?

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    Bought this board during the ebay plus day sale. Have yet to encounter any problems.

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    Damn, dont have ebay plus T_T

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    90A power stage on these. Small package, big power!

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    Thanks OP. Picked this up for my upcoming SFF build! Just waiting on RAM to go on sale and for 3080s to magically appear now…

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      I'm in almost the same boat as you, still need to decide on a CPU though. Ordered an NR200P yesterday.

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        Which cooler will you use? I have NR200p, this MB, and Fuma 2. Great combo but the CPU socket on this board is a little higher than other brands, so the stock 25mm case fan won't fit above the Fuma 2 cooler. Can't confirm if similar issues with Noctua D15 or other large air coolers. I got 4x 15mm Noctua case fans to solve it

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          I'm gonna be using a U12-S, and just NR200, not 200P so there's a little more clearance. Picked up a bunch of Arctic P12 fans for the case.

          D15 definitely doesn't fit from all accounts.

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            @trankillity: I got nr200, then changed order to nr200p due to extra fan, glass panel (also incl. mesh so can choose), and included pcie riser cable (not cheap). Worth it for $40 and no loss vs nr200

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          I'm still considering coolers, so this was great information to receive, thanks. To be honest, I don't love the aesthetics of the Fuma 2 - which is a fairly silly reason not to consider something but I also bought the 200P so I could see inside haha.

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            @naverda95: Reason I picked it was seeing it on that MB in a review and the sizing was perfect for ram clearance etc. Seems a better fit than any other big air cooler I could find. Some pics of how I did cabling here

            https://m.imgur.com/a/40AZeg9

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    Good price. Was wondering whether there was a similarly priced one with the usb-c headers and fine across this for $298
    Not sure if it's a good deal, not too savvy with these things.

    What's the difference between the I and non I?

    Asrock B550 Phantom Gaming ITX/ax AM4 ITX Motherboard

    https://www.umart.com.au/Asrock-B550-Phantom-Gaming-ITX-ax-A...

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      Not sure if you're familiar but this channel has been a godsend when it comes to planning my build. He goes through the B550I including this one and the asrock you've listed. I didn't opt for USB-C headers as my case doesn't have it so the Gigabyte is perfect.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5xcVF04B_M&t=483s

      Non I-variants of B550 typically mean they aren't ITX, and for a more standard case size, but that Asrock is just bucking the naming trend for some reason, as it's listed as ITX in the title.

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        🙏- what a channel!

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    Want to get a MSI B550 WIFI EDGE, given the 5900x is no where to be found, should I wait until black friday or take advantage of the 10% off today?