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MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK Wi-Fi AM4 ATX Motherboard $279.65 ($273.07 with eBay Plus) Delivered @ Shopping Express eBay

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First deal post so be gentle! Been watching prices for this board for sometime and this is cheapest I have seen it as standalone non-bundle deal. Good all rounder x570 board with mid-range pricng. Decent VRM able to handle up to ryzen 5950x stock and overclocked (provided you also have right cooling setup). Also has an internal USB-C front header which seemingly alot of B550 and x570 boards are missing. This is despite alot of new case designs coming with USB-C front port.

Official MSI specs:
https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-X570-TOMAHAWK-WIFI/Speci...

Review:
https://www.techspot.com/review/2020-msi-x570-tomahawk/

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    Is this good to partner with the $1.2k amd CPU??

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      Pretty good, yes

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      Just a thought because it's ozbargain .. if you're not sure about the tech specs, it's quite likely you don't really need that expensive cpu at all .. what will you use it for? Also valid of course if you dont need it but just want it :D

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        Integrated gpu ?? Is it any good? I though it was $1.2k because it is dial CPU and GPU

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          The 1.2k consumer AMD cpu is the 5950k .. no integrated GPU at all so you need a videocard as well which are presently very expensive.

          That cpu is expensive because it has 16 cores - however 90% of computing work won't use them .. a 6 or 8 core one for 1/3 to 1/2 the price is 99% of the speed if you're doing pretty much anything except video encoding or highly specialised workloads

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            @bono: What about chia plotting?

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              @Pandabargain: I'm not sure about that to advise you :=)

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              @Pandabargain: You won't see any marked change in performance between the 5950x and the 5800x for chia. You are only using a few threads for the first phase of plotting, the last phases are all single.

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                @Xpaw: The chia sub reddit said to get the 5950x to i can have 4 threads usedi n phase 1, to plot on my 4x 2tb nvmes, and run 26 plots in total. Is this true?

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                  @Pandabargain: are you plotting all in parallel with no delay between starts? if you are dont plan on doing anything else on that pc, its a large waste of resources doing that because the remaining phases are all doing nothing then. You are better off reading some of the plotting optimizing pages. Technically you are better doing them in parallel but with a 60-90 minute delay, your pc can continue running for use and will not hog all resources at once then do nothing for the rest of the time.

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                    @Xpaw: I was planning having max stage 1 x 6, max concurrent = 18

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                      @Pandabargain: You wont be able to use your pc for any other purpose. It will choke you out. Also do you have sufficient HDD to accompany that? you will find yourself out of room too quickly if you are plotting 18 at a time. Also you will need a decent ssd to plot on. If you are serious about this I would invest in a enterprise SSD like an intel 3700 or so. I have 2 firecudas and have had them for a few weeks and the tbw is already getting high.

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                        @Xpaw: i have 4x 1tb 970 samsung pros.
                        bought 40x 6tb drives for $120 on clearance i found recently
                        I am at 120gb plotted so far XD wanted something to speed me up

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                          @Pandabargain: your samsung pros will have terrible TBW on them. I think they were under 1k.. Get crystal disk and run that to see the tbw on the drive so far. You will find that running those samsungs will wear them out extremely fast.

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                            @Xpaw: I checked one, if said 80% and 1,200tb written. Seems find to me??

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                              @Pandabargain: yeah but you have voided your warranty on it then, it could die at any moment and you have to buy another as they wont cover it if past the tbw

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                                @Xpaw: i disagree, i have a statutory warranty as a consumer. if they won't honour, i always can charge back from my bank for them failing to honour their statutory warranty.

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                                  @Pandabargain: no its a limited warranty, have a look at the details the year period is set against the TBW. You wont have a leg to stand on ..

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                                    @Xpaw: All consumers good purchased by consumers have a statutory warranty. It is illegal for a business to mislead consumers of this

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                                      @Pandabargain: you dont know what you are talking about. It would be like saying I bought a bottle of milk and it ran out therefore i want a refund. They are rated for an amount they can be used. This is advertised on the product and you are exceeding it. Also it doesnt include abnormal usage, writing that amount of data per day is abnormal is everyway.

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                                        @Xpaw: Are you a lawyer?

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                                          @Pandabargain: no, but I know enough about consumer law and how to apply it.

    • +1 vote

      It's held in high regard amongst tech reviewers as having the best VRM performance at its price point. I am running one with a 5950x and it has been solid. Getting 10,578 stock in Cinebench R20 and 11,447 PBO without too much tinkering.

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        geeez thats a high score.

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    This has been between $233-$255 all of March this year. It will go down further than this

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      Must of missed this. Been watching pricing for this board for last month or so. Do you have a link from a previous deal?

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        This was probably the latest one on the 29th of March. Postage paid separately though