ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I GAMING [90MB0Z50-M0EAY0] is a mini-ITX gaming motherboard with AMD B450 chipset, AMD AM4 processor socket, DDR4-3600 memory support, with synchronized Aura backlight and modern interfaces (Wi-Fi 802.11ac, SATA 6 Gb / s, HDMI 2.0, M.2, USB 3.1 Gen2).
ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I is a stable power for all Ryzen processor cores, perfect cooling, a large number of interfaces for connecting any peripherals – the ROG Strix B450-I Gaming motherboard has everything you need to build a low-end configuration and a powerful system for the game in the big leagues!
In terms of performance, it is an almost exact copy of the Asus ROG Strix X470-I Gaming motherboard, with the only difference being that they are based on different chipsets.
Based on the compact ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I GAMING, it is possible to assemble a powerful gaming system using a single video card, 32 GB of RAM and an 8-core Ryzen processor, which, perhaps, will not be inferior to the system created on a full-size ATX board. Despite its size, the board belongs to the overclocker class and if there is good cooling in the case (the manufacturer has taken care of the appropriate connectors), the RAM can be overclocked to sufficiently high values.
MSI MPG Z390I GAMING EDGE AC [7C04-001R] is a small (Mini-ITX, 17 × 17 cm) and at the same time quite nice MPG Z390I Gaming Edge AC board on the Z390 chipset, which belongs to the overclocking class. In addition to the “gentleman’s set” of a PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, a pair of DDR4 DIMM connectors (with support for DDR4-4600 modules) and four SATA 6 Gb / s ports, two M.2 Key M slots are wired on the PCB connectors, Realtek ALC892 controllers (8-channel audio) and RTL8111H (10/100/1000 Mbps network). The MPG Z390I Gaming Edge AC chipset cooler is located under the slot for one of the two M.2 drives, which is cooled by a heatsink. The second connector M.2 Key M 32 Gbit / s is soldered on the back of the PCB.
The purchase was made by us on January 8, and collected and sent by the store computeruniverse very fast – in three days. We recieved the parcel already in 10 days (From Germany, Friedberg to Russia, Vladimir Region). Total, from the moment of payment until we received the parcel 13 days passed. Three people from three different cities took part in this order. The order list this time was not been with a variety of goods and consisted of two low-end processors from Intel, a gaming “almost-top” MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON motherboard and a good of memory units from G.Skill, created for AMD Ryzen 7 systems.
List of products of the second January joint purchase from computeruniverse 2019:
Intel Pentium G4560 2 core (Dual Core) CPU with 3.50 GHz, Yes; 62,94 €; 0.275kg;
Intel Core i3-8100 Coffee Lake Tray Sockel 1151-v2; 0.383kg; 99,92 €
G.Skill FlareX Black 16GB DDR4 Kit 3200 CL14 (2x 8GB Module); 0.13 kg; 167,98 €
MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON; 1.84kg; € 157.90
The prices on the Russian site may be differ from computeruniverse.net for European buyers.
The MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard [7B17-012R] belongs to the MSI Performance GAMING series, is not far from the top solutions: with this motherboard you can build a powerful PC that can handle both modern games or serious work, such as video processing and 3D graphics.
It has a strict stylish design: the motherboard textolite is painted black, but some of the heatsinks are in contrasting white. The bends of the device resemble sports car bodies.
The motherboard has a powerful Intel Z390 chipset, focused primarily on Intel 9th generation processors with great overclocking support.
The board is equipped with a large number of modern interfaces and expansion slots, some of them: 3 x PCI 3.0 Sli, Cross; 3x USB 3.1 Gen2; 6 x SATA, 2 slots for fast SSD of M.2 format. You can install 4 x DDR4 memory units up to 64 GB with a maximum speed of up to 4400 MHz. Memory slots are additionally shielded.
We should also note the sound based on Realtek ALC1220P-VB2. Microphone noises, echo, and other artifacts that interfere with normal communication – all this does not threaten the owners of the motherboard from MSI.
Another argument in favor of buying MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon for gamers is supporting of the MYSTIC LIGHT synchronized backlight system, all devices compatible with the MYSTIC LIGHT will glow in the same color.
MSI managed to create not only a functional, but also the most reliable motherboard. MSI STEEL ARMOR technology protects the slots for video cards and RAM from interference, deformation and high voltage. Overcurrent protection is achieved through enhanced soldering and earthing points on the RAMe and PCIe 3.0 x16 slots. In the production of the motherboard used solid-state Japanese capacitors SOLID CAP with a service life of up to 10 years and Titanium Choke chokes, which allow the device to work on high temperatures better than conventional components.