CPU & Motherboard Price List

quicky008

Technomancer
is it possible to get an out of warranty board repaired from the manufacturer's service center by paying the required fee?
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
is it possible to get an out of warranty board repaired from the manufacturer's service center by paying the required fee?
May be possible in some cases but certainly not worth the time & money spent.Used pc components are your best bet,just see erodov & techenclave forums bazaar section or even olx in your city.
 

shreeux

Movie Buff
Many recent posts about poor MSI after sales support on reddit(/r/IndianGaming) though most cases are of graphics cards & laptops. Still MSI B450 Tomahawk & gaming pro carbon ac are the best reviewed/best quality mobos in their price range so unless one is very unlucky,little chances of even requiring after sales support in warranty period.

Can I update all MotherBoard drivers including bios?
 

quicky008

Technomancer
why do the x570 mobos have chipset coolers for the southbridge?do these boards run hotter than usual at default settings?
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
why do the x570 mobos have chipset coolers for the southbridge?do these boards run hotter than usual at default settings?
Yes but more than that it is AMD new policy that makes it almost mandatory for mobo manufacturers to put a chipset fan.It is mainly because of increased pcie lanes for NVMe drives.However most users will never see this fan spinning or spinning at very low rates because of this as very few users run multiple NVMe drives.Btw Gigabyte X570 AORUS XTREME is the only X570 mobo currently not having a fan but that is because its design is such that entire mobo is kind of a heat sink(also it costs almost 60k).
 

quicky008

Technomancer
^wow,the price looks good-i called vedant earlier today,they said this mobo was currently out of stock but will be restocked within a few days-their price:10200 +taxes.

but is theitedepot reliable?i've read many negative reviews about them on google.
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
^wow,the price looks good-i called vedant earlier today,they said this mobo was currently out of stock but will be restocked within a few days-their price:10200 +taxes.

but is theitedepot reliable?i've read many negative reviews about them on google.
I think many of them confused theitware(based in mumbai) with theitdepot(based in chennai). @shreeux may know something more about how theitdepot is.
 

nac

Aspiring Novelist
Pretty much everything has some negative reviews. If it's overwhelming, then we can avoid. I haven't come across overwhelming amount of negatives about itdepot.

Only time I contacted itdepot was when I was looking for board last year. Couldn't get the board I wanted to get, so my next choice was Asrock B450 Pro4. When I was about to order, it went out of stock in md computers. IT Depot had it in the listing, but it was not ready to dispatch. So called them and enquired about the board. They said they will check with the distributor and call back. And they called back later and informed that it will take few weeks. Very few sellers I enquired (I enquired in more than 2 dozen places in over 3 weeks), replied and IT depot was one of them. My experience with IT depot was good. I would recommend.
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
so my next choice was Asrock B450 Pro4. When I was about to order, it went out of stock in md computers.
Fun fact,mdcomputers is official asrock distributor in India.
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quicky008

Technomancer
i am thinking of getting one of these 3 configs,purpose would be mostly gaming:

1. R5 3600+X570 mobo
2. r5 2600+ b450 mobo
3. i5 9400f+b365 mobo

which of these would be better suited in the long run?The i5 setup is the cheapest whereas the r5 3600 setup is the most expensive as an entry level x570 board costs around 15k.

The intel option looks good but i want to avoid it this time around as mobos for intel cpus become hard to find when the platform gets older,which doesn't seem to be the case with amd.

The r5 2600 offers a nice middle ground between the 2,more so as it can be paired with any sub 7k b450 mainboard,thereby driving the overall cost down.Will the r5 2600 offer a decent experience in gaming,esp. in demanding titles like AC origins etc which are particularly taxing on the cpu?

Is there any compelling need to opt for the r5 3600 over the 2600,when gaming is the primary requirement?will the former be more future proof(for the next 5-6 yrs)?
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
Asrock B450 Pro 4 is available for 6999 on primeabgb,you should not go below this.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Review
Bottleneck also depends on which gpu you are getting/going to get.5-6 years is a long time & by then mobos will have DDR5 ram & graphics card will be running something even faster.For gaming it is pointless to even imagine making a rig thinking 5-6 years into the future.I say build an intel 9400f rig,use it for 2.8 years & then sell everything on olx/erodov/techenclave.
 

bssunilreddy

Chosen of the Omnissiah
i am thinking of getting one of these 3 configs,purpose would be mostly gaming:

1. R5 3600+X570 mobo
2. r5 2600+ b450 mobo
3. i5 9400f+b365 mobo

which of these would be better suited in the long run?The i5 setup is the cheapest whereas the r5 3600 setup is the most expensive as an entry level x570 board costs around 15k.

The intel option looks good but i want to avoid it this time around as mobos for intel cpus become hard to find when the platform gets older,which doesn't seem to be the case with amd.

The r5 2600 offers a nice middle ground between the 2,more so as it can be paired with any sub 7k b450 mainboard,thereby driving the overall cost down.Will the r5 2600 offer a decent experience in gaming,esp. in demanding titles like AC origins etc which are particularly taxing on the cpu?

Is there any compelling need to opt for the r5 3600 over the 2600,when gaming is the primary requirement?will the former be more future proof(for the next 5-6 yrs)?
Go with these

R5 3600+b450 mobo + 3600Mhz DDR4 x2
Best combination ever.
 

quicky008

Technomancer
which b450 mobo supports ryzen out of the box ? b450 tomahawk max is available but its grossly overpriced between 12-13k,which makes buying it a total waste when x570 boards can be bought for around 15k
 
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nac

Aspiring Novelist
Tried overclocking. Since all I have is a stock cooler and a 120mm case fan as intake in the front. I didn't dare to push too much. I ran OCed setup for few days, temp was fine.

2200G to 3.8Ghz @ 1.3875v | Stock 3.5-3.7Ghz @ 1.4v
Vega 8 to 1300Mhz @ 1.2v (I think 1.15v would be fine, but I was tired trying too many settings that day. So settled with 1.2v) | Stock 1100Mhz @ 1.1v
Memory to 2933Mhz @ 1.36v (Preset number - Memory Try it! 16-18-18-36) | Stock 2400Mhz @ 1.2v 14-16-16-31 - XMP

I don't want to stress test my OCed setup too much. Checking all boxes in AIDA System stability test, shoots the temp over 80 degree within a minute. So stressed CPU+GPU+Memory, the ones I OCed for about 5 min and temp hits high 70s.

Stressed CPU alone for an hour, temp gone upto high 60s.
Stressed GPU alone, temp was in low 60s.
Ran Memtest86 for 1.5hrs and it was fine and good. [16-18-18-36 and auto subtimings]

CPU and GPU only OC to 3.8Ghz @ Auto voltage and 1500Mhz @ 1.2v
Memory only OC to 2933Mhz @ 1.36v (14-15-15-31 and tighter subtimings)

These are the numbers - Overclocked vs Stock. Blue fonts are from playing PUBG/emulator. This is possibly the highest load I would give and temp maxed @ 70. Other temperatures like board, VR MOS, PCH etc are 2-3 degress higher than stock when overclocked @ around low 50s max.

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Learned some new things. And during this process I had my own share of BSOD, No POST/Boot, Hang.

Earlier I thought about adding more case fans. But seems like what I have is sufficient enough for my use. Temps are well within the limit, I mean for stock settings.

For me overclocking is kinda overrated. Have to spend more money for cooling to squeeze performance and not to mention OCing affects longevity. And more importantly, higher electricity consumption. Instead of spending more money on cooling and electricity, we can go for better CPU and save time OCing.

Surprisingly, undervolting (0.10v) results higher benchmark score (CPUZ) than stock voltage.

If anyone interested in memory overclocking, this is a nice guide for a beginner.
integralfx/MemTestHelper
 

topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
which b450 mobo supports ryzen out of the box ? b450 tomahawk max is available but its grossly overpriced between 12-13k,which makes buying it a total waste when x570 boards can be bought for around 15k

If you can wait upto Christmas or Feb at most then there should be plenty of choices.
 
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