No problem a good discussion is always useful for everyone.Don't wanna have the discussion there and confuse OP with bit off topic discussion, so hijacked here. I hope you don't mind. And I hope this will be a healthy discussion and won't turn into fight
Yeah, I get that. He has some good amount subscribers. And he is too technical.
He commented that he has to spend from his own pockets to buy the products he reviews, and he don't wanna buy every single one of 'em esp. when it's not paying.
Yeah, Steve's test results pretty much aligned with Buildzoids views. And none of ASUS and Gigabyte made it to Steve's top 5.
I couldn't watch the whole of the second video (Level1), I kinda felt sleepy even in the day time. It's too long. I would prefer reading reviews instead of watching looong videos. Yes, buildzoid was happy only with MSI Carbon's VRM but not okay with it's BIOS. He hasn't wholeheartedly said one single B450 is good in all the areas.
Going by buildzoid, MSI/Asrock has better VRM in their B series boards but not so good wrt BIOS. Not everyone of us can afford Crosshair Hero. I have read reviews where ASUS B series board overclocking 2600x to 4-4.1 and to use @ stock it's pretty much okay to go with any decent B series board even Octa core.
You are right that buildzoid only praised MSI B450 mobos(2-3 models to be precise) but that is good enough.e.g.if someone is getting a 2700x then obviously the minimum one should spend on mobo is at least 12-13k & gaming pro carbon ac fits perfectly in this price range.The bios option he was unhappy about mostly relates to absence of precision boost overdrive in 2xxx series processors in msi bios which I think can be compensated by manually overclocking all cores the old school way(still confirm it first).Even without OC if someone is running his 2700x system at 90%+ load for several hours a day then too gaming pro carbon is the best choice.
You may be right about Asus B450 mobos working fine with stock/moderate OC 2600x but I think this holds true only for moderate cpu load conditions.e.g.a stock/moderate OC 2600x at 35% cpu usage will still draw lesser power than same situation but with 75% cpu usage which is where the quality of VRMs play a significant role.