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Alexander V.

Alexander V.

Joined on 04/09/16

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Dark Rock Pro 4 fits.

ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (WiFi 6) AMD AM4 (3rd Gen Ryzen) ATX Gaming Motherboard (PCIe 4.0, 2.5Gb LAN, BIOS FlashBack, HDMI 2.1, Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header and AURA Sync)
ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (WiFi 6) AMD AM4 (3rd Gen Ryzen) ATX Gaming Motherboard (PCIe 4.0, 2.5Gb LAN, BIOS FlashBack, HDMI 2.1, Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header and AURA Sync)

Pros: - Mine came with an updated BIOS for my 5800X. Check your little sticker by the CPU socket before trying to update BIOS for Ryzen 5000 and possibly save yourself the trouble. If the last 4 digits are over 1004, you SHOULD be good to go with Zen 3.- Shmexy look and easy to use BIOS. - PCIe Gen 4 M.2 and GPU slot.- Dark Rock Pro 4 fits. I read a review here saying that it wouldn't and I started to panic as I spent all my money on the CPU and MOBO and already had a DRP4 from a previous build. I'm using my new B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) with the DRP4 at the moment to type this review, and might I add, I've not gone over 69C (while gaming) and am currently at 39C. RAM clearance may be an issue for some, but the G.Skill Trident Z sticks I already had fit just fine (thankfully).

Cons: - I wish it had a USB 3.2 Type C connector on it, but for the price this isn't REALLY a con.- doesn't have a full length PCIe slot in PCIe 5, but again for the price. - After working with this board for 2 weeks, I can confirm that the NIC has some issues. I had to manually install drivers from the site. If you are doing this, you need to search for B550-F GAMING (WI-FI) specifically. The drivers for B550-F GAMING are, in fact different and it seems ASUS likes to only show what you SPECIFICALLY typed in, not a drop-down list.

Overall Review: As far as my experience goes, you really can't go wrong with an ASUS board. I've been using them for years now and have had no issues at all. The build quality is solid, the UI is intuitive and the aesthetic is on point. What's not to love?