I’m looking for experience with B450 ITX boards cause I’m pretty torn between them and can’t find a real “winner” for me. 2700X and G.Skill 3600 CL15 B-Die, but probably no manual overclocking, let PB2/XFR2/PBO do it’s thing and I don’t care much about a good audio solution (external sound card).
ASRock Fatal1ty B450 (3+2):
Negatives: reports of massively overheating VRMs, bad M.2 slot placement on the back (overheating again), only 3+2 phases (does it matter?), bad Bios?, no official memory support for choosen kit/3600
Positives: good back IO (PS2 for keyboard, TOSLINK, USB 3.1)
ASUS Strix B450-I (6+1):
Negatives: The most expensive, no PS2, useless RGB features (for me),
Positives: Good (best? of the bunch) Bios, M.2 Slot with good cooling, the VRM, supports the 3600CL15 memory, USB 3.1
Gigabyte B450I Aorus Pro (4+2):
Negatives: No PS2, no official memory support for choosen kit/3600
Positives: USB 3.1
MSI B450I Gaming Plus (6+2):
Negatives: no official memory support for choosen kit, no USB 3.1, max 3466MHz mem clock
Positives: PS2, good(ish) VRM
Seems like the ASUS is the best of the 4? Only downside, no PS2 and more expensive due to RGB are no dealbreakers.
If you have any experience or know more about these boards, I’d love to hear it.