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I’m buying a new PC and I’ve been looking through a lot of forum posts and hardware recommendations and I somehow have the feeling to know less than before.
I’m doing a lot of different things with my PC, so the PC should be an jack-of-all-trades kind of PC. I want it to have good linux support, as this is going to be my main OS, but I also want it to be able to do virtualization and be able to handle some gaming. I’m not looking to squeeze out every last bit of performance, but rather want a sensible setup that does its job and is going to keep me going for the next few years.
So far I have decided to go with a Ryzen 7 3800x. But I am having trouble deciding for the right motherboard. They all seem to do the same thing, have the same features listed, but they seem to differ in the important details, such as IOMMU grouping, available BIOS upgrades and many other things. The “GIGABYTE X570 AORUS” comes in at least 5 different editions. Which one is the “right” one?
By looking through Level1Tech videos and reading many guides, I have narrowed my search to the following boards that I think are good:
- GIGABYTE X570 AORUS MASTER
- ASRock X570 TAICHI
- ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING
Which one is the best, and do they differ that much at all?
Any help is greatly appreciated.