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Motherboard Recommendations?

I put together a cheap editing PC a while back and had an MSI B350 PC Mate motherboard in it. I had some problems with it and after going through another post here and talking to a friend, they suggested I change the board out for a bit of higher end one. My friend recommended that I stick with an MSI or Asus board but to stay away from the B series boards. I'm not entirely sure about what to get since I'm new to building PC's so I wanted to see what anyone would recommend. I'll also say that I'm not looking to do any crazy gaming with this build, mostly some video editing on Hitfilm and Adobe.

Here's a list of the parts that I have:

CPU
AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor

Motherboard
MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4

Memory
Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000

SSD
ADATA - Ultimate SU800 128 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

HDD
Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

GPU
EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB SC GAMING ACX 2.0 Video Card

Power Supply
EVGA - BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

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Some 350's did have issues.

Too many IMO. Since you have the Ryzen I'd use the boards at PCMR or
https://www.reddit.com/r/PCMasterRace/wiki/builds

That aside, did you do the usual BIOS updates and drivers from the motherboard maker? I find a lot of folk do not update or rely on Microsoft for drivers.

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Just noticed the Seagate. And your prior discussion.

Go get Speccy and check values 01 and 07. If you see them beyond 10 then remove that drive and test to see if that was causing issues. Common source of DPC, TDP and other BSODs or laggy operations.

https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/graphics-driver-installation-crashes-new-build/ went over a lot but if you keep a drive with high values in 01 or 07 then you will over time come to hate this PC. It's a well discussed drive problem. For me, overdiscussed. After so many I don't feel like it's worth more words. Just bigger hammers.

Post was last edited on May 17, 2019 12:34 PM PDT

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