Hi. I'm someone just working on her first PC build and know literally nothing about what I'm doing. I recently bought a B450 Tomahawk motherboard from B&H photo. However, I visited Micro Center today and learned that they don't have the CPU to work with it. I'd have to upgrade to a B550. Problem is, the Houston store has like 6 different 550 motherboards, and I need to find one that works with this Ryzen CPU.
Can someone help? I'm not looking for super expensive parts. This isn't meant to be a high-end gaming rig or anything. I'm not looking for B550 motherboards worth more than $200. $200 and below is fine for me. I just need an answer fairly soon so I can adhere to the B&H 30-day return policy. :)
I'd also like to know if the rest of the stuff in my build on PC Part Picker would be compatible. I'd assume it would be, I'm just paranoid and need reassurance. Link to the build is here. Just ignore the current CPU and Graphics Card in the build. The Graphics card I got is this one: https://www.microcenter.com/product/0616156/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1660-super-ventus-xs-overclocked-dual-fan-6gb-gddr6-pcie-30-graphics-card#tabReviews
Thank you in advance,
Greetings, with your budget I'd look at a https://www.microcenter.com/product/624548/asus-b550-plus-tuf-gaming-amd-am4-atx-motherboard which it appears they have in stock in Houston.
Looking over your parts list, it should be compatible with everything without an issue.
In most cases, this board should be able to support that processor out of the box without a BIOS update, but it will depend on the exact manufacturing date of what we have in store, a rep in-store should be able to verify that for you.
If needed, a BIOS update can be performed without another processor using the BIOS flashback feature of the board and a USB drive. More details on that can be found here on the ASUS website on how to do that: https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1038568 and the BIOS for that motherboard can be downloaded here: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards-Components/Motherboards/TUF-Gaming/TUF-GAMING-B550-PLUS/HelpDesk_BIOS/
Thank you so much! I appreciate it!
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