NEOKICan I ask what led you to choose the B550 over the X570 chipset?
LordredNEOKICan I ask what led you to choose the B550 over the X570 chipset?I did not need the PCI-E 4.0 lanes that the x570 has in abundance. The B550 feature set on the good boards rivals the X570 in terms of everything except PCI-E lanes. At the price point I entered for a board, the ASRock B550 Extreme 4 was unbeatable at the price I got it at ($150) No X570 could touch it in terms of VRM quality, or board features.
LordredThe Little Green Machine!
NEOKIMan that retro vibe this thing has... very oddly satisfying, I think I love it? lol Way to go dude!
LordredNEOKIMan that retro vibe this thing has... very oddly satisfying, I think I love it? lol Way to go dude!Thanks! That was entirely the point, I'm cutting up a sheet of lexan, and running some very low intensity white led strips on the side panel to illuminate the interior of this build, I am quite proud of it, I did not want to hide all the wires, the point was to look like it was something almost out of a time machine. Just a few small things to do to the htpc to finish it. But it's already passed all the stability tests I felt required to know it is ready for the kids, friends, or family to throw at it, those 5600x cpus are amazing even in 45w mode