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MSI Arsenal Gaming AMD Ryzen 2ND and 3rd Gen AM4 M.2 USB 3 DDR4 DVI HDMI Crossfire ATX Motherboard (B450 TOMAHAWK MAX II)

4.7 40 reviews

USD114.99

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User says:

-I paired this board with an R5 2600. I was easily able to hold a stable 4.0 OC with Hyper 212 Evo stressing it withAida64 for an hr at 67c.-It also OC'd my Trident Z RGB to 3200 nicely using A-XMP.-BIOS is easy to use and easy to OC.-Mystic Light is nice! Using ML software you CAN change the built-in board LEDs to different colors. Not just red. Theyare NOT, however, individually addressable LEDs. Board LEDs and both top and bottom RGB headers work in unison.-Mystic Light features: Color Cycle Breathing Color Cycle Flashing Color Cycle Breathing (Choose color including White) Flashing (Choose color including White) Double Flashing (Choose color including White) No Animation CPU Temp Music Default (Red)-Sexy neutral gunmetal gray sinks

User says:

According to most reviews that I read, this is the best B450 motherboard on the market. After building my PC and firing it up for the first time, I can't really complain. Thanks to MSI's bios, it takes almost no effort to overclock anymore. I pretty much used pre-installed settings to change my RAM speed, and overclock my processor. Everything was a breeze.I also really like the look of the motherboard. The gray-black design meshes well with the look of the heatsinks. Most importantly, there are no ugly, plastic shrouds messing with my air circulation. The beauty is in it's simplicity. As far plug-ins go, it has everything I need. Plenty of USB 3.0 ports, a 3.1, and even a USB C. The price was also great. I was able to snag it on sale, with a 5% off coupon for about $100. Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase.

User says:

I built my first gaming PC and I couldn't have done it without the ease of using the MSI B450 Tomahawk as my motherboard. When I found the right processor for my build, a Ryzen 5 2600x, I needed to find the perfect motherboard to complement that component. Building on a budget, I was looking at MSI's motherboards and really wanted something that came ready for Ryzen's 2nd generation processors so I wouldn't have to worry about flashing the BIOS. The MSI B450 delivered on that promise and it was pretty much plug and play from there installing all my components on this board.I also wanted a motherboard that could handle DDR4 memory at 3000MHz. Again, not a problem with this motherboard. Since it also supports up to 64GB, it will still be able to grow with me as I upgrade this rig. These are even built with overclocking in mind, though that is something I haven't done yet. It's really built for people who want to build mid to high-end gaming rigs and they thought of everything a gamer would want.Cosmetic wise, this piece is beautiful. The gun metal colors around the motherboard's branding is a beautiful touch, there are some RGB lights built in to light up your case, and it just looks amazing when paired with everything else.To me, this is a budget board that does far beyond what other more expensive boards will do for you and for that I'm grateful that I was able to find this board and make my first gaming rig a reality.

User says:

Like this board alot this price was definitely right on this one. Msi is a awesome team and company. They have awesome customer support great bios update support and the boards look great once u get the rgb configured. I also love the nvme support and the ability for 6 sata ports if not using nvme. The board material is sturdy. The thermals aren't bad at all I'm running a ryzen 1700 over clocked with no issues. The vrms do a great job at keeping everything cool. I had no problems at all hitting 4 gigs for CPU and 3466 for ram. I have been a long time gigabyte user and so glad I finally made the switch.UpdateSo I have been testing this board extensively. This board delivers great power for non x variants. I was able to get a oc of 3.9 stable using a aftermarket liquid cooler. Corsair h55 with push and pull configuration on the back of case. My temps under load are 61c and my cinebench was 1741. I'm also using Corsair vengeance lpx 3000 mhz ram clocked to 3466 with timings 15-16-16-36 I believe. This board has no issues keeping up with oc and performance. I have also read the people are saying this board has no cmos pins. The board does have pins next to the battery. I know and confirm they are cmos pins cause I had to reset board twice from bad ram over clocks. This is a great value for people on a budget and will handle any CPU with a 65 watts tdp and overclock well. For those with x variants I haven't tested those so I don't know. But the 1700 destroys many other chips in the same price range

User says:

building for my sister. As a whole PC went together with no issues. tomahawk max board, 8gb working hyper X 2666 ram, R5 1600 with stock cooler, rx380 gpu, EVGA 450 PSU posted and windows installed fine. issues of freezing started when trying to update AMD drivers, bios and win10 updates.PC wil boot up fine but will randomly freeze up after awhile of use. Went to MSI site to download chipset driver zip but libray location error occurred on install. had to get from AMD site. STILL FREEZES. updated Bios from MSI site then rebooted and STILL FROZE. in a time crunch, so if issues persist next day or 2 i will get ASUS board. will troubleshoot and post update soon. My first MSI board, i should have stuck with ASUSupdate (11/23/19) turned out to be windows issue reinstalled and is now fixed and stable. MSI bios interface kind of a pain (compared to Asus i have)

User says:

The B450 Tomahawk is a perfect motherboard for beginner to mid-level PC system builders. The Tomahawk arrives Ryzen 3000 series as well as Windows 10 ready, supports over-clocking, has BIOS flashback, four DDR4 RAM slots, six fan connectors (excluding one that is for the CPU), an M.2 expansion slot, two SATA slots, an RGB connector, as well as the other essential connectors that a motherboard needs. You can visit the MSI website for more detailed outlook of the mobo than what is provided in the Amazon description.The instruction manual is wonderful, detailing each step of the install process using text and images or by video, which will direct you to a YouTube link via QR code.This motherboard provides more than enough features to beginner PC builders who are often on a limited budget, and will only have the basics components installed on their system. However, when you are ready to upgrade parts, then the Tomahawk also has enough space, features and hardware to add more components or newer versions of previous components to you build. This includes upgrading from a AMD Ryzen series 1 or 2 to a series 3, adding a second storage drive, more RAM, and etc. Advanced level builders can also receive much from this board, but likely not enough than what they would probably like to.The cons to this motherboard are that it contains no built-in WiFi or Bluetooth capabilities, thus you will need to purchase separate adapters to use these features. Unfortunately, adding these adapters may take up the limited amount of USB ports on your system. However, a hybrid WiFi/Bluetooth adapter which uses a PCIe port on the mobo can be used instead.As a side note, this motherboard does not include mounting screws (which is common for motherboards), so make sure whichever case you purchase contains mounting screws, most of which do.

User says:

If tech support relates to MSI's product support, then it's bad. I asked for an I/O shield that didn't come in the box, and have been ignored or rejected multiple times. For this reason, I won't be buying another MSI product again. Meanwhile Fractal design are sending me out a new audio kit for my case free of charge just from a brief email with them.Other than that, the board works fine with my 3600. But for many others it didn't and that brings another reason not to go with MSI as their support has been lacking.

User says:

Excelente motherboard funciona de maravilla con el ryzen 5 2600 y el producto me llego en perfecto estado la recomiendo mucho y es un producto excelente en calidad y precio muy satisfecho con la compra.

User says:

I recently built my second PC using this Motherboard, it's lightweight and it is remarkably easy to find the proper inputs for the various other parts of my PC. It took all of 30 seconds to install the Motherboard into my tower, after that it was fairly easy to install everything else into it, such as the graphics card, ram, and all the various other tidbits. It comes with an easy to understand instructions manual that clearly describes each and every input as well as what other non essential inputs were for. This is a durable, high quality, and easy to install product and I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a Motherboard that is both high quality and fairy priced.

User says:

Great motherboard. The fact that it has USB 3.0, USB C and tons of USB 2.0 slots on the I/o is great. Easy to install, layout is great and speeds are top notch. For a little over 100 bucks, it can't be beat. This is especially great for beginners because it's so popular, there are plenty of discords and videos on how to do things with it. Highly recommended.

User says:

con ryzen 5 3600 y corsair vengance 3000mhz funciona perfecto solo activar perfil xmp para memorias y actualizar bios con flash button bios

User says:

One of the best b450m motherboards I’ve used. Layout is exceptional. Plenty of fan connectors and rgb connectors. MSI bios is simple to use. Ready out of the box for Ryzen 5 3600x. This board is also a beautiful silver/grey design. Works well with lots of other components.

User says:

I'm so happy I chose this as my first motherboard. Everything was clear and easy to install with the benefit of it looking sleek and black without so much of the unnecessary RGB. Additionally, the better over-clocking on this board allowed for easy higher clocks of my Ryzen 5 3600. Only one thing comes to mind when looking at the weaknesses and that is that the IO usb ports are tight enough that I am afraid that it may damage the usb device over long term use.Overall it is clear that this is one of the best value and performing motherboards, for ryzen, on the market. If you want more proof just look at the countless number of YouTuber recommendations and reviews.

User says:

I built this with corsair vengeance memory and a 750 watt power supply, also a cheap graphics card and 1tb western blue hard drive, ryzen 5 2600 processor. It boots in 8 seconds This is about my 7th build and by far my favorite. This has the coolest bios I've ever seen. Love it. Highly recommend.

User says:

This was the easiest custom built PC I've done and I must say this is the best written manual for a motherboard and how to be installed. Very easy to follow instructions and with little effort get yourself ready to hit the floor and run. I didn't use tech support so I couldn't rate. The box includes everything you need, manual, cables and screws

User says:

Love the cost and ease of installation, the only downside was that I had to buy a used second gen processor to be able to update the BIOS. After the BIOS update I am very happy with my choice.

User says:

This was recommended by a lot build enthusiast on their 1st build and boy it did not disappoint. right now my ryzen 5 3600 is overclock to 4.3ghz at 1.3v and it has been stable far with no issues.

User says:

Great Mobo. Everything fit fine, I was worried about possibly breaking it trying to put the gpu and cpu fan on, but it’s a sturdy board. Updating everything was a bit of a hassle, but the live update available on their site helped a lot

User says:

Overall a great choice for anyone looking for a cheap motherboard for gen 3 processors! Definitely recommend to anyone searching for a B450 motherboard capable of running Gen 3.

User says:

This was my first mobo for my first build! I really like the way it looks and it was easy enough to setup and install.

User says:

As easy to install as any motherboard, no issues with hardware.

User says:

Easy to install, the diagrams on the board and manual contained all the info I needed. This board has more than met my expectations. 6 data ports and numerous fan pins have made customizing my build an ease. Wonderful and easy to understand bios as well.

User says:

I really loved the product's packaging! I've bought this for my first PC build and it was a really positive experience for me. Apart from the hardware itself, it has a really nice Motherboard BIOS for users too! Moreover, it is pretty simple to piece everything to the Motherboard. Overall a nice product, definitely worth my money.

User says:

I did not think this would fit in my thermaltake mid-tower but I was wrong.Notice my rear 120mm fan with about 100mil gap from my extended heatsink. I think the cpu will like that.

User says:

Built first computer with this motherboard everything is labled very easy to isntall

User says:

Excellent all around. First time build and I’m impressed with how easy this board was to setup and install. Bios was no problem , for my ram I enabled xmp and was good to go. Love my M.2 boot drive.

User says:

The directions to install this motherboard were very clear and easy to follow with me not know much about it. After I got it up and running I've had zero issues with it. Worth it for the low price

User says:

Excellent product very fast shipping

User says:

This was the first motherboard I have purchased and have recommended it to others as well! Can't seem to get it registered on MSI website though.

User says:

Conpactable with the b450 tomahawk motherboard out of the box.. great product.

User says:

[[VIDEOID:2a6b66e364d44a975e813eab4237072d]] Very good product. It was very well packed. When installing it had all the specifications offered by the seller and by the brand MSI. Very happy with the purchase.

User says:

La mejor que compre! Todos los accesorios completos! Fácil instalación! Excelente para principiantes en overclock! Llego en el tiempo estimado! Muy buen precio!!!

User says:

perfect motherboard to pair with my new Ryzen 5 2600 and my rtx 2070 4k gaming 60fps best choose.

User says:

Very good for the price has plenty of fan headers and is very easy to use. I used this in my first ever PC build and had no problems

User says:

Great for my 1600 AF build , Other than mem support no complaints

User says:

Everything works perfectly :)

User says:

Great overall board. Got this since it is one of the cheapest yet all around great B450 and Ryzen 3000 compatible boards out there. Had some initial issues with the system not POSTING right away, but got everything ironed out once BIOS was updated. Will occasionally not resume Windows out of sleep mode, but this is more than likely a Window-related issue rather than one with the board itself.The board looks awesome, and has plenty of room for a lot of hardware, including my big ol Sapphire Nitro +.It's really nice that the MAX supported my 3600x right out of the box, and I didn't need to flash anything to make it work; it just worked.RGB is a nice feature on the board as well, although it would be nice to have some integration with other RGB lights (Fans, GPU, etc) so that I can control it all from BIOS rather than having to run fifteen different apps and utilities in Windows.Overall, a real steal for a great priced motherboard.

User says:

This board replaced my old board in my new system. X370 to B450 board. I'm using a Ryzen 7 2700x with this board and it performs phenomenally! VRM's are stable and provide good voltage to the CPU. I've overclock many parts with stability and performance with this board. Bios is very detailed but not overwhelming, surprisingly. The red accent lights behind the board fit the design and contrast well. In terms of build quality this board is very solid. Aesthetics are on point and offers a rich low profile design to fit in your system. I'm very pleased with this board!

User says:

Great budget product! Works amazing out of box

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Great

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