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MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK (Socket AM4) USB 3.1 Gen 1 AMD Motherboard with LED Lighting-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    MSI Knocks It Out of The Park!

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    TheTGB
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For the price? A stunning motherboard. Period.

    Posted
    Hassan
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    If your looking for a great sized mother board with RGB lighting, and a beautiful sleek design with a great amount of space, the B450 Tomahawk is an excellent motherboard. My absolute favorite part about the motherboard is the the design. You have a robotic look to the mother board with LED lighting on the right side enabling you to add color to your build which can also be customized through the, "Mystic Light" MSI app which can be installed on your PC to customize other MSI products that have LED lighting as well as the motherboard. I chose this product over most other motherboard for the great price and flaring look to it as well as the LED lighting. Overall the product itself has went up and beyond my expectations with strengths such as affordability, sleekness of design, and the size of the motherboard itself. The only weakness I would account on at all is the fact that the graphics card slot covers up the 2nd MSI logo after placing in a graphics card. Other than that an amazing motherboard, with excellent performance, style, and build quality!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Board for my Build

    Posted
    b1chiefs
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I Haven't had the board long enough or would probably have rated 5 Stars. (It works really well.) MSI-B450 Tamahawk. This was a great board for my Build supporting the RYZEN 5 2600 Processor. ▪ MSI-450 Tamahawk ▪ Ryzen 5 2600 ▪ CORSAIR - VENGEANCE LPX Series 16GB (2PK 8GB) 3.0GHz ▪ CORSAIR - RMx Series 750W ATX12V 2.4/EPS12V 2.92 80 Plus Gold Modular Power Supply ▪ CORSAIR - Carbide Series® Air 540 High Airflow Mini-ITX/MicroATX/ATX/E-ATX Mid tower Case Used a cheap graphics card because I am not a gamer. The memory was not under supported memory on the MSI Motherboard Site. Initially had problem with Memory Frequency but adjusted frequency using motherboard utilities to get full frequency. Installed Ubuntu 18.04 (fast install). Booted Windows 8.1 after just moving over a Hard Disk Drive from my old system (not fully functional because of Driver Inconsistencies with my Old ASUS/AMD6350.) Will do a fresh install of Windows 10. But for now Ubuntu is working "GREAT". The Ubuntu 18.04 Install takes significantly less time that my old ASUS/AMD6350 (4 to 5 faster).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to work with for a beginner

    Posted
    AliP
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This was the first built I've done for myself, and as a college student, the price and performance are decent enough. Overclocking is allowed but not to full potential. BIOS is very beginner friendly (meaning if this is your first board, the manual will guide you step by step) and setting doesn't have to be moved around if you don't know what you are doing. As for fan control, I love how I don't have to buy multiple cable splitters with the multiple headers. The controls are also easy to use. I'll suggest looking at Newegg or pc part websites for better details about this product but Best Buy was the closest and quickest place for me to get this motherboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best idea i've ever had

    Posted
    sunstorm
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Honestly I've never built a gaming PC or anything and I remember when I was younger knowing MSI was top of the class all the youtubers had it in their systems people had the merch and even I saw it in stores or inside other PC's. So this is how I started first off I got a MSI monitor and ohh my lord it was so beautiful the curved 27" I recommend very well to saticfy youre inner gamer. The RGB is so beautiful I love how it has all the parts I need its a very slick and cool design not cheap at all for this price is good but for the quality was even better my dear lord this motherboard is so good it even takes Ryzen 2600x and I'm just in love with the brand in general

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Motherboard!

    Posted
    ArcticEaglez
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    This is my first MSI product I've ever bought, and I am very pleased so far. This motherboard is nicely designed with a neutral color scheme that works well with all builds. It also has many different expansion slots and ports, such as USB 3.1 and pump/fan headers located all over. The BIOS is simple and clean. It's fairly easy to understand and use. I've paired this with a Radeon RX 590 and a Ryzen 5 2600. So far everything is working great. If you are looking for a great AM4 Socket motherboard with lots of features and good build quality, I'd say get the MSI Tomahawk for sure!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent board but a word of warning...

    Posted
    wethepeople89
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    So after deciding I wanted a Ryzen cpu, I also wanted to go with a beefy motherboard. Well this was the best my local store had in stock and I don’t trust the local shipping services. This board is great. But if you have a case with lots of front panel buttons/connectors plus other things like a lot of rgb, this board comes up a little short. I made it all work with extra spilters and cables but just know you’ll have to add those to complete a build if this is also your situation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Budget Board!!

    Posted
    PharmerJon
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    Built a new PC with a Ryzen 2700x. After countless hours of research I found this board to be the best bang for my buck compared to the X470 boards. I have been using it for about two weeks now and no issues. BIOS extremely easy to navigate, previously had Z97-g45 MSI board so it was the same. If you are looking to save some money on a build without sacrificing performance go for this board!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mobo

    Posted
    Travis
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    First, the packaging is really nice as well as the included manual was very easy for locating pin outs and connector location (albeit they're labeled on the board already.) Very clean design and the led is easily programmable using mystic light software. I also had zero issues with getting the RAM to the correct speed. I'd definitely use the board again for future amd builds!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    Posted
    blahblahblahcat
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    So my old Gigabyte X370 + Ryzen 1800X died when a water cooler exploded on it - and was desperate to find to find a readily available motherboard and CPU. I opted for the B450 Tomahawk because my local BestBuy had it in stock - but so far, no regrets. It works better with my old DDR4 3200 memory (my old mobo would only clock it at 3000), has great expandability, and just works.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great motherboard

    Posted
    Evilgrimwolf
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    Bios is laid out very nicely ...Easy enough to set everything up... and if you mess up the bios update you can even press a little button in the back and go back to the original bios...no problems what so ever out of this MSI motherboard.....THANKS MSI YOU DID IT AGAIN!!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for work and play

    Posted
    Thechisenone
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    This puppy gives you access to two graphics cards which is great for multitasking if you stream. One card can use one app and the other another. I use it for gaming one one card and multimedia streaming on the other or photoshop and vids simultaneously. Ryzen has definitely kicked into high gear with their processors and boards lately

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great simple motherboard for new AMD Ryzen cpus

    Posted
    MCXplode
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Very good stable bios with recovery option, works well with Corsair 32GB DDR 2933 ram at full speed, steel pcie 16x slot, NVME drive with linux works great, and SATA drives fast too, good software and utilities for LED strips, system monitors and control and even app to virtualize android for games, runs great with Ryzen 2700 cpu

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nearly Flawless

    Posted
    Littmus32
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    For my first PC build with my son, and easy-to-setup board. BIOS is simple to use. Works great with RGB fans but could use more RGB options. Also wish the manual would explain the some of the settings more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    Justin
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    I bought this motherboard as an upgrade to my B350 Ryzen 2600. The overclocking capabilities of this board are so much better than the B350. Also, if your looking to just outright buy this one instead of the budget B350, then you would not go wrong. It is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great motherboard.

    Posted
    rmiller595
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    I replaced my grandson's motherboard with the only one I could find that day. This motherboard is so much faster than the AB350. I bought one for me and my brother afterwards. HUGE speed difference for us. Great board for great price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great MB

    Posted
    draco
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    Xcellent purchase. Had one that was defective from competator and nobody had one in stock except Best Buy. Ordered online and picked up in store. Works perfectly and could be happier. Board has a lot of features and bells and whistles. Very easy to customize. Thank you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cool Budget Board

    Posted
    Jaximus
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    Nice motherboard fit my nephews build perfectly works great with ryzen 2600x love the design matches his msi gaming z model graphic card very well overclocked the corsair lpx series ram no problem pretty nice motherboard for his first pc

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    nspradlin
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    I just recently bought this to use in my very first PC build, I have to say, this motherboard paired nicely with every other component I had. Connections are nice and solid, taps for screws are buttery smooth as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great board, great price, looks great.

    Posted
    Nathan
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    Recognized my Ryzen 5 2600x and my RAM (g.skill Trident Z 3200mhz 2x8gb) with no issues right out of the box. Ram was able to run at 3200mhz with XMP profile. Latest firmware was already installed as well. Love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend