Now may not be the best time in the world to build a new PC, due to silicon shortages, but if you're spoiling it (technically camping) Anyway, the ASRock B550 Taichi Razer Edition motherboard is a good place to start. It’s also on sale for $ 249.99 at Newegg right now.
This is $ 50 below its list price and partially addresses our only real complaint mentioned in our review: you can get many X570 boards for less. This is still true, although in terms of more premium options in the B550 territory, this is not Newegg’s most expensive board. Excluding market vendors, this distinction belongs to the Asus ROG Strix B550-XE WiFi Gaming, which sells for $ 329.99.
Whether or not you need to lose a high-end dashboard on a budget chipset or a low-end dashboard on a higher-end chipset depends on what features you're looking for. Either way, it’s worth noting that we consider the B550 Taichi Razer Edition one of the best Best B550 Gaming Motherboards
It looks sleek on the one hand, and of course offers ample RGB lighting. Beyond aesthetics, however, it offers a wide range of premium features, such as a strong VRM to aid overclocking, a 2.5G LAN port and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connectivity (both served by Killer), large heatsinks, and a fairly robust I / O with a type C USB box header thrown into the mix.
The board performed well in our tests, often targeting other X570 and B550 boards at multi-threaded benchmarks. We also got decent overclocking performance from this dashboard, with a Ryzen 9 5950X CPU.
So yes, this is an AMD budget chipset, but it offers a strong assortment of capabilities, now at a discount.