I don't fully understand all the subtle differences between different mobo models. I know 470x supports SLI and think b450 doesn't. I also know some mobo models have wifi, faster Ethernet and/or better sound and some have more USB ports/PCIE slots. Some even boast a better VRM heatsink (?), not sure if I should care? Also, some boards have negative core voltage and precision boost, I am guessing I shouldn't care cause these have to do with OC? Also, some VRMs are 10 phase (?) and some are 6 phase?
Because I don't care about audio and I don't need fast Ethernet or wifi and I don't understand why I should invest in VRM, I am thinking of buying this model: Asrock B450M-HDV. Q: Are there any serious disadvantages to it? I am buying it cause it got nice reviews and it's very cheap.
Is there any other important feature I'm missing that I might want to consider?
I am planning to purchase Flare X AMD compatible DDR4. I don't understand what this compatibility means? Should I care about it?
[Flare X (for AMD)] Designed for the latest AMD Ryzen™ processor.
I am buying the 2400Mhz model. How much oomph do you get by opting for the 3200Mhz model?
I am planning to juice this thing with Corsair RM550x. It should be sufficient. Why should I care about PSU rating like platinum/titanium/gold/bronze? Do they matter? Why would anyone buy the expensive ones?
My main question is how do you distinguish between components that you can't benchmark with 3dmark or cinebench? How do you know they are "better" budget options? How is it measured? What is the added value? How significant is it?
The computer will be used for occasional Blender rendering, video editing and mild amounts of gaming. I don't have a budget constrain but I want to hit the sweet spot where you get the best value for your money.