After somewhat stubbornly sitting on my trusty i7 920/X58 setup for many years I decided to finally upgrade to something a lot more modern. I'd already decided to go Ryzen with the 3700X but struggled to pick out a motherboard I wanted, I finally decided on the MAG B550 TOMAHAWK and I'm really glad I did, a really great balance of performance and features. I love the clean and well laid out look of the board which isn't too fussy.
Setup was easy, I paired the 3700X with some TeamGroup 3600Mhz Cl16 RAM and a Kingston A2000 1TB M2 NVMe drive, the RAM was detected and setup simply with a single click of the A-XMP profile button in MSI's excellent Click 5 BIOS (EZ Mode of course). The Kingston drive was detected fine too, on restart just pressed F11 and selected the USB stick with fresh Windows image and I was away.
For my first new build in years I couldn't be happier, Windows boots instantly, dual LAN, both 1GB and 2.5GB, some RGB options to play around with a tons of fan control options too, can't go wrong.
My only real issue was that product registration requires an actual photo of the barcode on the motherboard too (the 24pin power connector), I missed this and had already put the system together, but anyway got that sorted and claimed a free copy of Assassin's Creed Valhalla courtesy of MSI too, thanks very much!
Overall an excellent motherboard, highly recommend.
And as always great service from CCL.