Did I mess up with my motherboard choice?

So I bought my build a few weeks ago, and now it's finally in the building phase, but now I'm concerned a bit that I might not have gotten a good motherboard. I took a lot of advice and did some research at first, and in the end I picked up the B550 Gaming X V2. I'm not really a motherboard expert, and now I've looked into it with my amateur's hat on it seems to be a bit of a mixed bag and a bit underwhelming even within its price category. So I guess what I'd like advice on is have I messed up my choice considering the rest of my build, or will it not matter too much in the end?

I'm not really looking to change the build at this point - I would like it finished! - but wanted some opinion as to the above. I did take a lot of advice re. the rest of the build from people I know and trust, and they didn't make any comment on the motherboard so hoping it'll be not too much of a millstone for the build!

Motherboard
GIGABYTE B550 GAMING X V2 : DDR4, USB 3.2 - ARGB Ready

Case
COOLERMASTER MASTERBOX TD500 MESH ARGB GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12 Core CPU (3.7GHz-4.8GHz/70MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
GIGABYTE B550 GAMING X V2 : DDR4, USB 3.2 - ARGB Ready
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 Ti - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3300MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H100x Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 11 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00003]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Firefox™
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 14 to 17 working days
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Martinr36

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definitely wouldn't put a 5900x on b550 motherboard, there's other problems with the build as well, are you sure it's in build
 

AgentCooper

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I’m not the biggest fan of the motherboards that Gigabyte has put out in the past, although some of their new models seem to be vastly improved. The one you’ve chosen isn’t the best, it’ll run the CPU but if you were to dabble in overclocking or really hammer the cores, the VRM may struggle and be a throttle point.

Your system will run just fine as a daily driver, it’s just not as optimised as it perhaps could have been.
 
I’m not the biggest fan of the motherboards that Gigabyte has put out in the past, although some of their new models seem to be vastly improved. The one you’ve chosen isn’t the best, it’ll run the CPU but if you were to dabble in overclocking or really hammer the cores, the VRM may struggle and be a throttle point.

Your system will run just fine as a daily driver, it’s just not as optimised as it perhaps could have been.
I see, that's disappointing. So theoretically then, what would be a better choice within a similar-ish price range? And given the PC is now in the Build phase as of this afternoon, would I lose a lot of time if I switch now?
 

AgentCooper

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Moderator
I see, that's disappointing. So theoretically then, what would be a better choice within a similar-ish price range? And given the PC is now in the Build phase as of this afternoon, would I lose a lot of time if I switch now?
I think that’ll depend on your uses, what will you be doing with the system? Also, what’s the budget and the monitor that you’ll be matching up with it?

You would likely lose time and potentially incur an additional fee for making changes during the building stage.
 
I think that’ll depend on your uses, what will you be doing with the system? Also, what’s the budget and the monitor that you’ll be matching up with it?

You would likely lose time and potentially incur an additional fee for making changes during the building stage.
I was hoping to game with it primarily, nothing too fancy but generally wanted to keep up; I'd probably be playing certain RPGs from the last couple years like RDR2, and stuff like that. I'm moving up from an R9 380 so anything's an upgrade at this point but I fear I've ruined the build's medium-term future by picking such a bad board.

I spent £1845 total so far, and as for the monitor, I'm still in between monitors till I build up the funds again so I'm stuck with a 1080p one for now. Was going to move up to 1440p eventually, and probably not going to go anywhere near 4K.

Re. the fee - I see, so it's probably not worth changing it at this point.... honestly a bit sad about the build now, I thought I had better advice! But thanks for the info.
 

AgentCooper

An Absolute Savage
Moderator
No problem. If you did want to change, or take a look at a system a bit more optimised for gaming at 1440p, this is a similarly priced option. An extra 2TB HDD would add a little more but is always a good shout as extra storage for photos, music, vids and the like…

Case
CORSAIR 4000D AIRFLOW TEMPERED GLASS GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Eight Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.7GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® STRIX B550-F GAMING (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB PALIT GEFORCE RTX 3060 Ti - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 6900MB/R, 5000MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2500MB/sW)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H100i RGB PRO XT Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
Wireless Network Card
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Firefox™
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 14 to 17 working days
Price: £1,849.00 including VAT and Delivery

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