The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X is a monster of a processor for the price. Sure, it's got nothing on CPUs from the Ryzen 5, 7, and 9 families, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't match it with a capable motherboard. We rounded up some of the best motherboards to make the most of your new AMD processor.
The X570 replaced the X470 as the premium chipset for AMD processors, and the Ryzen 3 3300X would work like magic with the ROG Strix X570-E from ASUS. It has ample room for overclocking, PCIe 4.0, Gigabit LAN with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Gen 4 M.2 slots capable of unidirectional transfer speeds up to 64 GB/s, and plenty of RGB lighting options to boot.
The B450M is the mid-tier chipset from AMD that'll work well with Ryzen 3 3000 series processors, so long as the motherboard is compatible and you can flash the BIOS. It won't have as many features as X470 and X570, but you've got a sound foundation here for a PC.
MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS (opens in new tab)
There's not really any X570 motherboards that are affordable, but this could be considered an entry-level one of sorts. If you want the latest and greatest chipset from AMD, this is a solid motherboard with metal heatsinks for VRMs and high-quality, reliable components.
This is one of those motherboards that you shouldn't purchase and likely cannot afford but is one you'd love to own. It's a monster and completely overkill for a Ryzen 3 CPU. You can even hook up the cooling to your custom water-cooling loop, that's how ridiculous this thing is. It's designed for enthusiasts with 5Gb LAN and other advanced features.
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It's difficult to choose a motherboard that won't work well with the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X CPU. All of our recommendations are great options, depending on your budget and requirements. ASUS' ROG Strix X570-E (opens in new tab) is a great high-end motherboard with quality components, a reliable BIOS, and everything you need to build a powerful PC.
If you'd like to save a little on the X570 platform, give the MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS (opens in new tab) a look. It rocks PCIe 4.0 support, high-quality components, and a great BIOS. You may think it's not the most amazing motherboard out there, but it's a good foundation for an AMD PC build.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
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