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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi So I'm Looking for a new motherboard for the 9700K and most of the ones that i saw recommended the Maximus XI line, But according to some people these boards have some problems like they have significantly lesser vrams than the Aorus Z390 line. I'm a bit confused on what to choose i mean i will be using the pc for heavy gaming and a couple of engineering programs. Which one should i Choose?

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It doesn't sound like you've done allot of research, also your title says 9900K and your OP says 9700K, you don't need a super VRM power stage for the 9700K but you do need one for the 9900K.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, remus243 said:

 

It doesn't sound like you've done allot of research, also your title says 9900K and your OP says 9700K, you don't need a super VRM power stage for the 9700K but you do need one for the 9900K.

yeah my bad i got confused but i changed it. 

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Don't stress too much, pick the Z390 Aorus Elite, Ultra or Master depending on your budget and necessity.


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CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @4.8ghz  |~| Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3200mhz CL16 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti  |~| PSU: Corsair RM850X 80Plus Gold |~| Boot: WD Black M.2 2280 500GB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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I have the Gigabyte Z390 Ultra I like it. Confusing with overclocking at first..but I have my 9900k at 5ghz running 50c on most games up to 70c max. But I am also on a custom loop.

 


My Rig: CPU: i9-9900k (5Ghz), Ram: 32gigs 3600mhz DDR4, MOBO: Gigabyte Aorus z390 Ultra, HDD: Samsung 970 Evo 500gig, Samsung 850 evo 250 gig, 2 TB Baracuda 7200 rpm,6tb WD Black 7200rpm, 4TB NAS, GPU: 1080Ti Fe, ek water block cpu and gpu custom loop.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Livinloud said:

I have the Gigabyte Z390 Ultra I like it. Confusing with overclocking at first..but I have my 9900k at 5ghz running 50c on most games up to 70c max. But I am also on a custom loop.

 

Thanks, but I heard the bios is a little bit hard to deal with ?

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I would also vote for the Gigabyte Aorus series.  My 9900K has been in an Asus Maximus X Hero, an MSI MEG Godlike and the Aorus Extreme.  Personally I like the Asus Bios, simpler for OCing but less capable overall.  The MSI board was good but had some performance issues due to not holding the BCLK stable.  Then the Gigabyte board it has been amazing.  Took some time to learn the bios but has let me OC the 9900K further than any of the others.


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5 hours ago, __________ said:

Thanks, but I heard the bios is a little bit hard to deal with ?

if you don't wanna navigate the gigabyte bios then the only other choice is the taichi, but it's about 15C warmer than the aorus master on load, the vrm gets to about 75C on 90-100% load on 185w.


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aorus master, ultra, pro, elite, asrock extreme4, asus maximus xi apex, extreme, msi godlike and evga dark

 

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The ASUS board don't have problems. They are just not enough board for the price.

I would like to check out the bios software on the XI since I have only heard good things about it. the Aorus software is only on par with the Max X. 

 

This gen go with a Aorus board, Elite and up.

My Son got the Ultra with the i9 9900k and I am so impressed with it that I want to dump my i7 8700k with the HeroX and get them. 


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Nothing wrong with Asus boards - the VRM concern is really only applicable for extreme overclockers (LN2 etc). 

 

I'm using a Maximus XI Code for mine and haven't had any issues at all running 5.2ghz on 1.325v, going to try to push things this weekend and see where stability limits are.


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Mainstream desktop: i9 9900k @ 5.3 gHz, 32GB @ 3200mHz G.Skill Trident-Z CL14 DDR4, Nvidia Titan RTX, Corsair HX1000i, Samsung 960 Pro 1TB, Asus PG279QZ monitor, Asus ROG Claymore keyboard, Speedlink Omnivi Core mouse
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