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Panoramix97

Please suggest me a motherboard for i9 10850K

At around the same price as the Z490-H you should be able to get a Z490 Gaming Edge WIFI, Z490 Vision G, Z490 Tomahawk or Z490 Aorus Elite. Maybe even slightly cheaper.

 

But to answer your question, no I don't think the Strix Z490-A is worth $50 more over the H. That being said, if you liked the white theme of the board, the Prime Z490-A is pretty much the same as the Strix, save for BIOS Flashback I think.

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Hi,

 

I look into Asus and I see Z490-H and z490-A Strix have a 50$ difference where I live, any reasons why to pick the z490-A instead of the Z490-H ?

 

I see they both have 12+2 power phase stages, seems to be the same all around...

 

Or any other good suggestions ? I don't need specific features, wifi is optional not really a need...

 

Please don't tell me to buy a ryzen, the 10850k is cheaper than a 3900x where I live right now and I only do gaming on the PC.

 

Thanks !

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At around the same price as the Z490-H you should be able to get a Z490 Gaming Edge WIFI, Z490 Vision G, Z490 Tomahawk or Z490 Aorus Elite. Maybe even slightly cheaper.

 

But to answer your question, no I don't think the Strix Z490-A is worth $50 more over the H. That being said, if you liked the white theme of the board, the Prime Z490-A is pretty much the same as the Strix, save for BIOS Flashback I think.


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F | G.Skill Trident Z Neo 2x16GB, 3200MHz 14-14-14-34 | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6

Laptop: 2018 Apple MacBook Pro 13" (i5-8259U | 8GB LPDDR3 | 512GB NVMe)

Peripherals: Ducky Shine 7 (Cherry MX Brown) | Logitech MX Master 3 & Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed | Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus | Audio-Technica AT2020USB+

Displays: Alienware AW2521HF & BenQ BL2420PT

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15 minutes ago, Panoramix97 said:

Please don't tell me to buy a ryzen, the 10850k is cheaper than a 3900x where I live right now and I only do gaming on the PC.

alright boys, put the pitchforks away for now.... :P

 

the strix boards are fine, for the A youre mostly just paying for the colors. if you prefer asus features over other boards theyre not a bad choice. other manufacturer's boards in that price range generally bring more features/performance for cheaper but its likely not a big deal to most people in comparison to asus aesthetics/bios/rgb.


topics i need help on:

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my "oops i bought intel right before zen 3 releases" build

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 (placeholder)

GPU: Gigabyte 980ti Xtreme (also placeholder), deshroud w/ generic 1200rpm 120mm fans x2, stock bios 130% power, no voltage offset: +70 core +400 mem 

Memory: 2x16gb GSkill Trident Z RGB 3600C16, 14-15-30-288@1.45v

Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S w/ white chromax bling
OS Drive: Samsung PM981 1tb (OEM 970 Evo)

Storage Drive: XPG SX8200 Pro 2tb

Backup Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 4TB

PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750W w/ black/white Cablemod extensions
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Dark (to be replaced with a good case shortly)

basically everything was bought used off of reddit or here, only new component was the case. absolutely nutty deals for some of these parts, ill have to tally it all up once it's "done" :D 

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