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Maximus hero X vs Prime 370-E

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Im having trouble deciding between the two mobos does anyone have any pro tips to help decide? Im using the pc for gaming the plan is

i7 8700k

16gbs of corsair dominator platinum 3200

Asus gtx 1080 ti posieden 

1000 corsair psu 

And a custom liquid cooling loop with a single 3x120 rad and cpu block from xspc

Western digital m.2 and black hdd

But which mobo is more suited for 4k gaming and light content creation??


CPU: I7-7700k | GPU: GTX 1080Ti (Asus posieden) | RAM: 8Gb Corsair Dominator 3868mhz | Mobo: Asus Maximus VIII | PSU: ATTA 1000w | Storage: WD BLACK 256Gb M.2 / WD BLACK 2Tb | Case: NZXT Switch 180 Cooling: Custom Water Loop w/ XSPC

 

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3 minutes ago, GoofyCush said:

Im having trouble deciding between the two mobos does anyone have any pro tips to help decide? Im using the pc for gaming the plan is

i7 8700k

16gbs of corsair dominator platinum 3200

Asus gtx 1080 ti posieden 

1000 corsair psu 

And a custom liquid cooling loop with a single 3x120 rad and cpu block from xspc

Western digital m.2 and black hdd

But which mobo is more suited for 4k gaming and light content creation??

I'd say the Maximus hero X, but I don't own one my self.

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17 minutes ago, GoofyCush said:

corsair dominator platinum

This memory is not worth its price tag, people have been mocking Corsair about it for a while already, consider G.Skill Trident Z, not only it looks better it has been giving better results all around.


Workstation Rig:
CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @5.0ghz  |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Dark Rock 4 |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3333mhz CL15 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V  |~| PSU: beQuiet! Dark Power Pro 11 80Plus Platinum  |~| Boot: Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Acer Predator X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
 
Personal Use Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i9 9900 @4.75ghz |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Shadow Rock Slim |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z390M Gaming mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3400mhzCL15 Viper Steel |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti |~| PSU: beQuiet! Straight Power 11 80Plus Gold  |~|  Boot:  Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2x2TB SanDisk SSD Ultra 3D |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Viotek GN34CB 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.


HTPC / "Console of the house":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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I personally just ordered a Strix 370E, and there is nothing that the Hero has over this and I would want. I also just built a PC with a Z270F. For myself I just Went with the E over the F for the USB 3.1 Gen 2 header on the motherboard and some small advantages like wi-fi. 

 

I could recommend you to go with the Strix Z370E. Hero makes sense ONLY if you plan on some rather hard Overclocking the CPU, but then you will 100% have to delid your 8700k because they come with the same toothpaste instead of thermal compound between the chip and IHS.

 

So basically if you do not plan on delidding the cpu, even a custom waterloop won't do any good.

 

Then again, for "gaming and light content creation" even if its 4k or 1440p/1080p the motherboard will help you gain like 5-10 fps maybe less from the cpu overclock and that's about it. So you woulb be good enough with a under 200$ motherboard also, But I prefer to go overkill too so I could not recommend you that route :D

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@tyem VRM's wise the Strix Z370E has the same built it quality as the Maximus X so overclocking is fairly equal between the two, then again the thing that matters less for gaming end performance is the motherboard even a TUF could run an i7 8700k at 4.8ghz all cores and be by all means sufficient to drive the 1080 Ti


Workstation Rig:
CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @5.0ghz  |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Dark Rock 4 |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3333mhz CL15 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V  |~| PSU: beQuiet! Dark Power Pro 11 80Plus Platinum  |~| Boot: Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Acer Predator X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
 
Personal Use Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i9 9900 @4.75ghz |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Shadow Rock Slim |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z390M Gaming mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3400mhzCL15 Viper Steel |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti |~| PSU: beQuiet! Straight Power 11 80Plus Gold  |~|  Boot:  Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2x2TB SanDisk SSD Ultra 3D |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Viotek GN34CB 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.


HTPC / "Console of the house":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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31 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

@tyem VRM's wise the Strix Z370E has the same built it quality as the Maximus X so overclocking is fairly equal between the two, then again the thing that matters less for gaming end performance is the motherboard even a TUF could run an i7 8700k at 4.8ghz all cores and be by all means sufficient to drive the 1080 Ti

I know, I just said that's what people use  to be sure they will have the most success at overclocking, For me honestly Z370E has everything I would want from a motherboard and more, here is like 250 for the Z370E and 300 for the Hero (prices in euros) so it's not a big difference but I see no point in getting the Hero, for me at least.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Currently I have a z170 maximus hero with an i7 7700k with 8gb corsair dominator platinum 3866 mhz with a liquid coolong loop from xspc and i am amazed how well it performs spectacularly but i guess im not seeing any really performance benefits with the extra 70+ dollar price tag for the maximus


CPU: I7-7700k | GPU: GTX 1080Ti (Asus posieden) | RAM: 8Gb Corsair Dominator 3868mhz | Mobo: Asus Maximus VIII | PSU: ATTA 1000w | Storage: WD BLACK 256Gb M.2 / WD BLACK 2Tb | Case: NZXT Switch 180 Cooling: Custom Water Loop w/ XSPC

 

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