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Trying to choose the right motherboard

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Trying to make a decision between the ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming or ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) for a 2080ti build I’m gonna be using a i7-8700K and I wanted to know what are the major differences which one is better for oc etc thanks for the help ?

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1. why even Asus

 

2. Among Asus, M11H is better for OC. it has more layers of PCB which improves insulation to electromagnetic interference (current pass through wires in close proximity = magnetism). Also stronger VRMs due to better mosfets.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Gamers Nexus made a whole video over this a few days ago (video linked below)

 

but between the two I wasn't able to find a significant difference between the two as they seem to be running the same VRMs but I wasn't able to find any numbers for PCB layers but if any of them has more layers that would generally mean it is better

 

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6 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

1. why even Asus

 

2. Among Asus, M11H is better for OC. it has more layers of PCB which improves insulation to electromagnetic interference (current pass through wires in close proximity = magnetism). Also stronger VRMs due to better mosfets.

Honestly I really don’t know why choose a asus motherboard I guess cause I currently have a asus b360 and i haven’t had any issues at all do you have any suggestions on what would be a good high end motherboard around 200$ or 300$ us ? 

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1 minute ago, NeroLobos said:

Honestly I really don’t know why choose a asus motherboard I guess cause I currently have a asus b360 and i haven’t had any issues at all do you have any suggestions on what would be a good high end motherboard around 200$ or 300$ us ? 

That's enough money for a Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master. This board handles 9900k easily, which means it's completely overkill for 8700k. It has full set of OC features including a post code display (so easier debugging) and CMOS reset switch, so recovering from a bad overclock is easier

 

If you arent that extreme in overclocking, you can save some money for the Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro or Elite, whichever's cheaper. Still handles 8700k easily (can handle 9900k), but far less OC debug tools and no CMOS reset button.

 

Cheapest option will be Asrock Z370/Z390 Extreme4. Still enough VRM power to handle 8700k (not so much 9900k), no post code display or buttons, but much cheaper than the Gigabyte options.

 

Also worth mentioning the Asrock z370 K6 and Z390 Phantom 6, same VRM as Extreme4 but has post code display and CMOS reset button.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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45 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

That's enough money for a Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master. This board handles 9900k easily, which means it's completely overkill for 8700k. It has full set of OC features including a post code display (so easier debugging) and CMOS reset switch, so recovering from a bad overclock is easier

 

If you arent that extreme in overclocking, you can save some money for the Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro or Elite, whichever's cheaper. Still handles 8700k easily (can handle 9900k), but far less OC debug tools and no CMOS reset button.

 

Cheapest option will be Asrock Z370/Z390 Extreme4. Still enough VRM power to handle 8700k (not so much 9900k), no post code display or buttons, but much cheaper than the Gigabyte options.

 

Also worth mentioning the Asrock z370 K6 and Z390 Phantom 6, same VRM as Extreme4 but has post code display and CMOS reset button.

Thank you for the awesome suggestions I’ll definitely look into the gigabyte motherboard.

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