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Micro Atx Motherboard Decision

I'm planning on building a micro atx system and I want to start with the motherboard. I'm contemplating to get either the asus tuf z390m-pro gaming wifi or the msi mpg z390m gaming edge ac. I'm choosing either of these because I've had good experiences with the companies and I want to sync my rgb with either aura or mystic light, though I prefer Asus. I just want to know if there are any major differences between these motherboards or if I can't go wrong using either. Feel free to suggest other options as long as their z390 and support sli.

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It would be good to know what you're doing with the motherboard and your setup, please.

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seasonic 620w dogballs psu

 

 

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15 minutes ago, mxk. said:

It would be good to know what you're doing with the motherboard and your setup, please.

CPU: Intel - Core i5 9600k 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - MasterAir G100M RGB 22.63 CFM CPU Cooler 
Motherboard: Still figuring that out
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

Graphics Card: Gtx 1070 ti (branding of motherboard)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300P MicroATX Mini Tower Case 
Power Supply: Cooler Master - 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Case Fan: Cooler Master - MF120R ARGB 3in1  59 CFM 120mm Fans
Monitor: Asus - ROG SWIFT PG248Q 24.0" 1920x1080 180 Hz Monitor 

 

Planning to hit at least 60 fps on all games 144 for most.

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3 minutes ago, Koopazz said:

CPU: Intel - Core i5 9600k 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - MasterAir G100M RGB 22.63 CFM CPU Cooler 
Motherboard: Still figuring that out
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

Graphics Card: Gtx 1070 ti (branding of motherboard)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300P MicroATX Mini Tower Case 
Power Supply: Cooler Master - 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Case Fan: Cooler Master - MF120R ARGB 3in1  59 CFM 120mm Fans
Monitor: Asus - ROG SWIFT PG248Q 24.0" 1920x1080 180 Hz Monitor 

 

Planning to hit at least 60 fps on all games 144 for most.

I know for a fact that the Asus board isn't the best of the two, but I don't know much about the MSi board. I know for a fact that the best microatx z390 board is the asus maximus gene

8086k

aorus pro z390

noctua nh-d15s chromax w black cover

evga 3070 ultra

samsung 128gb, adata swordfish 1tb, wd blue 1tb

seasonic 620w dogballs psu

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Koopazz said:

CPU: Intel - Core i5 9600k 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - MasterAir G100M RGB 22.63 CFM CPU Cooler 
Motherboard: Still figuring that out
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

Graphics Card: Gtx 1070 ti (branding of motherboard)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300P MicroATX Mini Tower Case 
Power Supply: Cooler Master - 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Case Fan: Cooler Master - MF120R ARGB 3in1  59 CFM 120mm Fans
Monitor: Asus - ROG SWIFT PG248Q 24.0" 1920x1080 180 Hz Monitor 

 

Planning to hit at least 60 fps on all games 144 for most.

I'm pretty sure the Msi board is better, but look up reviews.

 

Also, the airflow on that case is terrible

8086k

aorus pro z390

noctua nh-d15s chromax w black cover

evga 3070 ultra

samsung 128gb, adata swordfish 1tb, wd blue 1tb

seasonic 620w dogballs psu

 

 

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Just now, mxk. said:

I know for a fact that the Asus board isn't the best of the two, but I don't know much about the MSi board. I know for a fact that the best microatx z390 board is the asus maximus gene

Ya I know that. I just can't find a reliable seller for the gene, nor do I want to pay the price. Would dropping down to z370 be a viable option?

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3 minutes ago, mxk. said:

I'm pretty sure the Msi board is better, but look up reviews.

 

Also, the airflow on that case is terrible

Know that too. I think I'm going to lean towards liquid cooling for the build.

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Just now, Koopazz said:

Know that too. I think I'm going to lean towards liquid cooling for the build.

Airflow is still gonna be really choked. If you can get a different case and sell the one you have I suggest it. Your temp's are gonna be hit hard.

8086k

aorus pro z390

noctua nh-d15s chromax w black cover

evga 3070 ultra

samsung 128gb, adata swordfish 1tb, wd blue 1tb

seasonic 620w dogballs psu

 

 

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2 minutes ago, mxk. said:

Airflow is still gonna be really choked. If you can get a different case and sell the one you have I suggest it. Your temp's are gonna be hit hard.

Ya this is just a theoretical build. Still haven't bought the parts. Also is z370 a good idea?

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2 hours ago, Koopazz said:

Ya this is just a theoretical build. Still haven't bought the parts. Also is z370 a good idea?

Sorry for the late response. You can't do a 9600k with z370 boards with an exception. You need to have an 8th gen chip present so you can put it into the motherboard to upgrade the BIOS so it'll work with 9th gen.

8086k

aorus pro z390

noctua nh-d15s chromax w black cover

evga 3070 ultra

samsung 128gb, adata swordfish 1tb, wd blue 1tb

seasonic 620w dogballs psu

 

 

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