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Best z370 board for overclocking.

A few months back I built an 8700k system with overclocking in mind. However, I didn’t do much research on the motherboard and ended up going with an MSI z370 gaming plus. Overclocks have been somewhat stable up to 4.8ghz but that’s about it. Does anyone have any recommendations for a board less than $200 that would serve me better? After reading more on the msi board I’m finding that it’s more of a budget board with sub par vram cooling so not the best. I’ve been thinking maybe an asus prime board but wanted some input first.  Thanks guys!

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Asus Prime Z370-A

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1 minute ago, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

Asus Prime Z370-A

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2 minutes ago, PhilJongBoom said:

A few months back I built an 8700k system with overclocking in mind. However, I didn’t do much research on the motherboard and ended up going with an MSI z370 gaming plus. Overclocks have been somewhat stable up to 4.8ghz but that’s about it. Does anyone have any recommendations for a board less than $200 that would serve me better? After reading more on the msi board I’m finding that it’s more of a budget board with sub par vram cooling so not the best. I’ve been thinking maybe an asus prime board but wanted some input first.  Thanks guys!

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The EVGA Z370 FTW happens to be the best value z370 at $130 currently. No $150 mobo or below with the exception of the Z390 Gigabyte Gaming X at $140 will match or beat the FTW.

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4 minutes ago, PhilJongBoom said:

Does anyone have any recommendations for a board less than $200 that would serve me better? 

Check out the Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 and ASRock Z370 Taichi.

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 RAM: Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 (1x2GB), Crucial DDR3-1600 (2x4GB), Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 (1x4GB) GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB HDDs: WD Green 3.5" 1TB, WD Blue 3.5" 1TB PSU: Corsair AX860i & CableMod ModFlex Cables Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) Fans: 2x Dynamic X2 GP-12 Monitors: LG 24GL600F, Samsung S24D390 Keyboard: Logitech G710+ Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Mouse Pad: Steelseries QcK Audio: Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones

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2 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

Check out the Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 and ASRock Z370 Taichi.

Both are well over $200 

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1 minute ago, ears_ears said:

Both are well over $200 

$15 - $35 extra isn't "well over" IMO.

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 RAM: Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 (1x2GB), Crucial DDR3-1600 (2x4GB), Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 (1x4GB) GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB HDDs: WD Green 3.5" 1TB, WD Blue 3.5" 1TB PSU: Corsair AX860i & CableMod ModFlex Cables Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) Fans: 2x Dynamic X2 GP-12 Monitors: LG 24GL600F, Samsung S24D390 Keyboard: Logitech G710+ Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Mouse Pad: Steelseries QcK Audio: Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones

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3 hours ago, ears_ears said:

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The EVGA Z370 FTW happens to be the best value z370 at $130 currently. No $150 mobo or below with the exception of the Z390 Gigabyte Gaming X at $140 will match or beat the FTW.

So both boards look good to me. This is my first build so I'm kinda a noob when comparing specs. Would I be better off with the Gigabyte board since it's a Z390 and possibly more future proof? Thank you for your suggestions!

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I decided to go ahead and order the Z390 Gigabyte Gaming X. Thank you all for the input! Looking forward to some aggressive stable OC's?

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