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MSI vs. ASUS z390m

The Cow

So, which would you choose?

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813119161&ignorebbr=1

or

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813144214

 

I am partial to the MSI due to the rear IO but I can't get past the negative feedback MSI usually garners. The lame thing is, they are the same price and no current bundle deals with a 8700k.

 

Side note, anyone have significantly higher thermals with a 8700k at stock speeds when compared to the 8700 non K?

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9 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

Yes ASUS Z390 turned out to not be that great unlike some of their other high end boards like HEDT.  The Gigabyte is proven and will OC the CPU to its max it can go.

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15 minutes ago, The Cow said:

What would make you choose this over the MSI and ASUS boards?

Extremely better VRM design, cooling and performance along side with more reliable power phases and IMC support.

 

Only 2 Micro-ATX boards are worth buying if you're planning to overclock an Intel 8th/9th processor, that Gigabyte Z390M Gaming or go full out break the bank on an ASUS Maximums XI GENE Micro-ATX.

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What would be your suggestion in a non overclock, 8700 non k, situation. sticking with z390 for the WiFi and BT 5.0.

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27 minutes ago, The Cow said:

What would be your suggestion in a non overclock, 8700 non k, situation. sticking with z390 for the WiFi and BT 5.0.

a motherboard without wifi and bluetooth and getting a separate dongle or pcie solution

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1 minute ago, LukeSavenije said:

a motherboard without wifi and bluetooth and getting a separate dongle or pcie solution

Lol, fair enough. I guess i'm stuck on not using dongles as i'm sick of laptops.

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1 minute ago, The Cow said:

Lol, fair enough. I guess i'm stuck on not using dongles as i'm sick of laptops.

just so we're on the same page, i mean like these

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor pcie wifi card

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor usb wifi

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8 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

just so we're on the same page, i mean like these

 

 

Yeah, we are.

 

Not asking about it like i'm getting it, I think z390 is not necessary for my case, but is there any issue with that MSI board? Not a lot of info or reviews. 

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Just now, The Cow said:

Yeah, we are.

 

Not asking about it like i'm getting it, I think z390 is not necessary for my case, but is there any issue with that MSI board? Not a lot of info or reviews. 

there's nothing really wrong with it, but there are better alternatives, that's why i don't recommend it.

 

that gigabyte would technically be enough to run a 9900k on those vrm's

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