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Hello, I read on internet that Asus Z370-A Prime motherboard very good, is it really good, my point is reliable, high quality and good overclocking features, does someone already using this motherboard, what experience of using it? Or should I take instead Asus Strix ROG Z370-E, CPU will be Intel I7-8700K 4.7GHz

CPU: Intel I7-8700K | Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Master | RAM: Corsair Vengeance 3000Mhz 2x8GB | GPU: Asus ROG 1080Ti OC | PSU: Seasonic Prime 650W Titanium | SSD: 1x Samsung Evo 970 250GB M2 1x Samsung Evo 970 1TB M2 | CPU COOLER: Noctua D15

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VRM wise the Strix is complete trash. If your decision is between Prime and Strix, go with the prime.
Reference: Should apply to all of the Z370 Strix series

 

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1 minute ago, GER_T4IGA said:

VRM wise the Strix is complete trash. If your decision is between Prime and Strix, go with the prime.
Reference: Should apply to all of the Z370 Strix series

 

If i can choose between Prime and something else what it would be?

CPU: Intel I7-8700K | Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Master | RAM: Corsair Vengeance 3000Mhz 2x8GB | GPU: Asus ROG 1080Ti OC | PSU: Seasonic Prime 650W Titanium | SSD: 1x Samsung Evo 970 250GB M2 1x Samsung Evo 970 1TB M2 | CPU COOLER: Noctua D15

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Mt brother is using this Prime board with same CPU, i7 8700k at 4.9. Works like a charm.

Main system: i7 8700k 5Ghz / Asus Prime Z370-A / Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB 3000Mhz / Asus TUF RTX3080 / EVGA 750W GQ / Fractal Design Meshify C

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Z370-A for 8700k? Let's say it's the bare minimum board for the job. Mosfets are acceptable (since it doesnt carry the ROG name). There is no overclocking support tools like CMOS rest button or post code display mind you, so while you can overclock, you're on your own.

 

 

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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9 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

Z370-A for 8700k? Let's say it's the bare minimum board for the job. Mosfets are acceptable (since it doesnt carry the ROG name). There is no overclocking support tools like CMOS rest button or post code display mind you, so while you can overclock, you're on your own.

 

 

I'm looking from Asus motherboard, so what you suggest in this case? Point is I need reliable, good quality and good overclock, RGB with/without does not matter

CPU: Intel I7-8700K | Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Master | RAM: Corsair Vengeance 3000Mhz 2x8GB | GPU: Asus ROG 1080Ti OC | PSU: Seasonic Prime 650W Titanium | SSD: 1x Samsung Evo 970 250GB M2 1x Samsung Evo 970 1TB M2 | CPU COOLER: Noctua D15

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6 hours ago, speed258 said:

I'm looking from Asus motherboard, so what you suggest in this case? Point is I need reliable, good quality and good overclock, RGB with/without does not matter

Among Asus boards then the Z370-E/F should be what you can get. Brand is a problem here, considering Asus's dont get that good until the Maximus line.

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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On 10/11/2018 at 11:06 AM, GER_T4IGA said:

VRM wise the Strix is complete trash. If your decision is between Prime and Strix, go with the prime.
Reference: Should apply to all of the Z370 Strix series

 

 

22 hours ago, Jurrunio said:

Among Asus boards then the Z370-E/F should be what you can get. Brand is a problem here, considering Asus's dont get that good until the Maximus line.

 

On 10/11/2018 at 11:27 AM, Jurrunio said:

Z370-A for 8700k? Let's say it's the bare minimum board for the job. Mosfets are acceptable (since it doesnt carry the ROG name). There is no overclocking support tools like CMOS rest button or post code display mind you, so while you can overclock, you're on your own.

 

 

^^Simple logic if its boots overclock is success otherwise remove battery and reset again.

One post says Z370-E is trash, one post says Z370-A Prime is trash, while in pcpartpicker.com Z370-A is in top: https://pcpartpicker.com/products/motherboard/#f=2,3&s=30&R=5,4&sort=-rating&c=128,135 

On 10/11/2018 at 11:09 AM, PopsicleHustler said:

Mt brother is using this Prime board with same CPU, i7 8700k at 4.9. Works like a charm.

Seems good motherboard after all.

 

Now ending this post, is It worth Z370-A Prime(if taking reviews into account its very good motherboard) or instead Z370-E Rog(but since its "gaming" it could be even worse quality). Just off topic my current motherboard is Asus M4A77T and AMD Phenom II x4 965 overclocked to 3.8GHz and its working for 6+ years, so yeah.

CPU: Intel I7-8700K | Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Master | RAM: Corsair Vengeance 3000Mhz 2x8GB | GPU: Asus ROG 1080Ti OC | PSU: Seasonic Prime 650W Titanium | SSD: 1x Samsung Evo 970 250GB M2 1x Samsung Evo 970 1TB M2 | CPU COOLER: Noctua D15

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3 minutes ago, speed258 said:

 

 

^^Simple logic if its boots overclock is success otherwise remove battery and reset again.

One post says Z370-E is trash, one post says Z370-A Prime is trash, while in pcpartpicker.com Z370-A is in top: https://pcpartpicker.com/products/motherboard/#f=2,3&s=30&R=5,4&sort=-rating&c=128,135 

Seems good motherboard after all.

 

Now ending this post, is It worth Z370-A Prime(if taking reviews into account its very good motherboard) or instead Z370-E Rog(but since its "gaming" it could be even worse quality). Just off topic my current motherboard is Asus M4A77T and AMD Phenom II x4 965 overclocked to 3.8GHz and its working for 6+ years, so yeah.

I would go with Prime 370-A because I know that it works.

Main system: i7 8700k 5Ghz / Asus Prime Z370-A / Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB 3000Mhz / Asus TUF RTX3080 / EVGA 750W GQ / Fractal Design Meshify C

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1 minute ago, PopsicleHustler said:

I would go with Prime because I know that it works.

Well from pcpartpicker reviews everyone says its very good motherboard, my plan is to kick 8700K to 5.0GHz if it holds it I'm definitely buy it.

CPU: Intel I7-8700K | Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Master | RAM: Corsair Vengeance 3000Mhz 2x8GB | GPU: Asus ROG 1080Ti OC | PSU: Seasonic Prime 650W Titanium | SSD: 1x Samsung Evo 970 250GB M2 1x Samsung Evo 970 1TB M2 | CPU COOLER: Noctua D15

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2 minutes ago, speed258 said:

Well from pcpartpicker reviews everyone says its very good motherboard, my plan is to kick 8700K to 5.0GHz if it holds it I'm definitely buy it.

Is it really necessarily to push it for 5.0? You got like 1080ti in SLI or something?

Main system: i7 8700k 5Ghz / Asus Prime Z370-A / Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB 3000Mhz / Asus TUF RTX3080 / EVGA 750W GQ / Fractal Design Meshify C

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Just now, PopsicleHustler said:

Is it really necessarily to push it for 5.0? 

Maybe in future, when it will start lack power, but for now probably stay with stock 4.7Ghz.

CPU: Intel I7-8700K | Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Master | RAM: Corsair Vengeance 3000Mhz 2x8GB | GPU: Asus ROG 1080Ti OC | PSU: Seasonic Prime 650W Titanium | SSD: 1x Samsung Evo 970 250GB M2 1x Samsung Evo 970 1TB M2 | CPU COOLER: Noctua D15

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3 hours ago, speed258 said:

^^Simple logic if its boots overclock is success otherwise remove battery and reset again.

Actually no, since overclock can be stable enough to get into Windows, but will crash when there's an actual load on it like running a game.

 

3 hours ago, speed258 said:

Asus is famous, that's why more uninformed people go there, boosting rep further. In reality they screw up things at times, including this time.

 

3 hours ago, speed258 said:

Now ending this post, is It worth Z370-A Prime(if taking reviews into account its very good motherboard) or instead Z370-E Rog(but since its "gaming" it could be even worse quality).

Z370-E is better than Z370-A no doubt. I'd just look elsewhere myself.

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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3 hours ago, speed258 said:

Well from pcpartpicker reviews everyone says its very good motherboard, my plan is to kick 8700K to 5.0GHz if it holds it I'm definitely buy it.

Stable 5.0 clocks you should look at the Maximus line.

 

Why buy the expensive CPU and cheap out on the other components

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On 10/12/2018 at 7:34 PM, Velcade said:

Stable 5.0 clocks you should look at the Maximus line.

 

Why buy the expensive CPU and cheap out on the other components

Well, Maximus is ~100 usd more expensive, but if its has better quality and more reliable parts also better overclock than Prime or Rog series then ok I will take it, now which maximus you suggest to buy is it worth to buy IX or X?

CPU: Intel I7-8700K | Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Master | RAM: Corsair Vengeance 3000Mhz 2x8GB | GPU: Asus ROG 1080Ti OC | PSU: Seasonic Prime 650W Titanium | SSD: 1x Samsung Evo 970 250GB M2 1x Samsung Evo 970 1TB M2 | CPU COOLER: Noctua D15

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56 minutes ago, speed258 said:

now which maximus you suggest to buy is it worth to buy IX or X

You should buy the series that is compatible with your CPU.

 

I'd suggest the Maximus X Hero board.

"And I'll be damned if I let myself trip from a lesser man's ledge"

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