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Z390 or b360 for my i7-8700

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Hey guys i'm currently looking at these 2 motherboards for my i7-8700 and these are the 2 i've picked out. I I know that i can't overclock but im thinking the z390 board might be good in terms of reliability and upgradability

but is it worth it for me to spend the extra 75 dollars on it? im looking to keep this setup for a long time because im upgrading from my i7-2600k and im planning on keeping it for just as long 

ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING, S-1151

ASUS ROG Strix B360-F Gaming, S-1151

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do you ever plan on upgrading in the future to a 9XXX K Sku'd series CPU? If no, then stick with B360. Only get a Z390 if you are planning on future upgrading to a 9XXX series CPU. 

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4 minutes ago, Skiiwee29 said:

do you ever plan on upgrading in the future to a 9XXX K Sku'd series CPU? If no, then stick with B360. Only get a Z390 if you are planning on future upgrading to a 9XXX series CPU. 

I want to avoid buying a new motherboard when upgrading but i don't know if 9th gen is that big of an upgrade compared to coffee lake

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25 minutes ago, gucciguy said:

I want to avoid buying a new motherboard when upgrading but i don't know if 9th gen is that big of an upgrade compared to coffee lake

It's not the i7 8700 even locked is not that far from the i7 9700K, the Z chipset would allow you to boost frequency of the i7 8700 a little through BLCK but frankly if you're really up for a Z chipset board you should just get the i7 8700K altogether already.

 

It will last you a long time.

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CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.

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CPU: Intel Core i7 10700KF @ 5.0Ghz (5.1Ghz 4-core) |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock 4 Pro |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490 UD |~| RAM: 32G Kingston HyperX @ 2666Mhz CL13 |~| GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Reference) |~| PSU: Corsair HX1000 80+ Platinum |~| Windows Boot Drive: 2x 512GB (1TB total) Plextor SATA SSD (RAID0 volume) |~| Linux Boot Drive: 500GB Kingston A2000 |~| Storage: 4TB WD Black HDD |~| Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 |~| Display 1 (leftmost): Eizo (unknown model) 1920x1080 IPS @ 60Hz|~| Display 2 (center): BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 1920x1080 TN @ 240Hz |~| Display 3 (rightmost): Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 3840x2160 IPS @ 60Hz 10-bit |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro (games / art) + Linux (distro: NixOS; programming and daily driver)
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2 hours ago, Princess Cadence said:

It's not the i7 8700 even locked is not that far from the i7 9700K, the Z chipset would allow you to boost frequency of the i7 8700 a little through BLCK but frankly if you're really up for a Z chipset board you should just get the i7 8700K altogether already.

 

It will last you a long time.

I already have the i7-8700 but I've decided on the z390 so I don't have to buy other parts when I upgrade 

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Just now, gucciguy said:

I already have the i7-8700 but I've decided on the z390 so I don't have to buy other parts when I upgrade 

Asus has cool stuff don't get me wrong but they do charge extra for certain performance. If you want to save money and have a great board with great features, I suggset the ASRock Z390 Extreme4. It has good features that you can utilize even more if you upgrade to an unlocked CPU in the future.

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1 hour ago, gucciguy said:

I already have the i7-8700 but I've decided on the z390 so I don't have to buy other parts when I upgrade 

When you need to upgrade from the i7 8700 you'll not want an identical CPU plus 2 cores which is the i9 9900K basically... you'll want the 10nm or 7nm AMD so buying a stupidly expensive motherboard for your CPU when you already have a b360 is a really awful money management since you'll not re-use it and if you do re-use it will be for 'outdated hardware' when time comes.

Personal Desktop":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.

Luna, the temporary Desktop:

CPU: Intel Core i7 10700KF @ 5.0Ghz (5.1Ghz 4-core) |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock 4 Pro |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490 UD |~| RAM: 32G Kingston HyperX @ 2666Mhz CL13 |~| GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Reference) |~| PSU: Corsair HX1000 80+ Platinum |~| Windows Boot Drive: 2x 512GB (1TB total) Plextor SATA SSD (RAID0 volume) |~| Linux Boot Drive: 500GB Kingston A2000 |~| Storage: 4TB WD Black HDD |~| Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 |~| Display 1 (leftmost): Eizo (unknown model) 1920x1080 IPS @ 60Hz|~| Display 2 (center): BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 1920x1080 TN @ 240Hz |~| Display 3 (rightmost): Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 3840x2160 IPS @ 60Hz 10-bit |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro (games / art) + Linux (distro: NixOS; programming and daily driver)
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2 hours ago, mxk. said:

Asus has cool stuff don't get me wrong but they do charge extra for certain performance. If you want to save money and have a great board with great features, I suggset the ASRock Z390 Extreme4. It has good features that you can utilize even more if you upgrade to an unlocked CPU in the future.

thanks for the recommendation but these 2 are on discount and i'm a little bit of an asus fanboy haha

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39 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

When you need to upgrade from the i7 8700 you'll not want an identical CPU plus 2 cores which is the i9 9900K basically... you'll want the 10nm or 7nm AMD so buying a stupidly expensive motherboard for your CPU when you already have a b360 is a really awful money management since you'll not re-use it and if you do re-use it will be for 'outdated hardware' when time comes.

Yeah i see what you mean, thanks for your help :)

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1 hour ago, gucciguy said:

thanks for the recommendation but these 2 are on discount and i'm a little bit of an asus fanboy haha

make sure you read reviews for z390 stuff, since asus tried to pull a fast one on consumers and make the Maximus XI hero a meh board for how much you pay.

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