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Help Choosing Z390

TMatzelle60
  • 11 months ago

I am doing a build with the PC-o11 dynamic and would love your guys help

Im on the edge with the Z390 dark or another board for my i9 9900k

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't know your budget for your MB but Gigabyte is a great choice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LQacSdJt7c

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

How is this motherboard

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z390-AORUS-MASTER-rev-10#kf

I am looking for a well built reliable motherboard with great support. Is this motherboard considered top of the line?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the hardware is excellent, but it's the UEFI/BIOS which leaves a bit to be desired for some. At least for me I had the Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra, and I had an impossible time trying to install Windows on my M.2 NVMe drive (Samsung 970 Evo). I had to settle for installing on a regular SATA SSD instead. Later on when I ran into numerous freezing issues, I returned the board and got the MSI MEG Z390 Ace. Installed Windows on the 970 Evo the first time (there is just one setting I need to enable for UEFI only mode) and everything is running perfectly. Had the board for almost a month now and not a single freeze and overclocking is a breeze (no thermal throttling and everything is stable). It's about the same price as the Aorus Master but the Master does have slightly better temps as the heatpipe and VRM heatsinks are slightly better. If you aren't going to buy an M.2 NVMe drive, maybe just go with the Master, but up to you.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is a review of that specific board

https://www.anandtech.com/show/14047/the-gigabyte-z390-aorus-master-motherboard-review

Overall a decent board.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, the EVGA Z390 Dark is $500 so that is probably an indicator of his budget :)

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

True... but he is asking for one that is under 300 bucks. Its better to know his budget IMO.. :)

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