1. The_HAVOK

    128gb DDR4-4000 + ASUS WS Z390 PRO + i9 9900K = Dead CPU?

    I've been running a pretty maxed out Coffee Lake refresh build for a while now with a 128gb kit of Trident Z F4-4000C10Q-128GZTR, a ASUS WS Z390 Pro, various 9900K/F CPUs, and a EVGA 3090 Hybrid for the past 7 or so months, switching out the CPU 4 times now trying to get one with a better IMC...
  2. K

    SOLD Intel Core i9-9900k + MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Plus + Corsair H115i + Corsair 650W PSU

    Having recently been bit by the upgrade bug, I am selling off some of the components from my main desktop PC. All of these components were taken straight out of my system in perfect working order. Also these components come with their original accessories and packaging (although the CPU will...
  3. dvsman

    Aorus Master Z390 + Win 11 = ???

    So one of my co-workers asked me for computer help this morning. I haven't built / ran an Intel build in years so didn't really have any idea what to do. He currently has an Aorus Z390 (I think with a 9900k, but not sure) and tried to install Win11. Then basically everything went sideways. He...
  4. S

    9900KS versus 5960X in Time Spy/3DMark (Paired with a 2080 Ti FE)

    Hey guys, I just picked up a 9900KS and built a new Z390 box (the only thing I brought over was my 2080 Ti FE) so I wanted to share some comparison numbers from my old box on X99 to the new one. The 2080 Ti is OC'd the same. The 5960X is OC'd to 4GHz, the 9900KS is stock clocked (so far)...
  5. Balzac

    WTB Z370 or Z390

    Hey [H], I think my Aorus Z370 is FUBAR so I'm looking to buy a replacement board to go with my 8700k. Let me know what you have and how much shipped to 37122. Thanks
  6. E

    Any Z390 Mobos that support 16x16x SLI/CFX? Bottleneck at 8x/8x PCI-E 3.0?

    Title pretty much. I have been out of the game for a while and was supprised that most mobos that host processors like the 9900k don't have 16x 16x SLI/CFX capability I thought Z390 was high end? given the prices? I'm on X58 and it can do PCI E 2 16x6x. Was cheaper back in 2010 too. Does 16x...
  7. FrgMstr

    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390 Motherboard Review

    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390 Motherboard Review ASUS brings us the one of it most aesthetically pleasing and expensive Z390 motherboards this generation. Even if you have no interest in spending a ton of money on an LGA 1151 motherboard, you will want to give this Formula a look as it...
  8. P

    Controlling Enermax T.B. RGB fan speed with motherboard

    I've just bought 3 Enermax T.B. RGB´s and I don't want to control them with it's controller. I have an Asus Maximus XI Hero motherboard, witch I wan't to control the fans speed with. Is there any way to do this? I don't mind if all 3 adjust at the same time, I just want the MB's to automaticly...
  9. cageymaru

    An Analysis of the Z390 Socket Proves the Extra Pins Aren't Necessary

    Der8auer on YouTube (Roman Hartung) has performed an in-depth analysis of the Z390 socket where he physically extracted the pins from a dead Z370 board and measured how much of an load each pin can take. After applying up to 5 amperes of power to the pin, he concluded that it can easily...
  10. S

    Mouse LED's Still On After Shutdown On ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming SLI/ac Mobo....

    Could someone help me out here on how to turn off my mouse LED's after my PC has been shut down, please? I have an ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming SLI/ac mobo. I don't have "Wake On Lan" enabled for mouse or keyboard. I don't want my cat turning my PC on while it covered with a towel (to keep dust...
  11. D

    [FS] Intel 9900k @ 5ghz

  12. Armenius

    Z390 Suggestions for 9700K

    Looking to upgrade my PC in sig to a 9700K, as I am starting to run into some CPU-limited situation with the 2080 Ti. I also admit I have the itch and am tired of waiting for 10nm. Budget is $200. Looking for a board with good and stable overclocking ability. In addition, I require: At...
  13. LGabrielPhoto

    Frustrated picking a Z390 mobo due to these issues...

    Hello! So I was all set on the Asus z390 Hero BUT at least based on the latest test from "hardware unboxed", it runs much hotter than the other boards and the design seems inferior yet it has what most people claim to be the best bios. Then I started looking at the MSI Ace BUT I just read that...
  14. Z

    M.2 Installation Questions

    Good Day, I currently have the Asus Z390 Maximus XI Hero https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-MAXIMUS-XI-HERO-WI-FI/ I want to install my new ADATA Nvme drive XPG SX8200, does it make a difference if I install it in the 1st slot or the 2nd? 1st slot is on top 2nd is closer to the bottom...
  15. Z


    Hi Guys, I had just pre-ordered the Intel's 9900k, and need your help picking out the motherboard. In the past I always had Asus and it served me well, never had a Gigabyte board. I will also be getting an nvme drive 2GB & will be re-using my GTX 1060 8GB. Aside from the visual e statics...
  16. AlphaAtlas

    MSI MEG Z390 ACE Unboxing and Intel 9000 CPU Discussion

    We take a look at the MSI MEG Z390 ACE motherboard, and discuss Intel's 9000-series Coffee Lake refresh. Check it out in the video here.
  17. FrgMstr

    Z370 Chipset will be Rebranded to Z390 RUMOR

    The BenchLife website has up today what it is telling us in the Intel Z390 Chipset Block Diagram. However it looks like there will be very few changes for the "new" chipset besides native USB 3.1 Gen 2, and integrated Intel Wireless-AC. It is suggested that the new Z390 chipset will not move...