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Ah. Well, the only upgrade path from 10900k is The next gen CPU and platform. So....you may as well stick with a z490.
I cant stick with something I've never owned.

It's not a big deal, my boot drive was 250GB nvme and I have a 2TB nvme as well.

I ordered a usb c m.2 case so I can backup the 2tb then clone my 250 drive to the 2tb and get back to it. I have 6TB in ssds and just got my nas up. I really only play one game so this is more of an inconvenience than a show stopper.

Besides, the z590 has an intel usb 3.2 controller instead of asmedia so its worth the tradeoff...
 

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I cant stick with something I've never owned.

It's not a big deal, my boot drive was 250GB nvme and I have a 2TB nvme as well.

I ordered a usb c m.2 case so I can backup the 2tb then clone my 250 drive to the 2tb and get back to it. I have 6TB in ssds and just got my nas up. I really only play one game so this is more of an inconvenience than a show stopper.

Besides, the z590 has an intel usb 3.2 controller instead of asmedia so its worth the tradeoff...
Do you need the 10 cores?

If not, you might benefit from selling the 10900k and picking up a >10600k 11600k. Game performance is a wash, you'd pocket some cash, be able to use all of your board features, and enjoy improved single threaded performance.
 
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Well, this sucks.

The Strix Z590-i has two m.2 slots, but since one of them is pcie4, its disabled if you use a 10th gen cpu.

Of course its the slot where I put my boot drive...
It's not because that slot is gen 4, it's because the slot is run from the CPU instead of the chipset. Only the 11th gen CPUs have the PCI-e lanes to run the slot at all. It's the same on all of the z590 boards.
 

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It's not because that slot is gen 4, it's because the slot is run from the CPU instead of the chipset. Only the 11th gen CPUs have the PCI-e lanes to run the slot at all. It's the same on all of the z590 boards.

Oh.
 

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My $549.99 Best Buy 11900K finally shipped today! I get it this weekend!

That us good news, congrats.

The 10900k is working well for me. It clocks all cores to 4.9 (and one to 5.1) and never goes over 60C under load (and a lot of water).
 

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That us good news, congrats.

The 10900k is working well for me. It clocks all cores to 4.9 (and one to 5.1) and never goes over 60C under load (and a lot of water).
Awesome! 10900K was probably the right way to go but I yolo'd for the $150 extra (I'm lucky to have a Micro Center 5 minutes away so the $400 price on the 10900K is an option for me). It's my first "custom" water cooling build (Bitspower Titan X 1.2) so I'm excited.

Just in time, too - RMA needed for my 5950X, lol. Experiencing this crap.
 
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Amazon had the 11900K for $630 and said it would arrive June 11

I thought - why not order it and think about it?

The next day, it updated to say it would come on May 11 - a week and a half.

Such a hassle to replace a liquid cooled CPU, but I would like to get my 2TB NVME back

I'm assuming a 10900k isn't that hard to sell so it's probably a $200-250 difference.
 

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Amazon had the 11900K for $630 and said it would arrive June 11

I thought - why not order it and think about it?

The next day, it updated to say it would come on May 11 - a week and a half.

Such a hassle to replace a liquid cooled CPU, but I would like to get my 2TB NVME back

I'm assuming a 10900k isn't that hard to sell so it's probably a $200-250 difference.
I'm real happy with my choice to wait for the 11900K over getting a 10900K. It's worth it, IMO. Boosts to 5.3 GHz with ABT (ASUS Z590-E with latest beta firmware). Using 980 Pro NVMEs. Pic here - https://hardforum.com/threads/first...longer-will-power-on.2009571/#post-1044999464.
 
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The only thing this build is missing is the $1k mobo.
Yes, lots of choices dictated to me by the kit, but I did my best to change it up! Believe it or not, as much as I drop on builds, not a believer in big, bad mobos, anymore. Back in the day I would ball out with the big dog boards (my MSI X99A-XPOWER just died last week - RIP) but since SLI is dead there's not much point. Out of all things, the diminishing returns are so high on stupid expensive mobos. Hell, the Z590-E at $380 was $$$ to me.
 

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Yes, lots of choices dictated to me by the kit, but I did my best to change it up! Believe it or not, as much as I drop on builds, not a believer in big, bad mobos, anymore. Back in the day I would ball out with the big dog boards (my MSI X99A-XPOWER just died last week - RIP) but since SLI is dead there's not much point. Out of all things, the diminishing returns are so high on stupid expensive mobos. Hell, the Z590-E at $380 was $$$ to me.
The Strix Z590-i was about the same price - the Strix ITX boards are usually 189-229 but I chalked it up to the current state of the world.

I wish they would make premium ITX boards - the loudest thing in my office right now is the VRM fan on this dumb board - and there are no itx boards with a full monoblock - why?

Also, I canceled the 11900k order. I'm probably going to jump to the next gen platform in the next year so why fiddle with a few percent here and there for $660? - remember when that could buy a nice GPU?

What a state we are in boys.
 

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The Strix Z590-i was about the same price - the Strix ITX boards are usually 189-229 but I chalked it up to the current state of the world.

I wish they would make premium ITX boards - the loudest thing in my office right now is the VRM fan on this dumb board - and there are no itx boards with a full monoblock - why?

Also, I canceled the 11900k order. I'm probably going to jump to the next gen platform in the next year so why fiddle with a few percent here and there for $660? - remember when that could buy a nice GPU?

What a state we are in boys.
Good move! If I didn't buy a kit to get a 3080 I'd be standing pat, myself. Lots of cool stuff to shakeout later this year and next year (as always though, haha)!
 

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The Strix Z590-i was about the same price - the Strix ITX boards are usually 189-229 but I chalked it up to the current state of the world.

I wish they would make premium ITX boards - the loudest thing in my office right now is the VRM fan on this dumb board - and there are no itx boards with a full monoblock - why?

Also, I canceled the 11900k order. I'm probably going to jump to the next gen platform in the next year so why fiddle with a few percent here and there for $660? - remember when that could buy a nice GPU?

What a state we are in boys.
Gigabyte's high end Z590 itx boards do not have active cooling and are only a couple of degrees warmer than the actively cooled competition
 

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Gigabyte's high end Z590 itx boards do not have active cooling and are only a couple of degrees warmer than the actively cooled competition
Thanks - I strongly prefer the Asus ecosystem as it works well for me (and I've met plenty who can't stand it and say it's really buggy) but I also strongly prefer to not hear a vrm fan so...

Why does nobody make an ITX monoblock? gah!
 

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I thought about the 11900K until how close I saw the specifications were to the 11700K. Both CPU's most likely perform almost identical when overclocked.
 
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