MB for I9900K

Discussion in 'Intel MoBos' started by AnIgnorantPerson, May 9, 2019.

  1. AnIgnorantPerson

    AnIgnorantPerson Limp Gawd

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    I am debating either buying an SL binned 5.0 GHz chip or just buying one off amazon/newegg and shipping it to him to bin and delid.

    What motherboard should I get for this? I am not dead set on any board but i posted my needs below and I just need a good board and I heard a lot of good things about Aorus boards.

    this is his QVL list and I was looking at Gigabyte Z390 Aorus ______ but which should I get? I want a good board but I dont need unnecessary parts.


    From the looks of this Pro is the best middle ground for features and quality without unnecessary extras.
    https://www.gigabyte.com/Comparison/Result/2?pids=6637,6638,6640,6641


    I'll use using:
    2x16GB 3200 12-12-12-34 IIRC G.Skill RAM
    1-2xM.2 NVMe drives
    1-3 SATAs
    1 GPU
    1 10GbE intel PCI NIC
    3 BD drives.

    Thats pretty much all I will be using.
     
  2. Furious_Styles

    Furious_Styles [H]ard|Gawd

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    I personally don't think it's worth paying $50 for 3-7C. A binned 5.0ghz isn't so bad of a value though. Any of those mobos would work well, gigabyte put quality VRMs in just about all of their z390 line-up.
     
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  3. AnIgnorantPerson

    AnIgnorantPerson Limp Gawd

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    any thoughts on my needs on if the Master is worth the extra money over the Pro? It is like $280 vs $180.

    or are one of the other boards a better option?

    I get your opinions on the delid for this gen. I am on the fence with the delid, to be honest.
     
  4. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj [H]ard as it Gets

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    Personally, I'd look at the additional "features." Like Furious_Styles said, GB has pretty good VRM's up and down the lineup on Z390, so I wouldn't drop an extra $100 on the Master just for better VRM's.
     
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  5. Keljian

    Keljian Limp Gawd

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    Look at the ultra, sits right between the master and pro, and has heat pipes on the vrms, so better cooling than the pro.
     
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  6. AnIgnorantPerson

    AnIgnorantPerson Limp Gawd

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    i am just going to go with the PRO and save 90 bucks. If this was AMD and you could have some sort of upgrade path I would consider a better board but it seems good enough to not waste 90 bucks for my needs.

    ultra is only 10 dollars less than master which seems pointless
     
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  7. Alienslare

    Alienslare [H]Lite

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    Get the 9900KS version which is about to release combined with the best z390 motherboard.
    Gigabyte Aorus Master