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AnIgnorantPerson

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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.
 

Furious_Styles

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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.
 

AnIgnorantPerson

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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.
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.
 

kirbyrj

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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.
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.
 

Keljian

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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.
 

AnIgnorantPerson

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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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Alienslare

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