Motherboard choice for [Intel Corei9 9900K] based build

Kyohe

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Hi,


I’m trying to build a computer for professional motion graphics work (using programs like Cinema4D and Adobe After Effects).


I’m planning to use an [Intel Corei9 9900K] and a [MSI NVIDIA RTX 2070 GAMING Z 8G].


I’ve found several highly recommended motherboards for what I’m doing, but where I’m having troubles is figuring out what advantage the more expensive options have and how it would affect the computer’s ability to do the tasks I’m building it for.


Specifically, is there any reason I should pay significantly extra to get a [GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS Master] or an [ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula] instead of an [Asus PRIME Z390-A]?


Is there some essential feature that the [Asus PRIME Z390-A] is lacking?


I’m leaning toward the [Asus PRIME Z390-A], but I don’t want to find out later that it’s missing some key feature and will cause a negative impact on performance.


Thanks for any advice you might have!
 

Kyohe

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I wasn't intending for the computer to be overclocked (I prefer prioritizing longevity to maximizing performance), but my girlfriend will be the one using it and she might have different ideas.

As far as special requirements, other than rendering as quickly and consistently as possible, I can't think of anything specific.
 

D-EJ915

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That board should be fine then running stock. Most pricier boards are geared toward overclocking so the power delivery components are beefed up a lot as well as cooling.
 

lukart

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Even if you don't that CPU sucks energy big time. You better have decent motherboard.
Also check the features you like.
The Z390 Taichi is pretty solid motherboard and not too crazy expensive, considering everything that it packs.
 

vick1000

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UnknownSouljer

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Asus Z390's had poor VRM's as I recall.

The board I generally recommend to creatives is the Gigabyte Z390 Designare. It's one of the few motherboards that has Thunderbolt, which has a lot of uses for creatives. Mainly, access to really fast DAS. If you don't need Thunderbolt, I'd probably pickup the Aorus Master.
 

bonehead123

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The board I generally recommend to creatives is the Gigabyte Z390 Designare. It's one of the few motherboards that has Thunderbolt, which has a lot of uses for creatives. Mainly, access to really fast DAS. If you don't need Thunderbolt, I'd probably pickup the Aorus Master.

I've built several rendering rigs for clients with the DesignAir/9900k/2080ti and they are all really happy with them :)
 
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