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Hey whats the best plug and play motherboard , considering no overclocking , between asus x370 strix and gigabyte k7. if both are in the same price range around 200$
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Hey whats the best plug and play motherboard , considering no overclocking , between asus x370 strix and gigabyte k7. if both are in the same price range around 200$
Strix, every time.
Because you'll end up "overclocking" to get the memory speed from anything over 2400 speed. Yes, we know it's not really overclocking, but it is in AMD's book.
Edited by allikat - 9/21/17 at 9:28am
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Hey whats the best plug and play motherboard , considering no overclocking , between asus x370 strix and gigabyte k7. if both are in the same price range around 200$
Most likely Asus.
The VRMs are quite a lot better and Asus has always very good BIOS and memory support.
Both have BCLK gen.
From the data here, K7 runs pretty hot when overclocked. Strix has by a level better mosfets (60A/ FET on Strix vs 40A/FET on K7)
K7 has too much RGB and crap.
I would pick Asus.
I recommended it few weeks ago and the guy is super happy with it.
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If you're not considering overclocking, then you don't really need to consider the VRMs. I don't think the ASUS's are really better anyway, just maybe a better heatsink implementation.
I seem to recall @chew* saying the K7 and the Taichi have the best memory compatibility, so if that's the case I would go with the K7...unless you don't plan on overclocking memory anyway either...in which case why not save your money and get a B350 board?
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If you're not considering overclocking, then you don't really need to consider the VRMs. I don't think the ASUS's are really better anyway, just maybe a better heatsink implementation.
I seem to recall @chew* saying the K7 and the Taichi have the best memory compatibility, so if that's the case I would go with the K7...unless you don't plan on overclocking memory anyway either...in which case why not save your money and get a B350 board?
If Strix X370-F doesnt have a better VRM, then tell me why it is 120A stronger.
Strix has 6 IR3555 and K7 6 IR3553.
X370s will be more futureproof.
If he is deciding between these two, lets give him the answer and that is the Strix.
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Ok maybe the VRM is better, honestly I didn't check. Doesn't change the fact that if overclocking is not a factor, either one is overkill. Why not get one that saves money and/or provides better memory compatibility?
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Ok maybe the VRM is better, honestly I didn't check. Doesn't change the fact that if overclocking is not a factor, either one is overkill. Why not get one that saves money and/or provides better memory compatibility?
Well, afaik, the Strix has good memory compatibility too, the guy who bought it has the same kit as i do, he just activated XMP and he runs 3200MHz stable.
It is the SK Hynix Corsair LPX Vengeance 3200MHz C16.
If they cost the same price, the Strix gives you better features.
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Its not for my pc, i went with the hero wifi edition long ago

Only problem with the strix is lack of debug screen and clear cmos button. My friend wont ever overclock the cpu , i dont know how much the vrm effects ram overclock.

I did read a lot of issues with k7 in gigabyte thread.




edit , o btw which has better audio features and build quality apart vrm superiority. Seems Buildzoid was quite happy with k7 and suggested back then
Edited by st3roids1 - 9/21/17 at 12:06pm
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I don't understand why you would recommend a $200 board at all in that case.
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Its not for my pc, i went with the hero wifi edition long ago

Only problem with the strix is lack of debug screen and clear cmos button. My friend wont ever overclock the cpu , i dont know how much the vrm effects ram overclock.

I did read a lot of issues with k7 in gigabyte thread.




edit , o btw which has better audio features and build quality apart vrm superiority. Seems Buildzoid was quite happy with k7 and suggested back then
Audio most likely Asus.
Build quality should be the same, but because i have good experience with Strix mobos i would recommend the Strix.
He originally wanted to get the X370-F, but the got sponsored with the garbage K5 so he sticks with that.
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