Gigabyte Gaming 5 brother. VRM temps with turbo to 4.7 and all cores 4.3ghz stock settings with xmp profile for ddr4 3200 16-18-18 16gb dual kit, 30-40c idle in room with 20-21c ambient temps and 50-60c under full load in aida64 stress test and realbench so far.
Corsair spec 02 case with two 120mm front fans at 800rpm and 1 120mm fan rear 800rpm with dust covered open top and PSU facing up with fan which is a 140mm on an evga 850W B2. Stable so far. Using memtest 7.2 uefi boot to test ram yet system appears stable thus far.
Next overclocking time starting with a higher uncore. Stock on gigabyte for 8700k is 3.7ghz. On msi boards it's 4.4.
So I'll bench and compare numbers setting it at 4.4ghz since it should auto down clock with the CPU at set p states from windows 10.
Next it's CPU clock and voltages hoping for 5ghz around 1.36v - 1.4. (Got average 8700k silicon lottery because I got the worst luck, my 7700k is even worse!)
Originally Posted by Clausewitz
The Z370 segment is so confusing for me. There are now Taichi "sinopower" variants. The K6 and Extreme4 have apparent Load Line issues. The Gaming 7 is great but you might have a loose VRM heatsink.
What board is the go-to if you want good quality control, consistent parts (VRM), and don't want to worry about needing to "add parts" to the heatsink so the VRMs don't overheat?