So I decided to upgrade my old Ivy Bridge PC to AMD Ryzen PC. I purchased 3700X and 2x16 GB CAS14 3200 B-Die memory.
Now I am looking for a reasonable motherboard.
First of all, I am going to upgrade in the future my 3700X to the best available CPU for AM4 socket (3950X or maybe there will be something better on the market)...
I am not interested in extreme overcloking the CPU. 5% performance boost for 30% more heat and stability issues is not win for me.
I don't need PCIE 4, WIFI, dozens of USB ports or 2.5/5/10 Gbit Ethernet.
Stability firts, then performance. 40% gaming, 60% productivity (programming + image/video editing).
I am not a biggest fan of chipset fans
I had DFI motherboard with a fan and had to replace it with custom made heat-pipe passive tower cooler.
So I was thinking about X470 motherboard.
Namely Crosshair Hero VII X470.
Most X570 motherboards have fan placed directly below GPU. This is unacceptable, because I have a 3 slot 1080Ti GPU.
I found two boards with fan placed somehow below GPU (partially of fully):
X570 MSI ACE - expensive. I will get free COOLER MASTER MASTERLIQUID ML240L, but it is not very expensive gift. I can probably sell it for 10% of the motherboard value... Maybe 15%.
Aorus Elite X570 - cheapest option.
So... any thoughts?
Crosshair Hero VII X470 vs Aorus Elite X570 vs X570 MSI ACE