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Best ITX Motherboard for 3950x?

Haven't kept up with stuff in a while, new build. I got all the parts but not the motherboard for an ITX build (3950x, h210i, x62 kraken).

I had a gigabyte for my haswell series, and had a UD3H fail after 5 years and a UD5H have major IO issues. I've liked gigabyte for ivy and haswell but not sure if they are the best anymore, and plus, I can afford asus now so I'm not looking for value either.

I presume the choice is the gigabyte vs the asus. If anyone who's used both could comment, that would be highly appreciated.

On another note, it seems like overclocking isn't really much of a choice on the 3950x anyways?

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Sounds like a beefy 10-phase VRM, which is needed to power that 16 core CPU,especially when overclocked.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Belial View Post
Haven't kept up with stuff in a while, new build. I got all the parts but not the motherboard for an ITX build (3950x, h210i, x62 kraken).



I had a gigabyte for my haswell series, and had a UD3H fail after 5 years and a UD5H have major IO issues. I've liked gigabyte for ivy and haswell but not sure if they are the best anymore, and plus, I can afford asus now so I'm not looking for value either.



I presume the choice is the gigabyte vs the asus. If anyone who's used both could comment, that would be highly appreciated.



On another note, it seems like overclocking isn't really much of a choice on the 3950x anyways?



Thanks


IMO, if I had a 3950X and wanted to go SFF, I would go with the ASUS Crosshair VIII Impact. It is technically a DTX board, but many cases can accommodate it. Well suited for tuning that CPU and good kit of Samsung B-Die memory.
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Quote: Originally Posted by mouacyk View Post
https://www.guru3d.com/articles-page...-review,1.html

Sounds like a beefy 10-phase VRM, which is needed to power that 16 core CPU,especially when overclocked.
Quality over quantity. What kind of phases are used? Asrock had a reputation for using low quality components 5 or so years ago when I was building a lot.



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IMO, if I had a 3950X and wanted to go SFF, I would go with the ASUS Crosshair VIII Impact. It is technically a DTX board, but many cases can accommodate it. Well suited for tuning that CPU and good kit of Samsung B-Die memory.

Never heard of DTX FF but i don't think it'd fit in the case I want, an h210i. Regardless, Asus is probably the way to go. Always uses the best components.

As for samsung B-Die, couldn't figure out a list. I bought the Gskill 3600mhz 2x16GB neo rgb sticks.
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Best ITX Motherboard for 3950x?

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Quality over quantity. What kind of phases are used? Asrock had a reputation for using low quality components 5 or so years ago when I was building a lot.













Never heard of DTX FF but i don't think it'd fit in the case I want, an h210i. Regardless, Asus is probably the way to go. Always uses the best components.



As for samsung B-Die, couldn't figure out a list. I bought the Gskill 3600mhz 2x16GB neo rgb sticks.


Actually, the Crosshair Viii Impact does fit in the H200i

EDIT: Here is a build with the Impact inside the H210 (same as H200) - https://imgur.com/gallery/TJKMhPi

Regarding RAM, if the Gskill kit you bought is the F4-3600C16D-32GTZN then yes. That is very good B-Die. The GTZNC variant uses Hynix memory which is good but does not perform as well as the GTZN kit

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The Asus X570-I is a good board for a 3950X. Buildzoid had no problems recommending it at 13:12 of this video. He said their VRM layout would have no issues pushing a 3950X and it's $175 cheaper than the Impact. Impact is an amazing board but you're obviously paying for it, although if you're getting a $750 CPU a $430 board might not seem so bad AsRock makes good boards too, and has TB3 port if that would interest you.


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