Help me pick most adequate board for 3700X.
I’m going to upgrade to a 3700X system in the coming months when I find good sales and want to pick the right motherboard. I’ll be using the GPU, PSU, HDDs, the EX920 M.2 and the PCIE Plextor, case and cooler from my current system(see rig specs).
Things I’m looking for:
**A mid to high end board but nothing too crazy as I won’t be doing extreme overclocking, note I do plan in overclocking.
**good or better overclocking, thus good VRMs
**it will be a single GPU system forever
**I want to run three or four large capacity HDDs
**I plan on getting a second M.2 for OS or for the games(right now the ex920 is my OS and steam games disk, plextor has other games)
**wifi is not necessary
This will be an everyday rig, some gaming, media server. I love tweaking my PCs to the extent that I’ve lapped my last two CPUs, and my current 4790k is delidded and overclocked 24/7 for several years.
Based on my fair bit of research and I narrowed down that i don’t need a x570 board(unless great bang for buck). The specific board’s I’ve looked into are the ASUS STRIX X470-F, the Asrock X470 Taichi, the MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon. I had an asrock board long time ago and had issues with it so that’s why I got the current asus, so that has left a sour taste.
If the x570 boards come down in price enough to consider, what would you recommend? From what I’ve seen so far of the x570s, my top two choices would be the Gigabyte Aorus Elite and the MSI MPG gaming edge.
If I’m missing any information just holler and I’ll fill in the blanks.
Thanks for stopping by.
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i7 4790K @ 4.7GHz (delidded+lapped)
EVGA RTX 2080 Super FTW3 ULTRA
Gskill Sniper Series 2x4GB 1833Mhz, 2x4GB 2133Mhz...All running at 2133Mhz 10-12-12-31 1.6V
Plextor PCIE SSD
1TB WD Blue 2.5"
6TB Seagate 3.5"
4TB Seagate 3.5"
OCZ Gold 850
Cryorig R1 Ultimate (lapped)
2x140mm Silent wings intake in front+120mm Cougar Vortex bottom front....140mm Cryorig fan exhaust @ rear
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Last edited by Dash8Q4; 02-17-2020 at 09:55 PM.