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Need mobo direction for new build 9700K or maybe 9900K

Hey guys time to start looking for an upgrade to my seriously aging 4790K and Maximus VII Formula build. I'm looking at either a 9700K or 9900K due to the single thread performance which I still need for old stuff like Microsoft Flightsim X which seriously depends on max single thread performance to do well. I'm really lost on where to even start looking for boards this time though. Last time the field was seriously narrowed by wanting built in wifi and needing sound with built in headphone amp. I don't need EITHER of those this time around though. I want the capability to overclock but won't be planning on doing anything extreme though I may eventually go full water and try to push it a bit down the road just for fun. I don't do SLI so that's not concern either.

As long as the brand/model is reliable and the brand has pretty good customer service and driver updates I'm open. I was thinking of EVGA's Z390 FTW since I've run their boards before but it's been a while and I know they had some pretty bad products for a while in that segment. I'm on Asus now and it's been ok other than a notable lack of real updates not too far in. I haven't used Gigabyte before though I've always heard good things. Trying to keep the board cost around or under 200 if possible but really don't want to go much/any past 250 if it can be helped. Especially since I'm not looking for the extra wifi or high end sound goodies like headphone amps.

The Devil's Canyon
(11 items)
CPU
Ryzen 7 3700X
Motherboard
ASUS Crosshair VIII Hero
GPU
EVGA RTX 2080 Super FTW3 Hydro Copper
RAM
GSkill Trident Neo
Hard Drive
Samsung 970 Evo Plus
Hard Drive
Samsung 860 Evo
Power Supply
Seasonic Prime Ultra
Cooling
Aquacomputer Cuplex Kryos NEXT AM4 Acetal/Copper
Cooling
Alphacool ST30 360mm Rad V.2
Cooling
Alphacool Eisbecher D5 150mm Res
Cooling
Aquacomputer D5 PWM
Cooling
Barrow G1/4 fittings
Case
Coolermaster H500M
Operating System
Win10 Pro 64bit
Monitor
Asus PG279Q
Monitor
Dell U2414H
Keyboard
Steelseries M750 TKL
Keyboard
Ducky Shine 5 MX Brown
Mouse
Steelseries Rival 700
Mousepad
Steelseries QCK Limited
Audio
Steelseries Arctis Pro + GameDAC
Audio
Schiit Magni 2 Uber
Audio
Schiit Modi 2 Uber
Other
Saitek X52
CPU
Intel 4790K
Motherboard
Asus Maximus VII Formula
GPU
EVGA GTX 1070 SC Gaming Black Edition
RAM
GSkill DDR3-2133
Hard Drive
WD2002FAEX
Hard Drive
Samsung 850 EVO
Optical Drive
Optiarc DVD-RW
Power Supply
Corsair HX850
Cooling
Noctua NH-D14
Case
Cooler Master HAF-X
Operating System
Win10 Pro 64bit
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