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Quote: Originally Posted by jfriend00 View Post
I'm running an i7-9700k on ASRock Z390 Taichi. It was trivial to overclock the CPU to 5.0GHz, even on auto settings for that board (obviously, it depends a bit on your silicon lottery draw with your particular CPU). But, from everything I can tell, I have about an average CPU. I can run it at 5.1GHz, but it isn't stable under stress test so I backed off to 5.0 with AVX offset of 3 (to keep the heat down under AVX load). Mine is air cooled with a Noctua NH-D15. You can see my whole build here: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/jfrien...d/#view=yrtLJx if you're curious. I got some nice Black Friday prices so prices will vary now.

If you're into serious memory overclocking beyond the XMP rating of your memory, then I'd stick with ASUS because they seem to have a lot more support here in the forums and in the BIOS for the nuances of memory overclocking. I did get my G.Skill 2x8 memory that was rated at [email protected] to go [email protected] on the Taichi, but it literally took me weeks to figure everything out. For memory overclocking, there appears to me to be a lot more support for ASUS Bios settings and timings here in the forum.
Thanks! I don't really do memory overclocking. That stuff scares me with all the different variables and trying to figure out which one(s) caused whatever weird random crash happened. Maybe one of these days I'll try it. Any Asus recommendation? Or just pick whichever ROG series fits the budget and ignore their mainstream stuff?

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
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe 2
Operating System
Win10 Pro 64bit
Monitor
Asus PG279Q
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Dell U2414H
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Steelseries M750 TKL
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Ducky Shine 5 MX Brown
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Steelseries Rival 700
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Steelseries QCK Limited
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Steelseries Arctis Pro + GameDAC
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Schiit Magni 2 Uber
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Schiit Modi 2 Uber
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Saitek X52
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