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I'd still consider it even if you're not doing Extreme OC'ing. Components are great, still shoot for the Ultra since it has the same VRM
Sigh. Again, no. I don't have that kind of money. Maybe you do, but my income is limited enough as it is. Besides, the Z390 AORUS Ultra offers me absolutely NOTHING that I need or want or care about that the Pro doesn't have for the way I will be using it. Even the Pro is quite overkill for me, but hey. So, please stop telling me to get the Ultra! I already know everything about it and how it compares to the Pro. I have carefully compared lots and lots and lots of motherboards, including these two. In fact, I almost set my heart on the Ultra until I realized it doesn't have anything that makes the extra cost worth it for me. Not even 1 tiny little thing - except for maybe how cool I think it looks.

To give you an idea of just how ridiculously overkill the Z390 AORUS ULTRA would be for me, I should be considering is something like the Gigabyte Z390 UD. That board is probably STILL good enough to give me everything what I want while being much more affordable. However, this is the first time I've upgraded in 8 years and I'd like this upgrade to be as fun as possible and I like trying to get the very best that I can. Case in point: in the AORUS series, I really ought to be considering the Elite, but I don't want those Taiwanese capacitors even though Buildzoid says they're still quite good enough. I trust his judgment, but I plan to keep this board for several years and I want to be as proud and as happy with my purchase as possible. No, that doesn't mean I should get the Ultra, and I'm not going to.


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this is what motherboard you really should have bought, anything else is subpar and unacceptable. you're going to set your house on fire otherwise even at stock







lol Exactly.

For the record: I didn't buy anything yet.


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Sigh. Again, no. I don't have that kind of money. Maybe you do, but my income is limited enough as it is. Besides, the Z390 AORUS Ultra offers me absolutely NOTHING that I need or want or care about that the Pro doesn't have for the way I will be using it. Even the Pro is quite overkill for me, but hey. So, please stop telling me to get the Ultra! I already know everything about it and how it compares to the Pro. I have carefully compared lots and lots and lots of motherboards, including these two. In fact, I almost set my heart on the Ultra until I realized it doesn't have anything that makes the extra cost worth it for me. Not even 1 tiny little thing - except for maybe how cool I think it looks.

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Confusion on my part then since the OP said more than $250 would be overkill.
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Confusion on my part then since the OP said more than $250 would be overkill.
The statement you're referring to wasn't intended to be taken quite so literally. I also made that statement 5 days ago, and I have learned a LOT since then. I SHOULD have said that I was just guessing. I should have used the price range of $175 to $200. I didn't know I'd end up with someone trying to push a $250 motherboard on me.

Furthermore, the Z390 AORUS ULTRA would be nearly $270 after tax. For casual air-cooled overclocking, that would just be an extremely stupid waste of money. I don't care how good that motherboard is, it makes no sense whatsoever for ME to buy it.

Even the Z390 AORUS PRO is quite overkill for me, but this is the first major upgrade I have done in 8 years, and I'd like it to be as fun as possible without spending my money too terribly unwisely or stupidly. I think it would just be too boring to get a much more accurate fit for my needs like the Gigabyte Z390 UD even though it's only about $125 and therefore would be a MUCH smarter purchase. (and since I won't be buying a motherboard until May due to my limited income, who knows, I may wise up and get that board anyway since I do know it should provide me with everything I want out of my next motherboard and probably a whole lot more).


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