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What Motherboard for a Intel Core i9-9980XE (Skylake) Processor?

My current build runs the famous Intel Gulftown i7-980x Processor.


Here is a link to my current RIG.

I can still run almost every game and application on maximum settings without any problems whatsoever. (I can also run numerous VM's simultaneously, without any problems.)
However, since Windows 7 is coming to End of Life, at the end of this year, I am being forced to upgrade to Windows 10. (January 2020)

Windows 10 does not officially support Gulftown, so its time for a new build.
Therefore, I am looking for suggestions on starting a new Build.

Requirements
A.) When I build a rig, I build them to last ~10 years. My current build is from 2010!
The only things that usually get upgraded are RAM, Hardrives and Videocoards.

B.) I am willing to spend about $4000 (or a bit more if necessary)


C.) This isn't just some "overkill" gaming computer, but will be used for work to simulate networks and user environements using VmWare Workstation, test pre-production applications, and a large manner of other tasks.

D.) I will need it to support at least 32 gigs of RAM to start, and may upgrade it to 64 gigs at a later date.

E.) I also need it to support enough SATA connectors for 5-6 Hardrives and a DVD drive. (Yes, I still use these things called CDs/DVDs...)
I was also looking at using a PCI-E SSD as my primary hardrive, however I have heard that doing Data Recovery on these are a real pain, should something happen.
(And yes, I do keep backups.)

F.) I need a minimum of 6 USB ports on the I/O.


What motherboards to you suggest if I go with the Intel Core i9-9980XE (Skylake) processor?
(If there is a newerprocessor, thats better, feel free to chime in.)

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-04-2019, 01:27 PM
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I'd wait until September and buy a Ryzen 9 3950X for ~ half the price.

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AMD X4 960T Zosma @ X6 4870mhz (+62.3%)
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Hi,
Ditto on waiting

If you must asus omega so plop another 6-700.us for the board but it does have a much better vrm cooler and redesigned too I hear.
https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-ROG-Ramp.../dp/B07MBJ6N9D

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You guys forgot to ask does the person need the extra PCIE channels offered by AMD/Intel HEDT platform.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Section31 View Post
You guys forgot to ask does the person need the extra PCIE channels offered by AMD/Intel HEDT platform.

Probably because his requirements are in the OP.

Intel i9 9900K Coffee Lake @ X8 5309mhz (+47.5%)
AMD FX-8320 Vishera @ X4 5022mhz (+43.5%)
Intel i5 4690K Haswell @ X4 5013mhz (+43.2%)
AMD X4 960T Zosma @ X6 4870mhz (+62.3%)
Intel i7 6700 Skylake @ X4 4709mhz (+38.5%)
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HP EX950 NVMe 2TB
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Samsung 860 Evo 1TB
Hard Drive
Sandisk Ultra II 480GB SSD
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Toshiba X300 5TB
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Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750w
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Corsair H115i Pro
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Fractal Design Meshify S2
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Micca RB42
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Polk Audio PSW111
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Philips Fidelio X2
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Philips SHP9500S
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Motherboard
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RAM
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Hard Drive
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Hard Drive
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I agree, the new AMD processors are slated to be amazing, however I prefer to stick with Intel, as I still have nightmares when it comes to driver compatibility issues.
(However more importantly, some of the software I test does not play nice with AMD is specifically geared toward Intel Processors.)

But I would be willing to wait a bit and see if Intel can come out with anything interesting to compete with AMD's new CPUs.

Quote:
You guys forgot to ask does the person need the extra PCIE channels offered by AMD/Intel HEDT platform.
I honestly did not know there was a difference.
If you don't mind explaining, what is the difference between the amount of channels offered between the new gen vs the old gen?

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Hi,
Doesn't really matter unless you plan on installing dual/ sli two.. graphic's cards
Single graphic's card not an issue use as many m.2.. ssd's as the board supports.

Vaper
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CPU
i9-99400x With evo and koolance vrm water blocks
Motherboard
ASUS x299 TUF Mark 2
GPU
Titan Xp with copper Water Block
RAM
Trident Z 3600C16 4x8gb's b-die default timings 16-16-16-36
Hard Drive
512gb & 1tb XPG-SX8200 Pro's os and new game m.2's Samsung 850 Pro 256gb for os and 500gb evo for favorite games plus other wd hdd's for data and backup's
Optical Drive
LG Blu-Ray WH16NS40
Power Supply
evga 1200P2
Cooling
2-280GTX Black Ice Nemesis rads with D5 pump-res combo and D5 top before and after rads.
Case
corsair 450D with added 2nd floor to house radiator on top
Operating System
Win-7 pro & 10 pro Win-7 Primary os.
Monitor
ASUS VG248QE 24" 144Hz
Keyboard
Logitech G910 Orion spectrum
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redragon
Audio
Insignia 2.0 soundbar HSB318
CPU
i7-5960x with evo and koolance vrm water blocks
Motherboard
X99 Sabertooth
GPU
EVGA 1080ti FTW3 with Water block
RAM
Trident-Z 3200C14 4x8gb's b-die default timings 14-14-14-34
Hard Drive
512gb XPG-SX8200 Pro M.2 for os/ Samsung 850 Pro 256gb for os and 500gb evo for favorite games plus other wd hdd's for data and backup's
Power Supply
EVGA 1000w P2
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2-240 GTX Black Ice Nemesis rads/ D5 pump-res combo and D5 top before and after rads.
Case
Corsair 450D with added 2nd floor to house radiator on top
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Win-7 and 10 pro Win-7 Primary os.
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Hi,
Doesn't really matter unless you plan on installing dual/ sli two.. graphic's cards
Single graphic's card not an issue use as many m.2.. ssd's as the board supports.
I will probably only be installing the 1 Titan Graphics Card and the rest m.2's

My System
(18 items)
CPU
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition 3.33GHZ
Motherboard
ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA
GPU
Nvidia Titan X (Pascal)
RAM
24gig G.SKILL Ares Series 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) F3-2133C9D-8GAB
Hard Drive
Intel X25-M Mainstream SSD 2.5" 160GB
Hard Drive
SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PD256BW
Hard Drive
WD Black WD10000LSRTL 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Hard Drive
2x Western Digital WD AV-GP WD10EURX 1TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
Power Supply
CORSAIR Professional Series AX1200 1200W ATX12V
Cooling
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Cooling
4x Scythe GentleTyphoon 120mm Silent Case Fan (D1225C12B4AP-14)
Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 932
Operating System
Winows 7 Professional
Monitor
SAMSUNG 2494SW Glossy Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
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