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

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%)
Intel i5 6400 Skylake @ X4 4588mhz (+69.9%)
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Fractal Design Meshify S2
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Glorious Model D
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X-Ray 27" x 14"
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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

CPU
i9-9940x With Optimus Foundation copper-plexi and Heatkiller VRM copper-plexi water block
Motherboard
ASUS x299 Rampage VI Apex
GPU
Titan Xp with copper-plexi Water Block
RAM
Trident Z 3600C16 4x8gb's b-die default timings 16-16-16-36 F4-3600C16Q-32GTZKK
Hard Drive
Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500gb M.2/ 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 1200-P2
Cooling
D5 pump reservoir combo/ GTX280/ VRM block/ GTX280/ D5 top/ CPU block/ GPU block/ Mora 360/ repeat.
Cooling
MO-RA3 360 PRO stainless steel (25022)
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
Mouse
Redragon Perdition
Audio
Built in realtek and Insignia 2.0 soundbar HSB318
Other
5.0/https://valid.x86.fr/ez2ifr
CPU
10900k batch # X016E724
Motherboard
z490 ASUS Maximus XII Apex
GPU
EVGA 1080ti FTW3
RAM
Trident-Z 3600c16 4x8gb kit 16-16-16-36 F4-3600C16Q-32GTZSW
Hard Drive
Samsung 970 evo 500gb
Power Supply
EVGA 1000P2
Case
Corsair 450D
CPU
i7-5930k with Heatkiller IV Pro Plexi-Copper 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
Samsung 970 Evo 500gb M.2/ 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 1000-P2
Cooling
D5 reservior combo/ 240GTX/ Koolance VRM block/ 240GTX/ D5 Top/ CPU block/ Gpu block/ Mora 360LT/ back to reservoir
Cooling
Mora 360LT black 25000
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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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%)
Intel i5 6400 Skylake @ X4 4588mhz (+69.9%)
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Motherboard
AsRock Z390 Taichi
GPU
MSI GTX 1080 Ti
RAM
G.Skill DDR4 4133 32GB
Hard Drive
XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe 2TB
Hard Drive
HP EX950 NVMe 2TB
Hard Drive
2x Samsung 860 1TB RAID 0
Hard Drive
WD Blue 4TB SSD
Power Supply
Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750w
Cooling
Corsair H115i Pro
Cooling
Raijintek Morpheus II
Case
Fractal Design Meshify S2
Operating System
Windows 10 Education x64
Monitor
Acer XF270HU 27" 1440p
Monitor
LG 24UD58 24" 4K
Keyboard
CoolerMaster MK730 (MX Blue)
Mouse
Glorious Model D
Mousepad
X-Ray 27" x 14"
Audio
Klipsch PowerGate
Audio
Schiit Hel
Audio
Micca RB42
Audio
Philips Fidelio X2
Audio
Philips SHP9500S
Audio
Audio Technica ATH-M50X
CPU
i3 8109U
Motherboard
Intel NUC8i3BEH
GPU
Iris Plus 655
RAM
Kingston DDR4 2400 16GB
Hard Drive
Mushkin Pilot NVMe 1TB
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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?

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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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.

CPU
i9-9940x With Optimus Foundation copper-plexi and Heatkiller VRM copper-plexi water block
Motherboard
ASUS x299 Rampage VI Apex
GPU
Titan Xp with copper-plexi Water Block
RAM
Trident Z 3600C16 4x8gb's b-die default timings 16-16-16-36 F4-3600C16Q-32GTZKK
Hard Drive
Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500gb M.2/ 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 1200-P2
Cooling
D5 pump reservoir combo/ GTX280/ VRM block/ GTX280/ D5 top/ CPU block/ GPU block/ Mora 360/ repeat.
Cooling
MO-RA3 360 PRO stainless steel (25022)
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
Mouse
Redragon Perdition
Audio
Built in realtek and Insignia 2.0 soundbar HSB318
Other
5.0/https://valid.x86.fr/ez2ifr
CPU
10900k batch # X016E724
Motherboard
z490 ASUS Maximus XII Apex
GPU
EVGA 1080ti FTW3
RAM
Trident-Z 3600c16 4x8gb kit 16-16-16-36 F4-3600C16Q-32GTZSW
Hard Drive
Samsung 970 evo 500gb
Power Supply
EVGA 1000P2
Case
Corsair 450D
CPU
i7-5930k with Heatkiller IV Pro Plexi-Copper 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
Samsung 970 Evo 500gb M.2/ 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 1000-P2
Cooling
D5 reservior combo/ 240GTX/ Koolance VRM block/ 240GTX/ D5 Top/ CPU block/ Gpu block/ Mora 360LT/ back to reservoir
Cooling
Mora 360LT black 25000
Case
Corsair 450D with added 2nd floor to house radiator on top
Operating System
Win-7 and 10 pro Win-7 Primary os.
Monitor
AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz
Keyboard
Logitech G710+
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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
Monitor
Dell Gaming S2716DG 27" G-SYNC
Keyboard
Logitech G15
Mouse
Logitech G502
Mouse
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