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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-05-2020, 08:48 AM - Thread Starter
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MSI Gaming Edge Wifi Z490 or Gaming Carbon Z490?

Hey guys. I am in the process of purchasing a new 10th gen Intel. Am going to get a 10600k for now as it's all I need with plans to upgrade to either a 10900k some day or to a Rocket Lake processor when they are released. Just wondering which board you guys would recommend going with. I want to get something with a very good VRM in case I do decide to go the 10900k route. Just wondering if the Gaming Carbon is worth the 70 dollar premium over the Gaming Edge Wifi? It looks to me like they have the same VRM but I'm not completely sure. About the biggest difference I see is that the Carbon has heat sinks over both NVME drives and not just one like the Gaming Edge.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-05-2020, 09:00 AM
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It's a straight whatever and whichever suits you the most. VRM is capable of maxing out a 10900k on both of them.

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Ok sounds good. I don't really see the point in paying the premium for the Gaming Carbon then.
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