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03-22-2019 02:37 PM
flyinion
Quote: Originally Posted by Telstar View Post
get it!
Yeah I'm definitely thinking it. I have until Thursday next week before the sale ends so we'll see what happens
03-22-2019 02:31 PM
Telstar get it!
03-22-2019 12:41 AM
flyinion Man I have some thinking to do. The Aorus Master is on sale for $10 more than the normal price of the Ultra or 15 over its current price at Newegg, until next Thursday. That's tempting for the better VRM and apparently according to one reviewer the dip switches for the BIOS make the dual BIOS easier to work with (I've never used dual so no idea). I don't really care about the Sabre DAC on the sound unless I end up going with powered monitors or keeping my current speaker config for a while............. Been thinking of downsizing from an old 5.1 receiver/speaker setup to something else and some of the computer specific stuff is connected by USB which would bypass any onboard sound.
03-21-2019 04:48 PM
The Pook Any motherboard with a PLX chip. The only two I know of for Z390 are the SuperMicro "SuperO" C9 Z390 and the Asus WS Z390 Pro.

There's no real performance loss using a PLX chip, but it doesn't make SLI any less silly
03-21-2019 04:16 PM
junglechocolate
Quote: Originally Posted by The Pook View Post
Need to specify what board, every manufacturer makes good products and junk ones.
For the Z390 boards that do 16x16x, is it true 16x16x or are there cons to it? What chipset did you say contain that ability?
03-21-2019 03:56 PM
flyinion
Quote: Originally Posted by The Pook View Post
MSI Meg Ace doesn't support IGP so if you want to use QuickSync or need to diagnose a GPU issue then you're SOL. Other than that it looks solid.

MPG lineup AFAIK is just Z370 with an updated "chipset," the VRM is a direct rip from Z370. Wouldn't pair it with a 9700/9900K.
Is it just bad VRM components? I was looking at the VRM breakdown chart that Anandtech has for about a dozen boards and the MSI Ace had the same specs except one less choke than the Gigabyte board as far as phases, doublers, etc. I don't know about the actual hardware differences in the components. Since I'm planning to use a 9700K though it sounds like I should stick with the Gigabyte board and forget the 4xUSB3 front panel capability. The only other board I've found with dual USB 3 headers is the Asus ROG XI Formula and I'm not paying $450 lol.
03-21-2019 03:31 PM
The Pook MSI Meg Ace doesn't support IGP so if you want to use QuickSync or need to diagnose a GPU issue then you're SOL. Other than that it looks solid.

MPG lineup AFAIK is just Z370 with an updated "chipset," the VRM is a direct rip from Z370. Wouldn't pair it with a 9700/9900K.
03-21-2019 03:19 PM
flyinion
Quote: Originally Posted by The Pook View Post
Need to specify what board, every manufacturer makes good products and junk ones.
So in this case I'm thinking the MSI Meg Ace. I'd like the go with the MPG the next one down, but I think that's cutting some stuff out that I want.
03-21-2019 03:17 PM
The Pook Need to specify what board, every manufacturer makes good products and junk ones.
03-21-2019 02:52 PM
flyinion
Quote: Originally Posted by The Pook View Post
Everything recommended here are still good recommendations, the Aorus Ultra is a good choice. The Taichi is back down to a more reasonable $199 if you want to save a buck.
I just realized I never got any feedback on the MSI boards. How are those doing vs say the Gigabyte stuff? I was kinda eyeing them after realizing they support 4x USB 3.x front panel connectors where the Gigabyte does not and I'm probably going to end up with a CM H500M case which has 4xUSB3 front panel connectors plus the USB C connector.
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