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04-01-2020 03:03 PM
coccosoids
Quote: Originally Posted by D-EJ915 View Post
What issue were you having with your current board? I don't have a creator but I imagine my creation is mostly the same at least bios wise.
No issue per se. I had for a time the X299X Aorus Master and now have switched to X299 Creator. Still very new to this board.
03-24-2020 05:15 PM
D-EJ915 What issue were you having with your current board? I don't have a creator but I imagine my creation is mostly the same at least bios wise.
03-23-2020 01:37 PM
coccosoids Seriously guys. Help needed. I have the X299X Aorus Master Rev1 and I am not too thrilled about it. Any possible reason to get the X299 Creator from MSI or is it just basically more of the same?!
02-24-2020 07:41 AM
coccosoids Should we throw X299 Taichi XE into the mix? For giggles at least... being a 2017 motherboard.
02-24-2020 01:45 AM
coccosoids
Quote: Originally Posted by Turtle Rig View Post
Look at my Sig... This is what I got like 3 months ago to install with a 10980XE. The VRM on this board is top notch as heck. The only reason other motherboards cost more is things like ton of PCI Lines and PCIe slots for pci slot SSD stuff and thunderbolt on another model but you can already get thunderbolt with a card. Also just because my board sorta says gaming on it, its far from it. 18 cores 36 threads Quad Channel Memory gonna have to push me to below 100 percent usage until 2030 then lets see what happens.
Yes, indeed. MSI does come with a ton of... surplus. Not a bad thing in itself and definitely the price difference is not worth taking note of. But the only thing I want this board to do (apart from the minimum 3 pci slots and 2 nvmes) is to be rock solid stable and to not give me headaches. The overcloking I am aiming for is rather modest so any board should handle it, but I would like to pick the board that will give it to me with the fewest headache possible and maintain it for a long time. These are my main concerns for now, and if this is taken care of, any other perks that msi or gigabyte might offer which are not immediately obvious to me right now would be just the cherry on top.
02-24-2020 01:39 AM
coccosoids
Quote: Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post
I'd go with the Giga. Giga has a history of building some of the most robust boards ever. MSI, notsomuch.

DQ6 comes to mind, one of the most solid boards ever made, period. I've had the pleasure of owning many of them.

GA-X48T-DQ6

Have seen MSI boards blow up. (more than 3x) To be fair, I did catch an EP45T-USB3p vrm on fire, maybe it's just me..

It didn't like 2.1v

vrm flared up like a match head. Yeah, this session's done.

It did take 2+v to make that happen, though.

Okay, in all objectivity: Compare the chokes on the 2 boards and see which has higher quality and quantity.

I have a feeling Giga will be better. Ofc then there's BIOS implementation..Giga is OK there.

IMO, Asus and AsRock are better BIOS-wise.

BIOS hierarchy:

Asus-AsRock-Giga-MSI-Biostar
For your convenience:

MSI: 12(digital) 90A +1 phases with triple 8x pin cpu connectors
Gigabyte: 12(digital) 70A phase with double 8x pin cpu connectors (with 2x copper PCB)
AsRock: 13 60A phase design with double 8x pin cpu connectors etc
02-23-2020 07:00 PM
Turtle Rig Look at my Sig... This is what I got like 3 months ago to install with a 10980XE. The VRM on this board is top notch as heck. The only reason other motherboards cost more is things like ton of PCI Lines and PCIe slots for pci slot SSD stuff and thunderbolt on another model but you can already get thunderbolt with a card. Also just because my board sorta says gaming on it, its far from it. 18 cores 36 threads Quad Channel Memory gonna have to push me to below 100 percent usage until 2030 then lets see what happens.
02-23-2020 06:15 PM
Schmuckley I'd go with the Giga. Giga has a history of building some of the most robust boards ever. MSI, notsomuch.

DQ6 comes to mind, one of the most solid boards ever made, period. I've had the pleasure of owning many of them.

GA-X48T-DQ6

Have seen MSI boards blow up. (more than 3x) To be fair, I did catch an EP45T-USB3p vrm on fire, maybe it's just me..

It didn't like 2.1v

vrm flared up like a match head. Yeah, this session's done.

It did take 2+v to make that happen, though.

Okay, in all objectivity: Compare the chokes on the 2 boards and see which has higher quality and quantity.

I have a feeling Giga will be better. Ofc then there's BIOS implementation..Giga is OK there.

IMO, Asus and AsRock are better BIOS-wise.

BIOS hierarchy:

Asus-AsRock-Giga-MSI-Biostar
02-23-2020 06:14 PM
D-EJ915 I used my MSI Creation board for my latest build, it's a nice board so I'd imagine the newer iteration is better, I'd go with that one from that list.
02-23-2020 03:09 PM
Socks keep you warm Personal choice. Motherboards these days aren't like 10 years ago, they are all solid performers. Just buy whichever one you like and it's features and call it a day.
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