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Question Choosing motherboard - upgrade

Michal_3

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Hi!
Im in the middle of upgrading my RIG and so far i got:
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/wachu89/saved/#view=W2Qt8d

the next obvious upgrade is motherboard. I have picked 3 of mb's that interests me:
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2k3H99/asus-prime-z390-a-atx-lga1151-motherboard-prime-z390-a
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ycL48d/gigabyte-z390-designare-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z390-designare
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wczkcf/nzxt-n7-z39xt-w1-atx-lga1151-motherboard-n7-z39xt-w1

The most important things for me (in order) are:
  1. 9900k VRM-able (im not going to OC it)
  2. White colors
  3. USB-c internal header
  4. RGB elements
Which of those 3 motherboards in your opinion is the best one for me?

Thanks!
 

kanewolf

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Hi!
Im in the middle of upgrading my RIG and so far i got:
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/wachu89/saved/#view=W2Qt8d

the next obvious upgrade is motherboard. I have picked 3 of mb's that interests me:
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2k3H99/asus-prime-z390-a-atx-lga1151-motherboard-prime-z390-a
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ycL48d/gigabyte-z390-designare-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z390-designare
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wczkcf/nzxt-n7-z39xt-w1-atx-lga1151-motherboard-n7-z39xt-w1

The most important things for me (in order) are:
  1. 9900k VRM-able (im not going to OC it)
  2. White colors
  3. USB-c internal header
  4. RGB elements
Which of those 3 motherboards in your opinion is the best one for me?

Thanks!
If you haven't purchased the RAM, yet, I would recommend a 2x16GB kit. The CPU is only a dual channel memory controller. Two DIMMs is optimal and will allow the highest memory clock speeds.
 

Michal_3

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If you haven't purchased the RAM, yet, I would recommend a 2x16GB kit. The CPU is only a dual channel memory controller. Two DIMMs is optimal and will allow the highest memory clock speeds.
Hi,
I know that it will be difficult running high mem clock, but im RGB-who*e so i have to go with 4 sticks. Its either those or sticking with my 4 old 2400mhz samsungs 4gb sticks ;)
 
Hi,
I know that it will be difficult running high mem clock, but im RGB-who*e so i have to go with 4 sticks. Its either those or sticking with my 4 old 2400mhz samsungs 4gb sticks ;)
No you don’t, Corsair do dummy dimms and I believe other manufacturers do as well https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Vengeance-Enhancement-Enthusiast-Illuminated/dp/B07L2QSY96/ref=asc_df_B07L2QSY96/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=310773493424&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=12863964510980095093&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9044995&hvtargid=pla-611715907817&psc=1&th=1&psc=1
 
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If you can find these TT Thermaltake Toughram RGB White in DDR4 3600 kits, they are very good especially on the RGB front..Yes I am sucker two and I have 4 x 8GB sticks of the TT Toughram RGB DDR4 3600...look great, work with motherboard RGB and have white sticks. I picked up mine cheap on Amazon in the UK....

https://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-TOUGHRAM-Motherboard-Syncable-R022D408GX2-3600C18A/dp/B08163ZPJR/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=TT+toughram+ddr4&qid=1593951940&sr=8-2

Also if you have not bought the 9900K then go 10700K as it is a 100 bucks cheaper than the 9900K and is actually a cooler running 9900K. Also this gets you on Z490 and the Gigabyte Vision D which is a great white motherboard and very cost effective at just $199 with a real 12 phase VRM...and allows you to upgrade to Rocket Lake and PCIe Gen 4 when Rocket Lake CPU's launch early next year..

https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-Z490-LGA1200-ALC1220-VB-Motherboard/dp/B087GS5Y5C/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=gigabyte+z490&qid=1593952176&sr=8-3
 

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