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Hi all,
This is my first PC build and following are the components that I am planning to use:
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950 X
  • GPU: ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080Ti Overclocked 11G GDDR6
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro RAM 32GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16 (16X2 : planning to make it 64 GB in future)
  • SSD : Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB
  • HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB
  • Cooler: Corsair Hydro H115i CW-9060032-WW Pro RGB Water Cooling System (Black)
  • PSU: Corsair AX1000 Fully Modular 80+ Titanium Certified Power Supply
As you can see, I am building a gaming PC which will also be used for video editing purposes. Below are points on which I need some clarity.
  1. Which motherboard to go for? ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula X570 or ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero X570 or ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E AMD
    First one is a bit expensive but latter two fall in same price range. For what purpose is the Crosshair VIII Formula used? (Keep in mind that I am planning to overclock the system after learning more about it)
  2. Is my RAM selection OK? Or should I go for 3600 MHz RAM? Please give me some recommendations on the same. NB: I dont care about the aesthetics. Performance matters to me.
Thank you all for your answers and support in Advance. Thanks a ton.
 
1. Here are the 3 charts relevant for your research...
https://nl.hardware.info/vergelijking/producten/531725-531729-531497
https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1137619-motherboard-vrm-tier-list-v2-currently-amd-only/
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1d9_E3h8bLp-TXr-0zTJFqqVxdCR9daIVNyMatydkpFA/htmlview#gid=639584818
Lots of data to crunch there but the inference in short is "HERO". It has the best price to feature ratio among the 3 boards.

2. For the best performance its better to go with 3600mhz CL16 as you will be editing as well...
https://premiumbuilds.com/ram/best-ram-for-ryzen-3000/
 
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Hi all,
This is my first PC build and following are the components that I am planning to use:
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950 X
  • GPU: ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080Ti Overclocked 11G GDDR6
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro RAM 32GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16 (16X2 : planning to make it 64 GB in future)
  • SSD : Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB
  • HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB
  • Cooler: Corsair Hydro H115i CW-9060032-WW Pro RGB Water Cooling System (Black)
  • PSU: Corsair AX1000 Fully Modular 80+ Titanium Certified Power Supply
As you can see, I am building a gaming PC which will also be used for video editing purposes. Below are points on which I need some clarity.
  1. Which motherboard to go for? ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula X570 or ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero X570 or ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E AMD
    First one is a bit expensive but latter two fall in same price range. For what purpose is the Crosshair VIII Formula used? (Keep in mind that I am planning to overclock the system after learning more about it)
  2. Is my RAM selection OK? Or should I go for 3600 MHz RAM? Please give me some recommendations on the same. NB: I dont care about the aesthetics. Performance matters to me.
Thank you all for your answers and support in Advance. Thanks a ton.
All 3 would do, only difference is in equipment, my choice would be Hero.
RAM is also a good choice.
 
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1. Here are the 3 charts relevant for your research...
https://nl.hardware.info/vergelijking/producten/531725-531729-531497
https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1137619-motherboard-vrm-tier-list-v2-currently-amd-only/
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1d9_E3h8bLp-TXr-0zTJFqqVxdCR9daIVNyMatydkpFA/htmlview#gid=639584818
Lots of data to crunch there but the inference in short is "HERO". It has the best price to feature ratio among the 3 boards.

2. For the best performance its better to go with 3600mhz CL16 as you will be editing as well...
https://premiumbuilds.com/ram/best-ram-for-ryzen-3000/
 
Reactions: m.shafeeksa
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1. Here are the 3 charts relevant for your research...
https://nl.hardware.info/vergelijking/producten/531725-531729-531497
https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1137619-motherboard-vrm-tier-list-v2-currently-amd-only/
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1d9_E3h8bLp-TXr-0zTJFqqVxdCR9daIVNyMatydkpFA/htmlview#gid=639584818
Lots of data to crunch there but the inference in short is "HERO". It has the best price to feature ratio among the 3 boards.

2. For the best performance its better to go with 3600mhz CL16 as you will be editing as well...
https://premiumbuilds.com/ram/best-ram-for-ryzen-3000/
Helped me a lot. Thanks for the help. I have decided to go with the Hero :)
 
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If you are looking for a board with similar set of features, you can go with the Gigabyte Aurous Master...
https://nl.hardware.info/vergelijking/producten/531725-530085
Thank you once again for your help. But after a vigorous research of 2 weeks, turns out both the Asus Crosshair VIII Hero and the Aurous Master Mobos are out of stock in every single stores in my place. Neither could I find them in online stores. If I narrow down the options to 2 Mobos, ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula X570 & ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E AMD, which one do you suggest?
I appreciate your help from the bottom of my heart.

@Hellfire13 @CountMike

NB: A retailer has promised me a good deal on Crosshair VIII formula but not for the other one. Difference is $100 US. Is Crosshair VIII Formula worth that extra 100 bucks I pay?

Link: ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E AMD
ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula X570
 
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Thank you once again for your help. But after a vigorous research of 2 weeks, turns out both the Asus Crosshair VIII Hero and the Aurous Master Mobos are out of stock in every single stores in my place. Neither could I find them in online stores. If I narrow down the options to 2 Mobos, ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula X570 & ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E AMD, which one do you suggest?
I appreciate your help from the bottom of my heart.

@Hellfire13 @CountMike

NB: A retailer has promised me a good deal on Crosshair VIII formula but not for the other one. Difference is $100 US. Is Crosshair VIII Formula worth that extra 100 bucks I pay?

Link: ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E AMD
ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula X570
With that kind of a high end processor I would go with the Formula, specially if there is no budget constraint. Because of all the goodies(faster LAN, better audio chip) it has got along with better overclocking support and connectivity options.
 
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With that kind of a high end processor I would go with the Formula, specially if there is no budget constraint. Because of all the goodies(faster LAN, better audio chip) it has got along with better overclocking support and connectivity options.
@Hellfire13 You are the best mate. Thank you for the quick response. I do have budget constraints but I can compromise on the monitor I am buying to get the Formula.
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