Question MSI, Gigabyte or ASUS?

Jul 19, 2018
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For my upcoming Christmas build, I have narrowed down the choices in my MOBO, down to three:

1. MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC
https://www.centrecom.com.au/msi-mpg-z390-gaming-edge-ac-intel-8th9th-gen-motherboard
2. GA-Z390-AORUS-PRO-WIFI
https://www.centrecom.com.au/gigabyte-z390-aorus-pro-wifi-intel-8th-9th-gen-motherboard
3. TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING ( WI-FI)
https://www.centrecom.com.au/asus-tuf-z390-plus-gaming-wi-fi-intel-8th9th-gen-motherboard

I'm going to be using it with an i9-9900k (OC 5GHz) and any RTX 2080 card

Which one should i go with?
 
Sep 14, 2019
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It's been so long since i was last on this site.

For my upcoming Christmas build, I have narrowed down the choices in my MOBO, down to three:

1. MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC
https://www.centrecom.com.au/msi-mpg-z390-gaming-edge-ac-intel-8th9th-gen-motherboard
2. GA-Z390-AORUS-PRO-WIFI
https://www.centrecom.com.au/gigabyte-z390-aorus-pro-wifi-intel-8th-9th-gen-motherboard
3. TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING ( WI-FI)
https://www.centrecom.com.au/asus-tuf-z390-plus-gaming-wi-fi-intel-8th9th-gen-motherboard

I'm going to be using it with an i9-9900k (OC 5GHz) and any RTX 2080 card

Which one should i go with?
Hi, if I'm not mistaken, the #3 TUF board in your list is a low-range gaming board, unlike the other two, which are mid-range gaming boards. They are not equivalent. I think the ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E board would be equivalent to the other two.

In any case, I have done some research on boards by all the 3 brands, and I am leaning towards the MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC (the Gaming Edge AC is not bad, either) based on user reviews on newegg.com. The MSI pricing is also just right, compared to ASUS.

There is no question that ASUS boards provide great aesthetics, user-friendly software, and used to provide great quality, but I'm not so sure if that's true anymore (i.e. quality). From the reviews I've read, it seems that ASUS is having some serious quality control issues with some z390 series boards. - lots of boards DOA or not booting. This may not be true of TUF boards but certainly with some other boards like the ROG Strix z390-E.

Make sure to read lots of reviews before buying.
 
I would not right off the Gigabyte as it tends to have the best VRM and if you are going to overclock that would be my route. Also be warry of the cheaper Z390 boards...

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZcqw-K1drY


If you are in the MSI Carbon range price then the Gigabyte Elite or the Aorus Pro has one of the best 12 phase VRM's. Both the Carbon and the Aorus Pro have great reviews so you can't go wrong either way and the Elite will save you a bit of money..:
https://www.bit-tech.net/reviews/gigabyte-z390-aorus-pro-review/8/
https://bit-tech.net/reviews/tech/motherboards/msi-mpg-z390-gaming-pro-carbon-ac-review/8/
 

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