Question Recommended Motherboard for my build

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The motherboard is my last part which I forgot about. Any recommendations. Im going to put my budget around the 90-130 range.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Y73Z4q

CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($338.39 @ Monoprice)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1172.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Good motherboard that's in budget:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($338.39 @ Monoprice)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1302.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-25 12:42 EDT-0400


More budget friendly Z390 board:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($338.39 @ Monoprice)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 UD ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1282.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-25 12:42 EDT-0400
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Just remember both the motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with a SATA 6.0 Gb/s port. When the M.2 slot is populated, one SATA 6.0 Gb/s port is disabled.
 
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I agree with the suggestions above for a good Z370/90 motherboard.

May I ask why not go for the similar performing Ryzen 5 3600x and budget the extra money to the 2070 super.

Even if you plan on a 5ghz 8700k with a 2070, it would still get outperformed in many cases by a 3700x and 2070 super.
 
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I agree with the suggestions above for a good Z370/90 motherboard.

May I ask why not go for the similar performing Ryzen 5 3600x and budget the extra money to the 2070 super.

Even if you plan on a 5ghz 8700k with a 2070, it would still get outperformed in many cases by a 3700x and 2070 super.
Im kind of a newbie to this but is it possible you can fix my build a little. Appreciate it.
 

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I'd consider something like this @remixislandmusic what do you think?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.90 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.79 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card ($509.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1254.53
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-25 13:09 EDT-0400


or slightly cheaper but still really good value motherboard:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.90 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card ($509.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1229.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-25 13:10 EDT-0400
 
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor | $238.90 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI B450 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard | $104.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $74.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $89.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Twin Fan Video Card | $499.99 @ B&H
Case | NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.99 @ Best Buy
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $88.98 @ SuperBiiz
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1177.73
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $1167.73
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-25 13:09 EDT-0400 |

Less money and better performance.

The CPU is about the same as the 8700k, but includes a cooler and can use cheaper motherboards. The 2070 super performs about the same as a 2080.
 
I'd consider something like this @remixislandmusic what do you think?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.90 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.79 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card ($509.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1254.53
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-25 13:09 EDT-0400


or slightly cheaper but still really good value motherboard:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.90 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card ($509.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1229.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-25 13:10 EDT-0400
Yea that looks better!
 
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I'd consider something like this @remixislandmusic what do you think?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.90 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.79 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card ($509.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1254.53
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-25 13:09 EDT-0400


or slightly cheaper but still really good value motherboard:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.90 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card ($509.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1229.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-25 13:10 EDT-0400
I am trying to cut down the price close to 1000-1100. So is their anyway I can downgrade the motherboard and gpu
I'd consider something like this @remixislandmusic what do you think?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.90 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.79 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card ($509.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1254.53
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-25 13:09 EDT-0400


or slightly cheaper but still really good value motherboard:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.90 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card ($509.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1229.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-25 13:10 EDT-0400
I am trying to downgrade the cpu if I can save $100 and maintain the same performance, but I cant. Im assuming because of compatible issues. I think Im not going to upgrade to a super to save another $100. Im trying to keep the price around $1000-$1100 and just upgrade later if needed. Can you fix the build one more time please?
 

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.90 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($153.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1098.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-25 13:22 EDT-0400


Could consider this, you can save more by going B450 board but you need to update BIOS.
Main savings on this one is Super down to 1070, Samsung EVo to 660p and slight MB downgrade (which isn't too worth it from the GB X570 IMO).
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor | $238.90 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI B450 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard | $104.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $74.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $89.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Twin Fan Video Card | $499.99 @ B&H
Case | NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.99 @ Best Buy
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $88.98 @ SuperBiiz
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1177.73
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $1167.73
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-25 13:09 EDT-0400 |

Less money and better performance.

The CPU is about the same as the 8700k, but includes a cooler and can use cheaper motherboards. The 2070 super performs about the same as a 2080.
Does the included cooler perform well? Like I shouldnt really worry?
 
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor | $238.90 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI B450 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard | $104.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $62.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $59.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Twin Fan Video Card | $499.99 @ B&H
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox MB510L ATX Mid Tower Case | $41.99 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $85.88 @ OutletPC
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1124.63
| Mail-in rebates | -$30.00
| Total | $1094.63
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-25 13:29 EDT-0400 |

This board can have bios updated without a compatable CPU, so no worries here.

This is about the best I can do without dropping the GPU to an RTX 2070 non-super.

Cheaper but decent case.
Slower but cheaper NVME SSD
Cheaper but better PSU
 
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Even then there won't be any real world performance difference!
Yes the 3600X comes with a stock wraith cooler.
To add, I agree you won't notice the difference between the 660p and 970 unless you do long sustained reads and writes when the 660ps SLC cache fills up.

In other words, you won't notice a difference between the 2 SSDs when gaming or using the computer for internet browsing.

The Ryzen 5 3600 comes with the small AMD Wraith Stealth cooler. Its not the best, but ok.

The Ryzen 5 3600x comes with a faster clock speed and the upgraded Wraith Spire cooler which runs cooler and a bit quieter.
 
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