Question What motherboard for i9 9900k that can OC, but is ''cheap''?

raybluerb

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I bought a i9 9900k, but have not idea on which motherboard to choose for it, that can OC it a bit for cheap.

GPU is a 2080.
 
For a cost effective Z390 that will allow for overclocks on a 9900K, the Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X as it has a great VRM with a 10+2 setup even though it is a low cost board. $139.98....Be ware of cheap Z390 motherboards as some will not handle the 9900K especially when overclocking.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CdPKHx/gigabyte-z390-gaming-x-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z390-gaming-x

https://www.gigabyte.com/uk/Motherboard/Z390-GAMING-X-rev-10#kf

Review of Z390 cheap boards and buyer beware:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZcqw-K1drY
 

ocer9999

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I would be careful getting a budget board on such CPU, the 9900K will make any half decent motherboard VRM go to it's limits and what happens is that the CPU will throtle and you dont even realize its the motherboard.
Get a Taichi Z390 that is for around 200$ much bellow 200$ you don't have many good options as good as Taichi.
 

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