Which x299 motherboard should I buy


Mar 4, 2017
I have my eye on the asus strix x299-e motherboard and the asus prime x299 deluxe. My question is, is it worth spending an extra £100 on the deluxe motherboard? I am in two minds about this since on one hand, I am already spending £2000 for a good system so I might as well spend £100 more for better features, but on the other hand, I do not want to just waste £100 if it is not worth it and doesn't add anything significant to the table.

By the way, my specs are
evga 1080ti hybrid
corsair dominator platinum 2666mhz 32gb ram
nzxt kraken x52 cpu cooler
evga supernova g3 1000w PSU
960 evo Samsung m.2 ssd
seagate barracuda 3tb
cooler master master case maker 5t

I need at least 2x internal USB2.0 and 3x internal USB3.0 for the system and onboard wifi


You are aware that what you're proposing will not be achievable on that budget right? Pricing out all the parts you are interested in will come out to something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-7820X 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor (£527.90 @ Alza)
CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler (£144.23 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Asus - STRIX X299-E GAMING ATX LGA2066 Motherboard (£423.47 @ BT Shop)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£384.92 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£207.59 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£79.98 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC Black Edition Video Card (£695.52 @ More Computers)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterCase Pro 5 ATX Mid Tower Case (£110.78 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£229.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Total: £2804.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-26 19:30 BST+0100

You will need to increase your budget by an extra £1000 to be able to purchase an LGA 2066 system.


Mar 4, 2017
Firstly, I have already bought all those parts except the CPU, motherboard and GPU and with a strix x299-e and 7820x, it all fits under £2000 (since I managed to get good deals on the other parts)
Secondly, the AMD ryzen platform is still ripe and may still have some problems (http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-3434976/core-cpu.html) so I prefer to go with intel since even though they messed the platform up this time round, it is not to say their CPUs are bad.
Thirdly, the video shows that the cpus are worse than the AMD alternatives, but that is just for that group of benchmarks. For other benchmarks, it shows the new intel CPUs as very good (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOIEJKimUMk).

Please answer the question about the motherboards.

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