[SOLVED] Z370 with i9600k

Andross64

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Hello Tom's Community!

I've already got my i5-9600k and I need to pair a new mobo and ram with it.
I'm between a z370 and z390, but I'm having trouble finding info on which z370's are good to go out of the box for the 9th gen CPUs.
If the z370's are compatible, am I losing out on anything else by choosing one of those over a z390?
I am probably not going to overclock and if I do it won't be an insane one(I don't like gambling with expensive hardware hah.), I read that the z390 has better power delivery but I'm not sure if that's going to affect me much.

What are the differences? Which z370's are 9th gen compatible out of the box?

Thanks!
 

remixislandmusic

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You will need fo make sure the z370 you are buying has a bios update to enable 9th generation compatability, otherwise the board cannot be used with a 9600k. You would need an 8th gen cpu to update the bios of an unsupported bios on z370 board.
Z390 doesnt offer really anything over a good z370 board. Some z390 boards do have better power delivery, however z370 is fine for an i5.
 

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