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Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:32 pm

What mobos and CPUs should I be looking at?

chipsets? form factors? brands? (Gigabyte?)

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Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:39 pm

I've always liked ASUS Mobo's and i7 for CPU. The latest Coffee Lake i7 is perfect.
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Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:03 pm

Asus MB the only boards I buy anymore and an i7 8700K. Beer said it best.
LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE

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Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:25 pm

go all out and get the 9900k....lol

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Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:55 pm

KungfuBeer wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:39 pm
I've always liked ASUS Mobo's and i7 for CPU. The latest Coffee Lake i7 is perfect.
What chipset supports that?

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Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:58 pm

ANZAC wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:55 pm
KungfuBeer wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:39 pm
I've always liked ASUS Mobo's and i7 for CPU. The latest Coffee Lake i7 is perfect.
What chipset supports that?
Go to Newegg, find an i7 Coffee Lake, it will tell you what you need to know.
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:08 am

Here's what I've got to so far, Intel Z390 chipset seems good. The reviews say that for some reason the Gigabytes are better than the ASUS on this new chipset.

I've given up buying on NewEgg, I just read the reviews.

Gigabyte Z390 LGA1151 AORUS Ultra (sort of mid-high end)


Going to try an M2 SATA EVO 860 SSD, 1TB is probably plenty


I have a good new power supply lying around.

For GPU.... I am not sure. I may just take the RX 580 from my old rig and use it for now to save money.
Looking at Vega 56 from ASUS or XFX but they are big $$$ (somewhere between 1070 and 1080 performance).
Yeah I know AMD blah blah. I like Eyefinity with my monitor setup.

Case


How much RAM are people running these days? 16GB? Corsair still good? 3200MHz?


CPU I am thinking Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake (thanks Derek)

CPU cooler??? (I need to check this fits the case and also clears the RAM and PCIe slots)
Liquid cooling any better these days?



This will be my first bare metal Win 10 gaming setup. My current Win 7 rig has been the same OS image and games since almost BF2 days.

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Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:58 am

I'd go with 16 to 32GB depending min. of 16 for sure.

The RAM I use is GSKILL Ripsaw

Corsair Gold 950W power supply

I use a stock cooler; unless your planning on pushing your system why spend the money for water cooling/for large cooler?

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Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:30 pm

sidewinder9x wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:58 am
I use a stock cooler; unless your planning on pushing your system why spend the money for water cooling/for large cooler?
I was talking to a guy at work today said the liquid CPU coolers are WAY quieter than fans/coolers.

I saw a few reviews that mentioned cooling pump failure.....

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Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:13 pm

I ordered the case, mobo, CPU (Amazon had $15 off sale) and SSD.

Need to order cooler and RAM, going to wait to look inside case a bit.

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