Wednesday, May 22nd 2019

Gigabyte's Z390 Aorus Xtreme Waterforce and 5.1 Ghz Core i9-9900K Bundle Now Available

Remember that ludicrous Gigabyte bundle that mixed the company's most outrageously expensive motherboard with a cherry-picked Intel Core i9-9900K overclocked to 5.1 GHz? Well, it's finally available, if that's your particular kind of beach, and the pricing is better than was expected. Solo, the motherboard sets you back $999, while a cherry-picked Intel Core i9-9900K at 5.1 GHz would set you back some $939 in houses such as Silicon Lottery. However, Gigabyte have confirmed that the bundle pricing for these components for the US stands at $1,699 - which really isn't too shabby, if you consider the motherboard to have sufficient bang for your buck.
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5 Comments on Gigabyte's Z390 Aorus Xtreme Waterforce and 5.1 Ghz Core i9-9900K Bundle Now Available

#1
xtreemchaos
yes but can it play crysis ? sorry couldnt help myself. sounds like a good deal if a wee bit out of my price range but maybe a secondhand one down the road a bit, im dreaming again.
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#2
bonehead123
Of course it can play Crysis, but only at 10-15 FPS on a 480mhz monitor, but ONLY when paired with 4x RTX 2080ti massively overclocked Founders edition GPU's, 256TB of Ram, and a 50000W quadruple railed hyper-plutonium spec'd PSU....

Sorry, I could'nt resist either :)
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#4
Abaidor
Ermmm...no it is a very bad deal and you mostly pay for RGB lights, with god knows what software issues their control app comes with, and a worse in performance than standalone waterblock...
Even at $1,000 it would still be a bad deal....

Performance gains of the "cherry" picked 9900K are not significant at all vs getting a retail one + custom waterloop...waste of money.

You are far better off getting the Aorus Z390 Extreme (for the extras) + 9900K + Standalone Waterblock (can be used at future build) + extra custom loop components.
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#5
ypsylon
RGB alone is worth 700$. o_O
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