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Hi guys!


Which one of this boards will you choose to pair with 10700k/10900k?

Aorus Elite AC
Aorus Pro AX
Asus Z490-E (worried about cpu cooler and ram clearance)




Im not an extreme overclocker, just a little bit.


Thanks in advance!
 
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all of them are good
I say take elite ac,solid board,gets good press while the price is relatively reasonable.
was my 1st choice too.checks all the boxes.

cool vrm - no problem
usb - tons and tons,front and back.I just love the 4x 2.0 placement.
usb bios recovery qflash - check
debug led - check
decent audio -check
3x m.2 - check
wifi - check

amazing board for the money.gets A rating for vrm quality and A rating for features.
 
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important - if you're gonna buy aorus elite then the new bios is a must.
the board ships with f2 and it's fine,performs well and it's stable,but f3 claims "improved 3d gaming performance"
I decided to test it and expected nothing but holy smokes perf increase is real

I tested in ac origins alexandia,exactly the same shot before/after bios update showed 89-90 fps vs. 97-100 fps
gpu usage was at costant 91%,now 94%

I noticed that core voltage and package power draw went up slightly.

also,disable "energy efficient turbo" in advanced cpu configuartion,it messes with boost clocks.
 
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As long as you are ok with the 2-gen lifecycle, then it really doesn't matter which one you get, cause they all are essentially dead-end products before you even get them :)

But if ya gotta, IMHO, the elite would be the better of the 3 :)
 
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also,I thought the led was a nice looking gimmick,but it actually lights up usb ports on the rear so even it the night time you see exactly where you're plugging stuff
I love this board more and more.

As long as you are ok with the 2-gen lifecycle, then it really doesn't matter which one you get, cause they all are essentially dead-end products before you even get them :)

But if ya gotta, IMHO, the elite would be the better of the 3 :)
how is z490 more dead end than x570
the op asked
Which one of this boards will you choose to pair with 10700k/10900k?
I don't think am4 cpus are topping 10900K gaming performance and there's rocket lake coming to lga1200 yet
 
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how is z490 more dead end than x570, the op asked
I don't know for sure, but within the recent past, AMD's chips have been good for at least 2-3 gens for the most part, save for a few additional features here & there, but we'll have to see when the next new ryzen chips come out...
 
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I don't know for sure, but within the recent past, AMD's chips have been good for at least 2-3 gens for the most part, save for a few additional features here & there, but we'll have to see when the next new ryzen chips come out...
yeah that is true but we're at the point of a refresh of 3rd gen
 
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another thing I found in aorus elite - ring offset is on by default.your ring frequency will be -3x from your core frequency.tested in watchdogs2, about 2-3 fps gained in cpu heavy area on the main street.

so update your bios to f3 or later,disable energy efficient turbo,raise p1 and p2 limits,disable ring offset and I'm looking at performance increase in double digits on my 10500,can't say exactly but +15% by the looks of it.that includes turning on HAGS on my 2070S too.

hope this might help someone.aorus elite is a very good board feature wise,but requires slight tuning.
 
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I have learned my lesson ... I never buy / build with 1st stepping boards

Have had a lot of discussions with users planning a build ... and the most talked about board so far at the $200 - $300 price point is the Gaming Edge Wifi. I havent started reading the test and reviews as yet as we won't be building anything till end of summer. Was curious enough to go read whose having what problems folks were having w/ Z490 ?

Only 1 board had more than 12 reviews and now i know why it was so oft mentioned ... it was Gaming Edge Wifi. I havent seen and component listing for this board yet. One thing I have noticed is a leg of debug code displays which I find disturbing ... I was kinda hoping LEDs would go the way of the beeps

Looking at your 3 boards wile I was looking at user experiences ...

Aorus Elite AC - Just one review, not statistically significant but gave it 5 eggs

Aorus Pro AX - only 2 reviews a 1 egg and a 2 egg. To small a number to call statistically significant ... users not looking too well experienced

Asus Z490-E - Not listed

At this point, I'm liking the Z490 Unify ... and one of iyts biggest assets ... no RGB
 
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I have learned my lesson ... I never buy / build with 1st stepping boards

Have had a lot of discussions with users planning a build ... and the most talked about board so far at the $200 - $300 price point is the Gaming Edge Wifi. I havent started reading the test and reviews as yet as we won't be building anything till end of summer. Was curious enough to go read whose having what problems folks were having w/ Z490 ?

Only 1 board had more than 12 reviews and now i know why it was so oft mentioned ... it was Gaming Edge Wifi. I havent seen and component listing for this board yet. One thing I have noticed is a leg of debug code displays which I find disturbing ... I was kinda hoping LEDs would go the way of the beeps

Looking at your 3 boards wile I was looking at user experiences ...

Aorus Elite AC - Just one review, not statistically significant but gave it 5 eggs

Aorus Pro AX - only 2 reviews a 1 egg and a 2 egg. To small a number to call statistically significant ... users not looking too well experienced

Asus Z490-E - Not listed

At this point, I'm liking the Z490 Unify ... and one of iyts biggest assets ... no RGB
also no support for igpu
you're buying a K-series sku that has one and are force to get a dgpu when you need one i.e. for troubleshooting or in between cards.stupid.

and tbh aorus elite gets good press from site reviews and has really good feature/quality to price ratio.
cool as polar bear's toenails
elitee.jpg
 
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Get the aorus pro ax, its a higher tier board than the elite ac and has everything you would want for a high perrformanc gaming build. Just flash it to the latest bios when you set it up the first time
 
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Get the aorus pro ax, its a higher tier board than the elite ac and has everything you would want for a high perrformanc gaming build. Just flash it to the latest bios when you set it up the first time
pro ax runs warmer than elite

and I don't think elite is missing any big features
 
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Get the aorus pro ax, its a higher tier board than the elite ac and has everything you would want for a high perrformanc gaming build. Just flash it to the latest bios when you set it up the first time
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Hello guys. I must make a decision in a short time and I have many doubts. Can you help me?

I must choose a board for a 10700K. (not extreme OC) Moderate oc with undervolting. Priority use of games.

The price cannot exceed € 300 but the lower it is, the better. So I need one that best suits my needs.

The important thing for me is that it is compatible next gen (pcie 4.0) network 2.5g (I have read something of a bug in intel and it lowers you to 1g) and a good sound. What a good gaming board.

My options

Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Elite
Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Pro
MSI MPG z490 Gaming PLUS
Msi MPG Z490 Gaming Carbon
Msi MEG Z490 UNIFY
Asus Rog Strix Z490-E Gaming
Asus Rog Strix Z490-F Gaming



I have seen the excel and I think that what ASUS (Strix z490-E) marks is not reliable since its voltage is lower than that of the others. And I'm sure you don't need that voltage as high as gigabyte and msi.

I accept suggestions from other models.

Thanks :D
 
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they're all very good.
imo best quality - unify (but you're missing igpu functionality)
best value - aorus elite

btw,one more thing I discovered on my aorus elite - there's a dedicated m.2 pcie4 slot under the cpu for a gen4 drive when you upgrade to rocket lake,since it's supposed to have gen4 cpu lines.nice!

also,this is what I was talking about
I thought the led was a nice looking gimmick,but it actually lights up usb ports on the rear so even it the night time you see exactly where you're plugging stuff
super easy to plug stuff in the dark
IMG_20200708_131541[1].jpg
 
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