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MSI MPG Z590 Carbon EK X

Black Haru

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Feb 24, 2010
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Developed in partnership with and distributed by EKWB, the MSI MPG Z590 Carbon EK X features a monoblock for CPU and VRM cooling. As the successor to the award-winning MSI MPG Z490 Carbon EK X, the MSI MPG Z590 Carbon EK X has a lot of expectations to live up to. Will it prove worthy?

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Feb 20, 2021
254 (0.36/day)
System Name Game PC
Processor Intel Core i5 12600k
Motherboard Z690 Gaming X Gigabyte DDR4
Cooling Fuma 2
Memory 16GB DDR4 2x8 3200 MHz
Video Card(s) GeForce GTX 1080 and RTX 3070
Storage 500 GB M2 PCI Ex 3.0 NVMe and 4TB SATA 3.0 HDD
Display(s) 27 inç 75 Hz
Case Cooler Master MB511
Audio Device(s) Creative 2+1
Power Supply 750W 80+ Bronze PSU
Mouse Microsoft
Keyboard Microsoft
Software Windows 10-11
The 11900K is really expensive and its performance is like the 10900K. 10900K is still the best in my opinion. See the 11700K GamerNexus review. New processors disappointed me
Oct 22, 2014
13,208 (4.37/day)
Sunshine Coast
System Name Black Box
Processor Intel Xeon E3-1260L v5
Motherboard MSI E3 KRAIT Gaming v5
Cooling Tt tower + 120mm Tt fan
Memory G.Skill 16GB 3600 C18
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 970 Mini
Storage Kingston A2000 512Gb NVME
Display(s) AOC 24" Freesync 1m.s. 75Hz
Case Corsair 450D High Air Flow.
Audio Device(s) No need.
Power Supply FSP Aurum 650W
Mouse Yes
Keyboard Of course
Software W10 Pro 64 bit
Saying it has 3 PCIe 3x16 slots is misleading as electrically they are x16, x8 and x4.
Oct 18, 2013
4,080 (1.20/day)
Next to the huge 155mm Howitzer that's in ur face
System Name The Little One
Processor i5-8279u
Motherboard AZW Speed S
Cooling Fan w/heat pipes + side & rear vents
Memory 32GB Crucial DDR4-3200 (2x 16GB)
Video Card(s) Iris Plus 655
Storage WD Black SN750 2TB m.2 + WD 2TB external nvme
Display(s) 2x Samsung 43" LCD's @1440p
Case Practically identical to a mac mini, just purrtier in slate blue, & with 3x usb ports on the front !
Audio Device(s) Yamaha ATS-1060 Bluetooth Soundbar & Subwoofer
Power Supply 65w brick
Mouse Logitech MX Master 2
Keyboard Logitech G613 mechanical wireless
Software Windows 10 pro 64 bit, with all the unnecessary background shitzu turned OFF !
Benchmark Scores PDQ - all things considered !
Mar 18, 2015
2,960 (1.03/day)
Long Island
I can't comment of performance of processors where we can only rely on leaked benchmarks .... If you use a PC as a tool, performance in applications is all that matters. I never made any money running Cinebench. How many seconds it takes to complete a task matters .... how many fps it delivers matters. Cores, die size, cinebench scores ... don't give a hoot.

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That ALC4080 is pretty good going by the RMAA result.