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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
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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
11,917 (4.97/day)
Sunshine Coast
System Name Black Box
Processor Intel i5-9600KF
Motherboard NZXT N7 Z370 Black
Cooling Cooler Master 240 RGB AIO / Stock
Memory Thermaltake Toughram 16GB 4400MHz DDR4 or Gigabyte 16GB 3600MHz DDR4 or Adata 8GB 2133Mhz DDR4
Video Card(s) Asus Dual 1060 6GB
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
2,654 (0.96/day)
Left @Booneys Ave, go 22.96 miles then right 2 mi.
System Name The Big RED One
Processor i9-9900k, oc'd to 5.2 ghz
Motherboard Asus ROG Maximus Hero Wifi Z390
Cooling Corsair H115i pro AIO 560mm push/pull, 11x Corsair 140mm ML RGB Fans, 5 in a modded rack config
Memory 64GB Corsair Vengance RBG pro DDR4-3200 (4x 16GB) in XMP2
Video Card(s) Evga RTX 3080 w/15% O/C
Storage 2x WD Black SN750 1TB m.2 + 4TB Crucial SSD + WD 12TB external HDD
Display(s) 2x Samsung 43" LCD's @4k-1440p
Case Thermaltake TT900 Supertower
Audio Device(s) On-board Intel AC9260 wireless, JBL Studio Pro Bluetooth Speakers
Power Supply EVGA G2 SuperNova 850W Modular
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 Quicker than flies on a dung pile
Mar 18, 2015
2,930 (1.30/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.