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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
32 (0.11/day)
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
12,725 (4.91/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 Thermaltake Toughram 16GB 4400MHz DDR4
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
3,029 (1.02/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 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 2TB m.2 + WD 3x 2TB external nvme
Display(s) 2x Samsung 43" LCD's @1440p
Case Thermaltake TT900 Supertower
Audio Device(s) Intel AC9560 wireless/BT, Yamaha ATS-1060 Bluetooth Soundbar & Subwoofer
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
2,941 (1.20/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.