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Which z690 motherboard to choose


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Aug 29, 2022
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Hello everyone.

I don't know which motherboard to buy for an i7-13700k this is my first assembly after 8 years.
I have only used Gigabyte and Asus motherboard.

I am looking for a board that has at least 6 SATA ports. I have several hard drives.

I found two that look interesting
-Gigabyte Z690 Aero D DDR5
-Asus ProArt z690 Creator DDR5

What do you think about these motherboards?

Or what other boards do you suggest?

I've seen that most Asus motherboards have 4 SATA ports at most, only the ROG ones have 6.

I plan to put it together with a RTX 4080, 32 GB DDR5 5600mhz Corsair, NVME 1TB 4.0 as system and lastly a 1000w power supply from Corsair.

I would use it for gaming and work.

Sep 10, 2018
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System Name His & Hers
Processor R7 5800X/ R9 5950X Stock
Motherboard X570 Aorus Master/ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
Cooling Corsair h150 elite/ Corsair h115i Platinum
Memory 32 GB 4x8GB 4000CL15 Trident Z Royal/ 32 GB 3200 CL14 @3800 CL16 Team T Force Nighthawk
Video Card(s) Evga FTW 3 Ultra 3080ti/ Gigabyte Gaming OC 4090
Storage lots of SSD.
Display(s) LG G2 65/LG C1 48/ LG 27GN850/ MSI 27 inch VA panel.
Case 011 Dynamic XL/ Phanteks Evolv X
Audio Device(s) Arctis Pro + gaming Dac/ Corsair sp 2500/ Logitech Z 625
Power Supply Seasonic Ultra Prime Titanium 1000w/850w
Mouse Logitech G502 Lightspeed/ Logitech G Pro Hero.
Keyboard Corsair K95 RGB Platinum/ Logitech G Pro
Given the price difference these two boards really aren't even in the same class the Asus board is better but do you need all the features it offers over the gigabyte one also if you plan on spending over 400 usd on a Z690 board you are better off spending a little more and getting the Z790 variant that from what I've seen offer much better memory support.

I like the asus bios a lot better but as far as build quality assuming a similar price range they are similar enough but as far as support/CS goes even though Asus isn't the best I'd still lean towards them over Gigabyte.


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Sep 4, 2008
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Assumption here is you are using the computer for work? Both are workstation orientated. For example the ProArt has like 72hr of burn-in to make sure there is no DOAs. GB Aero has Displayport in so you can run a art tablet screen (the ones you can write on) as your primary. Things like that is what makes them different vs the gaming SKUs. Also I think the QVL list is whole lot longer.