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Old July 14, 2017, 11:34 AM
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Default Advice on X299 boards.

Like a few of you here, I have been out of the loop for quite a while. I've been reading up on all the latest and greatest new toys out there, and I think I've settled on the new socket 2066 for my build. I just ordered an i7-7800x, no backing out now.

I'm having trouble deciding on a motherboard though, at the moment it's between the MSI X299 SLI PLUS, or the ASUS ROG STRIX X299-E.

I've almost always gone with ASUS boards, but the MSI board is considerably cheaper, and in stock...

If anyone has any other suggestions I'm all ears, thanks!
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Old July 14, 2017, 01:27 PM
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I would stick with the Strix, and it is in stock as well https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...91&ignorebbr=1
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Old July 14, 2017, 02:47 PM
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I saw that, I was worried the 'Ships from United States' would mean extra on delivery. NCIX also just received stock.

Now I'm looking at the TUF series of boards, and just noticed they have a 5 year warranty.
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Old July 14, 2017, 06:48 PM
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The TUF series (formerly the Sabertooth lines) have always been excellent, and IMO those X299 TUF boards are absolutely fantastic looking. Of course that is just an aesthetic thing but they work for me!
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Old July 14, 2017, 08:55 PM
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If you want to avoid the current VRM throttling you will like need to look at the Rams VI series. The Strix 299 may also have a VRM design that doesn't present a problem with throttling. I'd recommend waiting for TR4 socket from AMD as X299 is s rushed HEDT platform.
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