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Alexander B.

Alexander B.

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-H GAMING LGA 1200 ATX Intel Motherboard

ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-H GAMING LGA 1200 (Intel 10th Gen) Intel Z490 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard (12+2 Power Stages, DDR4 4600, Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2, AURA Sync)
ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-H GAMING LGA 1200 (Intel 10th Gen) Intel Z490 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard (12+2 Power Stages, DDR4 4600, Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2, AURA Sync)

Pros: Another awesome mobo from ASUS. Nicely packaged in a factory sealed box with ASUS logo on a sticker. Set up is easy, paired with i7-10700 and Elite Group 4000 MHz of DDR4 RAM with XPM no problem. Updated BIOS to the most current one. My 3 year old Samsung 265Gb NVMe with Win 10 was installed and visible in BIOS, so did not have to reinstall OS and all apps... just reactivate Win 10. An M.2 slot for WiFi card is a nice addition. Installed Intel WiFi 6 card. In general a good and solid board from ASUS especially if you get it on sale. Highly recommend.

Cons: After installation of Intel WiFi 6 card in M.2 slot it kept rearranging icons on my desktop every time you do a reboot. Reinstalling latest NVIDIA drivers seemed to help with the issue. Probably has nothing to do with the board but had to mention.

Overall Review: Highly recommend

11/19/2020

Do not update BIOS to F20a version

GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS ELITE AX LGA 1700 Intel Z690 ATX Motherboard with DDR5, Quad M.2, PCIe 5.0, USB 3.2 Gen2X2 Type-C, WiFi 6, 2.5GbE LAN
GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS ELITE AX LGA 1700 Intel Z690 ATX Motherboard with DDR5, Quad M.2, PCIe 5.0, USB 3.2 Gen2X2 Type-C, WiFi 6, 2.5GbE LAN

Pros: Premium segment motherboard

Cons: Sometimes it is not easy to unclip videocard from the top PCI-E slot due to massive heatsink in the way.

Overall Review: Z690 AORUS ELITE AX is a nice top-notch board from Gigabyte. Easy to install in an ATX case. Built with premium components. Warning, do not update BIOS to F20a version. It is in an alpha state, you will brick your motherboard, no video signal from video card. Just stay on BIOS version F7c - this is the most stable version (July 2022).

Another great EVGA PSU made by Seasonic

EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P6, 80 Plus Platinum 850W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode with FDB Fan, 10 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 140mm Size, Power Supply 220-P6-0850-X1
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P6, 80 Plus Platinum 850W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode with FDB Fan, 10 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 140mm Size, Power Supply 220-P6-0850-X1

Pros: Best price among Platinum in 850W range

Cons: None so far

Overall Review: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P6, Platinum PSU. Manufacturer (OEM) - Seasonic Compact only 140mm PSU, nice flexible cables, eco mode and 10 year warranty.

Intel Gift - Marvel's Avengers Gaming Bundle Master Keys

Intel Gift - Marvel's Avengers Gaming Bundle Master Keys
Intel Gift - Marvel's Avengers Gaming Bundle Master Keys

Pros: A latest game with amazing graphics and gameplay. 60GB to download from STEAM. And you have to create 3 accounts in order to redeem the bundle code.

Cons: None as it is a free game when you buy a 10th gen CPU from Intel

Overall Review: Highly recommend

11/19/2020