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  • Wed, Dec 5 2018 8:09 PM

    • ozzob
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    What X299 boards are you builders liking?


    Considering a new DYI build around the Intel i9-7940X. It seems like the sweet spot and seems liked by several others here. (AND you get to say "tetradeca-core" which has got to be way more fun than hex-core).

    I've used ASUS and Gigabyte boards for various past builds. What motherboards are you X299 builders happy with?


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  • Fri, Dec 7 2018 11:34 AM In reply to

    • Gretski
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    Re: What X299 boards are you builders liking?


    Works fine , no issues with the X7820.

    Asus X299, i7 7820, Nvidia 2000M 32GB ram, NVME SSD 8.9.1 ( yes its very fast!) [view my complete system specs]
  • Fri, Dec 7 2018 1:45 PM In reply to

    • cuervo
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    Re: What X299 boards are you builders liking?

    Very happy with the Gigabyte Aorus x299 'cuz I can add a two port Thunderbolt III card. The only problem is that when you add the Tbolt card, the second PCI video card slot gets obstructed. A PCI extender cable solves the problem, handily.


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  • Fri, Dec 7 2018 4:16 PM In reply to

    • MattB
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    Re: What X299 boards are you builders liking?

    Just rebuilt my edit one system with MSI x299-SLI-plus, i9 7900X and 32GB RAM - and samsung M.2 system drive. All playing very nice and flying high! 

    Edit 1:- Intel Core i9 7900X msi x299-SLI-plus mobo 32GB DDR4 3000Mhx memory NVIDIA Quadro P4000 (Nvidia driver 390.77) Samsung 860PRO SSD 512GB system... [view my complete system specs]

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  • Sun, Dec 9 2018 6:08 PM In reply to

    • cls105
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    Re: What X299 boards are you builders liking?

    The old “sweet spot” conclusion that you got from puget is not very accurate imo.

    i got a 7940x and wish I had 18 cores.

    cant complain, but thought I’d say that about pugets findings because many people like me believe(d) it.

    of course it comes down to cost per core (not sure what current prices are), but definitely come up with your own conclusion.


    upon further review it is hard to beat the price of a 7940x... I got it at a time when it was more expensive, and it may have made more sense to go with the 18 core. but with current prices, the 7940x is a great choice.

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