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Author Topic: Upgrading my PC. Will this work?  (Read 4267 times)

Offline Caflyt

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Re: Upgrading my PC. Will this work?
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2017, 11:29:46 AM »

This is the one I’m getting to go with my I7 8700k.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-119-033

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Re: Upgrading my PC. Will this work?
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2017, 05:08:07 PM »
I went with the ASUS Strix ROG Z370H version since it was a bit cheaper.  I did not need some of the extra bells and whistles (like WIFI etc.) that are the difference on the more expensive versions since the sim essentially runs on a closed wired network.  The simpler the better!

These are nice boards. Very easy to auto-overclock.

Be sure to update the BIOS.  The resident BIOS on the boards I received were several versions old.  Apparently there have been a lot of updates happening.

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Re: Upgrading my PC. Will this work?
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2017, 05:21:40 PM »
Some good info here, guys.

I went with the ASUS Rog Hero X, which is a Z370 board as well.

Heads up, I updated my BIOS straight away and the REaltek Audio chip had issues. i installed the software off the disk that it came with and still it wouldn't work. I then downloaded the latest Audio drivers off the ASUS site, to no avail.

A liitle googling revealed that a few ASUS boards are suffering Audio problems with their Realtek drivers and suggested getting them from the Realtek site.

I did that, and Bob's your Uncle, all fixed. I then wrote a lengthy email to Asus, giving them a swift kick in the nads for selling a 500 dollar board with a 1 dollar driver on it.
They replied, thanking me very much for the kick in the nads.......





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Offline Caflyt

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Re: Upgrading my PC. Will this work?
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2017, 07:30:08 PM »
 Fred, I think the other difference on this board versus the H model is something with the VRM. 10 phase versus six phase or some gobbledygook like that.  Not sure what that means to me but oh well.

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Re: Upgrading my PC. Will this work?
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2017, 11:59:20 AM »
Z boards allow Overclocking.... H Boards do not.
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Re: Upgrading my PC. Will this work?
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2017, 01:23:06 PM »
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Z boards allow Overclocking.... H Boards do not.

????

My ASUS Z370H boards with the I7-8700Ks are each overclocking 35% to over 5 ghz stable.  Typical for that CPU.

ASUS webpage info:

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-Z370-H-GAMING/

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Re: Upgrading my PC. Will this work?
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2017, 01:34:53 PM »
Cause its a Z370  If it was an H370 You wouldn't be able to overclock..  Sorry, Didn't realize your "Z" MB had a H Version...
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