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Old 10-07-2017, 11:53 AM   #31
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Re: Intel i7- 8700K Reviews!

Perhaps I should show interest in the EVGA FTW!
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Old 10-07-2017, 03:07 PM   #32
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Re: Intel i7- 8700K Reviews!

Where's the link to EVGA's Z370's?

I would trust them, a lot of enthusiast use EVGA.
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Re: Intel i7- 8700K Reviews!

EVGA - Articles - EVGA Z370 Series Motherboards

I am looking now at the "Classified" as it is ATX


FWIW: Very professional site with superlative documentation!!!
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Re: Intel i7- 8700K Reviews!

So is the FTW, it looks like the Classified has better audio as all I can tell. Either one would be a good choice. Whichever mobo you get Jim you should go straight for a PCI 3.0 4X SSD. The one to get is the Samsung 960 Pro 512GB.
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Re: Intel i7- 8700K Reviews!

I hear that! 1TB though. This board was formerly only available as EATX.

I prefer SB over Realtek. Also HDMI 2.0

Worthy successor to my WS.

Might even suck it in and get a 1070/80 GPU.

Still need the spec's on the Z370-WS first!
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Re: Intel i7- 8700K Reviews!

You will notice a big difference from SATA SSD. Also you need a way to cool the 960 Pro.

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Re: Intel i7- 8700K Reviews!

Jam this down in the x4 connector

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018U79YQK...=3477U5PHGJ38I
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Re: Intel i7- 8700K Reviews!

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Yeah thats the best for PCI but I was referring to M.2 slots. Those don't have good cooling.
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Re: Intel i7- 8700K Reviews!

Who would be stupid enough to put the Sammy 960 in the M2 slot vice the PCIe Adaptor? Especially if it's the primary drive?

However, for those inclined:

EK-M.2 NVMe Heatsink - Nickel by EK Waterblocks (Silver color)
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Yes Jim, just beautiful down here, has long has there's a pool and air conditioning....lol
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Re: Intel i7- 8700K Reviews!

Enjoy your vacation. I am all over the EVGA site studying the Classified and FTW. Plenty of M2's.
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Re: Intel i7- 8700K Reviews!

You got me liking EVGA, they are making conservative looking boards. Form is function and those look like serious layouts. I think EVGA designs well and puts what the processor supports and adequate cooling HS etc. Then they may send it to the marketing team to spruce up the color/logo's a bit. ASUS on the other hand has marketing and looks leading their designs from the get go.

I would seriously consider the Classified but I am not longer in the market for a new mobo. I think when I get my custom WC loop going I may revisit OC the CPU a bit. Right now I am not OC at all, running at default 3.5GHz on all cores and just extremely stable in Windows, never any of the slight hangups or glitches I have experienced before with some other systems.
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Re: Intel i7- 8700K Reviews!

Has anyone found any specs for the Z370-WS?
The WS boards always take so long to come out.
I think tne Z270 took months.

My last couple of boards have been WS and I've been super happy, but given the quality of the other boards I really wonder if its worth the wait these days?
I wont be doing SLI or installing ECC chips... but theres usually plenty of expansion options on them.
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