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I have an i7-9700k and 32 GB of RAM. What is a good MB buy?

Joined
Jan 4, 2011
Messages
445
Motherboard
GigaByte Z390 UD Rev 1.1
CPU
i7-9700K
Graphics
RX 5500 XT
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. Mac mini
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
  2. iOS
I am looking for the most OOBE z390 or Z370 MB (if 9700k is compatible) to have the least issue on unibeast install? Preferably with wifi-Bluetooth, although I do I have a DW1820A wifi/bluetooth card still if needed. Even if I need to buy a PCIe x1 card/adaptor for it.

I know in the past, the Gigabyte boards have been the most compatible and easiest to setup. But which one? There are so many to choose from.

Thanks for any help.
 
Joined
Nov 3, 2017
Messages
335
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z490 Designare
CPU
i9-10850K
Graphics
Radeon VII
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
  1. iMac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I am looking for the most OOBE z390 or Z370 MB (if 9700k is compatible) to have the least issue on unibeast install? Preferably with wifi-Bluetooth, although I do I have a DW1820A wifi/bluetooth card still if needed. Even if I need to buy a PCIe x1 card/adaptor for it.

I know in the past, the Gigabyte boards have been the most compatible and easiest to setup. But which one? There are so many to choose from.

Thanks for any help.
My choice is the Gigabyte Designare and @CaseySJ's guide for the Z390 version.
 
Joined
Jul 13, 2016
Messages
2,753
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z370 Gaming 5
CPU
I9 9900k
Graphics
Vega 64
Mac
  1. Mac mini
  2. Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I am looking for the most OOBE z390 or Z370 MB (if 9700k is compatible) to have the least issue on unibeast install? Preferably with wifi-Bluetooth, although I do I have a DW1820A wifi/bluetooth card still if needed. Even if I need to buy a PCIe x1 card/adaptor for it.

I know in the past, the Gigabyte boards have been the most compatible and easiest to setup. But which one? There are so many to choose from.

Thanks for any help.
z370 could require a bios update for 9700k, stick with z390 for better overclocking/compatibility and onboard TB3. z390 Gigabyte Designare is a good choice and has an extensive guide and is well maintained. However, you will need PCI-E wifi and BT Fenvi HB1200M is one of the better no-nonsense cards.
 
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