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New 9900k/z390 build advice

Joined
Jun 9, 2014
Messages
20
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z270x-Ultra Gaming
CPU
Intel Core i7 6700k
Graphics
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
Mac
  1. iMac
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
Below is my proposed setup. I'd like to know if the components are all compatible and advice on any substitutions/additions. My system will be used for 4k raw video editing.


Already Purchased:
GPU: 2x AMD Sapphire Vega 64: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202326&Description=sapphire vega 64&cm_re=sapphire_vega_64-_-14-202-326-_-Product
Case: LIAN LI PC-011AIR https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112585&Description=lian case&cm_re=lian_case-_-11-112-585-_-Product
PSU: Corsair HX1200: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139205

Needed:

CPU: i9-9900k
MOBO: ASRock z390 Taichi: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...iption=z390&cm_re=z390-_-13-157-857-_-Product
RAM: 64gb G.Skill Ripjaws V 3600: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232737&Description=g.skill ripjaws 3600&cm_re=g.skill_ripjaws_3600-_-20-232-737-_-Product
SSD 1: M.2 970 PRO 1tb : https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147694&Description=m.2 970 pro&cm_re=m.2_970_pro-_-20-147-694-_-Product
SSD 2: M.2 970 EVO 2tb: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147692&Description=m.2 970 2tb&cm_re=m.2_970_2tb-_-20-147-692-_-Product
HDD (Storage): 3x 10tb Seagate Barracuda: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178998&Description=seagate barracuda 10tb&cm_re=seagate_barracuda_10tb-_-22-178-998-_-Product
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Riing RGB 240: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA8EF5V03103&Description=thermaltake 3.0 ring&cm_re=thermaltake_3.0_ring-_-35-106-391-_-Product
Wifi: TP-LINK Archer T9E AC1900: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704241&Description=tp link archer t9e&cm_re=tp_link_archer_t9e-_-33-704-241-_-Product

Any advice or thoughts are appreciated. I'm particularly curious about motherboard choice.
 
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Joined
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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z370 Gaming 7
CPU
i7 8700k @4.9GHz
Graphics
GTX 1080
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  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
The Gigabyte z390 Aorus Master has the best VRMs in that price range.
In the beginning the were some issues with the z390 Asrock boards, which would overvolt the CPU. Not sure though if they already fixed that with a newer BIOS Version.
 
Joined
Jun 9, 2014
Messages
20
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z270x-Ultra Gaming
CPU
Intel Core i7 6700k
Graphics
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
Mac
  1. iMac
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
The Gigabyte z390 Aorus Master has the best VRMs in that price range.
In the beginning the were some issues with the z390 Asrock boards, which would overvolt the CPU. Not sure though if they already fixed that with a newer BIOS Version.

Thanks. I looked at that mobo but the reviews are terrible. Seems to be very buggy. Anyone have experience with it?
 
Joined
Dec 30, 2018
Messages
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Motherboard
ASRock Z390 Taichi BIOS v1.2
CPU
i7-9700K
Graphics
RX 580
Below is my proposed setup. I'd like to know if the components are all compatible and advice on any substitutions/additions. My system will be used for 4k raw video editing.


Already Purchased:
GPU: 2x AMD Sapphire Vega 64: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202326&Description=sapphire vega 64&cm_re=sapphire_vega_64--14-202-326--Product
Case: LIAN LI PC-011AIR https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112585&Description=lian case&cm_re=lian_case--11-112-585--Product
PSU: Corsair HX1200: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139205

Needed:

CPU: i9-9900k
MOBO: ASRock z390 Taichi: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...iption=z390&cm_re=z390-_-13-157-857-_-Product
RAM: 64gb G.Skill Ripjaws V 3600: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232737&Description=g.skill ripjaws 3600&cm_re=g.skill_ripjaws_3600--20-232-737--Product
SSD 1: M.2 970 PRO 1tb : https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147694&Description=m.2 970 pro&cm_re=m.2_970_pro--20-147-694--Product
SSD 2: M.2 970 EVO 2tb: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147692&Description=m.2 970 2tb&cm_re=m.2_970_2tb--20-147-692--Product
HDD (Storage): 3x 10tb Seagate Barracuda: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178998&Description=seagate barracuda 10tb&cm_re=seagate_barracuda_10tb--22-178-998--Product
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Riing RGB 240: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA8EF5V03103&Description=thermaltake 3.0 ring&cm_re=thermaltake_3.0_ring--35-106-391--Product
Wifi: TP-LINK Archer T9E AC1900: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704241&Description=tp link archer t9e&cm_re=tp_link_archer_t9e--33-704-241--Product

Any advice or thoughts are appreciated. I'm particularly curious about motherboard choice.

A late reply so it may not be of any use to you but as an owner of the Z390 Taichi board I would not recommend the board to anyone doing a new build expecting a clean install until the BIOS problem with this board is fixed. The current version of BIOS (at time of writing) is 1.9. I was able to get version 1.2 to work but not versions 1.3, 1.6 or 1.9 despite extensive testing. There are NVMe improvements in the later BIOS versions that I want but, for now, I am stuck on version 1.2
 
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