- Sep 21, 2010
- ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X HERO Z370
- RX 580
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- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
I strayed off the ranch, so to speak, for my Z170 build. I choose the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII GENE motherboard for this year's project. Works great, but it's BIOS has a high learning curve for me after all these years using Gigabyte motherboards.I took all those components directly from the Customac Pro list of the April buyer's guide. I'm assuming these will stay the same for the May guide...
I haven't fully decided to do this yet, so don't lament my departure too soon!
Thanks for the advice about migration. I guess I should add a new SSD to this list then...
I also like the Gigabyte GTX 950 graphics card, too, which I recommend to you. However, you may want to wait for the newer Nvidia 1000 cards. Their new top-of-the-line GTX 1080 and 1070 will be out late May and early June, respectively. So, by Summer's end, I expect to see a GTX 1060 and 1050 series if they go the same route as their previous 900 line of graphics cards.
Speaking of graphics, the 100-series motherboards and Intel processors on-board HD530 graphics still has some minor, PITA problems, namely, sleep/wake-up. So, keep abreast of the progress on the HD530 issues if you decide not to use your GT640 card.
Looking forward to seeing the results of your new system.