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Wayne S.

Wayne S.

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Happy after a year of use.

ASUS Prime Z370-A LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z370 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS Prime Z370-A LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z370 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Great looking board, stable overclocker, plenty of room for expansion, easy to navigate BIOS. Lighting is not overdone, posted Immediately. Supports new 9th gen CPU's.

Cons: Not really a con. However it did take a few bios updates to get decent temps, and lower voltage. I have an 8700k in this board that I originally found a stable overclock at 4.8ghz at 1.35 volts. After several bios updates, my most recent one in October. I was able to lower my voltage to 1.272 volts. My temps in game were in the high 70's. Now even at full load I never go over 67c. There was a slight amount of Vdroop, for a while but that seems to have been corrected with several updates. I was able to overclock my memory kit, a DDR4 3000mhz kit to 3200mhz. My only nit pick on the board I wish there were more than 2 M.2 slots, but you're only limited to so many PCIe lanes with Intel CPU's.

Overall Review: I'm not a fan of paying over $200 for a Motherboard. I feel like you can spend money elsewhere by buying one of these lower end boards. I've always been a fan of Asus boards, and I don't feel like you can go wrong with any of their products. It was reasonably priced and feels and looks very premium. Unlike other brands where its obvious you didn't spend a lot of money on a Motherboard.

11/22/2018