Advice on MOBO for new build

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  1. Posts : 24
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    Advice on MOBO for new build


    I need some help deciding on a motherboard for my new gaming pc. I got a Ryzen 7 5800X and originally I was going with a Asus ROG Strix B550-F, but after more research I've decided to go with the Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming.

    Do any of you have this motherboard, and how is it working for you? Is the wi-fi and bluetooth reliable? Any issues with the board? Is this board overkill? Are there better options?

    I have no interest in overclocking, but I do want to be able to play games on the new PC.
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  2. Dude's Avatar
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    desktop said:
    I need some help deciding on a motherboard for my new gaming pc. I got a Ryzen 7 5800X and originally I was going with a Asus ROG Strix B550-F, but after more research I've decided to go with the Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming.

    Do any of you have this motherboard, and how is it working for you? Is the wi-fi and bluetooth reliable? Any issues with the board? Is this board overkill? Are there better options?

    I have no interest in overclocking, but I do want to be able to play games on the new PC.
    Yes, I have thay MB (Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming) It works great, wifi, blutooth and everything runs great
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  3. Posts : 24
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    Thanks for the reply, but I changed my mind and went with the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master instead. Got better reviews and has more features.
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  4. Steve C's Avatar
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    I would buy a newer X570S motherboard which doesn't have a chipset fan.
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  5. Posts : 24
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    I already bought the mobo. After all the research it appears to be a good one. For cooling should I do air or AIO? I was looking at a Noctua NH-D15S and a Aorus Waterforce X 240 AIO.

    This is my build so far:

    Ryzen 7 5800X
    GIGABYTE X570 AORUS Master
    Windows 10 Home 64Bit
    Noctua NH-D15S
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
    Crucial Ballistix 3600 MHz DDR4 32GB (16GBx2)
    Super Flower Leadex III 750W 80+ Gold
    SAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus SSD 500GB - M.2 NVMe
    Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact
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    I'm running a Ryzen 5900X on the Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming board. It's been a solid board for me, no problems. I tested the wifi to make sure it worked, but I'm hardwired. I love the fact that all of the USB ports are 10Gbs. The only thing I don't love is that getting to the M.2 slots is a bit of a chore, as you have to remove a shroud over the 570 chipset to get to the M.2 slots.

    I'm running the Fractal Meshify S2 case (my wife has the same case). For my cooling, on my 5900x, I chose the BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 4 air cooler. It's been outstanding for me. I just use the 2 x 140mm intake fans that my case came with and the 140mm case fan on the back. Haven't had any need whatsoever for more air flow or additional cooling.
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  7. Dude's Avatar
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    Windows 11 Pro X64
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    That Aorus Master is a good MB, some others on here have it I believe. Noctua should be just as good as an AIO, so its personal preference in my opinion
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  8. Posts : 24
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    Thread Starter
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    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I think I'm going with air cooling with the Noctua NH-D15S. This one only has one 140mm fan mounted in the middle which leaves 64mm clearance for the RAM. Comparison tests with the Noctua NH-D15 which has two 140mm fans shows nominal difference in cooling.

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    Did some more research and decided to go with the NH-U12A (in chromax.Black of course). I was originally looking at the D15, but that thing is a monster and I'm concerned about RAM and case clearance issues. The U12A is smaller, but the tech reviews seem to favor it's cooling abilities.
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  9. pparks1's Avatar
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    desktop said:
    Did some more research and decided to go with the NH-U12A (in chromax.Black of course). I was originally looking at the D15, but that thing is a monster and I'm concerned about RAM and case clearance issues. The U12A is smaller, but the tech reviews seem to favor it's cooling abilities.
    Yeah, that's one of the reasons I went with the Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4. It was already all black, and was good on RAM clearance. I also got it for $69 from NewEgg at the time.
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  10. Posts : 24
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    I've seen pictures of guys who used black and red cables in their PC builds. Looks pretty sharp, but where do you find these? I've only located a couple, but these seem to be extensions. Does anyone know where I can get the red and black PSU cables - the ones that replace your actual PSU cables, not extensions?

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    Well everything for the new PC has been purchased. This is what I have coming...


    Ryzen 7 5800X
    GIGABYTE X570 AORUS Master
    Windows 10 Home 64Bit
    Noctua NH-U12A
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
    G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 32GB 3600 (PC4 28800)
    Super Flower Leadex III 750W 80+ Gold
    SAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus SSD 500GB - M.2 NVMe
    Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact
    LG - 27” UltraGear QHD IPS Gaming Monitor
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