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[Newegg] MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS LGA 1200 ATX Intel Motherboard $190

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[Newegg] MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS LGA 1200 ATX Intel Motherboard $190

Fits the bill. No wifi, but let's be honest, if you're gaming why go wifi?

Free ship and return.
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tunda11 wrote: Fits the bill. No wifi, but let's be honest, if you're gaming why go wifi?

Free ship and return.
Considering they charge $18.99 for shipping 2 sticks of RAM I would expect this to be $50 shipping... BUY NOW!
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coolnut wrote: How does this compare with X570 Tuf Gaming Plus Wifi (AMD) board on sale at Amazon $230? I agree with OP that Wifi is not essential for gaming. I have been with Intel CPU as my previous AMD experience was a little rough.
I wouldn't really say they are comparable primarily because your decision to choose between Intel and AMD shouldn't be based on a deal on a motherboard.

That being said, AMD may offer you more functionality at a lower price point, but Intel should get you more raw power and IMHO still the gaming king. I'll pause and wait for the AMD fanboys but anyways this thread was about a mobo.

Plus - RGB (ftw), some heatsinks/capable for overclocking, good price, claims to be pcie4 compatible for Intel next gen

Minus - No wifi, few USB 3 ports, one downvoter is butthurt over MSI.
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coolnut wrote: How does this compare with X570 Tuf Gaming Plus Wifi (AMD) board on sale at Amazon $230? I agree with OP that Wifi is not essential for gaming. I have been with Intel CPU as my previous AMD experience was a little rough.
Really depends if you want Intel or AMD. Intel is struggling to keep up with AMD, to say the least. I am doing my first build and it is definitely AMD. Although I dont game and my rig will be for video editing, AMD is now the new gaming "king". Their new CPUs are faster than Intel in even single core performance, which was the main "better" thing Intel had on AMD when it came to gaming.
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Parrajara wrote: Really depends if you want Intel or AMD. Intel is struggling to keep up with AMD, to say the least. I am doing my first build and it is definitely AMD. Although I dont game and my rig will be for video editing, AMD is now the new gaming "king". Their new CPUs are faster than Intel in even single core performance, which was the main "better" thing Intel had on AMD when it came to gaming.
What kind of rig are you trying to make?.

I want to make one for video editing too but I don't know where to start
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undacova wrote: What kind of rig are you trying to make?.

I want to make one for video editing too but I don't know where to start
There is a lot of alternatives, there really isn't one right way of doing so. I'll list you the specs of my build, but my build may be overkill depending on your needs. You want a good graphics card and CPU, although depending on the editing software you choose, the software may be more CPU/GPU intensive. Adobe is more CPU and davinci is more GPU intensive, I use Davinci. You want at least 32gb ram, and a good M.2 SSD (Gen 3 is good enough, you don't need Gen 4).

My specs:

Motherboard: MSI Tomahawk x570

CPU: Ryzen 9 3900x (using a bit of thermal paste)

CPU fan: Noctua NH-D15S (140mm with dual heat sink)

GPU: MSI RTX 3080 VENTUS

Ram: 2x 16GB (32GB) G.skill ripjaws DDR4-3600 Mhz CL 16 (Looking to add another 2 x 16GB if there are good black friday/cyber Monday sales)

SSD: Sabrent 500GB M.2 PCIe 4.0 with heatsink (for boot), planning on getting a 2nd M.2 Gen 4 for cache and project files that I'm working on, and SATA SSDs or 7200 RPM HDD for backup storage. Not sure which is better.

PSU: Seasonic Focus GM 750 - 750W 80+ Gold

Case: NZXT H510, works of negative pressure. Will be removing top dust filter and replacing stock fans with better performing Noctua or Arctic PWM fans.

I managed to get all this for under $3000, carefully and patiently sourcing my parts on sale.
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iamsiege wrote: Considering they charge $18.99 for shipping 2 sticks of RAM I would expect this to be $50 shipping... BUY NOW!
It depends on where it's shipped from, sometimes they ship from their USA warehouses/stores so there's shipping, usually it's free.
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Jimbo67 wrote: It depends on where it's shipped from, sometimes they ship from their USA warehouses/stores so there's shipping, usually it's free.
I notice Newegg will offer several items for $10 less than their website, and free shipping, on Ebay. Not always, but very often.
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Jimbo67 wrote: It depends on where it's shipped from, sometimes they ship from their USA warehouses/stores so there's shipping, usually it's free.
These 2 sticks of RAM are from Canada and they are charging shipping, it's not "usually" free - they pick and choose and $20 shipping for RAM is crazy no matter where it comes from. RAM of all things should be free, it's small and light and probably costs $5 at most to ship via just about any carrier via economy service.

https://www.newegg.ca/team-16gb-288-pin ... 6820331390
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iamsiege wrote: These 2 sticks of RAM are from Canada and they are charging shipping, it's not "usually" free - they pick and choose and $20 shipping for RAM is crazy no matter where it comes from. RAM of all things should be free, it's small and light and probably costs $5 at most to ship via just about any carrier via economy service.

https://www.newegg.ca/team-16gb-288-pin ... 6820331390
I was talking about their Ebay store. I don't shop on their website because it's not worth it over their Ebay shop.

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