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    Question Should I buy ZENITH EXTREME for 2990wx ???

    I reluctant to buy a motherboard ASUS ROG ZENITH EXTREME because I have seen a lot of problems through comments on Amazon and the Asus Forum .. what is yours advice ?? should I buy ZENITH EXTREME ?? are there new versions of ZENITH EXTREME fix this problems ??
    .I have gskill 3733mhz 8x8gb from intel build and i wanna use it .. what is the most stable frequency for 2990wx
    advice me about gpu should i buy asus strix 2080ti or stay away about rtx 2080 ti
    i'll using the machine for Video Editing

    the parts i bought it
    Threadripper 2990WX
    G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 8 x 8GB 3733mhz
    2x Samsung 970 PRO 512GB - NVMe PCIe M.22
    Seasonic PRIME 1300W 80+ Platinum
    Thermaltake Pacific M360 Plus
    Pacific W6 CPU Water Block
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    after long search i bought MSI MEG X399 Creation

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    That's also a very good choice for the motherboard you chosen however I don't understand why would you need to overclock your ram if your using it for video editing? I don't think you'll be able to reach that speed anyway on this platform, it's possible but fairly tough.
    The Geforce RTX series are fantastic however I don't know how much it will come to effect for a video editing system.

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    I'd suggest OP have a read of some of the blog articles here

    It may help in forming a realistic idea of use-case hardware requirements.

    Seems the confusion also runs between an Amazon problem and an ASUS problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by vip.vooo View Post
    after long search i bought MSI MEG X399 Creation
    VRM is good on that mobo. What is not, is lack of UEFI options. Know this from an owner who went over to MEG after owning Zenith Extreme.
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