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    Jan 2015

    Which is better for 9900k Maximus X formula or Maximus XI hero


    I wonder which of the two motherboards is better for running 9900k processor.

    I am currently Running A maximus XI hero with full costum waterloop from ek and a monoblock from EK. That means that VRM and CPU are both watercooler.
    I also have in my possetion a Maximus X formula which has a VRM watercooler build in and in that case I would use EK EVO supremacy block for CPU.

    So basicly I have both Maximus X formula and Maximus XI hero boards at me. Both boards have vrms watercooled.

    Which of the boards is a better choice to keep using for 9900k overclocked to 5Ghz. I know there is some differences in VRM of both boards and this is why I am asking couse boards are Z370 and Z390 but one was kinda higher placed than another. I wanna keep the better one and sold second one until they still hold some value to them.

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    ROG Enthusiast Array edrickjk PC Specs
    edrickjk PC Specs
    ProcessorIntel Core i9-9900K
    Memory (part number)F4-4266C19-8GTZKW 8gbx4
    Graphics Card #1ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti GAMING OC 11G
    MonitorAcer predator X34P
    Storage #1Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB
    Storage #2WDC WDS512G1X0C-00ENX0
    CPU CoolerEK-Velocity
    CasePhantek Enthoo Luxe 2
    Power SupplyCorsair HX1000I
    Keyboard Razer blackwidow x chroma
    Mouse Razer mamba wireless
    Headset SteelSeries arctis pro wireless
    Mouse Pad Razer Goliathus Control Extended
    Headset/Speakers Razer nommo chroma
    OS window 10
    Network RouterAsus RT-AC-5300

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    Dont know if this would apply to all z370 and z390 ,but my previous board x code needed 1.34v for a stable 5 ghz all core 0 avx offset. My xi extreme need 1.29 v. If it the same case for you i would stick with the most recent board.

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