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ASUS ROG Strix Z370-H Gaming LGA1151 (Intel 8th Gen)

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Introduction

Great mobo but I ran into a few issues that caused a lot of headaches. First off this is an advanced mobo. And as such Windows 7 will puke if you try to use it…yeah who uses windows 7 though…well a lot of people. Had to upgrade to 10 (ugh) to get it working. ASUS ROG Strix Z370-H

Secondly after over 20 years of overclocking manually and using built in utilities on previous ASUS motherboards. I’ve never had a problem with it until I got this one.

I used the builtin ASUS util and it literally killed my cpu…so definitely beware of that (and yes I know *exactly* what I’m doing). Anyway looks great, board is whisper quiet even with my crazy setup (water cooled, 2 GTX 1080 GTx 16gb founders editions in SLI, etc.). and I’ve not had any other problems with it. ASUS ROG Strix Z370-H

I will go into in-depth detail on any item since other popular reviews have given excellent information, so in quick summary:

ASUS ROG Strix Z370-H motherboard suitable configuration according to my build

Zalman ATX Mid Tower Case R1 (Nice looking case, provides room for everything, adequate cooling and allows good cable management).

Motherboard

ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING LGA1151 DDR4 HDMI DVI M.2 Z370 ATX Motherboard with Gigabit LAN and USB 3.1 for 8th Generation Intel Core Processors (Great expandability and room for future upgrades, enough USB ports for most applications).

Graphic card

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti GAMING, 8GB GDDR5, EVGA OCX Scanner OC, White LED, DX12OSD Support (PXOC) Graphics Card 08G-P4-5670-KR (Great balance of price and performance).

Processor

Intel Core i7-8700 Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.6GHz Turbo LGA1151 300 Series 65W BX80684 i7 8700 (Came with a thermal solution (fan) but I used the Cooler Master – see below).

Storage device

2 of Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD – CT500MX500SSD1(Z) (Man this is fast, Win10 boots in about 5/6 secs. and programs open fast as well).

SSD

Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA M.2 Type 2280SS Internal SSD – CT500MX500SSD4. ASUS ROG Strix Z370-H

Power Supply

CORSAIR TX Series TX850M 850W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply (Adequate power supply for into the future and has ample connectors).

RAM

Corsair LPX 32GB DRAM 3000MHz C15 Memory Kit for DDR4 Systems (Adequate for my application for work and gaming)

CPU Cooler

Cooler Master Hyper RR-212E-20PK-R2 LED CPU Cooler with PWM Fan, Four Direct Contact Heat Pipes (Instructions are poor, system builders with experience will have no problem, first timers will eventually figure it out. Comes with all you need including thermal paste).

Monitor

ASUS MX239H 23-Inch, Full HD 1920×1080 IPS, Audio by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower HDMI VGA Frame-less Monitor. Really nice monitor for the price though those heavy gamer will want something far superior.

Built in Audio is good enough for You Tube and regular use, but I personally find its not so good for Netflix, look at some decent speakers based on your needs).

Sabrent 74-In-1 3.5″ Internal Flash Media Card Reader/writer with USB Port , Black (CR-USNT) (For the cost and convince you can’t go wrong).

Asus DRW-24B1ST-KIT 24x Internal DVD Burner + Nero 12 Essentials Burning Software + Sata Cable Kit (Obsolete in some ways but good to have at times as some persons still give work items on CD).

Backlit Gaming Mouse, Gaming Keyboard, Large Gaming Mouse Pad, PC Computer Gaming Headset with Microphone Combo.

S101-BA Redragon RGB LED Backlit 104 Key Gaming Keyboard with Wrist Rest (No issues at all, good feel and responsiveness and mouse drivers are available on the website. The headset sounds good).

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