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ASUS - ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING (Socket LGA1151) USB 3.1 Gen 1 Intel Motherboard with LED Lighting-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Could perform better for the price

    Posted
    Monty
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    Before reading, please note I was shopping for a motherboard for an i9 9900K, so for lower end CPUs I can imagine this motherboard being a good option if you were wanting great aesthetics, okay performance and a smart AI overclocking system. The cooling on this motherboard, to be quite honest with you, was down there with entry level motherboards, like the $175 Prime Z390-A I had before trying this one. I ended up replacing this motherboard with a Gigabyte Aorus Master for only $30 more than the Z390-E gaming motherboard and saw hugely improved cooling performance with almost similar quality in UEFI interface and AI overclocking. Asus even offers the Maximus XI Hero motherboard for the same price as the Aorus Master with slightly lower cooling performance. I am not marking this motherboard down just because it did not work with my i9 9900k; it's because it is not well priced. For $250 you get the same performance as you would in $150ish motherboards. $280 gets you a flagship-performance motherboard like the Master or even the Asrock Taichi Ultimate. Other than performance, it's still a beautiful motherboard with a smart overclocking AI at least for lower performance CPUs, so I will at least give credit to this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good RGB MB Sketchy RGB Software

    Posted
    Medik73
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    ASUS makes some of the best boards but kind fell off and competition has all but caught up. The ASUS Z390 Series is pretty decent with a wide selection to choose from at a reasonable price. My first MB I had to return because it had a bad RAM Slot. BB returned it with no questions asked. After playing with it if you have little to no experience with ASUSs BIOS, be prepared to spend more time fumbling through the non descriptive manual and thrust your time into YouTube for clearer explanations of what each function is. The RGB software to me is garbage as I find the iCue Software more user friendly which renders the ASUS software useless for Corsair. If you go with ThermalTake (TT) and but their controller you will be able to use their software and controls from the motherboard. 1UP for TT. The 2 m.2 slots are a HUGE plus! Make sure you configure the bios correctly to recognizing it or you'll spend an hour or so thinking it's broken. Overall, this is a decent motherboard that will will accept 8th & 9th Gen Processors so you will get plenty of use out of it for years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Motherboard

    Posted
    Steve
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    Great motherboard as far as the function goes. No problem with building in a tight case since the IO shield is part of the board. This newer design to separate the heat sink over the m.2 slot from the other components also helped preventing thermal exchange to the drive. Con: The only thing that actually bothered me was that the RGB currently does not have a White setting. This only bother me since everything else in my case is Black/White.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome upgrade.

    Posted
    Peter
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    Awesome motherboard and very astethically pleasing. The ONLY reason why I put 4 stars is because I am not a fan of the new placement of the USB 3.0 port which can be quite annoying. It is now placed center on the bottom instead of like the old configuration being on the right side.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gamer’s Dream?

    Posted
    Danny
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    Got this with i7 9700k to replace my aging system. Now my PC boots in 14 secs. Games are at 240 Hz with my Acer Predator monitor. Graphics looks better. Only thing I don’t like is where the SATA ports are located. In a tight spot right under the GPU. Hesitate a few seconds after I push power to turn on. Not sure if it’s mobo or something else.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Don’t bother overclocking

    Posted
    Mike
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    If you are merely gaming and have no interest in overclocking you can find a cheaper board. If you are planning to game and OC I recommend investing more into either the Maximus XI line or going for a Gigabyte Z390 that is much better equipped at comparable prices. Unless you really like the looks of this board skip it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great board, simple setup

    Posted
    tri4sale
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    Great board, easy to setup and get running, plenty of expansion slots. Took 1 star off due to the drivers built into the motherboard and auto loading in Windows 10 with some crapware, and the security risk of embedded software on a motherboard. Only a matter of time before a hacker finds away to embed a virus in it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An ROG motherboad from ASUS

    Posted
    NetPCDoc
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    A 'Republic of Gamers' motherboard from ASUS - what is not to like in that? One does need to make sure to have the proper sized screw-drivers - as the on-board screws are really secure and the heads easily strip when a wrong sized screw-driver is used.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great motherboard

    Posted
    AHerdofCorgis
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    Installation is simple. I've always hated the IO shields that most motherboards come with. This board just slots right into the case, with the screwholes aligning perfectly. The lighting options are cool. Included wifi adapter is a nice touch!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mobo

    Posted
    Mike
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    One of my sons needed to up grade to this board because he purchased a cpu that didn’t work with his chipset and this was the cheapest way to go because he couldn’t return the cpu. I installed it and have to say it’s a great set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Motherboard

    Posted
    Liquidom0092
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    Bought this motherboard when the MSI one I originally ordered didn't work. Plugged this one in and I'm happy the first didn't work! i9 works great with it and cool RGB leds!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking mobo

    Posted
    Izerone
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    So far its been good. Don’t know if the onboard WiFi f’ed up or just the antenna. Haven’t tested. Had to get an external WiFi adapter but other then that this motherboard is nice. Looks dope too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    ASUS - ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING (Socket LGA1151) US

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    MiamiMike
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    I picked this motherboard after doing much checking of feedback on many different ones. This one is fantastic, was a breeze to install and works fantastic, it looks great and has so many built in features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great motherboard

    Posted
    KushG
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    I bought this because I upgraded my cpu to the i7-9700k and it works great. Even has built in AI overclocking to make things easy. Well worth the premium price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great board!

    Posted
    Jblan
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    The mother board has a slick design! Rgb is awesome too! Only down fall in see is only 2 standard usb plugs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for needs.

    Posted
    BenG
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    I grabbed this board when the one I ordered was DoA. I love it. Both RGB and ARGB header. M.2 slots are easily accessible. Easily set up and running.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great motherboard

    Posted
    Johnnypants
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    Big fan of republic of gamers, this was a good motherboard and a big fan of the RGB lighting even after the computer is turned off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic motherboard

    Posted
    Frosty
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    Ports are placed for easy cord access. Rgb is not too much but still manages to look nice. Overall a solid gaming motherboard

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great recommendation by Geek Squad

    Posted
    NaughtyNucca
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    Very aesthetic motherboard, everything about it is sleek, and the ASUS bios is by far one of the most simple to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ok

    Posted
    Hawt
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    Good products used it for one build and used Maximus for another like the Maximus better only 40 difference in price

    I would recommend this to a friend