Top positive review
Best Z390 board for the price!
March 1, 2019
This is probably the best balance of features per dollar of any Z390 board. Far superior to any Asus offerings in the Z390 chipset. It’s also quite a good looking board with some nice lighting effects, should that be your thing.
The 12+1 VRM alone is worth the price, allowing for ample, clean power for overclocking, even on the power hungry i9 9900k. Running stable at 5Ghz on all 8 with hyper threading still enabled.
Note that you DO NOT need to use the full 8+4 CPU power connectors, unless you are doing some extreme overclocking. 8 pins alone will provide around 300w. Most PSUs still lack a secondary ETX connection, so don’t worry about it.
My one issue with this board is you will have to have LAN drivers ready to go on a memory stick, as there are no generics that will install and that can be a bit of a headache. Gigabytes software is also... Ok at best. They clearly spend their budget on product engineering, not software.
10/10, buy an Aorus Z390 board if you’ve got a 9th gen on the way.