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I'm building a new rig but i don't know what motherboard to get. Please help.

Hi, I'm Matt.
I have an i7-7700k z270 processor.
I have an EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FOUNDERS EDITION GAMING, 11GB GDDR5X, LED, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC) Graphic Cards 11G-P4-6390-KR.
I have an evga supernova 1000 g2 power source.
I want to know what is the best motherboard and tower case that I should buy.
I was thinking about getting an ASUS ROG Maximus IX Hero LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 USB 3.1 ATX or a GIGABYTE AORUS GA-Z270X-Gaming 9 Gaming Motherboard LGA1151 Intel Z270 4-Way SLI ATX DDR4 Motherboard.
I have no idea what kind of tower case I need.
I'd really appreciate any help.
Thanks.
Matt.
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  1. what is your budget for the case and motherboard ? do you have a colour preference and for the case do you wish to have a windowed case or not ?
  2. adiec said:
    what is your budget for the case and motherboard ? do you have a colour preference and for the case do you wish to have a windowed case or not ?


    The cost of the motherboard doesn't matter. I just want the best one for a gaming rig.
    The cost of the case doesn't matter but I don't want a bunch of useless features or designs that I don't need.
    I really just want the best case for the job. I don't need flashy colors or lights.

    Thanks for the quick reply.
    Matt.
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    Given the choice, I'd go with the Asus board. I personally like the TUF lineup of boards, but the Maximus series is more for overclocking, TUF is kinda down n dirty get the job done. The AI Suite software, while still a lil buggie is also a lil more fleshed out than the Gigabyte software. Also, the Aorus boards are kinda gimmicky IMO, I own a Gaming 7 and it's nice, but it's a lot more than the non Aorus Gaming 7 and all you get is lighting that's kinda wonky to use. You can set it to change color, but you only get to choose from a handful of colors, which makes change with temp go from sounds awesome to Oh, now the board is orange.
  4. adiec said:



    Thanks. What do you think is the best motherboard for my specs?
  5. jossrik said:
    Given the choice, I'd go with the Asus board. I personally like the TUF lineup of boards, but the Maximus series is more for overclocking, TUF is kinda down n dirty get the job done. The AI Suite software, while still a lil buggie is also a lil more fleshed out than the Gigabyte software. Also, the Aorus boards are kinda gimmicky IMO, I own a Gaming 7 and it's nice, but it's a lot more than the non Aorus Gaming 7 and all you get is lighting that's kinda wonky to use. You can set it to change color, but you only get to choose from a handful of colors, which makes change with temp go from sounds awesome to Oh, now the board is orange.


    Thanks. Are there any motherboards other than the ones above that you might think are the best?
  6. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/yY8H99/msi-z270-gaming-pro-carbon-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z270-gaming-pro-carbon

    the thing with z270 boards is that no matter which one you buy .. they will generally come with excellent features. it is just about which features you will find useful.. more fan headers , usb ports , m.2 slots etc
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