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    Aorus Z490 Xtreme

    The most beautiful Z490 under the microscope.
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    Re: Aorus Z490 Xtreme

    Just a shame about the ridiculous price...

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    Re: Aorus Z490 Xtreme

    £750 could buy an extremely well specced Ryzen solution including mobo, cpu, ram and ssd....
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Aorus Z490 Xtreme

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    Closer perusal of this offering and its immediate predecessor, Z390 Xtreme, reveals there isn't much new in the transition between models.
    £200 more though.

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    Re: Aorus Z490 Xtreme

    Quote Originally Posted by hexus
    The most beautiful Z490 under the microscope.
    But you didn't actually put in under a microscope at any point in the review, did you?

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    Re: Aorus Z490 Xtreme

    Z750. Outrageous.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Aorus Z490 Xtreme

    Thing is... it will not run next generation Intel CPUs... so the price for it is through the roof.

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    Re: Aorus Z490 Xtreme

    Hmm. From the results it basically trades blows with the MSI Z490 Gaming Carbon WiFi, equally losing out if beating by slim margins whilst costing 3 times as much.

    Apart from bragging rights for buyers what's the point of this motherboard existing? I almost feel like Gigabyte have been lazy here. Why are there not preinstalled liquid cooling for the VRMs like ASRock's Aqua board or a zany ASUS style m.2 thing - something to make it really stand out for the price and to pile on the bragging rights.

    Anyway to each their own though, I'm sure it'll make some owners very happy. It does look nice.

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    Re: Aorus Z490 Xtreme

    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    Thing is... it will not run next generation Intel CPUs... so the price for it is through the roof.
    It'll at least support Rocket Lake I presume, if Intel does it's two generation thing as it has done so far.

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    Re: Aorus Z490 Xtreme

    Y'know I don't see these kinda of boards as "beautiful". More... insulating? I honestly prefer seeing what is going on and, if you can make art out of function, that's impressive. Making art by covering function. That's easy and dull.

    That said, I used to live right opposite a giant coal-fired power station and loved the look of the thing.

    As for the price, you'll really have to convince me as I got an X570 mobo, 3900X and 16GB of RAM some time ago for £650.

    Also, I do get why you have built in wifi but it's really in the worst possible place and you have to buy separate antennae / cables anyway if you want an optimal location. Myself, I'd rather save on the cost and use my own wifi adaptor, positioned properly. It's also a standard which gets updated rather more frequently than I'd like and, on an expensive mobo that is bought to last, it'll likely get outdated during the life of the board.

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    Re: Aorus Z490 Xtreme

    Quote Originally Posted by MagicWok View Post
    Why are there not preinstalled liquid cooling for the VRMs like ASRock's Aqua board or a zany ASUS style m.2 thing - something to make it really stand out for the price and to pile on the bragging rights..
    If you watch Buildzoid's breadown videos of this board, he says the VRM is so over the top that you could overclock the board without needing any heatsinks at all on the VRM at all, so water cooling them would be a bit pointless. Asrock's Aqua board is about £1100 if I remember rightly? Even more of a ridiculous product...

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    Re: Aorus Z490 Xtreme

    £750? For an Intel socket that'll probably last maybe one cpu upgrade if you're lucky? No.

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    Re: Aorus Z490 Xtreme

    Only thing dumber than the price are the people who will pay it.

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    Re: Aorus Z490 Xtreme

    Quote Originally Posted by MrJim View Post
    If you watch Buildzoid's breadown videos of this board, he says the VRM is so over the top that you could overclock the board without needing any heatsinks at all on the VRM at all, so water cooling them would be a bit pointless. Asrock's Aqua board is about £1100 if I remember rightly? Even more of a ridiculous product...
    Aye. He said exactly the same for the MSI X570 Unify (I know, different platform but that doesn't matter), which is around a third of the price again. So I stand by my comment that I feel Gigabyte is lazy on this board. Maybe my comparison of the Aqua VRM was a bad one, I was trying to think up on the spot something comparable for the price range.

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