This is my upgrade to this system:

When I built the rig originally I admittedly didn't research as well as I should had and in turn found myself not satisfied with what I had built. So after some hustling in various Buy/Sell/Trade groups I landed with this. Way overkill but I really wanted something as futureproof as possible and feel like i accomplished that goal.

Bonus RGB gif!

Part Reviews


Update: The newest version of the Bios seems to solve the issue I was having (1009).

This motherboard is kind of the bare bones version of the strix series boards. It's not bad if you can live without the extra bells and whistles (leds, asus aura support, onboard wifi/bluetooth). It is a good bargain though. I do have to point out that for whatever reason the current version of the bios (0906) will not post anything past 2666mhz ram. I had to downgrade to the previous version (0801) to be able to support my kit.


I do have to make a warning with this. The Ram is beautiful, but there are some SERIOUS flaws with the RGB software which can cause you to brick the sticks. I found this out the hard way and had to RMA them. The way the software controls the LEDs is by writing SPD data. If you run the software at the same time as another software which reads or writes SPD (such as speedfan or in my case, hwmonitor) then you run risk corrupting it. For now i'm keeping them on the stock RGB settings...


Looks beautiful and cable management was fairly easy. The included nzxt 'Puck' was something I never thought I wanted until I had it.

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  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks pretty nice, especially the specs as I pretty much have exactly the same specs! :P +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you fix the ram problem because i have Trident Z at 3000mhz but it only goes up to around 2133mhz

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure, I just manually set an xmp profile for the timing and havent really had an issue