- 6 months ago
I could use a little perspective; I have gathered all the components for a new build except for the MB. My original selection was the Elite (above), but unfortunately it is out of stock.
I liked the Gigabyte MBs as they have good VRM and Intel Ethernet Controller. This board only has 2 system fan headers, and I have three case fans, so that is a potential problem. Other components include 3700X, a couple of NVMe SSDs and 32G RAM. I should mention that I do not plan on overclocking the CPU, but maybe RAM.
In looking at alternatives there are a few: Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus - in stock, but Realtek Controller....$189.
Gigabyte X570 Elite WiFi - I don't need WiFi, and this board is $10 more than the Elite, still with 2 fan headers....$216.
Gigabyte X570 Pro WiFi - Still don't need WiFi; Gigabyte makes a non-WiFi version, but no one seems to have it, 3 fan controllers.....$238
I have read some things about the Realtek versus the Intel. I do not know much at all about the impact. Will the Realtek be a potential bottleneck? Given how much I have already spent on this build, a few more $$ is less important than the right configuration.
thanks for the assistance.