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#1 Posted by poony85 (45 posts) -

I'm looking at these two bundles, the only difference being the motherboard and i'm a noob so I wanted to hear opinions on the differences to decide which I should get.

(Phantom Gaming SLI/ac vs Phantom Gaming 9)

https://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.3878625

https://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.3878629

I plan on putting an RTX 2070 in it.

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#2 Posted by PfizersaurusRex (1224 posts) -

As far as I can see with Gaming 9 you get built in wi fi and better LAN and audio. And also better VRM, but don't count on overclocking.

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#3 Posted by XVision84 (15606 posts) -

@PfizersaurusRex: Adding on to this, don't rely on the built in wifi without doing research on its effectiveness. I got an Asus motherboard and the built in wifi is terrible (doesn't affect me because I use Ethernet).

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#4 Posted by PredatorRules (12400 posts) -

@poony85: Phantom Gaming 9 is the better MOBO, question is do you need the extra features? when picking up MOBOs it's all about the features.

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#6 Edited by 04dcarraher (23161 posts) -

I would forget the 9900k dont feed intel with their terrible pricing.....

Ryzen 2700x is good especially at 1440p/4k , Ryzen 3's coming out going to destroy Intel coffeelake in performance to cost, i7 8700k provides virtually same gaming performance as 9900k....

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#7 Posted by poony85 (45 posts) -
@04dcarraher said:

I would forget the 9900k dont feed intel with their terrible pricing.....

Ryzen 2700x is good especially at 1440p/4k , Ryzen 3's coming out going to destroy Intel coffeelake in performance to cost, i7 8700k provides virtually same gaming performance as 9900k....

I just ordered it last night LOL, Went with the Phantom gaming 9 Mobo.

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#8 Posted by 04dcarraher (23161 posts) -

@poony85 said:

I just ordered it last night LOL, Went with the Phantom gaming 9 Mobo.

Boo..... lol o well, Well enjoy it anyways.

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#9 Posted by Horgen (119968 posts) -

@04dcarraher said:

I would forget the 9900k dont feed intel with their terrible pricing.....

Ryzen 2700x is good especially at 1440p/4k , Ryzen 3's coming out going to destroy Intel coffeelake in performance to cost, i7 8700k provides virtually same gaming performance as 9900k....

Bang for buck options. The 9900K is when you need best performance possible.