Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake Z370 and Z390

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by hmscott, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Mr. Fox

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    Here's this, too...

     
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    Awesome @Mr. Fox ! Thank you for the tips and resources :)
     
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    Suprised you didnt grab a 7980XE @Mr. Fox . Enjoy the 8700k nonetheless. I think I am done with performance laptop as well.

    Gonna make a good 7980XE based desktop machine for myself next week. I am switch to Lenovo thinkpads for my laptop need hopefully in the future.

    Laptops just aint worth it anymore....
     
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    Well, I wanted that for sure. But, it would have been at least $1500 beyond the amount of cash I had to work with to go that route. I needed to spend almost that much on repairs to my wife's vehicle, so all a matter of priorities. I try to avoid spending more than I can afford. I could have used credit, but it's better to avoid debt as much as possible. I can always upgrade if and when I can afford it later, but I will end up earning more points on HWBOT by switching hardware configurations. So, there's no down side in that respect.
     
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    Absolutely avoid buying PC parts on debt, you made the smart choice for sure! I dont know how hwbot works, so no idea on that.

    I dont think I am gonna aggressively OC the 7980XE to be honest. I would be happy with all cores 4.2ghz.
     
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    You earn points several ways. Winning (placing higher in ranking) is one, of course. Competing in competitive events is another. Submitting benchmarks with a wide variety of hardware is another. If you do well with all of the hardware you overclock and bench, then you earn even more points on top of the hardware points.

    You can see points coming from a variety of sources when you look at a profile page.

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    Talon Notebook Virtuoso

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    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    No, spent the last two days getting Windows 7 figured out. I will give that a shot. My VID has not been crazy high. There was a BIOS update for my board already, so maybe it was addressed. My VID seems about right, but this is definitely worth checking. Thanks for the tip and link.
     
  9. Mr. Fox

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    Look again... it appears ASUS says to set it at 2.10 not 0.01. The screen shot example shows the wrong value. I haven't finished reading and I could be wrong, but are you sure you read that correctly? I am not seeing high voltage or massive vdroop issues on my board.

    Edit: I cannot vouch for the reliability of the comment, but it sounds (anecdotally) like the reason I am not seeing this issue is my motherboard doesn't have the problem that most other Z370 motheroboards have. Which is consistent with what I am seeing. ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero (WIFI-AC) seems rock solid. Glad I paid extra for it. Let's hope Clevo gets it right on their new Z370 laptops.

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1638955/z370-z390-vrm-discussion-thread/250#post_26399844
     
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