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ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard Review (Page 7)

By Steven Bassiri from Nov 6, 2017 @ 8:09 CST
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: ASRock

Overclocking With G.Skill 3800MHz SO-DIMMs

CPU Overclocking

G.Skill sent over their special new SO-DIMM kit, which is rated for 3800MHz, comes in four sticks, and it works with the board as if they were made for each other. I also highly recommend the full cover monoblock from Bitspower if you are going to overclock an HCC CPU.

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We have switched out the 7900X for the 7960X for the new 2nd wave of X299 motherboards, as the 7960X puts a lot more strain on the overclocking capabilities of the motherboard. We set VCCIN of 2.1v with VCore of 1.195v, set LLC to mode 2, XMP to enable, and then we just save and exit. The motherboard overclocks the SO-DIMMs with such ease; it is almost as if the two are made for each other.

We will have a Mini-ITX build and overclocking guide in the next few weeks, just using this motherboard and RAM kit and explaining how to get everything going, so stay tuned for more!

PRICING: You can find the product discussed for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:

United States: The ASRock MB X299E-ITX AC X-Series X299 DDR4 64GB PCIE SATA USB 3.1 2T2R mITX RTL (X299E-ITX/AC) retails for $699.00 at Amazon.

United Kingdom: The ASRock MB X299E-ITX AC X-Series X299 DDR4 64GB PCIE SATA USB 3.1 2T2R mITX RTL (X299E-ITX/AC) retails for £508.00 at Amazon UK.

Canada: The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard retails for $1637.25 CAD at Amazon Canada.

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