14 months ago
I'm getting ready to build my second computer after building my first 5 years ago. This time around I'm going for higher end components now that I can afford them. I decided that I want to get one of the Maximus boards, but am having trouble choosing between the code and the hero. I like the look of the code and like it's back panel more, but I can't tell whether it's worth the additional cash for the code. Here's what I'm planning to do for my build:
I plan on getting the 9th gen i7 if the benchmarks show that it's worth it over the 8th gen
I plan on overclocking my gpu and cpu
I'm going to use a 240mm closed loop cooler and not going to do an open loop system because they seem intimidating for someone still relatively new to pc building like me (plus I don't trust myself to remember to change the coolant as often as I would have to)
I plan on using aura sync and plan on getting 4 argb case fans, the ml240r cpu cooler. I already have a 1080 TI strix and trident rgb ram.
I've been told these boards would be wasted on me and I should just go with a strix, but I didn't really like the new strix series too much honestly and I would like to learn how I could get the most out of one of these Maximus boards so that my money is well spent.
Here's a link to Newegg which has a comparison if you scroll down: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813119150
Here's my partlist for reference: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/aas713/saved/4c4ZRB
Sorry for the long post, really just trying to see pro/cons between the hero and code but would also still like to hear more input, thanks!