z390 advice


Junior Member
Oct 15, 2018
About to spec a new PC and wanted advice on what people thought on the 3 boards I have narrowed it down to. they are all likely more than I need but I don't get a new system that often.

The boards are:

  1. Asus ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) Z390
  2. Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master LGA 1151 Z390
  3. MSI MEG Z390 ACE Z390 LGA 1151 ATX

I've been advised from the shop I shall buy from that ASUS is the best quality/reliability, with the easiest bios with Gigabyte next then MSI.

Price wise they are close enough to each other not to matter.


Golden Member
Oct 22, 1999
I'm in the same position. Our new PC build will be a gaming rig.

I'm leaning to the Z390 Asus Maximus 'Formula' over the 'Hero'. I have had Asus in my last four builds... awesome. I would get the Maximus 'Extreme' model, but that MB would be a bit too big for my Phanteks Evolv X case.