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Motherboard Recommendation

Level 7

Trying to decide on an ATX option for my build as the first board I ordered had some issue in shipping from Amazon and never arrived. 
Choices are 
Asus ROG Strix 790-A Gaming
Asus Maximus Z690 Hero

My build is
The Strix I can get for $469.99 from amazon 
The Maximus is $449.99 from Best Buy

I probably will never overclock the CPU (12700kf), but might add more RAM down the road and almost for sure will add 1-2 more SSD m.2 drives.
The Strix had 1 extra fan header which I like, I did read somewhere with 4 RAM installed the Maximus no longer supported XMP, not sure  if that is addressed in bios updates.
Probably both motherboard exceed what I am doing but I've been very happy with my previous build going with a higher end Asus 7 years ago, it's been stable and cool which is what I want overall.


Customer Service Agent

Hello, @torrentsofair 

Based on the relevant hardware you provided, your DDR5 memory is listed in the QVL of the ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO, while the ROG STRIX Z790-A GAMING WIFI D4 uses DDR4 memory.
We recommend you refer to [Motherboard] How to query (CPU/memory) QVL List? as one of the considerations when selecting a motherboard.

Thank you.