Hi All My Msi gtx 1080 bit the dust recently and have reverted back to my msi gtx 970 for now. Was considering new GPU options but looks like my i5 7600k 4 core overclocked cpu wont really cut it anymore especially as I upgraded to a 4k monitor and am starting to hit the ceiling for what gpu I can upgrade to without bottlenecking my cpu. As the new 3000 series nvidia are coming out soon and seem to offer a much better price/ performance I decided to built a new system. Have already purchased all the parts I need except a motherboard. Heres what I have so far i9 9900k and corair hydro 100i (two years old £250 for both the cooler and cpu) 2nd hand from a friend (mates rates lol) corsair vengeance pro 3600mhz ram So off to a good start with cpu ,cooler and ram for just need a new motherboard. Have these parts from my old setup Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD High Performance x2 Samsung NVMe M2 970 evo 1tb EVGA SuperNova G2 750W '80 Plus Gold' Modular Power Supply 2 x 500GB 860 EVO SSD Sound BlasterX AE-5 Hi-Resolution PCIe Gaming Soundcard, Was looking at z390 mpg gaming pro carbon which is on discount at £155 from £200 https://www.overclockers.co.uk/msi-...cket-1151-ddr4-atx-motherboard-mb-340-ms.html or the z390 Ace https://www.overclockers.co.uk/msi-z390-ace-socket-1151-ddr4-atx-motherboard-mb-33z-ms.html the z390 ace is £120 more than the z390 but has an extra m2 socket and a few other nice features too . my last two pc builds have all been intel cpu and msi mobo , currently have msi Z270 carbon gaming pro. I Don,t upgrade my pc very often so when I do its a nice leap forward. i5 2500k (gtx570-gtx970) 8g ddr3 .seven years of gaming (that i5 2500k was a great value cpu) i5 7600(msi gtx 1080) 16 gig ddr4. Four years of gaming until my gtx 1080 died ,great gpu card tho. Hopefully my i9 9900k -3600mhz 32 gig -rtx 3070 or rtx 3080 setup will last me till the nvidia 5000 gpu cards are released lol. So my question is should I go for the z390 mpg pro carbon for £155 or get the z390 ace for £270. any money saved will go towards my gpu . Open to any suggestions other than than the msi motherboards I have shortlisted but all the intel cpu msi mobo pc I have built are all still working after years of gaming .