If you had the money for the ch8 dark hero would you wait it out or is the Aorus Master a good enough board to get now?

After our taxes came in, I’ve been looking to get an Asus Crosshair VIII Dark Hero, but stock seems to be curious. One place I was looking said they’d be restocking on Mar. 7th and As I checked this morning, now it claims 3 weeks. I can be patient for some things but I know if I wait too long my upgrade window will close on me, so I started looking at the GIGABYTE X570 AORUS MASTER. I’ve heard/watch many good reviews on this board but I’ve had issues with Gigabyte in the past. More so with the X470 Aorus Ultra the hides the PBO options on non X Ryzen 2000 series chips.
I’m currently using an Asrock x570 Taichi. This board has massive issues I’m trying to get away from. From I’ve tried a couple of ram kits and can’t exceed 3400 on 3600 rated kits. I’ve had issues with the RGB software bricking my install and asrock’s answer was to uninstall and reinstall polychrome… I had to use another motherboard to fix that issue or even get in windows… This board is issues and I’m trying to get away from asrock entirely.
I’d prefer the Dark Hero… but the Aorus Master looks good too. I’m open to other options but my budget cannot exceed $470

I own and use the Aorus Master in my gaming rig, for over a year now.

I can’t say I’ve ever heard the chipset fan but I don’t have issues with FAN noise like so many others.

Kinda strange that you seem to be having so many issues with the Asrock X570 Taichi board.
Because it normally is a pretty sollid board.
Sure it’s not the best board in regards to memory overclocking,
however depending on the which series of cpu you are using,
3400mhz to 3600mhz with good timings is pretty much the sweet spot,
especially with Ryzen 3000 series cpu’s.

In regards to the Asus Crosshair 8 Dark Hero should be a good board.
But i´m not sure if it would be really worth it’s price premium over the regular Hero.
The Dark Hero is of course a newer board and with Ryzen 5000 series cpu´s,
it might be a little bit better with overclocking and fine tuning memory maybe.
However in regards to overclocking memory in general,
there are many more variables that come into play.
So in regards to that nothing is really guaranteed.

The Gigabyte x570 Aorus Master is also a good board generally.
Although i do read some complaints about Gigabyte boards lately aswell.
Issues with usb ports and random crashes bios related maybe?
But of course not everybody is facing issues.

I have an X570 Aorus Master, I have no complaints it’s been rock solid on the new BIOS. I decided on the board since the last I heard it’s a recommendation of @wendell and a strong recommendation from Buildzoid with all the features I wanted.

thank you, it’s been ordered, upside to this purchase versus the CH8 DH, I got a new boot SSD ordered too grin

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