Building A RIG - Need Help With Mobo!

ASA to all. I am tasked with building a rig for someone who
will do some video editing, some gaming, some streaming of
Netflix, etc. So the PC should be ready to do the needful
when called upon.

 
This is what I got right now:

Processor: Intel i7 8700K (Rs. 62,000)
Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) (Rs. 49,500)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance DDR4 16GB 3200Bus RGB (Rs.19,000)
Cooler: Corsair H55 Quiet CPU Cooler (Rs. 9,300)
Case: Corsair 750D Obsidian Full Tower ATX (Rs. 24,000)

 
It’s not top of the line, but I feel it will do. The only thing
that is bothering me is the motherboard. I feel like I could
do better, at that price. I have had good experiences with
ASUS, so I am hesitant to switch horses. What could be a
better mobo than this one ?.

What do the experts here think about it ?. I didn’t mention
the graphics card, because we intend to put an old Nvidia
GE Force 9800 GT into it for the time being.

 
 
Sheikh ‘Kash-Ma-Kash’ Chilli

I think this will do the job - https://www.tejar.pk/asus-rog-strix-z390-i-gaming-motherboard

Intel Z390 LGA 1151 ATX gaming motherboard with Aura Sync RGB, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, DDR4 4266z+, dual M.2 with heatsinks, SATA 6Gbps, HDMI, and USB 3.1 Gen 2

  • LGA1151 socket for 9th/ 8th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors
  • Aura Sync RGB: Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, including addressable RGB strips
  • Comprehensive cooling: Dual onboard M.2 heatsink, water-pump header, fan-extension header and a MOS fan with bracket
  • 5-Way Optimization: Automated system-wide tuning, providing AI overclocking and cooling profiles tailor-made for your rig
  • Gaming connectivity: Dual M.2 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C connectors
  • Gaming networking: Intel Gigabit Ethernet, Intel 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO support, LANGuard and GameFirst
  • Gaming audio: SupremeFX S1220A teams with Sonic Studio III to create an aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action
  • Easy DIY: Pre-mounted I/O shield, ASUS SafeSlot and premium components for maximum endurance.

If you wanna play like AAA Games, then you need a better graphics card. That graphic card is for old games like If you’re a classy gamer. The best budget graphics card right now in the market is Radeon RX 570 . You can buy It for like 16,000. Check out the prices:

https://pakistanistores.com/products/Radeon-Rx570

Here are Its specs;
Specifications

  • GPU. RX 570 , 14 nm FinFET. 4th Graphics Core Next (GCN)
  • Engine Clock. Up to 1284 MHz, Boost.
  • Stream Processors. 2048.
  • Memory Size /Bus. 8GB GDDR5/256-bit.
  • Memory Clock. 7000 MHz effective.
  • Displays. Maximum 5 Outputs.
  • Interface. PCI-Express 3.0.
  • Resolution. DisplayPort: 5120×2880@60Hz. HDMI: 4096×2160@60Hz.

You can play almost all AAA Games on this graphics card on 1080p High settings on 30-40fps or 60-70fps depending on the game.

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