X299 motherboard VRMs received bad press after investigative research by professional overclocker der8auer demonstrated a tendency for them to run uncomfortably hot with overclocked Skylake-X CPUs. So much so that ASRock has pushed out an enhanced version of its X299 Taichi motherboard, the X299 Taichi XE, even though its X299 Taichi had been highly praised for its VRM and not implicated in the X299 VRM “scandal”.
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips