Frankly, the only thing that gives us pause when it comes to recommending the excellent STRIX X299-E is the existence of the STRIX X299-XE. While the newer model might for retail for about $20 more, it might be worth it if the upgraded VRM cooling really improves MOSFET temperatures. Is it worth the price premium? That's up to you, and it depends on what Core i9 processor you're planning to use and whether you're planning on overclocking. Overall though, the ASUS ROG STRIX X299-E brings a lot to the tablet, and we very much enjoyed our time with it.