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Help me pick the right Motherboard.

Sol_Ox
  • 42 months ago

So I have been stumped on which motherboard to get for my new build. http://pcpartpicker.com/list/KzHW4C

I want to use this gaming pc for 1080p, and then in a few years, upgrade parts for 4k gaming.

I can't understand what to look for in a Motherboard as I don't want to pay for features I either don't want or don't need. I want to game using only 1 video card, so that means I don't care for SLI or Crossfire feature, I want great surround sound (I plan to use speakers and headset), and overclocking isn't something I really care for but I wouldn't mind having it either if I ever get a cpu upgrade. (which I don't think I need anything better than i5 6500 for just gaming, at least for now)

So far I've bought the Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming (yes I know its overkill for 1080p but I plan to play on a 144hz monitor), but I'm concerned that the gpu will be so big that it may block a port for a sound card, or will I not need a sound card for surround sound?

Can someone suggest to me a good motherboard that doesn't cost so much? I was thinking of getting this, any opinions on this motherboard that I'm considering? http://pcpartpicker.com/product/8RkwrH/msi-motherboard-b150mbazooka

I notice that motherboard says it has a DDR4-2133 Memory Type, and the Ram I was going to buy is DDR4-2400. Is that conflicted? What does that mean? Is this Motherboard slower for what I am looking for?

I was suggested by someone to get http://pcpartpicker.com/product/6JfmP6/asrock-motherboard-z170mextreme4 which doesn't seem that more expensive, but it does have SLI and Crossfire support, which I doubt I will ever use. However, what caught my attention more was the Memory Types it was able to use.

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  • 42 months ago
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I would go for the B150m Mortar over the bazooka as it is more recent and features a single metal reinforced slot for the GPU thus giving you a more solid foundation.

The Z170m Extreme4 has a better audio solution though.

There is also the MSI B150m Night Elf if you can get your hands on one.

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