Trying to decide on a Z370 motherboard up to £150

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by King Mustard, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. King Mustard

    King Mustard Member

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    I am going to buy an Intel Core i7-8700K.

    I currently have an Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.5 GHz (using a standard 240mm liquid cooler), which is only a modest overclock, and I intend to do an equally modest overclock on the i7-8700K. Just something light.

    It turns out there are a lot of Z370 motherboards up to £150!

    I've made the following table:

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    Any suggestions? Or perhaps extra column or two I can add, to differentiate between them all?
     
  2. Angantyr

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    The only brand that comes to mind, which I see you haven't listed is the NZXT Z370 Motherboards'.

    NZXT N7 Z370 Motherboard & Product Page priced at 300 $. So that would be, 217£..And that goes beyond your budget.

    You could give pcpartpicker a try and find a Z370 board that interests you, change the currency to £ and sort by price: Pcpartpicker.com Z370
     
  3. King Mustard

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    The NZXT N7 Z37XT is £330 from Scan.

    Not exactly up to £150, is it? :p

    That website is very nice! Very filterable :) Thank you.
     
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    Yeah, I posted the message and then re-read the title :confused: . Thought I could make a speedy edit to my post before you saw ^^.
     

  5. King Mustard

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    I've noticed you need to pay a little extra before you start getting USB 3.1 ports (which came out in 2013).

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    I have a Prime A myself. It is pretty good and allowed me to overclock my 8700k @4800 at only 1.22 volts (I have a CM Evo 120 as a cooler right now so I'm trying to keep temps down until I get a NoctuaD15). My main gripe with the Prime (and probably just Asus boards in general) is that I had to manually adjust the vcore, vccio, and vccsa voltages as Asus auto is crazy high. Otherwise it is solid and is a well spaced and thought-out board. The audio is stellar, and was one of the main reasons I chose this board as I decided to get away from using my PCIx Xonar. Oh, and it can fit the NoctuaD15 or any giant cooler pretty easily which is always a plus if you don't go for water cooling.

    My last board was an Asrock Extreme 6 (3770k) and was much easier with the overclock, I kept voltages all auto. So I think Asrock might be better at their voltage calculations, but I haven't had any of their recent boards.

    Edit: I'm at 1.22 volts (hits about 1.23 in heavier use)
     
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  8. MaCk0y

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    What form factor?
     
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  9. King Mustard

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    They're all ATX boards.

    I have a large case :)
     
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    I'm also looking for a Coffee Lake board, mATX that is.
    Can't find any info on the amount of Power Phases :(

    I'll have overclocked, custom water-cooled 8350K (probably mosfet and chipset too) with 16GB ram, later upgrade to 8700K or what ever the future brings. At least one M2 for OS and apps.

    GIGABYTE Z370M-D3H vs MSI Z370M GAMING PRO AC

    Gigabyte is much better on the BIOS update side, just the price worries me a bit.
     

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