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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm looking to build a small-ish form factor gaming PC for cyber Monday I'm having a hard time finding a moather that has a pcie x1 slot in addition to the pcie slots for my GPU matx is perfect but they don't have built in wifi and if I use the pcie x1 for the wifi that removes the pcie slots I need for another card it would work if there was one with WiFi and a extra pcie x1

 

 

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You mean can you use PCIe x1 for a WiFi card? Yes.    Don't sacrifice the graphics card for WiFi though


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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You sure? Check PC Part picker, there's plenty of them available.

MSI B360M Pro

MSI Z370M Mortar

Gigabyte B360M

 

 

Or, get a board with built in wifi, like a MSI Z370M AC.


The build I'm currently working on, a mid-range budget mATX:

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $239.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - SHADOW ROCK TF 2 CPU Cooler $51.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B360M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.63 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $74.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $425.00 @ B&H
Case Corsair - Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1205.36
  Mail-in rebates -$80.00
  Total $1125.36
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-26 13:10 EST-0500
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2 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

You mean can you use PCIe x1 for a WiFi card? Yes.    Don't sacrifice the graphics card for WiFi though

I think he's just looking for mATX boards that have multiple PCI slots for both the graphics card and WiFi card. 

 

(Also you keep beating me to these posts. I might need to get off my phone and actually go to my desk ?)


The build I'm currently working on, a mid-range budget mATX:

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $239.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - SHADOW ROCK TF 2 CPU Cooler $51.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B360M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.63 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $74.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $425.00 @ B&H
Case Corsair - Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1205.36
  Mail-in rebates -$80.00
  Total $1125.36
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-26 13:10 EST-0500
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22 minutes ago, Drbaccon said:

if I use the pcie x1 for the wifi that removes the pcie slots I need for another card

I don't understand this. I thought this means he wants a board that has PCIe x1 so close to the PCIe x16, that he loses GPU if there's a Wifi card.

 

9 minutes ago, Philostic said:

I think he's just looking for mATX boards that have multiple PCI slots for both the graphics card and WiFi card. 

 

(Also you keep beating me to these posts. I might need to get off my phone and actually go to my desk ?)

I thought most mATX boards get multiple PCIe slots (apart from crazy boards like the Maximus 11 Gene), that's why I'm confused.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm looking for a motherboard that has extra PCIe slots for either a wireless HTC unit fir the Vive or a USB 3 hub high bandwidth for my Oculus rift I need this PC portable cuz I carry it around with me for work 

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Just now, Jurrunio said:

I thought most mATX boards get multiple PCIe slots (apart from crazy boards like the Maximus 11 Gene), that's why I'm confused.

Yeah, i think there's just some confusion on the boards. 
 

Like Jurrunio said, most mATX boards have multiple PCI slots. Unless your card needs a full-length PCIe x16 slot? Is that what you're saying?


The build I'm currently working on, a mid-range budget mATX:

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $239.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - SHADOW ROCK TF 2 CPU Cooler $51.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B360M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.63 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $74.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $425.00 @ B&H
Case Corsair - Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1205.36
  Mail-in rebates -$80.00
  Total $1125.36
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-26 13:10 EST-0500
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1 minute ago, Philostic said:

Unless your card needs a full-length PCIe x16 slot? Is that what you're saying?

pretty much all cards use full length PCIe x16 :P

 

2 minutes ago, Drbaccon said:

I'm looking for a motherboard that has extra PCIe slots for either a wireless HTC unit fir the Vive or a USB 3 hub high bandwidth for my Oculus rift I need this PC portable cuz I carry it around with me for work 

btw your CPU an Intel 8th gen or 9th gen part?


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Drbaccon said:

I'm looking for a motherboard that has extra PCIe slots for either a wireless HTC unit fir the Vive or a USB 3 hub high bandwidth for my Oculus rift I need this PC portable cuz I carry it around with me for work 

Dose this clarify things ?

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1 minute ago, Drbaccon said:

I'm looking for a motherboard that has extra PCIe slots for either a wireless HTC unit fir the Vive or a USB 3 hub high bandwidth for my Oculus rift I need this PC portable cuz I carry it around with me for work 

So what do you need in total?
For the USB 3.0 you can find a case with USB3 front I/O and use a Mobo with a few USB 3.0 in the rear, that shouldnt be an issue. So you need one slot for a wifi adapter, one for the vive?

 

Just now, Jurrunio said:

pretty much all cards use full length PCIe x16 :P

Was talking about the wifi card, not GPU.


The build I'm currently working on, a mid-range budget mATX:

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $239.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - SHADOW ROCK TF 2 CPU Cooler $51.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B360M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.63 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $74.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $425.00 @ B&H
Case Corsair - Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1205.36
  Mail-in rebates -$80.00
  Total $1125.36
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-26 13:10 EST-0500
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1 minute ago, Drbaccon said:

Sorry I left out a key factor I want to put a ryzen 2700 x in it

Oh okay. I was linking intel boards.


The build I'm currently working on, a mid-range budget mATX:

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $239.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - SHADOW ROCK TF 2 CPU Cooler $51.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B360M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.63 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $74.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $425.00 @ B&H
Case Corsair - Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1205.36
  Mail-in rebates -$80.00
  Total $1125.36
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-26 13:10 EST-0500
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1 minute ago, Drbaccon said:

Sorry I left out a key factor I want to put a ryzen 2700 x in it

then you need AM4 board, not the ones @Philostic listed out.

 

btw mITX boards mostly come with WiFi. I myself recommend the Asrock X470 Gaming-ITX/ac board.

 

Also you could use the non-X 2700 instead, can be overclocked to match the 2700x if not surpass it.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Philostic said:

So what do you need in total?
For the USB 3.0 you can find a case with USB3 front I/O and use a Mobo with a few USB 3.0 in the rear, that shouldnt be an issue. So you need one slot for a wifi adapter, one for the vive?

 

Was talking about the wifi card, not GPU.

The sensors for the rift work better with this card to to lanes and bandwidtd limitations plus I would need a minimum of 7 USB 3 all able to run at full usb3 speed

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

then you need AM4 board, not the ones @Philostic listed out.

 

btw mITX boards mostly come with WiFi. I myself recommend the Asrock X470 Gaming-ITX/ac board.

 

Also you could use the non-X 2700 instead, can be overclocked to match the 2700x if not surpass it.

I thought the x variant was the overclocking one I may have my chips backwards

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@Jurrunio is right on the money. Unfortunately, ITX boards are usually more expensive. I'm used to building budget so I'm coming into this at a bit of a different angle. 
 

Just now, Drbaccon said:

The sensors for the rift work better with this card.

Not sure what card you're talking about? 
I would recommend something from this list.

 

Just now, Drbaccon said:

I thought the x variant was the overclocking one I may have my chips backwards

All ryzen chips can be overclocked, so they both can be overclocked. X just overclocks more.
 


The build I'm currently working on, a mid-range budget mATX:

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $239.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - SHADOW ROCK TF 2 CPU Cooler $51.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B360M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.63 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $74.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $425.00 @ B&H
Case Corsair - Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1205.36
  Mail-in rebates -$80.00
  Total $1125.36
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-26 13:10 EST-0500
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7 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

btw mITX boards mostly come with WiFi. I myself recommend the Asrock X470 Gaming-ITX/ac board.

I think they still need an extra PCI slot after WiFi for a VR headset adapter of some sort? And the USB hub. All the ITX/ac boards are only going to have 1 PCIe x16 slot for their GPU.


The build I'm currently working on, a mid-range budget mATX:

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $239.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - SHADOW ROCK TF 2 CPU Cooler $51.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B360M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.63 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $74.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $425.00 @ B&H
Case Corsair - Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1205.36
  Mail-in rebates -$80.00
  Total $1125.36
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-26 13:10 EST-0500
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Posted · Original PosterOP
18 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

then you need AM4 board, not the ones @Philostic listed out.

 

btw mITX boards mostly come with WiFi. I myself recommend the Asrock X470 Gaming-ITX/ac board.

 

Also you could use the non-X 2700 instead, can be overclocked to match the 2700x if not surpass it.

I found a good deal on the 2700x with a price difference of $14 that mixed with the fact that the 2700x has a better cooler and can reach a slightly higher over clock then the 2700 I think it's worth it

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Dose any one know of a good rysen board that has wifi built in and a extra PCIe card itx or matx

 I'm starting to get the feeling that the don't make them

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So from what I'm piecing together, this is a VR-intended rig for work, which needs to be small format for portability, and you need multiple PCI slots on the board for various cards?

You may have to jump over to an intel CPU to get what you want. An intel i5-8600k will give you very similar performance to the Ryzen 2700x, for a similar price. It sounds like you're in development work for VR, the 8600k will be enough to run VR games and do all the compiling you need. The main benefit to the Ryzen CPUs is multi-core performance, which doesn't really show in games anyways. The 8600k has a faster single-core speed at the base clock, so it'll be better for games. If you can afford it, get an 8700k. (Note, for the 8600k or 8700k, you will need to purchase your own cooler, as they do not come with stock coolers.)

The reason I say you need to switch to intel is because, quite simply, there aren't any mATX wifi boards available for ryzen (AM4), and that's the only way for you to get all the slots you need, excluding PCIe riser cards, which wouldn't fit in a mATX form factor anyways, and would split your bandwidth.

So back up top, you'll get the best performance from a Z370 board, but if you're trying to keep a budget, a B360 board will do well too. Don't get any H310 boards, as (from my understanding and limited research) they have reduced bandwidth to their PCIe lanes.

Sparing no expense, go for the MSI Z370 Gaming PRO AC, a mATX board with built-in wifi, and four PCIe lanes: two full-length and two small PCIe slots. Comes USB 3.1 slots in the back, as well as one USB 3.1 Type C. If you need to save a bit, maybe the EVGA Z370 Micro ATX.

Hope this helps!


The build I'm currently working on, a mid-range budget mATX:

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $239.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - SHADOW ROCK TF 2 CPU Cooler $51.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B360M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.63 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $74.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $425.00 @ B&H
Case Corsair - Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1205.36
  Mail-in rebates -$80.00
  Total $1125.36
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-26 13:10 EST-0500
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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 minutes ago, Philostic said:

So from what I'm piecing together, this is a VR-intended rig for work, which needs to be small format for portability, and you need multiple PCI slots on the board for various cards?

You may have to jump over to an intel CPU to get what you want. An intel i5-8600k will give you very similar performance to the Ryzen 2700x, for a similar price. It sounds like you're in development work for VR, the 8600k will be enough to run VR games and do all the compiling you need. The main benefit to the Ryzen CPUs is multi-core performance, which doesn't really show in games anyways. The 8600k has a faster single-core speed at the base clock, so it'll be better for games. If you can afford it, get an 8700k. (Note, for the 8600k or 8700k, you will need to purchase your own cooler, as they do not come with stock coolers.)

The reason I say you need to switch to intel is because, quite simply, there aren't any mATX wifi boards available for ryzen (AM4), and that's the only way for you to get all the slots you need, excluding PCIe riser cards, which wouldn't fit in a mATX form factor anyways, and would split your bandwidth.

So back up top, you'll get the best performance from a Z370 board, but if you're trying to keep a budget, a B360 board will do well too. Don't get any H310 boards, as (from my understanding and limited research) they have reduced bandwidth to their PCIe lanes.

Sparing no expense, go for the MSI Z370 Gaming PRO AC, a mATX board with built-in wifi, and four PCIe lanes: two full-length and two small PCIe slots. Comes USB 3.1 slots in the back, as well as one USB 3.1 Type C. If you need to save a bit, maybe the EVGA Z370 Micro ATX.

Hope this helps!

That really sucks I had my heart set on a 2700x for various reasons if I went up to a atx mb how small/portable could I make the PC do you know of a case

PS thank you

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1 minute ago, Drbaccon said:

That really sucks I had my heart set on a 2700x for various reasons if I went up to a atx mb how small/portable could I make the PC do you know of a case

PS thank you

I'll look around. I keep linking PC part picker for a reason, it's a pretty useful resource. I'd try looking for stuff there.


The build I'm currently working on, a mid-range budget mATX:

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $239.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - SHADOW ROCK TF 2 CPU Cooler $51.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B360M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.63 @ B&H
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $74.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $425.00 @ B&H
Case Corsair - Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1205.36
  Mail-in rebates -$80.00
  Total $1125.36
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-26 13:10 EST-0500
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