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Looking for a new motherboard

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello everyone,

 

I got a i7-8700, gtx1060, 4 sticks of ram and 2 sata drives, what would be a good value motherboars to fit all of this? Also off topic but what psu would i need to go with all this considering im planning on upgrading my gpu to a 20-something soon enough? Thank you!

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A 550w or better power supply (from a good manufacturer with good reputation) would be enough, but probably best value for the money is at 650w even if it's more than needed...

 

A gtx1060 consumes up to 125 watts, 2060 super goes up to around 180 watts and 2070 consumes up to 230 watts.

Future video cards will be less power hungry for same performance.

 

So whatever system you'll make will consume less than 400w which is well within even a good 550w power supply's capabilities.

 

As for mb, that depends on the budget... z370 based boards would be ideal if you want overclocking and so on but you could probably live just fine with B series chipsets (b360/b365) that aren't as great as z but still good enough.... not that you can OC the 8700 chip anyway.

 

An alternative would be to sell your 8700 and go with Ryzen and AM4 board, where there's less things to worry about and you have only B450 or x570 chipset boards to choose between and all allow overclocking and have decent features.

 

 

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That's kind of a bad selection there... it would work but it's not great.

 

Honestly though, if you're willing to pay that much, you'd be better off buying a Ryzen cpu and a motherboard, you'd get same performance or more for that price and you can sell the cpu and have room for future upgrades.

 

example:

 

from 85$ : Amazon.com: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked 65W Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler (YD1600BBAFBOX)

from 66$ : Amazon.com: ASRock B450M PRO4 AM4 AMD Promontory B450 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

and cooler is included and it's decent, no need to buy one at the start. Even going with 100$ cpu and 70$ mb, you're looking at 170$.

 

Anyway, if you want to stick with Intel, here's some suggestions :

75$ ASRock B365M Pro4 LGA 1151 (300 Series) Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

80$ ASUS PRIME B365M-A LGA-1151 Support 9th/8th Gen Intel Processor with Aura Sync RGB Header, DDR4 2666 MHz, M.2 Support, HDMI, SATA 6Gbps mATX Motherboard - Newegg.com

 

You'll need a cooler, and the one you chose is probably fine

 

For power supplies, consider

 

Bronze efficiency

 

from 61$ (semi-modular) : EVGA BQ 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (110-BQ-0500-K1) - PCPartPicker

68$ : SeaSonic S12III 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (SSR-550GB3) - PCPartPicker

70$ : Corsair CV 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (CP-9020211-NA) - PCPartPicker

77$  (semimodular) : EVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (110-BQ-0600-K1) - PCPartPicker

 

Gold efficiency :

 

75$ after 20$ mail in rebate and 10$ off with promo code : EVGA SuperNOVA GA 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (220-GA-0550-X1) - PCPartPicker

100$ Cooler Master MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (MPY-6501-AFAAG-US) - PCPartPicker

100$ Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (CP-9020177-NA) - PCPartPicker

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks a lot, also, i forgot to mention it is canadian money on the picture. don't know if that justifies the price a bit more, for exemple your 75$ MB is 125 on the the canadian newegg.

 

This is the new configuration i've put together with your recommendations. I've put 2 power supplies, i'm not sure if the 100W additional are really worth it?

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