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What Z370 Mother-/Mainboard is best for me?

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I was looking  for an under 200$ mother-/mainboard for gaming and I picked these three but now I need your help to choose the best for my build

 

Build: Intel I5-8400, 4X 16GB DDR4 RAM, GTX 1050 ti (later I plan to add a GTX 2050 when it comes out (SLI)), 800W power supply.

Some of you could help me find a good case under 100$

 

1. What motherboard should I buy?

ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-H ¦ MSI Z370 SLI PLUS ¦ MSI Z370 KRAIT GAMING ¦ GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS ULTRA

 

2. What Motherboard would you buy for an Coffee Lake build?

 

3. If you got any better recommendations let me know (because this is my first build)

 

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Ant Tech Tips said:

(later I plan to add a GTX 2050 when it comes out (SLI)),

Well that part isn't happening at all, and SLI/Crossfire is basically dead, so just give up on that dream

 

Country for the PC? And you already have a 1080p 60hz monitor?

As you should probably just get an R5 1600 instead


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That's a rather poor value selection of parts if you're just using it for gaming. 64GB of RAM is way too much. 16GB is more than enough unless you plan on doing video editing or something with it. You also don't need a Z series motherboard because you can't overclock an 8400.

 

Cut down on the RAM, go for a lower PSU, maybe look at cheaper motherboards and spend more on the Graphics card and CPU. Don't bother with SLI especially with such a low end card. A 1060 is much better value for money than a 1050T.

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2 minutes ago, Apepa said:

That's a rather poor value selection of parts if you're just using it for gaming. 64GB of RAM is way too much. 16GB is more than enough unless you plan on doing video editing or something with it. You also don't need a Z series motherboard because you can't overclock an 8400.

 

Cut down on the RAM, go for a lower PSU, maybe look at cheaper motherboards and spend more on the Graphics card and CPU. Don't bother with SLI especially with such a low end card. A 1060 is much better value for money than a 1050Ti.

16Gb is actually the sweet spot for gaming and content creation. Also, Z-series boards are the only boards available currently.

 

OP: I prefer Gigabyte boards personally, but as mentioned above, you might be better off just getting a Ryzen 5 1600


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6 hours ago, Ant Tech Tips said:

 

If you're in the US you can nearly get a GTX 1070 if you get an R5 1400
 

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JcKDr7
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JcKDr7/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1400 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($159.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($60.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL - EVO SPEAR 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($46.77 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card  ($458.89 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox 5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Cooler Master - MasterWatt 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1021.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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the 8400 isnt a good deal, go with the 1600 or the 8700, or just go with @streetguru 's build, u can go with a r5 1600 if u want.

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1 hour ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

16Gb is actually the sweet spot for gaming and content creation. Also, Z-series boards are the only boards available currently.

 

OP: I prefer Gigabyte boards personally, but as mentioned above, you might be better off just getting a Ryzen 5 1600

Well yeah, 64GB is where it stops making any difference, but that would be in one of those $3000 rigs LMG use😂

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