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So I wanna buy an 8700k and would like to know which of these boards would be better in terms of,

- Reliability

- Long Lasting-ness

- Light OC

- Price

PS: I live in a dusty environment, so would dust be a factor and if so, how so?

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They all are from known and popular manufacturers, so it is hard to prefer one or another. I was too lazy to google them, but I'd suggest avoiding Killer NICs, if any of them have it. They are all quite high-end motherboards, so they are capable of OC, your CPU will be a more influential factor.


Look at the features, see which one has more/better features that you like/want, compare the prices, compare the color scheme and see what you like most all in all. I don't think you will regret your decision one way or the other.

Main laptop: MacBook Pro Late 2016 Space Gray | Quad-core i7 2.7 GHz | 16 GB LPDDR3 | Radeon Pro 455 2048 MB | 512 GB PCIe SSD | 15" 2880x1800

Secondary laptop: HP Elitebook 840 G2 | i5-5200U | 16 GB DDR3L | 256 GB SATA SSD | 14" 1600x900

Hydrogen server: Xeon E5-2675 v3 | Cooler Master Hyper 212X | 64 GB Kingston/Samsung DDR4 ECC | Asus Z10PA-D8 | Corsair AX860 | 256 GB Samsung 850 EVO + 3x 3 TB WD Red + 2 TB Seagate | Fractal Design Define R5 | unRAID 6.3.5

Carbon server: Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX100 S7p | Xeon E3-1230 v2 | 16 GB DDR3 ECC | 60 GB Corsair SSD & 250 GB Samsung 850 Pro | Intel i340-T4 | ESXi 6.5.1 -> pfSense 2.4.1

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26 minutes ago, H.K. said:


I would suggest ASRock Z370 Extreme 4. It isn't that high price but its a great mobo.

PC Specs : i7 7700k, 24 GB @ 2666 MHz, ASUS Strix GTX 970, ASUS Z170-K, 960 EVO 250 GB, 850 EVO 250 GB, 2x 2 TB WD Purple RAID 0, Green 1 TB

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Dust depends on the case (so fan filters and case design), not the mobo.

CPU: i7-2600K 3.4GHz @1.1V (or 4.5GHz @1.36V) Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo with single JetFlo 120 White LED fan RAM: Kingston 8GB 1600MHz (or 2133MHz) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 8GB Dual (White) Maximum 2088MHz @1.042V, Usually 1835MHz @0.925V HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7.2k RPM 500GB, Toshiba 1TB 7.2k RPM  SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB  PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Monitor: LG 22MP55 22" 1080p 60Hz Keyboard: SteelSeries Apex M260 with Kailh Blue switches


Dumped parts:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz, i5-4460 3.2GHz <--- For i7 master race

Motherboard: MSI G41M-P33 Combo, Asus H81M-PLUS

RAM: Xander 4GB DDR3 1333MHz, Kingston 4GB 1600MHz x2

Graphics card: Gigabyte GTX 275 896MB, Gigabyte RX 470 4GB G1 Gaming

PSU: Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 500W rs-500-pcar-a3  <--- how did these old parts survive with this crap

Storage: WD AV 7200RPM 320GB


Dimensions in millimeters

Wraith Stealth: 102 * 114.5 * 53.4

Wraith Spire: 109 * 103 * ~70

Warith Max: 105 * 108 * 85

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