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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.

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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.

Meant to be silent, though not quite. Software voltage readings are wrong if your motherboard's not a high end model

CPU: i7-2600K 4.5GHz 1.36V (software) --> 1.4V at the back of the socket, 1.49V from the Vcore capacitor bank Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 2133MHz GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 2 exhausts Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (OC'd 150Hz) TN Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

Intakes: Thermaltake Riing 12CM RGB 256 x3, Antec original case fans x2

Exhaust: Cooler Master Jetflo 120 x1

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7.2k RPM 500GB, Toshiba 1TB 7.2k RPM, Seagate Barracuda Pro 2TB 7.2K RPM x2


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