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Karsty5

33 months ago

Hey, everyone. I will be building my computer in a few months, and am unsure about motherboard choices. Currently, my parts list contains a h270 board from MSI, since I have no interest in overclocking. I have noticed, however, that some ASRock z270 motherboards are only $10 to $20 more than the MSI one. Is there a reason why this is the case? Are there any disadvantages to going with ASRock, (i.e. cheaper manufacturing) or are they just a newer company? If I go z270, I may as well get a 7600k, so that is another factor to consider. I will be needing a WiFi adapter, which is included in one of the motherboards.

LED's would be nice, but not necessary for my build.

Current part list: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $192.33 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI H270M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $94.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $106.88 @ OutletPC
Storage PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.33 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.88 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Dual Video Card $234.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $62.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $65.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.99 @ B&H
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC55BT PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $31.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Asus VX238H 23.0" 1920x1080 Monitor $138.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Wired Standard Keyboard $91.13 @ Jet
Mouse Razer DeathAdder Chroma Wired Optical Mouse $49.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1379.45
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1359.45

Motherboards I'm looking at:

ASRock Z270 Pro4 ATX

ASRock Z270 Killer SLI/ac

Comments

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

The motherboards are more expensive because they support overclocking. Overclocking is common and if you wanted to it's a great choice, if you don't want an OC CPU then that's fine too. You have one too many hard drives, I recommend dropping the 1 TB one and getting a 3TB instead. Also since form factor isn't an issue go a full ATX motherboard. I put a link down below with those changes.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/6NY3BP

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I know. I was wondering if the extra $80 for overclocking, ($30 cpu cooler, +$30 for the cpu, +20 for the motherboard) would be worth it. I was also curious if the motherboards in question would be reliable, as I have never purchased any ASRock boards before, and they don't seem as much of a "premium" brand.

Why do I have too many hard drives? There should be enough SATA ports on any motherboard I choose, enough power from the PSU, and enough room in my case.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

That cooler won't work at all for overclocking, it is barely better than a stock cooler.

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