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LGA 1151 budget motherboard

I'm looking to move into my first Intel build in a really long time and haven't kept up with nomenclature or features. I'd like something that's going to be future ready(m.2, DDR4, USB 3.1) but that won't break the bank. Don't really need too much in else in the way of features like wireless lan or anything. Also, looking to go with an I5-6500 or 6600 to start out with but have read that the non-k chips are overclockable with a Z series motherboard. Is this true?
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  1. No they have stopped the ability of overclocking Non K chips now, it was possible before but it has changed. What is your budget for the motherboard? Thats a crucial piece of information. You can find motherboards as cheap as $80 and upwards to $300+. Just depends on what your budget is. They have some decent boards that have the features your looking for around $120.
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    No they have stopped the ability of overclocking Non K chips now, it was possible before but it has changed. What is your budget for the motherboard? Thats a crucial piece of information. You can find motherboards as cheap as $80 and upwards to $300+. Just depends on what your budget is. They have some decent boards that have the features your looking for around $120.

    Looking to stay under $350 US total for the whole package, being mobo and processor, but if I have to go a little higher I will. I guess I should mention that I'd also like to stick to ATX and not go m-ATX/ITX if I can. Crossfire support is a plus too, but not a deal breaker if it costs too much extra. Secondary question as well, I have a Hyper 212 evo+, is it going to do a competent job with an I5-6500?
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    Since your getting a non overclockable processor (-K) then it is pointless to get a Z170, unless you plan on changing that anytime soon. So a H170 would be fine otherwise. The 6500 as it stands costs about $200 right now so that leaves you with a $100 budget for mobo. With that said:

    Asus H170 Pro-$110
    MSI H170 Gaming M3-$112

    MSI Z170A Pro- $112
    Gigabyte-GA Z170 HD3 - $105
    Asrock Z170 Pro4- $103

    Those are just a few of your options, there are a few others but I just mentioned the ones I have found reviews on and that match closest to your budget with crossfire support.

    And yes your cooler will work fine.
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