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Should I Go for a z270 chipset

I just got a i5 7600 ( I don't mind OC so i went for a non-k)and bound to go for a mobo prolly next month. Any suggestions which budget friendly mobo should i get? Would it be beneficial to go for the latest z270 chipset even though i've got a locked CPU ; whereas if i buy an older chipset (like h270) i should be updating my bios.

opting for Gigabyte, MSI or Asus. Any suggestions from Users of these mobos? thanks.
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  1. Your post is a bit confusing. For clarity, you cannot overclock the non-K chip. So the z270 is a waste of money unless you wanna upgrade in future to a i7-7700k, which wont be a significant upgrade anyway.
    And the h270 is not an older chipset. Its was launched along with the rest of the Kabylake chipsets like the z270.
    Its better, you go for a b250 board and save the cash.
    This is a good budget board for that cpu... https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VM2rxr/gigabyte-ga-b250m-ds3h-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-ga-b250m-ds3h
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  2. Hellfire13 said:
    Your post is a bit confusing. For clarity, you cannot overclock the non-K chip. So the z270 is a waste of money unless you wanna upgrade in future to a i7-7700k, which wont be a significant upgrade anyway.
    And the h270 is not an older chipset. Its was launched along with the rest of the Kabylake chipsets like the z270.
    Its better, you go for a b250 board and save the cash.
    This is a good budget board for that cpu... https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VM2rxr/gigabyte-ga-b250m-ds3h-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-ga-b250m-ds3h


    yeap. I'm thinking of upgrading to a i7 k series in the future, but if it isn't much of a significance, then prolly an H270 series would do. Wouldn't i need to update BIOS if i pick H270? Kinda regretful that i didn't chose the K version but later realizing that I wouldn't have the luxury of time to OC because of my profession and it could entail cooling problems in the future considering that I live in a Tropical country and it's almost always humid on room temp. I'd be happy if I get to play games on high/
    ultra.
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    You need to update BIOS if you get a H170, not H270. H270 is Kabylake platform and Kabylake ready chipset. But they are costlier than B250, which is the general preference for boards for Kabylake non-K cpus. Take a look at the differences and see how much of it is useful to you. Gte it if you feel you ned the extra features over B250... https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Z270-H270-Q270-Q250-B250---What-is-the-Difference-876/
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  4. thanks. i appreciate it. cheers
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  5. welcome
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