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What motherboard for a i5-7500 and a 1050 ti

What's a good motherboard for under £100 for this set up?
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  1. I would look for a H270 chipset intel board. b250 boards will work too but are basic entry units. Z270 boards are for overclocking and the 7500 can't so I would not even look at a z270 board
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93jWGX/asrock-h270m-pro4-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-h270m-pro4
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/PZjWGX/msi-b250m-gaming-pro-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-b250m-gaming-pro
    as examples. shop around find the features you need. not an endorsement
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  2. Actually B250 boards are just fine as well - they have almost all features an average consumer needs. Also, if you haven't bought the CPU already, consider buying a Ryzen processor as well, much better value than an i5, at least for gaming. Ryzen has better deals all around than Intel, and all Ryzen processors are overclockable with B350 boards.

    As for good B250 boards for the i5 7500,

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/xYZ2FT/asus-strix-b250h-gaming-atx-lga1151-motherboard-strix-b250h-gaming
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  3. Shektron said:
    Actually B250 boards are just fine as well - they have almost all features an average consumer needs. Also, if you haven't bought the CPU already, consider buying a Ryzen processor as well, much better value than an i5, at least for gaming. Ryzen has better deals all around than Intel, and all Ryzen processors are overclockable with B350 boards.

    As for good B250 boards for the i5 7500,

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/xYZ2FT/asus-strix-b250h-gaming-atx-lga1151-motherboard-strix-b250h-gaming

    I wasn't looking to overclock the CPU, but if you think the Ryzen is better could you find me (If your up to it) a good motherboard for a Ryzen CPU? Also what would be the best Ryzen CPU for around the same price as a i5-7500, I was thinking of the Ryzen 5 1500X if that's any good?
    Thanks in advance!
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    If you can push it to the Ryzen 5 1600 instead of Ryzen 5 1500X, you'll be getting more future-proofing. Good B350 motherboards include the MSI B350 Tomahawk, Asus Prime B350 Plus and ASRock Pro4 motherboards. The Gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming 3 is also good, pick whichever manufacturer you prefer.

    My recommendation would be a Ryzen 5 1600 if possible, paired with the B350 Prime Plus. If you can't afford that, the 1500X with the same motherboard is still very good for the price, just not as future-proof.

    The main difference between the 1500X and the 1600 is that the 1500X is a 4-core 8-thread chip, while the Ryzen 5 1600 is a 6-core 12-thread chip. This is why the 1600 is more future-proof.
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  5. Shektron said:
    If you can push it to the Ryzen 5 1600 instead of Ryzen 5 1500X, you'll be getting more future-proofing. Good B350 motherboards include the MSI B350 Tomahawk, Asus Prime B350 Plus and ASRock Pro4 motherboards. The Gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming 3 is also good, pick whichever manufacturer you prefer.

    My recommendation would be a Ryzen 5 1600 if possible, paired with the B350 Prime Plus. If you can't afford that, the 1500X with the same motherboard is still very good for the price, just not as future-proof.

    The main difference between the 1500X and the 1600 is that the 1500X is a 4-core 8-thread chip, while the Ryzen 5 1600 is a 6-core 12-thread chip. This is why the 1600 is more future-proof.


    Think I'll push for the Ryzen 5 1600 paired with the B350 Prime Plus, thanks for your help! 2 more things if you don't mind answering them :) 1. Is a 550W PSU enough for this or is it overkill? 2. Is 12GB DDR4 Ram enough for this?
    Thanks again!
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  6. a quality 550W would be my suggestion.
    best corsair RM550x top notch quality, 10yr warranty
    great EVGA g2 550W Top notch quality, 7 year warranty
    Seasonic G550
    Corsair cx 550m
    seasonic S12II or M12II 520W

    12GB should be fine but three 4GB or 1 x 8Gb and 1 x 4GB? 12 is an odd number.
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  7. R_1 said:
    a quality 550W would be my suggestion.
    best corsair RM550x top notch quality, 10yr warranty
    great EVGA g2 550W Top notch quality, 7 year warranty
    Seasonic G550
    Corsair cx 550m
    seasonic S12II or M12II 520W

    12GB should be fine but three 4GB or 1 x 8Gb and 1 x 4GB? 12 is an odd number.


    I've already got 8GB DDR4 Ram just didn't want to spend an extra £60 + on another 8GB Stick, unless 8GB would be good enough then that would be great!
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  8. James1101 said:
    R_1 said:
    a quality 550W would be my suggestion.
    best corsair RM550x top notch quality, 10yr warranty
    great EVGA g2 550W Top notch quality, 7 year warranty
    Seasonic G550
    Corsair cx 550m
    seasonic S12II or M12II 520W

    12GB should be fine but three 4GB or 1 x 8Gb and 1 x 4GB? 12 is an odd number.


    I've already got 8GB DDR4 Ram just didn't want to spend an extra £60 + on another 8GB Stick, unless 8GB would be good enough then that would be great!


    my concern was in the dual channel memory setup.
    8GB should be fine if however you notice a lot of HDD paging then get more RAM otherwise nothing at all wrong with 8 for the time being
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  9. R_1 said:
    James1101 said:
    R_1 said:
    a quality 550W would be my suggestion.
    best corsair RM550x top notch quality, 10yr warranty
    great EVGA g2 550W Top notch quality, 7 year warranty
    Seasonic G550
    Corsair cx 550m
    seasonic S12II or M12II 520W

    12GB should be fine but three 4GB or 1 x 8Gb and 1 x 4GB? 12 is an odd number.


    I've already got 8GB DDR4 Ram just didn't want to spend an extra £60 + on another 8GB Stick, unless 8GB would be good enough then that would be great!


    my concern was in the dual channel memory setup.
    8GB should be fine if however you notice a lot of HDD paging then get more RAM otherwise nothing at all wrong with 8 for the time being


    Ah ok, thanks for your help!
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  10. You won't go wrong with the pro 4 IMO & its a good price at the minute £80

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06WWF165R/?tag=pcp0f-21

    Meaning you can do the ryzen 1600 in your budget easily
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  11. 550W and the 12 GB is my recommendation. 8 GB will work, but it won't be optimal, so to say. 12 GB will offer a better experience especially in AAA games like GTA V, Battlefield One, Mass Effect Andromeda and so on. I'd really recommend 12 GB over 8 GB. 8 GB is the minimum for a gaming PC today, and you don't want to start off a PC with the minimum.
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  12. Shektron said:
    550W and the 12 GB is my recommendation. 8 GB will work, but it won't be optimal, so to say. 12 GB will offer a better experience especially in AAA games like GTA V, Battlefield One, Mass Effect Andromeda and so on. I'd really recommend 12 GB over 8 GB. 8 GB is the minimum for a gaming PC today, and you don't want to start off a PC with the minimum.


    Thx, I'll go for 12GB then. Would 16GB show any difference over 12GB or would it be the same results?
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  13. madmatt30 said:
    You won't go wrong with the pro 4 IMO & its a good price at the minute £80

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06WWF165R/?tag=pcp0f-21

    Meaning you can do the ryzen 1600 in your budget easily


    Thx, I think I'll go for the Pro 4 IMO! :)
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  14. ^ I wouldn't go with 12gbvram either personally , ryzen has enough issues with memory incompatibility still without making it worse by using completely mismatched sticks


    I would stick with the 8gb you currently own until you have the money to buy a proper matching stick/sticks for 16gb.
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  15. madmatt30 said:
    ^ I wouldn't go with 12gbvram either personally , ryzen has enough issues with memory incompatibility still without making it worse by using completely mismatched sticks


    I would stick with the 8gb you currently own until you have the money to buy a proper matching stick/sticks for 16gb.

    Oh, ok I'll do that then :)
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  16. madmatt30 said:
    ^ I wouldn't go with 12gbvram either personally , ryzen has enough issues with memory incompatibility still without making it worse by using completely mismatched sticks


    I would stick with the 8gb you currently own until you have the money to buy a proper matching stick/sticks for 16gb.


    That's a fair point, what with the memory issues with Ryzen, you might just be better off with sticking to 8 GB until you can get a matched 16 GB pair.
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