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Best motherboard for i7-7700k?

I'm currently looking for a motherboard that preferably has 4 ram slots and can support an i7 7700k. I don't know if I need ATX/microATX/miniATX. I already have a gpu and a 750w psu. Any help is appreciated.
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  1. Asus Strix E Gaming. One of the great value boards... https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2Phj4D/asus-strix-z270-e-gaming-atx-lga1151-motherboard-strix-z270-e-gaming

    Asus Maximus IX Code. The board comes with lots of connectivity options, overclocking potential and features like superior audio codec with headphone amps, bluetooth and wifi along with armored body... https://pcpartpicker.com/product/X6PzK8/asus-maximus-ix-code-atx-lga1151-motherboard-maximus-ix-code
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  2. I have a mini tower. Would these motherboards fit inside of it?
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  3. AngrySheep said:
    I have a mini tower. Would these motherboards fit inside of it?


    Ahh, you should have mentioned that before. These are ATX boards and wont fit in the mini tower.
    Do you have a mATX mini tower or mini ITX tower???
    Specify the exact case model if you are unsure.
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  4. I don't know what either of those terms mean but it's 7 inches wide, 18 inches deep and 15 inches tall.
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  5. Maybe tell us the name of the case :) and we can look it up for you.
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  6. Well it was a prebuilt but I put new gpu and new psu in it. Prebuilt is Lenovo eraser x315. I can get a new case if need be. Would prefer not to spend more money than O need to though.
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  7. All I can find on that prebuilt system is that it is an mini tower.
    To make 100% sure, can you click the link and look at the case and verify that it looks the same?
    https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-erazer-x315-90b00004us-black-doorbuster-amd-a8-7600-3-10ghz-4mb/specs/
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  8. What do you want to spend ? What features do you need ? If you know what case you have, it's east to find out what form factor it is by looking at web site or newegg

    The MSI Z270 SLI is the best gaming build bargains out there today for $102 w/ 20% off and $10 rebate.
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813144004

    At < $200 - MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6ZP59C0423

    At < $150 - GIGABYTE GA-Z270-Gaming K3
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128985

    At < $125 GIGABYTE GA-Z270XP-SLI
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128972

    I read about a dozen reviews and specs at various sites and non mentioned the form factor. Your best bet is so look at the dimensions here and see what matched up

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_form_factor

    Newegg listed the following:

    Form Factor = Tower

    At 18.02 x 6.97 x 15.1 inches , that kinda huge for an iTX mini tower ... even mATX come in at 13" H ... Mid Towers arre 16 -17" high
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  9. That is a mini ITX tower and those boards do not come with 4 ram slots. You need to change the case to accommodate 4 RAM slots.
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  10. That's the same one I've got yes. Would like built in wifi 4 slots for ram and off i7 compatible.
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  11. I have 4 with my current motherboard tho
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  12. The z270 chipset doesnt have any mini ITX board with 4 RAM slots. If you specifically want 4 RAM slots, then something like this should be good...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($322.39 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z270-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($112.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($127.99 @ Best Buy)
    Case: Corsair - SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $648.25
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-20 19:35 EDT-0400

    Do you already have the 7700k or are you contemplating on getting it. If you dont have it already, there are better value processors out there, unless you want the 7700k for esports gaming.
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  13. As above ... at 18" tall ... thats real HUGE for iTX or mATX ... Looking at size alone, it would typically be called a mid tower but with the weird shape, it's hard ti classify without looking at the form factor dimensions on the link I gave you ... what are the MoBo dimensions ?
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  14. I'm contemplating getting it because I want something that's gonna last like 7 years into the future. Also I don't know my mobo size specs but I could like measure it with a ruler maybe? Sorry for late reply.
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  15. Also it's 15 in tall 18 deep
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  16. If you want something to last longer (7 years)
    To be honest I would maybe pick a CPU with more cores... But thats me
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  17. Get the Ryzen 1600. It will give you more longevity over 7700k in terms of game optimization and scaling in future. Or wait for the next gen. 8700k with more cores, coming in a month or so.
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  18. What motherboard would go with that ryzen 1600?
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  19. Best answer
    AngrySheep said:
    What motherboard would go with that ryzen 1600?


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($196.74 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard ($94.00 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($148.49 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Corsair - SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $489.22
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-21 00:19 EDT-0400

    The board is pretty good in terms of features and overclocking.
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  20. Okay I'll look into that one. Btw I've already got ram
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  21. If you are talking about the default RAM that came with the prebuilt, then that is DDR3. If you have got DDR4 separately, then that is fine.
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