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Which motherboard should i buy? Coffee lake

Which one: h370, h310,b360 or z370
My specs are going to be gtx1060
i3 8100 and 8gb of ram. Gaming only.
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    AFAIK, it won't really matter. If you want the best possible upgrade path in the future while staying with that chipset, go with the Z370. Otherwise, pick any from the other 3.
  2. I will go with the h370 thx
  3. You have to look at price difference between H370 and Z370.
    If it is not too big, you should go with Z370.
  4. oet300mail said:
    I will go with the h370 thx


    Might as well go with a z370 then since the prive difference between those chipsets is minimal usually.
  5. jaslion said:
    oet300mail said:
    I will go with the h370 thx


    Might as well go with a z370 then since the prive difference between those chipsets is minimal usually.


    PCPARTPICKER only shows Z370 boards when I try to start a Coffee Lake build by adding the i3-8100 CPU.

    These boards are under $155USD: https://pcpartpicker.com/products/motherboard/#R=5,4&X=0,15578&sort=name&page=1

    The i3-8100 is in a very weird place. It's a great CPU and intentionally limited to 3.6GHz to compete just above specific Ryzen CPU's.

    But the i3-8350K is $165 ($50 more) but capable of reaching 5GHz which is almost 40% faster, so that's also worth considering with the lifespan of the PC even if you initially clock lower.

    (no guarantee Coffee Lake CPU's will be available in two years if you want to upgrade)
  6. photonboy said:
    jaslion said:
    oet300mail said:
    I will go with the h370 thx


    Might as well go with a z370 then since the prive difference between those chipsets is minimal usually.


    PCPARTPICKER only shows Z370 boards when I try to start a Coffee Lake build by adding the i3-8100 CPU.

    These boards are under $155USD: https://pcpartpicker.com/products/motherboard/#R=5,4&X=0,15578&sort=name&page=1

    The i3-8100 is in a very weird place. It's a great CPU and intentionally limited to 3.6GHz to compete just above specific Ryzen CPU's.

    But the i3-8350K is $165 ($50 more) but capable of reaching 5GHz which is almost 40% faster, so that's also worth considering with the lifespan of the PC even if you initially clock lower.

    (no guarantee Coffee Lake CPU's will be available in two years if you want to upgrade)


    An 8100 + https://pcpartpicker.com/product/V9WfrH/gigabyte-z370p-d3-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z370p-d3
    Will allow you to upgrade in the future to a k series and get even more lif out of the system.
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