Advice good B150 micro ATX mobo for my build/budget

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Hi there guys!
Please advice a good B150 micro ATX mobo for my build. Not going to do any overclocking (obviously).
Here is my build:
http://pcpartpicker.com/list/vPyyWX

I would like it to be within 100$ limit...

Thanks!

P. S. My personal opinion is that I should go for a MSI B150M BAZOOKA (or MORTAR)
What do you say?
 

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There are a lot of B150 boards out there and frankly, not a lot of difference between them. Why did you choose the Bazooka? There are cheaper B150 boards that will do the same thing in most systems and Asrock even has one you can overclock locked processor with.
 

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Hlsgsz, thanks man!
Unfortunately the only decent Gigabyte B150 micro ATX mobo I can get in my country is GIGABYTE GA-B150M-D3H

I am in doubt and can't choose if I should go for
- GIGABYTE GA-B150M-D3H
- MSI B150M BAZOOKA
- MSI B150M MORTAR
- ASRock B150M Pro4

The price is almost the same for all 4 of them in my country. But the MORTAR seems to have the best feedbacks and benchmarks.
 

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Which B150 micro ATX MB would you suggest then?
 
See if you can find one of these:
ASRock B150M Pro4V
ASRock B150M Pro4/Hyper
(not the ASRock B150M Pro4 you listed as it lacks an m.2 port)
Gigabyte GA-H170-GAMING 3
ASRock H170M Pro4S
MSI B150M BAZOOKA PLUS
MSI B150 PC Mate
Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H
ASRock H170 Pro4
Gigabyte GA-H170-D3H
 

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Unfortunately any H170 MB costs a million here so I will have to go for a B150 MB.
I can find ASRock B150M Pro4V and MSI B150M BAZOOKA PLUS here but why should I choose them instead of MORTAR?
 

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I would probably opt for a cheaper motherboard like the Gigabyte GA H170-D3H and use the extra cash for a better graphics card or PSU, or more memory.

Edit - Not necessary on our current build, though.
 


They have an M.2 slot for when NVMe SSDs come down in price.
 

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Gigabyte GA H170-D3H costs more then MORTAR in my country). As I said - any H170 MB is extremely expensive here for some reason.
Also I am totally happy with all the other parts. But still appreciate the opinion
 

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Not really interested in M.2)
Also - they have already come down in price)
For example the M.2 version of SSD drive I've bought for my build costs only 3$ more on amazon)))
 


That woudl be a SATA M.2 drive that offers no performance advantage whatsoever. I'm talking about PCIE x4 NVMe SSD which cost about double per GB. Once those come down in price, i pretty much guarantee that you will be wanting one ;)
You asked for a good MB, i'm telling you what you should get feature wise with an eyes forward attitude. If you carry no interest in M.2, just get teh cheapest MB you can find. H110. They all perform teh same anyway.
 

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I apologize - my bad concerning NVMe M.2. It is 1:10 AM here so I am not very attentive)
Concerning H110 - my personal position is that this chipset more suits i3 CPUs then i5. I wouldn't be able to get a full i5-6500 and gtx 1060 potentials on H110
 


No worries. You are dead wrong on this. there are several differences between teh chips, but, the most practical would be that the h110 only supports 2 RAM slots. Performance-wise, there's no difference whatsoever.
This article will set you straight :)
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/msi-h110m-pro-d-lga-1151-micro-atx-motherboard,review-33661.html
 

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Are you sure about that man? As far as I know - H110 appears to be really slower in terms of performance. It has fewer and slower PCIe lanes and uses the older DMI 2.0 revision.
You may check this article to set you straight)
https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Z170-H170-H110-B170-Q150-Q170---What-is-the-Difference-635/
(check comparison table and "ctrl+f" phrase "In addition to having"

Also the benchmarks on motherboardbenchmark.net should be based on something, isn't it? They couldn't be based on slots and I/O connectors only.
 


100% sure. A GPU connected to the PCIE3.0x16 slot will be controlled directly by the CPU bypassing the MB completely. There is no difference in performance whatsoever. Read teh article i linked.
AS for the rest of teh slots, there's nothing you can connect to them that would be bottlenecked by the PCIUE version beeing 2.0, except a PCIE SSD. And you stated that you have no interest in those, whether they go into an M.2 slot or PCIE slot.
 

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Sorry I just noticed that I had listed the H170. What I had intended was the B150 version.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/my4NnQ/gigabyte-motherboard-gab150mds3h
 


LOL that was my first recommendation. OP can't find that in his country.
 

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Unexpectedly I've found this MB in my country. But the funny thing is - it costs almost the same as MORTAR or Asus B150M-PLUS so there seems to be no point in buying it...
 

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