Question Any suggestion for a good mATX motherboard for Z690 series to use i5 13600K?

kaustubbhh

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I have limited space on the desk and the compact build seems to be aesthetic to me so planning to go with an mATX build. Sharing my planned build below and am open to suggestions -

Motherboard - Z690M Aorus Elite AX DDR4
CPU - i5 13600K or i7 12700k
Cooler - Deepcool LS520 240m AIO

GPU - GTX 1060 3GB (will upgrade next year ~ 3070)
RAM - 2x8 - 16 GB 3200 MHz
Cabinet - Coolermaster TD300 Mesh
PSU - Corsair 650VS

The bold ones are the new part I would be buying with the Mobo.
 
You may have to update the BIOS on a B660 to use a 13600K on it.

But I'm not sure you can do that without a CPU in the board. That could be a bad situation if you don't have a 12th gen CPU laying around. I'm not sure if ALL B660s are incapable of a BIOS flash without CPU. You need to confirm on way or another.

Or get a Z690 series board which I think do have that capability.

Or get a Z790 which wouldn't have to be flashed.

Or wait for a B760 board...which may be not till next year?

Does anyone have accurate info on all of this?
 

kaustubbhh

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You may have to update the BIOS on a B660 to use a 13600K on it.

But I'm not sure you can do that without a CPU in the board. That could be a bad situation if you don't have a 12th gen CPU laying around. I'm not sure if ALL B660s are incapable of a BIOS flash without CPU. You need to confirm on way or another.

Or get a Z690 series board which I think do have that capability.

Or get a Z790 which wouldn't have to be flashed.

Or wait for a B760 board...which may be not till next year?

Does anyone have accurate info on all of this?
I am not looking for a B660 board as planning to get a K processor, I am asking for the Z690 motherboard option in an mATX size.

B760 may come in Jan-Feb
 

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