[SOLVED] chipset options for i5-12600k?

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think im going to end up getting a 12600k, whenever i get around to buying parts (waiting on a GPU)
i'm looking at either B660 or Z690 chipsets.
will i be losing out on anything significant by taking the a cheaper B660 option instead of the more-expensive Z690 boards? (like, limited or no overclocking)

one nvme ssd, rest of storage will be SATA drives, one pcie wifi6 card
 

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think im going to end up getting a 12600k, whenever i get around to buying parts (waiting on a GPU)
i'm looking at either B660 or Z690 chipsets.
will i be losing out on anything significant by taking the a cheaper B660 option instead of the more-expensive Z690 boards? (like, limited or no overclocking)

one nvme ssd, rest of storage will be SATA drives, one pcie wifi6 card
You won't be able to overclock (my view pointless anyway) and you will have fewer PCI-E lanes. The latter meaning you can bolt less stuff to it. If you wanted an NVME drive a few SATA drives and one PCI-E wifi6 card then yes a B660 will do that. If you want more then Z690, but I wouldn't buy the cheapest Z690.
 

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think im going to end up getting a 12600k, whenever i get around to buying parts (waiting on a GPU)
i'm looking at either B660 or Z690 chipsets.
will i be losing out on anything significant by taking the a cheaper B660 option instead of the more-expensive Z690 boards? (like, limited or no overclocking)

one nvme ssd, rest of storage will be SATA drives, one pcie wifi6 card
You won't be able to overclock (my view pointless anyway) and you will have fewer PCI-E lanes. The latter meaning you can bolt less stuff to it. If you wanted an NVME drive a few SATA drives and one PCI-E wifi6 card then yes a B660 will do that. If you want more then Z690, but I wouldn't buy the cheapest Z690.
 

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so thats more like.... 12400+B660 and save about $100 then or spend the extra $80-100 on a z690..
rarely overclock my 4690k as is, but its nice to have the option, same with the higher core/thread count for the 12600, but im okay with saving money too because [gestures broadly at gpus] ya know.
 

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