Question Choosing a mother motherboard

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Hey I'm building a new pc, can any recommend a motherboard. I have three in mind. Which would be the best? I am open to recommendation for motherboards a little more expensive but these are what I'm currently looking at.

I want to know if they would fit inside the case (NZXT H510i ATX Mid Tower Case) See my pc part picker below to see the other components. The graphics card will be my current GTX 1060 6GB.

PC part picker here (updated)

Motherboard 1 here
Motherboard 2 here
Motherboard 3 here

Thanks in advance.
 
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QwerkyPengwen

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lol.
The PCPP link is this
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com%20uk.pcpartpicker.com
Yeah, bad link.
As stated, the Gigabyte board is nice.
However, I personally prefer Asus for their BIOS when it comes to overclocking.

And if you are planning to use 9th gen, I wouldn't get a Z370 without first ensuring that it'll ship with an updated BIOS to support 9th gen, otherwise you need to get a Z390 for out of the box support.

I would personally go with this board myself for that 200 pound budget mate.
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/CM7v6h/asus-rog-strix-z390-f-gaming-atx-lga1151-motherboard-rog-strix-z390-f-gaming

Just pick the online retailer of choice.
 
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QwerkyPengwen

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So would you say that all this is compatible and would fit in the case?

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/setter43/saved/#view=2H3xcf
I've made a couple of changes.
The SSD you chose is really expensive.
Unless you are doing work with extremely large files and lots of them with constant reads AND writes, and you need to squeeze out every last drop of performance you can, then the Samsung is pointless.
Think of it like how a 2080 Ti is for rich enthusiasts that want the best of the best but it's not practical.
Same thing here.

I also removed the two separate kits of RAM and replaced with a single kit.
Don't mix kits together. If you want 32GB then get a 32GB kit. That's why they are sold that way.
32GB is a lot. Entirely up to you to have that much, but it's not necessary for gaming or even light video editing 16GB is enough.
Your choice if you want to keep 32GB or swap back for the 16GB kit of Corsair

I then replaced the cooler because the one you chose is basically a stock cooler.
If you want to overclock (which you will) than you need a better cooler.

Overall with these changes the build looks fine from a parts compatibility perspective.
I personally would've gone with Ryzen to get more performance for the same amount of money, or same performance for less money, but that's just me.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£334.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler (£74.98 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£189.99 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£122.36 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£101.98 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB G1 Gaming Video Card
Case: NZXT H510i ATX Mid Tower Case (£99.98 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair 860 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit
Monitor: Dell U2414H 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor
Total: £924.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-08 22:26 BST+0100
 

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