Question Gigabyte B660m gaming x + 12400f?

DanGi_CSGO

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So the TUF GAMING B660M-E D4 and the PRIME B660-PLUS D4 are £150-£160

But I can get the gigabyte b660 gaming x for £145.

What would you say is more worth?
 
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DavidM012

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Gigabyte gaming x AX b660, or Gaming X z690 (for £145, where?) ? There is also a NZXT z690 board. Just to cover the boards and round up any strays.

Basically most intel b660 suck for upgrades to a beefier cpu later on particularly the mATX variants. They say the Asus Prime D4 is a reasonable budget board in the reviews but it sux nearly as bad as the Asrock 'Garbage board' B660M-HDV, if you want to upgrade your cpu later.

Don't know if there's really much any saving to be had by upgrading the cpu later - prices might remain stubbornly static for years for all we know.
 
Alder lake chipsets article

Techspot midrange reviews

Whatif gaming reviews

86 boards reviewed

Gigabyte gaming x AX b660, or Gaming X z690 (for £145, where?) ? There is also a NZXT z690 board. Just to cover the boards and round up any strays.

Basically most intel b660 suck for upgrades to a beefier cpu later on particularly the mATX variants. They say the Asus Prime D4 is a reasonable budget board in the reviews but it sux nearly as bad as the Asrock 'Garbage board' B660M-HDV, if you want to upgrade your cpu later.

Don't know if there's really much any saving to be had by upgrading the cpu later - prices might remain stubbornly static for years for all we know.
Agreed. Don't buy a b660 board hoping to upgrade later
 

DanGi_CSGO

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86 boards reviewed

Gigabyte gaming x AX b660, or Gaming X z690 (for £145, where?) ? There is also a NZXT z690 board. Just to cover the boards and round up any strays.

Basically most intel b660 suck for upgrades to a beefier cpu later on particularly the mATX variants. They say the Asus Prime D4 is a reasonable budget board in the reviews but it sux nearly as bad as the Asrock 'Garbage board' B660M-HDV, if you want to upgrade your cpu later.

Don't know if there's really much any saving to be had by upgrading the cpu later - prices might remain stubbornly static for years for all we know.
I've only been looking at B660's sorry for not making that clear. I think I'm going to keep it that way because my budget cant really excuse spending more on the mobo than on the CPU.

I've always been in the practice of upgrading my CPU at the same time as the mobo so I don't plan on upgrading for 3 years at least.
 

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