Help choosing a board

Mbernardo

Distinguished
Mar 25, 2011
103
0
18,680
0
Hello.

Im upgrading my computer.
Im getting an i5 8600k
and I have a GTX 1070
I have a buget of 200 for a motherboard and wanted to ask you all what kind is good?
 

Darkbreeze

Titan
Moderator
Case selection is obviously very subjective. Often what one person likes another finds distasteful but I think it's very hard to beat the Fractal design R6 TG for quality, performance, quiet and looks, especially at the price range. This would sort of be my starting place for recommendations.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Motherboard: Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($158.90 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($169.89 @ OutletPC)
Case: Fractal Design - Define R6 Black TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg Business)
Total: $438.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-03 15:13 EDT-0400
 

Darkbreeze

Titan
Moderator
What is your budget for everything you need, and what do you already have that you don't need besides the GTX 1070?

I see what you want to go with for the CPU, and you need a motherboard and memory. What is your PSU model? What is your case model? What CPU cooler are you planning to use? Rather than looking at parts in bits and pieces, it's a lot more efficient to source all the necessary upgrades at once to make sure everything is complimentary.
 

Mbernardo

Distinguished
Mar 25, 2011
103
0
18,680
0
200 for motherboard 300 series with RGB lighting
200 for ram with RGB lighting
100-150 for case.. looking at fractal design, NZXT or cooler master

psu model: corsair 750.
cpu cooler: fan first then later on down the line upgrade to water cooled
 

Darkbreeze

Titan
Moderator
Case selection is obviously very subjective. Often what one person likes another finds distasteful but I think it's very hard to beat the Fractal design R6 TG for quality, performance, quiet and looks, especially at the price range. This would sort of be my starting place for recommendations.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Motherboard: Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($158.90 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($169.89 @ OutletPC)
Case: Fractal Design - Define R6 Black TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg Business)
Total: $438.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-03 15:13 EDT-0400
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS