Question Is buying a H410 or a B460 motherboard worth it if I'm not going to overclock?

HarryGRGamer

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Hello there.

I'll try to make this question as short as possible, basically I'm upgrading my PC. Is it worth it going for a H410 motherboard if I'm not going to overclock my CPU (or GPU) ever except of course of XMP which doesn't really count as overclocking. Are their VRM's that bad do they throttle to the point where they bring down performance. Also if I want to upgrade later on like even 5 years later to an i7. Will I be bottlenecked by the 2666mhz ram speed?

The motherboard I'm thinking to buy is either a MSI H-410 pro or a MSI B460M-A Pro. I was looking to some Gigabyte H410 motherboards and B460 one's. Thank you in advance.

PC Specs i'll pair it with.
CPU:I5-10400F
RAM:16GB 2666mhz
GPU: GTX 1070
PSU: Corsair VS550 (will replace this one down the line)
2 HDD's
1 SSD

my specs now.
I7-3770
8GB DDR3
1070
PSU: Corsair VS550
2 HDD's
1 SSD
 
Unless you are pairing a 30$ H410 motheboard with a 10900K, you wont really be in a problem.
2666mhz is not that bad for a intel cpu.
I'd get 3200mhz if you decide going with 10900K or something like it, but 2666mhz wont be that big of a problem.
Is b560 available in your country?
 

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