Question Is the CPU i5 6500 compatible with following motherboards

Jan 19, 2020
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Is the intel i5 6500 cpu compatible with either of these motherboards, since they both have LGA 1151 socket :
  • Asus TUF B360 - Plus Gaming DDR4
  • Asus ROG STRIX B250H GAMING
If not, what would you recommend, my budget is 100 dollars.
Thank you.
 
A B250, yes....(supports 6th and 7th gen CPUs; the 6100, 6400, 6500, 6600, 6700, etc., are 6th gen; ignore 6x00 CPUs above 6700 numerically, different socket!)

B360, no.....(supports 8th and 9th gen CPUs)

The R5-2600 is only about $10 more ($119) but worlds ahead in everything...especially gaming, where the 4c/4t design of the 6500 has been struggling with inadequate core/thread count for 2.5 years....
 

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