mATX mainboards for Intel's Coffee Lake CPUs - which is better?

Jun 21, 2018
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Hello, I'm currently building my first PC and am wondering, which mainboard to use for my build. It should be a B360M (mATX) because it's cheaper than the normal B360 (ATX) and most ATX mainboards also have a mATX version. Since the case supports both, it doesn't matter. If there is a H310 board that would suit my system's needs as well, please feel free to tell me. This is the build I'll be using:
Intel core i3 8100
Be Quiet! Pure Rock slim or boxed cooler
2x8 GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT grey
500 GB Samsung 960 EVO (NVMe M.2 SSD)
ASUS GeForce GTX 980 4 GB STRIX
Fractal Design Focus G
Sea Sonic Prime Ultra Gold 650W, fully modular (I know it's overkill, but why not)
Western Digital Elements (portable HDD for backup)
Thanks to all people I get help from.
 

Barty1884

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Any B360 board should be sufficient for you.
I'd avoid H310, as it's a really stripped down chipset (USB, SATA ports etc)
https://rog.asus.com/articles/maximus-motherboards/your-guide-to-the-differences-between-coffee-lakes-z370-h370-b360-and-h310-chipsets/

Unless you need the additional expansion slots afforded by ATX (no SLI though, that's limited to some Z370 boards), then mATX probably makes the most sense on price alone.

Realistically, any of these options should be fine.
https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/PzF48d,JkgzK8,X2bwrH,PgQG3C/
 

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