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Question Which motherboard should I choose for this PC Build?

tracker39

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Hey guys I am building a gaming PC for my 14 years old cousin and I am wondering which motherboard should I use for this build (no overlocking) :
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/M7vL8Y

I want a good motherboard... so which motherboard you would pick if this was your PC build..? (around 100 - 250 usd if it's possible)
Also I would like a second motherboard if you can think of one... just in case the first isn't available in my country...
 
In my opinion you are putting money into all the wrong places with the build. I would do something like this.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - X470 Master SLI/AC ATX AM4 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($39.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Walmart)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB DUAL OC Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design - Define C ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.36 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($92.19 @ Amazon)
Total: $1196.49
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-29 15:57 EDT-0400

Your CPU will be just as fast for gaming as the 8700 and you save money. The system drive only needs 240GB SATA SSD since it won't notice really any difference between it and a NVMe SSD. The games can be put on the really well priced NVMe SSD. The savings from CPU, Motherboard, and cooler are able to be used to upgrade the GPU.
 

tracker39

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In my opinion you are putting money into all the wrong places with the build. I would do something like this.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - X470 Master SLI/AC ATX AM4 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($39.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Walmart)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB DUAL OC Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design - Define C ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.36 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($92.19 @ Amazon)
Total: $1196.49
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-29 15:57 EDT-0400

Your CPU will be just as fast for gaming as the 8700 and you save money. The system drive only needs 240GB SATA SSD since it won't notice really any difference between it and a NVMe SSD. The games can be put on the really well priced NVMe SSD. The savings from CPU, Motherboard, and cooler are able to be used to upgrade the GPU.
Sorry but I am not interested in changing the pc parts you see on this list...the only part it may change is the ssd from 250gb to 500gb probably.. but like I said this pc is for my cousin.. so he and his dad chose these parts because they are available right now and all the shops that sell them are close to their house so they won't have to pay the shipping too... By the way they prefer Intel CPU.. so... how about a motherboard for i7-8700 pc build?
 
You don't need an $80 cpu cooler for a locked i7 8700 nor do you need 3000mhz memory because h series motherboards that are usually paired with locked processors only support up to 2666mhz:

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - Prime H370-A/CSM ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($110.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Walmart)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.25 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Z Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($58.23 @ Newegg Business)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.89 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Fractal Design - FD-FAN-SSLL-120-WT 41.8 CFM 120 mm Fan ($6.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1202.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-29 16:47 EDT-0400


Check out the Intel 660p SSD deal.
 
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