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Help choosing a mATX LGA 1151

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Luggs, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Luggs

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 7, 2013

    Posts: 1,095

    Location: Norniron

    Morning all,

    Looking for some help selecting a mATX mobo for a new build. Believe I need a Z270 (rather than B/H270) to overclock my CPU?

    So looking at range of Z270 boards, they range from approx £130 - £180 but i'm struggling to understand the benefits / differences between them. (except the obvious like WiFi and Bluetooth on the Asus for example).

    I'm never going SLI, will have 2 SSD's initially, raising to 3 in the future. No optical drives... Not sure if Optane is relevant with Only SSD's? I do want to ensure I can run my 3000Mz RAM at full whack and possibly overclock if possible?

    The boards I'm looking at are:

    My basket at Overclockers UK:

    Total: £487.07
    (includes shipping: £11.10)


    A neutral colour scheme is also important to my build theme.

    Any suggestions? What am I getting from the £184 Asus board over the £125 board?

    Many thanks as always,
  2. mickyflinn


    Joined: Mar 23, 2011

    Posts: 6,460

    Location: West Side

    From highest to lowest your gettiing extra ports, the stuff you mentioned , better audio and probablly better overclocking abilities.
  3. 8 Pack

    OcUK Staff

    Joined: Feb 20, 2012

    Posts: 9,123

    Location: John Smiths Stadium

    The Strix G is teh best choice for your needs. To me its Basically a ROG gene which has been teh best MATX appart from ASrock OCF M for a long long time!!!

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