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Windows 7: Budget Custom Build!

23 Nov 2015   #71
ThrashZone

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I don't know why the cpu would have a K on it if it weren't able to be oc'ed :/
This shows it can have ai suite 3 and can oc in it
https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards...PRO-GAMING-D3/
Otherwise I would imaging the bios is similar to all asus boards ?
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23 Nov 2015   #72
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I don't know why the cpu would have a K on it if it weren't able to be oc'ed :/
This shows it can have ai suite 3 and can oc in it
Of course the 6600K can be overclocked.

But on what motherboards?

More Intel 100 series motherboards: H170, H110, and B150 chipset boards unveiled - HardwareZone.com.sg

"............several of the major motherboard brands have now released entire fleets of other Intel 100 series boards, including H170, H110, and B150 boards, so you should be able to find a board that provides the best bang for your buck.

With scaled-back features like fewer SATA ports and no overclocking support, the more mainstream and business-oriented Intel 100 series chipsets focus on delivering the essentials to casual users and businesses."


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23 Nov 2015   #73
ThrashZone

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The B150 was in his new price range :/
I did show some examples of builds on a budget and 2 of the lower ends were using H110 boards not sure which manufactures though it did not say I believe on page 2 ?
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23 Nov 2015   #74
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
The B150 was in his new price range :/
I did show some examples of builds on a budget and 2 of the lower ends were using H110 boards not sure which manufactures though it did not say I believe on page 2 ?
Look at the chart I posted above.

If he wants to overclock a 6600K by any noticeable amount, he needs a Z170 board. Period. Full stop.

And very few Z170 boards can use DDR3 RAM.

Intel Chipset Buying Guide - CPUs, Motherboards, and Memory - Linus Tech Tips

Intel chipset buying guide at above link.
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24 Nov 2015   #75
Dimerz

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Yep, out of these 4 which one should i pick for overclocking?
This
This
This
Or this?
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24 Nov 2015   #76
ignatzatsonic

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The Gigabyte Z97 motherboard's socket is not compatible with the current generation K series processors, such as the 6600K. 6600K requires socket 1151. Z97 boards are socket 1150.

If you want the 6600K, you need a Z170 motherboard, NOT Z97.

If you are willing to step back one generation in overclockable processors to something like the 4690K, then you need a Z97 motherboard and CANNOT use socket 1151 motherboards with a Z170 chipset.

The 4690K includes a cooler. The 6600K does not. The 4690K cooler is fine for standard use, but you can't overclock much with it. You'd have to get another cooler. Look at the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO.

Once you decide on which socket you want, go to the motherboard manufacturer's web site and download the specification sheets. They will vary in some features such as ports, slots, etc.

As far as overclocking goes, you need to pound on Google for reviews and tests of your possible choices to see which ones are good for overclocking. Pretty much any Z170 board should overclock fairly well--well enough for your situation.

I'd generally go with Gigabyte, Asrock, or Asus.

And you need to come to a conclusion on your budget.

Concentrate on the case, motherboard, CPU, RAM, and power supply. Those are the foundation parts. The video card, hard drives, and coolers can all be upgraded easily.

Don't get caught up in trying to get the fastest RAM on your budget. Spend that money elsewhere.
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24 Nov 2015   #77
AddRAM

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I would not get a board with an 1151 socket that still uses DDR3.
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24 Nov 2015   #78
ThrashZone

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24 Nov 2015   #79
Dimerz

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This is what i chose:


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24 Nov 2015   #80
ignatzatsonic

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Did you read the third line of post 76?

If you want an H170 motherboard, there is no need for a K processor. Get a non-K and use the money for an SSD or something. You can't overclock the K processor with the H170. The PC will function, but you can't take advantage of the main reason people buy a K---overclocking.

If you have any overclocking intentions on a 6600K, you need a Z170 motherboard.

I know nothing about that cooler or the case. The rest of it looks OK.
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