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Windows 7: H170 vs Z170 based motherboards: main differences?

09 Jan 2017   #1
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
H170 vs Z170 based motherboards: main differences?

I'm planning to build a new system and still am not sure before committing to buy.
My thread is here: New ~$1,500 gaming/everyday build: Intel Skylake forcing me go to AMD?

But in here I need a specific help regarding the main technical advantages of the rich featured Z170 motherboards vs the H170.
From what I understand the H170 motherboards feature less PCIe ports and I love it because I will only use one GPU, the H170 supports -2 USB3 ports (no problem), no overclock is possible, they are cheaper, they require a 2133 memory ram.
So is memory speed only related to overclocking or something else?

Do you guys know any other limitation that I could miss later?


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10 Jan 2017   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Z170, H170, H110, B170, Q150, Q170 - What is the Difference? - Puget Custom Computers

Z170 is top of the line - For overclock - CPU, memory and Raid
H170 is high performance.
B170 is the budget
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11 Jan 2017   #3
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Z170, H170, H110, B170, Q150, Q170 - What is the Difference? - Puget Custom Computers

Z170 is top of the line - For overclock - CPU, memory and Raid
H170 is high performance.
B170 is the budget
Thank you, so the H170 is good enough for me since I don't need SLI also I won't overclock
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11 Jan 2017   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You should be fine.

Post a manufacturers link to the board you want to get, we`ll look it over.

And the CPU you`ve decided on.
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11 Jan 2017   #5
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You should be fine.

Post a manufacturers link to the board you want to get, we`ll look it over.

And the CPU you`ve decided on.
Asus H170 Pro Gaming: Access Denied

For the processor I was thinking the i5 6500 instead of the i5 6600 because I save around $25 but loose just 100 Mhz in speed so I don't see it as a huge downgrade.

Thanks in advance.
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