Might need to change the mother board for a new build, is this up grade safe?

Hello again,

So I this is the build I'm planning on, (thanks to BadActor for the help)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($158.75 @ shopRBC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($77.98 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($49.41 @ NCIX)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($68.25 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($269.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($42.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($106.84 @ DirectCanada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($126.00 @ shopRBC)
Total: $900.21
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-01 14:05 EST-0500

but I can't get the motherboard in town. Everything else is available though. My local shop has a GIGABYTE GA-Z170M-D3H Socket 1151 Intel Z170 Chipset for sale for $150. Can I switch to it and do you guys think it's worth the extra money?

Thanks guys,

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    Yes, a Z170 motherboard will allow you in the future to upgrade to a "K" overclockable processor, and even kaby lake.

    The rest of your build looks good.

    I will never again build without a ssd for the "C" drive. It makes everything you do much quicker.
    120gb is minimum, it will hold the os and a handful of games. If you can go 240gb, you may never need a hard drive.

    I would defer on the hard drive unless you need to store large files such as video's.
    It is easy to add a hard drive later.
    Samsung EVO is a good choice.
    Intel 730 is OK too.
  2. Thanks geofelt, cash is a bit tight right now for me. That's why I'm hesitating on the motherboard. I'm going to add a ssd after I get my income tax return. This whole computer was supposed to wait until then but my old one died this week and I can't wait for a few months. So I'm buying most of it now, and I'll tweek it later.

    Actually, is there a mother board that has onboard video that can handle 1080p right now? Then I can buy the video card in a few months. Something that can handle elder scrolls online on a 22" monitor?

  3. The i3-6100 and any lga1151 motherboard will have integrated 530 graphics.
    Deferring on the graphics card is a very reasonable plan.
    Just check that the monitor you have will accept signal from a matching port on the motherboard.
    You can connect via vga, hdmi, and dvi.

    A Samsung 240gb ssd is around... OOPS Canada prices are higher.
    Still I would push for the ssd. You will not regret it.
    You can defer on the hard drive.
    240gb will hold the os and a fair number of games.

    Thinking more about it, you have more PSU than you need.
    A GTX960 will run on 430w, and even a GTX980 needs only 520w.
    Seasonic is an excellent brand, the 620w M12II would be only $90 cdn
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