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Which motherboard should I go for?

Ideally around £150. I've heard ASUS is a good brand, but I've never build a PC before so just looking for some guidance.

Specs of my proposed build:
CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8 GHz QuadCore 6 MB Cache CPU - Black
GPU: Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 1060 WF2 6GB GDDR5 PCI-E
RAM: HyperX FURY Series 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz CL10 DIMM Memory Module - Black
PSU: Corsair CP-9020097-UK VS Series ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Power Supply Unit, 550 W
SSD: SanDisk SSD PLUS 240 GB up to 530 MB/s Sata III 2.5 inch Internal SSD
HDD: Recommendations?
Case: NZXT Source 340 Trim Mid Tower Case

Also, feel free to point out mistakes with my specs as i'm a complete noob to this XD
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  1. ASUS are generally excellent boards. If you will be overclocking (denoted by the K-sku) you should look at Z270 boards. If not overclocking, you could save some bucks, lose the K-sku, and look at B250 boards instead.

    EDIT: H270 are in between, you can see the differences here https://rog.asus.com/articles/guides-pc-build/whats-the-difference-between-z270-h270-b250-and-h110-chipset-motherboards/

    If you are running a single GPU and not overclocking the B250 boards are more than adequate
  2. Any motherboard with a Z270 will do. Just pick the brand you like most and the model that has the features you like. Dropping the K-sku will not only no longer allow you to overclock, but will also run at a lower clock speed.
  3. HamBown81 said:
    ASUS are generally excellent boards. If you will be overclocking (denoted by the K-sku) you should look at Z270 boards. If not overclocking, you could save some bucks, lose the K-sku, and look at B250 boards instead.

    EDIT: H270 are in between, you can see the differences here https://rog.asus.com/articles/guides-pc-build/whats-the-difference-between-z270-h270-b250-and-h110-chipset-motherboards/

    If you are running a single GPU and not overclocking the B250 boards are more than adequate


    Thank you. Would a single GPU be capable of running demanding games like battlefield, PUBG and witcher 3, etc? And I don't think i'm going to overclock cause i'm a complete newbie at the moment XD
  4. HamBown81 said:

    Thank you. Would a single GPU be capable of running demanding games like battlefield, PUBG and witcher 3, etc? And I don't think i'm going to overclock cause i'm a complete newbie at the moment XD

    Ya, definitely. The 1060 will do just fine at high settings.

    You could bump it up to a GTX 1070 and you would be even better off, if you can swing the extra cash
  5. Kasper Jorgensen said:
    Any motherboard with a Z270 will do. Just pick the brand you like most and the model that has the features you like. Dropping the K-sku will not only no longer allow you to overclock, but will also run at a lower clock speed.

    The i5 7600 is locked at 3.5GHz, not that big of a hit. Particularly if not planning to OC.
  6. Still 300MHz
  7. Best answer
    ngamer340 said:
    Sorry for all of the questions, would this motherboard be okay for my build? Really trying to cut costs a little

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-H270-HD3-1151-USB3-Motherboard/dp/B01N5JUEWM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1504648261&sr=8-1&keywords=H270&th=1


    Yes, it would be just fine. It depends what you want to do. You could get a B250 board for under $100usd
  8. HamBown81 said:

    EDIT: H270 are in between,


    Sorry for all of the questions XD
    In an attempt to lover the price, would the motherboard be suitable
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-H270-HD3-1151-USB3-Motherboard/dp/B01N5JUEWM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1504648261&sr=8-1&keywords=H270&th=1 :D
  9. Kasper Jorgensen said:
    Still 300MHz

    Indeed
  10. HamBown81 said:
    ngamer340 said:
    Sorry for all of the questions, would this motherboard be okay for my build? Really trying to cut costs a little

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-H270-HD3-1151-USB3-Motherboard/dp/B01N5JUEWM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1504648261&sr=8-1&keywords=H270&th=1


    Yes, it would be just fine. It depends what you want to do. You could get a B250 board for under $100usd


    Thank you so much, that one is 93.06 over here so an improvement on the ASUS one. Cheers
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