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Best Mobo+CPU+RAM Combo for 300

I'm planning on upgrading my PC to a gaming rig, I've chosen this combo but I want to be sure it's the best I can get for 300.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/dg3L8K
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  1. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cGmTCb
    if u no need to OC no need to buy Z series
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    I would think so, but you don't have to get a Z370 for a locked i3. You will be limited to DDR4-2666 without a Z series board though.

    *Not sure if you could go mATX, or if you wanted to keep ATX mobo. Go ATX if you can even though I put the mATX in the list because it's cheaper.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($118.80 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - B360M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($67.65 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($83.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $270.44
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-21 19:11 EDT-0400
  3. An i3 8100 says budget build, so I'd look at B360 based motherboards. Then hang on to the savings and buy another 2x4gb later when/if prices get more reasonable.
  4. I would say any money after CPU/mobo/8GB RAM should be put in to a GPU. But then again, we don't know what GPU you have.
  5. volkgren said:
    I would say any money after CPU/mobo/8GB RAM should be put in to a GPU. But then again, we don't know what GPU you have.


    I don't have a good GPU, I plan on upgrading to a better one later on.
  6. Right now I have a 2GB R7 240, I found a GT 730 4GB for $50, should I get it or save for a better one?
  7. sonic1000 said:
    Right now I have a 2GB R7 240, I found a GT 730 4GB for $50, should I get it or save for a better one?


    No don't get a GT 730 that's not even an upgrade, save for a better one!
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