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    B150 Motherboard

    Hello.

    Are there any major disadvantages or reasons I should stay clear of this chipset? I'm building a new rig and want the 64gb max RAM and 4 RAM slots, but have no interest in overclocking and can't afford the prices of decent Z170 boards. Is the B150 set a viable option?

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    Re: B150 Motherboard

    Well there are various features the chipset doesn't support and cut down numbers of those it does but if you're happy with the features on the board I don't think there's much in the way of hidden gotchas like H110's PCI-E 2.0 and 2 display output limitations.

    The only thing I can think of it that it doesn't support Intel's Rapid Storage Technologies if that's any use to you.

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    Re: B150 Motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Aenema02 View Post
    Hello.

    Are there any major disadvantages or reasons I should stay clear of this chipset? I'm building a new rig and want the 64gb max RAM and 4 RAM slots, but have no interest in overclocking and can't afford the prices of decent Z170 boards. Is the B150 set a viable option?

    Thanks.
    If you're not interested in overclocking then B150 and H170 are both fine. H110 won't support your ram requirements though.

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    Re: B150 Motherboard

    I've noticed that a lot of mATX boards have the PCIE slot close to the RAM slots. The RX 480 Red Devil I've ordered has a back plate - could this cause and issue with GPU obstructing the slots?

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    Re: B150 Motherboard

    Is the Asus B150i Pro Itx a good board?

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    Re: B150 Motherboard

    An ITX board will usually only have 2x slots for ram, you'll probably need an mATX or ATX board to get 4 slots

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