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    confusion over which board to buy - h270 or z270?

    Help!

    I'm very confused over which motherboard to purchase. I will be buying an ASUS board for certain, and I want to use the I7 7700k processor.

    X299 boards are out of my price range.

    I don't want to go with an AMD board, have looked into ryzen but dont really like AMD.

    I don't want to spend more than about £150.

    I've narrowed my options down to the strix h270f, and the strix z270f.

    What are the important differences. Can anyone offer any advice?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: confusion over which board to buy - h270 or z270?

    The Z270 will allow you to overclock the CPU and run the RAM higher higher than the 2400MHZ stock speed(IIRC).


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    Re: confusion over which board to buy - h270 or z270?

    What ^he said - Z-series boards (so I'm told) are the ones with all the Overclocking stuff unlocked on them.

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    Re: confusion over which board to buy - h270 or z270?

    Ah thanks that makes sense.

    So if i went with the H270 it would be pointless getting the 7700k as I wouldn't be able to overclock, and would better of getting the 7700?

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