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Hey,

I've been looking for a Socket 1151 motherboard, specifically for an Intel Core i5 6400.

I'm not sure whether I should get a Micro-ATX board or a full ATX board, so I'll just post some suggestions of both and depend on your recommendations for each.

I will also note that I am looking only for a DDR4-supporting board.

So here are my options (I'm short on budget):

mATX:

1. Gigabyte GA-H110M-DS2

2. Gigabyte GA-H110M-A

3. Asus H110M-C / Asus H110M-A

4. Asus B150M-A

ATX:

1. Asus B150-PLUS

2. Gigabyte GA-H170-HD3

Also, what is the difference between the H110, B150 and H170 chipsets? Is the H170 worth investing in? Thanks in advance
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Originally Posted by benjamen50 View Post

You can find some info about a comparison between the chipsets here:

https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Z170-H170-H110-B170-Q150-Q170---What-is-the-Difference-635/

mATX boards tend to be more cheaper (in some cases) than normal sized ATX boards. It also means most of the time less upgradability such as less fan headers, expansion slots as the motherboard is physically smaller.
Basically I'd like to have as much upgradeability as possible, so I thought about getting the Asus B150-Plus ATX, considering the difference between the B150 and H170 chipsets is rather negligible and not worth the extra $30. Correct me if I'm wrong?
 
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