c246 or z390 ?

Discussion in 'Intel MoBos' started by you2, Oct 10, 2018 at 10:30 AM.

  1. you2

    you2 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I'm thinking about upgrading my 2500k this year - mostly because the mb is beginning to show minor issues and it seems like 8 years is long enough.
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    Leaning towards c246 since it had 8 sata ports; any advantage to the z390 ?
     
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  3. lucidrenegade

    lucidrenegade Limp Gawd

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    With the c246 you'll be limited to Xeon E series chips. I'd stick with the z390 unless you have a need for ECC. It shouldn't be hard to find a z390 board with 8 SATA ports
     
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    As the others have said, the C246 is pretty much for xeons with the xeon requirement for ECC memory.
    Not really needed for a general purpose home PC. You would be far cheaper (and better) off with the Z360 & lineup of 9th gen i7 & i9 CPUs. Not only that but there is far better 3rd party support out there for the mainstream Intel desktop systems.
     
  5. you2

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    The z390 with 8 sata ports use ams chip for the extra 2; as intel chipset only supports 6. The c246 supports 8 native. Also confused becauase the c236 and c246 motherboards have support for video but the xeon e series do not have video (or at least the specs I saw showed no gpu).