I7 10700 build

techronin

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Do I need the “k” unlocked version if I don’t plan on overclocking anything? It’s about $50 more.

intel-core-i7-10700k-10th-generation-8-core-16-thread-3-8-ghz-5-1-ghz-turbo-socket-lga1200-unlocked-desktop-processor

Vs

intel-core-i7-10700-10th-generation-8-core-16-thread-2-9-ghz-4-8-ghz-turbo-socket-lga1200-locked-desktop

Also could you recommend a good mATX mobo (msi if possible) and memory?
 

Nasgul

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If you don't plan on overclocking, the non-K version is fine. But why? You're missing half the fun.

The best mATX motherobard it's the ASUS ROG STRIX Z490: https://www.newegg.com/asus-rog-strix-z490-g-gaming/p/N82E16813119294?&quicklink=true

But MSI has its own mATX for $190. The ASUS is $240, $50 more than the MSI.
RAM? Anything DDR4 3200.

I'm bored so I'm gonna build another system here soon too. But I'm getting a K CPU and overclock it to max possible on-air with EIST enabled, just like with my 9900K, running at 800MHz during browsing, idle, streaming, pr0n, pictures, chatting, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc.,
 

wandplus

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Isn't Rocket Lake coming out March 15? On the other hand, I did read Intel were discounting Comet Lake CPUs to better compete with AMD. (That sounds a bit odd when AMD CPUs are not available...)
EDIT: The biggest brands in RAM I think are: G.Skill, Corsair, Team Group, Crucial, Kingston (I usually like Kingston HyperX RAM).
 

techronin

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Thanks for the answers. I’m leaning toward the MSI MPG Z490M GAMING EDGE WIFI. Is Z490 the chipset to go with?
 

chithanh

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If you don't overclock the CPU, you can get a B560 mobo for less money, and those allow unlocked memory frequency (and presumably also unlocked power limits).
 

jamesv

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Non K CPUs still overclock. No such thing as “locked” unless you believe those telling you that.

My old i7 S went from 3.6 to 4GHz with no sweat.
Never needed more than 4GHz but it’s been running 24/7/365 for 6 years.

I wanted a 10th gen CPU too but the temps are just too high for a 1U.

Grabbing me some W 1250P Xeons until these chipmakers bring down temps and watts.
 
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