How do I choose a motherboard?

juliaferns493

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I know I want a Z370, I don't understand why some of these mobos are more expensive than the others. Some seem perfectly fine and are under 100 dollars, while some are more than double this and don't seem to have anything better about them.

What makes the ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING more desirable / better than something like MSI Z370-A PRO,

One costs half as much. On my first build I got an MSI Z97 P
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C MATE, and I never had any issue, what is the real difference I am not seeing?
 
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Kansaï

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Hi, it's a good question, if you're using a low end CPU AND you aren't Overclock your CPU and memory, a cheap board is fine. Unless you need a big amount of connectors / wireless etc...

If you are using a high end CPU, you wiil need a better VRM solution to keep the board running cool under load.

An expensive motherboard can also have a better memory support especially at high frequency.

If you want to overclock your components, you could need to have few extra features, better voltage control, Q-code, start/reset buttons, safe boot, stronger VRM, excellent memory support, strong PCB, multiple bios.

Everything else is purely marketing / cosmetic.