Question Best (overclockable OR least expensive) LGA1700 mobo, for a Pentium gold G7400 (2P+0E, HT)?

VirtualLarry

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I'd like to give this CPU a shot at BCLK OCing. But don't want to pay a huge premium for doing so. Barring that, I want the cheapest usable mobo that I can stick one of these chips into; DDR4 preferred because of current cost issues with DDR5.

As an aside, why are LGA1700 mobos so expensive??? Where's the usable $60 Biostar or ASrock H610 special?

Edit:
B&H has the Pentium Gold G7400 for $84.99!

 
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As an aside, why are LGA1700 mobos so expensive??? Where's the usable $60 Biostar or ASrock H610 special?
What blows my mind is on a good portion of the $400 - $500 Z690 motherboards is most don't even include the newest audio chipset / codec.

Apparently that cheap little upgrade is reserved for motherboards over $500. :oops:

I understand using older audio on cheap motherboards, but c'mon now.
 

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If you want good audio beyond what's included then put a sound card in. Kind of like expecting a phone to be a camera for photo shoots.
You missed my point entirely, and I don't care to compare cell phone features vs. the most premium onboard audio option that used to be offered on most boards stsrting around the $250 mark (instead of $500).
 

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Picking one of these up to go with, for a semi-budget modern new-parts gaming PC.

Best mobo? Cheapest? Seems most of the decent ATX B660 options start at $139.99. :( Kinda pricey.

Edit: Went with this Asus DDR4 Z690M board.
 
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