There is little doubt that the Intel Core 8th Gen processors and Z370 motherboards make for an ideal performance base in late 2017. Able to house up to six cores yet without the extra cost associated with a truly high-end desktop platform. The MSI Z370 PC Pro is that board. Priced from $135 and even housing lighting on the underside, if that's your thing, we see it as an ideal companion to a Core i5-8400 or, when overclocked to a reasonable degree, the top-of-the-line 8700K.
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