Motherboard series question for first build

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  1. Badgerpants

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    Jan 11, 2017 at 8:26 PM #1
    Badgerpants

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    Hello,
    This will be My first build and I have a quick question on selecting components. As my first build, would it be best to follow the most recent parts guide with 100 series mother boards and 6th gen CPUs if I want to run either El Capitan or Sierra? Or would I be ok to use an older guide with series 8 or 9 mother boards and the corresponding CPUs and other components?

    It would be great to see if I could save a bit of money with last gen parts, but I don't want to cause too much of a headache for myself. So, if 100 series would make the installation process significantly easier, I'd rather go with that.

    Thanks!
     
  2. trs96

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    Jan 11, 2017 at 10:12 PM #2
    trs96

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    9 series works well. If you can save a fair amount of money go for a Haswell refresh system.
     
  3. Badgerpants

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    Jan 12, 2017 at 3:16 PM #3
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    Cool, thanks. I'll keep looking. I live in Canada so and parts seem to be much more expensive than in the US.
     

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