This motherboard and cpu combo will keep your system cool without compromising performance. This motherboard features steel reinforced PCI-E slots to protect it from heavy video cards and a M.2 slot with support for NVMe and Intel® Optane™ memory. Motherboard supports 2-way CrossFire but not 2-way SLI. The i3-8100 comes with 4 cores/threads operating at 3.6 GHz and with Intel UHD Graphics 630. This processor will be able to handle today's games at medium settings effortlessly, and any other task you need to work on. CPU heatsink and fan is included as well.