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What Z170 motherboard should I get to pair with i7 6700k?

joshsc7
  • 53 months ago

This is my first build, I have been researching motherboards extensively and haven't really gotten anywhere. I'm looking around the $260AUD price range with the limit being $300AUD at most.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

A. Mini-ITX

For Mini-ITX Form Factor, I recommend "ASUS Z170i PRO GAMING"..

An EXCELLENT RATED Small Form-Factor Mini-ITX Motherboard..

EDITORS CHOICE at Eteknix...

B. Full ATX:

For Full ATX Form Factor, I recommend either one of these..

http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/316326-316437

http://us.hardware.info/reviews/6388/14/z170-motherboards-of-approximately-110-pounds135-dollars-review-conclusion

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the assistance, I'll check those motherboards out.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely dude, :-)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Those four motherboards, were all on my list! At least now I can cross off the MSI one.

Since the other three, are quite similar in terms of features, how does each ones BIOS compare (ease of use for a newbie) :)

Thanks in advance.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

No thx bet'n buddies right??

Anyways if u r looking for ease of use from a BIOS perspective, then I think the Asrock Extreme4 with Dual-BIOS, BIOS PROBLEM DIAGNOSIS and Onboard CMOS CLEAR SWITCH, is the logical choice.. Just scroll down to the "Other" section ( just below "Cooling / Overclocking" )

http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/316326-316437-317171-317165

The "Onboard CLEAR CMOS" is a hardware button - Pressing it resets the BIOS setting to FACTORY DEFAULT.. It is very useful if something goes wrong in BIOS settings, On other boards u might have to change jumper settings & whatnot..

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

You bet ya!!

Awesome stuff - I'm learning quite a bit. Will look over this and make my decision by the end of the week. I am very excited!!

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you have a color scheme preference? Or do you not have a windowed side panel?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

not really, probably would base the colour scheme around the motherboard. And yes I do have a side panel

any recommendations?

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Is SLI something you think of doing ever?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

not right away, but maybe down the line, so I'd like to have the option.

What boards do you recommend that aren't SLI compatible?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

what advantages does the UD3 have over Gaming 3?

And similarly the Gaming K6 over the Extreme 4?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

What form factor do you need it to be?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

ATX preferably.

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