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Gigabyte - GA-Z170X-Designare ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

( 3.7 Average / 3 Ratings )




Part #



Black / Blue

Form Factor


CPU Socket



Intel Z170

Memory Slots

4 x 288-pin DIMM

Memory Type

DDR4-2133 / 2400 / 2666 / 2800 / 3000 / 3200 / 3300 / 3333 / 3400 / 3466 / 3600 / 3666 / 3733 / 3800 / 3866 / 4000

Maximum Supported Memory

64 GB

RAID Support


Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

CrossFire Support


SLI Support


SATA 6 Gb/s


SATA Express




Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

Onboard USB 3.0 Header(s)


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Price History (Excluding Tax) History:


GoodGamingPC 176 points 29 months ago
from completed build GGPC - The G1 Loop!

Great motherboard, not too heavy on the bling which was perfect for this build however is saying that I don't understand why it's not just all black, wouldn't this suit an RGB board better than having a static colour on it?. Anyways the heatsinks came off no issue and were easy to paint. The slot layout is flawless and software was easy to use for tweaking of LED colours but when I tried to connect the Phanteks RGB strip to this directly the colours came out wrong, I added a PH-CB_RGB4P adaptor though and everything was fixed :)

jinetix 91 points 27 months ago
from completed build Sofi's Bow Wow Build

I went with this particular motherboard because it was on Tonymacx86.com's buyers guide for hackintoshes. I went with this variant over the more popular ones as it seems to have mostly Intel components and have two display outputs for use with the Intel HD 530 iGPU. Since I cant utilize macOS with my GTX 1070, I purchased this motherboard to use the iGPU when in macOS.

Overclocks well, lights up everywhere, has an RGB lighting header, has Thunderbolt 3 support, and U.2 ports.

The only complaint I have are the blue accents on the motherboard and it's non standard, weird fan headers. The only true PWM header is the CPU fan header, and the SYS2 fan header works with PWM as long as you have separate dedicated power source. I used a SATA powered Swiftech PWM hub to connect to the SYS2 fan header to control all case fans.

matti644 10 points 26 months ago
from completed build computer?

I was a little disappointed of the ambient leds on the motherboard as they dont seem to produce anything close to what im asking. playing around with the leds i got somewhat ok color.