( 4.8 Average / 55 Ratings )
I think this is the best value for money mini itx motherboard: a lot of usb 3.0/3.1 usb ports, display port, m.2 socket, load of options in the bios. As a bonus: leds which show you which component fail to start.
After a disastrous experience with the Gigabyte Z170N-Gaming5. I went with this motherboard. It is exactly what you expect from Asus, from included accessories to make your build neat to a well featured/easy to configure BIOS(except for HPET option cough cough). This is a highly recommended board for an ITX build.(Unless you can drop more $ on a Maximus Impact)
I needed a board that was cheap but good for overclocking on & settled for this. I was nervous at first because all its reviews on newegg are terrible with some even saying that its m.2 didnt actually support pcie without a hyper kit. I got scared when the mobo wouldnt detect my 951 & neither would the windows installation software. I scoured the net for days looking for a solution, all the tech sites and youtube but nothing that they suggested worked. I got the solution by accident by reading an amazon review of the product. Turns out, all i had to do was get a usb boot of windows 10 which would recognise the drive, install on that which would make the mobo recognise it to. How odd. (A good way of getting people to upgrade to it though i suppose).
Good mini-itx motherboard for the console-like rig. Motherboard has all necessary features and interfaces, was the cheapest MB on z170 chipset.
Was happy with my MSI z170i pro gaming, but I bent the pin while removing the CPU :(
Decided to get the Asus z170i board because it was the only one available at microcenter.
So far everything has been good. USB 3.1 does crash my external hard drive though for some weird reason.
I prefer a red/black style itx system. After deep consideration and comparison , I chose this one.
Great little board loads of features. Clean looking, fast internet, good port locations, m.2. I'm happy as could be.
Best 1151 mitx board, even better Impact VIII just cause its have m.2 and have more compatibility.
i choose this mobo as it has what i wanted and needed and a lots more.
bios its very easy, allsuite is superb to monitor/overclock and set up fans
i give it 4 stars as there are some minor flaws (in my opinion) that product in the price range and line should not have. otherwise happy so far.
Likely the biggest source of overkill in this build, at least for current purposes, but is good and I like.