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gigabyte z170x gaming 7 best buy

I cant decide between Gigabyte Game 7, the Asus Hero and MSI Gaming M7. They all seem to be the same. I am doing two 780's and a M.2 Samsung 951 drive. From what I have read it will not interfere with SLI PCIe lanes. My memory pick is GSkill TridentZ 32Gb 3200. It looks like it too will work in all 3 boards. So hard to pick.rolleyes.gif
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I cant decide between Gigabyte Game 7, the Asus Hero and MSI Gaming M7. They all seem to be the same. I am doing two 780's and a M.2 Samsung 951 drive. From what I have read it will not interfere with SLI PCIe lanes. My memory pick is GSkill TridentZ 32Gb 3200. It looks like it too will work in all 3 boards. So hard to pick.rolleyes.gif

Black case asus or Msi , white case Gigabyte IMHO
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Anyone know what GA changed in new F5P bios for the gaming 7 mb got released yesterday?

Wondering the same thing. Also hope they fix the fan control.
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post #134 of 1703
MSI cards are good but the development of bio less
I had the msi Z170 m7, with my two ssd m2 pciexp I had many problems in the boot that is shutting down, and everyone told me that the problem was on Windows 10
I replaced the m7 with the jig G1, well I have no more 'these problems
  Because bios? or maybe hardware?
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I cant decide between Gigabyte Game 7, the Asus Hero and MSI Gaming M7. They all seem to be the same. I am doing two 780's and a M.2 Samsung 951 drive. From what I have read it will not interfere with SLI PCIe lanes. My memory pick is GSkill TridentZ 32Gb 3200. It looks like it too will work in all 3 boards. So hard to pick.rolleyes.gif

than giga gaming 7

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post #136 of 1703
I know this can be an aggressively contested subject, and without wanting to start that kind of thing, I note the Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 has both Intel and Realtek Killer NIC Ethernet sockets, yet the Z170X-UD5 has two Intel Ethernet sockets. What would be the benefit of having the Killer NIC over two Intel that support Teaming (whatever that quite is).

I was originally thinking why 2 Ethernet sockets??? But now, I can see the point if running a Virtual Machine and using one Ethernet purely for the VM using something like a bridge setting or something, kind of isolating the VM and it's networking from the main system almost entirely. I suppose it could have some use in gaming where it may reduce latency or something too, perhaps.

For me the look of the board is completely irrelevant. Actually, every component's aesthetics are of no concern to me, as they're going in a non-windowed case, only the outside of the case matters in looks. However, I am looking for all the little things that make it easier to put together and keep clean, and keep running well with good ventilation around all parts. Things like easily placed front audio headers and such, non-cramped component layout etc.

I do have these two the Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 and Z170X-UD5 in the short list, with the favour to the Gaming 7 because of better audio but they are pretty close to each other.
post #137 of 1703
You can still use the second ethernet port as a dedicated VM bridge NIC even if they're two different ones.

The Killer NIC E2400 is actually a nice ethernet NIC that has better performance (for the first time ever) than the intel one. Lower CPU overhead and better throughput. Also supposed to have lower ping but most of your ping is outside of the house.

Teaming (Link Aggregation) is using two NICs as one to get (theoretically) double the speed. This is only important if you plan to push a LOT of data over the network AND that data will be written from an SSD to SSD.
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@Bojamijams: Thanks for that. I was reading that Intel seemed to be favoured over Killer for low CPU usage, but if the Killer E2400 or even the E2201 has caught up then I guess it's a bit of a moot point comparing to the Intel I211-AT which is typically used as a secondary NIC. It seems most have given an Intel I219V as the main NIC though.

For web browsing, downloading and general day to day internet activity I doubt there's any difference for the vast majority of people. I guess it only comes to when people want to faff with QoS style stuff in the software and want to get the very lowest CPU usage.

The Z170X-UD5 is like the ASUS Z170-Deluxe in that both have I219V and I211-AT. The ASUS board has WiFi as well, eating up more PCIe lanes.

Edit: It's Rivet Networks Killer, not Realtek
Edited by BlueSponge - 10/7/15 at 8:14am
post #139 of 1703
I have the UD5 and so far its a nice board,

The 2 thing the gaming have over a ud5 is the audio ( no a big + if you use dedicated audio card anyway) and the gaming 7 have one more LLC setting ( from what I hear, but there a chance it appear on UD5 too in future bios, they have the same 12 phase)

The UD5 have a better pcb with more copper ( ultra durable )

BTW I have a custom loop and lets me tell you the VRM cooling is a total waste its a gimmick do not chose your MB for that feature, VRM do not need water cooling and must of the time no active cooling, I have a water block on my cpu and the vrm air flow are not optimal at all and its not even warm after some prime test.
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post #140 of 1703
Yes the audio on the gaming 7 is amazing i am coming from a very old 2011 build so i was blown away. Killer ethernet lets you set priority on everything. If not caring about aesthetics of course go with the cheaper one at this price point your paying for bells and whistles. I mean seriously a quad core for thr sound chip lol
Edited by bazookatooths - 10/7/15 at 10:48am
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