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Buying new what do i need to know?

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I am buying a new motherboard for a new build. The last time I got a new one was back in 2007, a 680i SLI lachen.gif. Its been a while, what do I need to know?
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If you really want to do your homework, I'd start by comparing the differences between an x99 motherboard and a z170 (and associated CPUs).

Do a search 'x99 vs z170' and read all you can. I'd ignore people who claim one is way better than the other. smile.gif

The x99 can provide more PCIe lanes, quad channel memory and the CPUs can have more cores. The don't have integrated graphics.
The z170 is a little cheaper, but the CPUs have higher single core clocks. They also have integrated graphics.

Then go from there...
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How much money do think of spending?
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Also read about Zen, I personally don't believe AMD is capable anymore but it may be something you may want to wait for.

You'll get more meaningful replies if you tell people what is the intended purpose of the build.
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Naranek
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pfSense
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
5960x 4.5Ghz asus x99 deluxe NVidia 980 GTX Nvidia 980 GTX 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Vengeance Intel 750 M.2 SSD 1.2TB LG Blue Ray Koolance 380i 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
EK-FC980 EK-FC980 Windows 8.1 x64 Asus Rog Swift 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell u3011 Logitech g710+ Seasonic 860 Fractal design arc xl 
Mouse
Logitech g700 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 5820k ASRock X99E-ITX/ac Gigabyte GTX 960 Windforce GSkill Ares 16 GB 2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 950 pro 256 Samsung 840 500GB UJ-265 Panasonic Windows 10 
PowerCase
Silverstone SFX-L 500W Silverstone Mini ITX ML07B 
CPUMotherboardRAMCooling
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pfSense picoPSU-160-XT  MITXPC MX500 
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