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Best 1151 budget OC motherboard at Newegg for $150 or less?

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Still haven't found anything particular on my own been looking forever. Looking to see if anyone knows what the best overclocking 1151 motherboard is on Newegg for $150 or less because I have a $150 gift card to spend at Newegg. I want an ATX board, no micros.

So far I was looking at the Asus Z170-A, it's $155. Was also looking at the Asrock Z170 extreme4.

I am using a single gtx 970 but may upgrade to sli in the future, also plan on going with a 6600k air cooled on my prolimatech megahalems.
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Using the AsRock z170 extreme 4 myself, I'm pretty happy with it smile.gif And it overclocks well!
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I just don't see much talk on either manufacturers website about component quality like mosfets, caps, etc.

The Asus says they hit 4.8 ghz on a 6700k with corsair AIO so that's gotta be a good sign.

The asrock mentions 10 phase power: both mention digital vrm
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You don't really need 10 phase power delivery to overclock a 6600/6700K, if you are not going LN2 etc. Which if you were, you wouldn't be talking about budget smile.gif Also the overclocking potential depends on the chip, not what the motherboard manufacturer says. I switched between many Asus boards including the ROG Maximus series, never succeeded with any of the claimed "1 touch oc".

As the quality goes, they are decent mainstream boards, nothing too fancy but nothing that will affect the performance or the longevity of the components. I can confidently say that they are solid boards for the price.
Edited by M.Marcelo - 11/3/15 at 2:45pm
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I second Marcelo. The board he mentions is awesome. I don't have one, but basically every build I have done has been with Asrock and I have never had an issue. I also prefer their bios to others as well. My last board was an Extreme 6 for my 3570k which was oc'd to 4.7ghz stable.
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I'm used to AMD where my 970 gaming can't supply enough wattage without throttling to find my cpu ceiling
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I'm still looking at options does anyone see any boards at Newegg that are between the $150-200 mark that would make the price jump worthwhile over the Asrock z170 extreme 4?

I was looking at the extreme6 z170 but the reviews are not so great, and the price is $180.

The gigabyte g1 gaming z170x gaming 5 is $170


Any preference between those or other boards under $200????
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Originally Posted by 901-Memphis View Post

I'm still looking at options does anyone see any boards at Newegg that are between the $150-200 mark that would make the price jump worthwhile over the Asrock z170 extreme 4?

I was looking at the extreme6 z170 but the reviews are not so great, and the price is $180.

The gigabyte g1 gaming z170x gaming 5 is $170


Any preference between those or other boards under $200????

You have to remember that some people are mentally deficient and do not know how to troubleshoot. An example would be my last AMD build for my brother. Had a pair of 1tb HDD's and wanted to put them into RAID 0. I installed everything and I could not get the RAID to show up. At this point most people give up and say the board or whatever sucks. I found out that I had the SATA cables in the wrong ports. My point being that there are users who do things wrong then blame their product.
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You have to remember that some people are mentally deficient and do not know how to troubleshoot. An example would be my last AMD build for my brother. Had a pair of 1tb HDD's and wanted to put them into RAID 0. I installed everything and I could not get the RAID to show up. At this point most people give up and say the board or whatever sucks. I found out that I had the SATA cables in the wrong ports. My point being that there are users who do things wrong then blame their product.

Yep i take all reviews with a grain of salt, but if i see the same thing over and over again it usually scares me away from the product.

Anyway, i got a buyer lined up for my FX8320+MSI Gaming Mobo tomorrow, so if everything goes as planned i will be swinging by Microcenter tomorrow to grab a 6600K if they have any in stock and i am still waiting on the Newegg giftcard to get emailed to me hopefully very soon so i can order a motherboard....but i am still completely undecided on which board to get, i guess i have many good choices.
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Well my AMD cpu/Mobo are gone and I got the 6600k in hand now along with 8Gb of corsair DDR4-3200, just waiting to pick a motherboard now if anyone has input on the best board for $150 or even for $180 post up recommendations.
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