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I don't really have one and I would rather take a month longer to build instead of pick cheaper parts if EVGA is better choice.
I was looking at MSI one before. However I will do a grey/black build with maybe a slight contrast however def not red. How hard is it to remove the heatsinks so I could repaint them and place them back?

It is not the looks you should be obsessed about. It is all about how stable the BIOS on those motherboards is (or isn't). For that reason, EVGA is actually on my questionable list as they have struggled with BIOS since P67. They've gotten better with Haswell so we'll see how good their Skylake boards are (or aren't).

How hard is it to remove a heatsink? Not that hard. You just have to remove the screws and then paint them over. Plasti-dip works well if you ever want to remove the paint and paint something else over them. It is important though that you realize that it could void your warranty to paint them.
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These are also good choices, specially the MSI one. Also there is the Asus Maximus VIII Impact, but it's too expensive IMO.

Assuming it's like Z97, the Maximus Z170 Impact will likely have the best quality VRM on an ITX motherboard, but as you note it has a huge premium. Asus does have a great BIOS UI, but stability is yet to be determined. I'm also reluctant to recommend Asus due to the issues that they had with their X99 boards.
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I don't really have one and I would rather take a month longer to build instead of pick cheaper parts if EVGA is better choice.
I was looking at MSI one before. However I will do a grey/black build with maybe a slight contrast however def not red. How hard is it to remove the heatsinks so I could repaint them and place them back?

At the back of the motherboard you will see that when the pin is pushed through the motherboard it expands, so you need to grip the bottom of the pin with a pair of plyers so it is narrow enough to fit through the hole and that's it.
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At the back of the motherboard you will see that when the pin is pushed through the motherboard it expands, so you need to grip the bottom of the pin with a pair of plyers so it is narrow enough to fit through the hole and that's it.

Actually from few videos online it seems MSI has gone with screws for at least chipset heatsink. Anyway seems easy to remove. I will go MSI route than. Next week I start ordering parts.
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