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I'm at the thinking stage of a new build. I'm an AMD/ASUS guy though and through, but my next build (when it happens), will most probably be a Skylake and the best bang for the buck ASUS Z170 (unless of course AMD comes through, which is doubtful).

Current hardware reviews put the Maximus VIII Extreme Z170 near the top in over all quality and performance. However, after scanning the reviews, it appears that there is a major issue with the video, as some 7970 video cards are not being detected, and folks are seeing error code 55. If this is the case, I'm not quite ready to retire my pair of 7970's, as I have a fairly large investment there.

I would like to hear from some of you who are actually running a Skylake on a Z170 motherboard and get you take on this. BTW, I expect to cap my new motherboard expenditure at around $330. Also, I'm open to MSI and Gigabyte.

Your response will be most appreciated. thumb.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6700K Asus Z170 Deluxe Asus GTX 1080 Turbo x 2 SLI G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16 GB (4 x 4) DDR4 3000  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 950 M.2 500 GB  WD Velociraptor 600 x 2 LG CH22NS50 Corsair H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10-64 Pro Asus PD27AQ 4K IPS G-Sync Corsair Vengeance K70 Red Seasonic Prime Titanium 850 
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Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Military Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Pro Edifier R1700BT Stereo Sound System 
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Asus Z170-Deluxe
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6700K Asus Z170 Deluxe Asus GTX 1080 Turbo x 2 SLI G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16 GB (4 x 4) DDR4 3000  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 950 M.2 500 GB  WD Velociraptor 600 x 2 LG CH22NS50 Corsair H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10-64 Pro Asus PD27AQ 4K IPS G-Sync Corsair Vengeance K70 Red Seasonic Prime Titanium 850 
CaseMouseAudio
Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Military Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Pro Edifier R1700BT Stereo Sound System 
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