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A match for i5 6600k?

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Pretty set on purchasing the i5 6600K. Have been out of the game for quite some time (last build was in 2010). Anyways I will be using the setup mainly to game and watch videos/browse. I would like to note that I am also going to be purchasing an UW monitor (34 inch most likely) and am wondering if I want freesync is a "display port" a requirement? Have zero experience with DP. Is this an output that the motherboard should provide if I want to move to an UW setup?

Yes, planning on OC'ing the CPU. However I don't want to pay a premium to "OC" my motherboard and/or RAM. Just making this a sidenote because I generally don't believe in or utilize gamer marketed components. Would rather spend t:De $ elsewhere as long as the component fits my requirements.
post #2 of 9
Everything is marketed to gamers, so if you go with something that isn't, you are probably gonna end up with a really crappy motherboard.
Currently display port is required to use freesync, however any freesync compatible monitor is gonna have display port, and all new video cards come with display port.
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As of 2015, VESA has adopted FreeSync as an optional component of the DisplayPort 1.2a specification.

If you want a good quality motherboard, that isn't specifically targeted at gamers.
I would recommend a gigabyte UD series.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128838&ignorebbr=1
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Okay, it appears as if my comment was taken a bit out of context. Yes most stuff is in fact marketed towards gamers. I was thinking more along the lines of "gaming" headsets as an example. I really meant I don't need the Asus "ROG" Maximum Xtreme VIII motherboard when something else will do just as fine but doesn't have crazy plastic shrouds that make it appear more aggressive. I guess I should've stated I'd like to keep budget within reason.
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Do you still have that OCZ PSU that you have listed under your sig?

If you do know that its going to hold your overclocks back by a lot
Why you should not buy an OCZ ModXStream Pro

If you are going to upgrade to new hardware your old PSU if you still have it should go as as well its not very good.
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I think I've narrowed it down to a few boards the Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5, Gigabyte Z170 Gaming 7, MSI Z170A Gaming M3, and Asus Z170-A. Any thoughts on the comparison?

Also, thanks for the input on the PSU, need to start researching that as well :/
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I have an asus Z170 pro gaming, and I am very happy with it. It has everything you would need, including an m.2 port.

I got mine in a package deal thing with a cpu and RAM, but, it was only like $15 more then the z170A. The pro-gaming version has a bit better sound, and more rear usb 3.0 ports. Prolly some other things too, but those were the 2 biggest things that interested me. (I also wanted the red on black color scheme, not the white scheme that the asus Z170a has)

But whatever you get, you will not be dissapointed with the 6600k. It is an awesome CPU. I've had mine now for over a month, and I still can't believe how fast it is.. Although I am really looking forward to see if there will be another release of cpu's for the z170 chipset.
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I have an asus Z170 pro gaming, and I am very happy with it. It has everything you would need, including an m.2 port.

I got mine in a package deal thing with a cpu and RAM, but, it was only like $15 more then the z170A. The pro-gaming version has a bit better sound, and more rear usb 3.0 ports. Prolly some other things too, but those were the 2 biggest things that interested me. (I also wanted the red on black color scheme, not the white scheme that the asus Z170a has)

But whatever you get, you will not be dissapointed with the 6600k. It is an awesome CPU. I've had mine now for over a month, and I still can't believe how fast it is.. Although I am really looking forward to see if there will be another release of cpu's for the z170 chipset.

There will be but they wont be much faster. I also recommend the asus pro gaming, great board for the price.
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Would you mind giving me your thoughts on the Asus Z170-A vs MSI Gaming M3 since you both own the asus? Does one offer something over the other and via versa? Also, I would like to have accessibility to plenty of fan controllers on the mobo itself if this is an option.
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Would you mind giving me your thoughts on the Asus Z170-A vs MSI Gaming M3 since you both own the asus? Does one offer something over the other and via versa? Also, I would like to have accessibility to plenty of fan controllers on the mobo itself if this is an option.

Both would be fine out of those two tho i believe the msi m3 is probably the better board.
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