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post #1 of 11
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Hi there,

Im looking at buying Intel 6700K & nvidia 1080 single card set up, thinking on getting evga platnum psu, not sure on ram or motherboard been looking at a range for motherboards of £150 - 250 I.e gigabyte gaming 7 or Asus sabertooth etc. I would love some input in regards to this, thanks
post #2 of 11
The MSI Z170-A Pro and the Gigabyte Z170M-D3H are pretty cheap right now and have solid reviews. I'd look at both of those and see which one appeals the most to you.
post #3 of 11
I would recommend the Gigabyte gaming series thumb.gif
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CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
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Quickfire TK red switch Cooler Master V1000 MasterCase Pro 5 CM Storm Havoc 
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post #4 of 11
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I would recommend the Gigabyte gaming series thumb.gif


I was thinking gigabyte also ive heard they have excellent support
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I was thinking gigabyte also ive heard they have excellent support

I can vouch for that. The people on the phones actually know what they're talking about and their RMA department is speedy, responsive, and pretty easy to work with. It's leagues better than the ASUS support I got a few years ago.
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Now, the question is : Asus ROG Hero Alpha or Gigabyte Z170-X Gaming 7 ? For me, those are among the best mobo's for 6700K and single card setup (hell, even for SLI) GTX1080.
    
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post #7 of 11
what cheap z170 motheboard for non k I7
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Originally Posted by Avant Garde View Post

Now, the question is : Asus ROG Hero Alpha or Gigabyte Z170-X Gaming 7 ? For me, those are among the best mobo's for 6700K and single card setup (hell, even for SLI) GTX1080.

Well, the Alpha costs $100 more than the G7. The most annoying feature, besides all the noted bugs about glitchy audio, on the G7 is the 5 fan connectors. Really? Just 5?

My Z87X-UD5H has 7 fan headers!!!!!! Why are we going backwards? mad.gif
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post #9 of 11
I vote hero. Of the boards I have own this one has been rock solid. Never had a single issue.


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post #10 of 11
The Asus Z170-A is pretty good, if you don't need any fancy features. 4 chassis fan headers (Expandable with the Asus expander thing, however I haven't seen it available anywhere..), 2 CPU fan headers, water pump header, 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 6 SATA 3 ports or 4 SATA + SATA Express, etc.
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Corsair RM750i Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic Steelseries Rival 100 Roccat Kanga XXL 
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