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Already had 2 Asus boards fail on me in the past 9 months, Asus Z170-AR and Asus z170 Maximus VIII Hero Alpha, both of which are being RMA'd currently so I would like to avoid using an Asus board for awhile. Budget is ~$300, I would like something that overclock well and preferably White or White + another color. ATX sized, 6700k will be going in it. Any suggestions?
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i'm sorta in the same boat. my maximus viii hero took a dump on me and my buddy has gone through three gene's. i know a lot of it could be user error, but i have never seen so many complaints about asus boards either being doa or failing after x amount of months before. asus QC must be atrocious.

i was thinking of switching over to m-atx but the board selection is rather limited. so now i'm eyeing the asrock z170 oc formula. for about $250 it appears to be an excellent board with tremendous value. only downside is i don't see to many people with asrock boards. i don't even think ocn has a asrock z170 club.

gigabyte seems to have good build quality but is lacking with their bios this generation. i've read numerous complaints with their z170 gaming 7 and g1 bios getting corrupted and having to be reset on random start ups. like russian roulette, even with the latest and greatest bios. evga appears to be no thrills with a premium price for the name. msi seems like they're rolling on averagely.
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Doesn't seem to leave that many options haha. I have been eyeballing that MSI Xpower titanium board though, mostly for the color, but the reviews seem to be pretty good minus some M.2 issues which would not affect me. I am just really annoyed that the board goes to hell after 1 month. Very frustrating after spending $300 ya know
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Doesn't seem to leave that many options haha. I have been eyeballing that MSI Xpower titanium board though, mostly for the color, but the reviews seem to be pretty good minus some M.2 issues which would not affect me. I am just really annoyed that the board goes to hell after 1 month. Very frustrating after spending $300 ya know

msi xpower looks very smexy i must say
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msi xpower looks very smexy i must say

That it does, looks like I will be selling 2 motherboards once ASUS sends them back
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If your looking at white and black theme, there's the new X99 Taichi model, but thats X99 tongue.gif
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If your looking at white and black theme, there's the new X99 Taichi model, but thats X99 tongue.gif


Nice looking board but I really wouldn't benefit from selling my 6700k and going x99. I went ahead and bought the Msi xpower titanium though. Sound be here on Thursday
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