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Nice board to but do you really want to pay 45$ extra for 1 feature ?
I would go either cheap or just the best, not a half baked in betweener.

So the Asrock for 70$ or a Z170 ITX board.

I totally agree. I am on kind of a tight budget here though. Give me your honest opinion, what would you get of the following two choices.

EVGA Z170 Stinger ITX Motherboard
i3 6300 /w DDR4 3000/3200 RAM

Price: $310

The EVGA Stinger is on sale right now for $120 at Newegg. I can get DDR4 3000/3200 ram for essentially the same price as DDR4 2133 and from what I have seen Skylake i3s (and Skylake in general) scale well with faster ram. The EVGA Stinger DOES support Non-K Skylake overclocking.

H110/B150 Chipset ITX Motherboard
i5 6500 /w DDR4 2133 RAM

Price: $310

If I go the i3 route, I would end up with a better motherboard, ram, and future upgrade path. If I go the i5 route I would get a slightly better system today with essentially no real upgrade path.
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I totally agree. I am on kind of a tight budget here though. Give me your honest opinion, what would you get of the following two choices.

EVGA Z170 Stinger ITX Motherboard
i3 6300 /w DDR4 3000/3200 RAM

Price: $310

The EVGA Stinger is on sale right now for $120 at Newegg. I can get DDR4 3000/3200 ram for essentially the same price as DDR4 2133 and from what I have seen Skylake i3s (and Skylake in general) scale well with faster ram. The EVGA Stinger DOES support Non-K Skylake overclocking.

H110/B150 Chipset ITX Motherboard
i5 6500 /w DDR4 2133 RAM

Price: $310

If I go the i3 route, I would end up with a better motherboard, ram, and future upgrade path. If I go the i5 route I would get a slightly better system today with essentially no real upgrade path.

Thats a reall hard one, upgrading a processor is pretty costly.
I reckon i would go with the i5 but try to attleast stretch a tiny bit more budget for faster RAM.

What i probably really would do though is save up a little bit more money.
For about 95$ more you can get a 6600K + 8+2 fase VRM Z170 board and 16GB 2600mhz+ RAM.
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Thats a reall hard one, upgrading a processor is pretty costly.
I reckon i would go with the i5 but try to attleast stretch a tiny bit more budget for faster RAM.

What i probably really would do though is save up a little bit more money.
For about 95$ more you can get a 6600K + 8+2 fase VRM Z170 board and 16GB 2600mhz+ RAM.

True, processor upgrades are costly. But when you take into account selling the i3...

What Z170 ITX Motherboard has 8+2 fase vrm?

I guess I should state what I already have. I currently have the following in my possession:

Case: Fractal Design Define Nano S (Paid $62 on Amazon)
PSU: EVGA 550G2 80 + Gold (Paid $75 - $20 Mail in Rebate = $55)
GPU: Ordering/Pre-Ordering AMD RX 480 ASAP ($200) Release date is June 29th and this is as good as it gets for $200

Display: LG 25" 2560x1080 IPS 5ms w/ over 99% SRGB (Already Owned)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2016 w/ Cherry MX Blues (Already Owned)
Mouse: Razer Orochi 2016 (Already Owned)

So, as you see I need an ITX motherboard, CPU, RAM, Heatsink, and SSD. My usage is nothing crazy. I don't do any type of content creation at all. My build will be general usage (Web Browsing, Microsoft Office, YouTube) and moderate gaming.

How about an option 3:
AMD 880K /w stock heatsink, 8GB (4GB x 2) DDR3 2133, A88X ITX Motherboard, SSD. (Temporary Holdover Build) Sell CPU, RAM, Motherboard, Heatsink combo on Craigslist and upgrade to Zen.

Price: $220
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I finally made up my mind and ordered the following:

CPU - i5 6500 ($205)
RAM - 8GB (4GB x 2) HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 ($35)
MOBO - ASRock B150M ITX ($68)
SSD - Plextor M7V 128GB ($32)
HDD - HGST 1TB 7200rpm 2.5" ($0)
PSU - EVGA 550G2 80+ Gold ($75)
CASE - Fractal Design Define Nano S ($62)
HSF: Cryorig M9i ($20)

Total Build Cost : $497 + $200 (AMD RX 480) = $697

I don't feel I did too bad considering I ended up with an Intel Skylake Quad Core and pretty decent hardware.

Factor in the price of:
LG 25" 2560x1080 IPS 5ms SRGB 99% + ($150)
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2016 /w Cherry MX Blues ($90)
Razer Orochi 2016 ($62)

My complete total build cost $1004.00

Again, my usage is pretty much general with moderate gaming. I could of saved myself $55 by going with an i3 6300 or even $110 by going with an AMD 880K. Honestly, each of these would of been fine for my needs. The performance loss going with the i3 probably wouldn't have been much but the 880K performance loss would have been pretty dramatic and not worth saving $110. Especially when I would then be buying an FM2+ board with DDR3 which would have horrible resale value. I feel the i5 is more "future proof" than the i3 and especially the 880K which is pretty much already dead in my eyes.
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