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A couple of the boards I listed have good VRM components/cooling. What's the other important differences between a $150 board and a $200+?

Im not recommending this particular board as much as I am saying dont get too cheap. Youve got a good stack of components. Make sure it has a solid VRM configuration, good cooling and solid long life components. As for power phase, If overclocking I wont use less than 8 + 2 . All just my opinions thumb.gif

I normally get the Sabertooth version but i have not come across a Z170 Sabertooth priced worth crap. The sabertooth line typically came in around 185 and was a good mid level offering. This Hero is a good deal for everything it has though a lot may have no use for the extras.
Edited by Ultisym - 6/18/16 at 11:53am
   
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Th ga-z170xp-sli has a 4+3 vrm i believe, it only really allows for a max OC of about 4.5ghz from what i heard... I was about to buy one but found a ga-z170x-ud5 instead...
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I just purchased a 6700k and purchased some DDR4 3200Mhz to go along with it. Now I need an awesome budget board ($150) that has features like M.2 slot/s, support for PCI-E 3.0 SLI or crossfire, at least 2 USB 3.1's and doesn't look like garbage. I have a white Corsar 540 case so I'd like a mobo with white or black or red colors. Last of all, must support DDR4 3200 or higher even when I have my 6700k overclocked. So far, I'm leaning towards the Asus Z170-A, Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI, MSI Z170A SLI Plus, Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3, MSI Z170A-G45 Gaming, MSI Z170A Krait Gaming 3X and last of all the MSI Z170A SLI.

I've just PMed you about the new ASUS Gene VIII thumb.gif
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My top 2 choices have come down to the z170 Asus Maximum VIII Hero Alpha and the z170 Asrock OC Formula. I can get them both for roughly $200. The Asus only has 1 M2 slot but has bluetooth, WiFi, RGB support and I THINK Thunderbolt 3. The Asrock has higher memory support, 3 M2 slots (doubt I can use them all at once anyway) better OC support and more power phases. Plus I think it looks a lil cooler cuz it reminds me of the old school OC DFI boards. Thoughts?
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