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Looking for suggestions for a Motherboard to compliment a 6700k, single 980ti/1070 and 16gb ram
Is there anything significantly different about this platform that I need to look for?
Would rather do Matx or Mini-itx to reduce my form factor, but aesthetics and keeping it around 150$ is ideal
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IMO The biggest thing to note with z170 is DDR4, M.2, and USB 3.1/Type C.

So, seeing that you are looking for mATX, these are my recommendations

1 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1N83UT3534

Most feature rich board, but the aesthetics will have to be your call

2 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132573

Not as many fan ports compared to the Gigabyte board, but still a worthwhile option.

3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130877

IMO the most aesthetically pleasing board of the 3, but is lacking USB 3.1/C.



These are my suggestions, I hope someone else can either make different suggestions, or criticize mine. smile.gif
     
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IMO The biggest thing to note with z170 is DDR4, M.2, and USB 3.1/Type C.

So, seeing that you are looking for mATX, these are my recommendations

1 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1N83UT3534

Most feature rich board, but the aesthetics will have to be your call

2 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132573

Not as many fan ports compared to the Gigabyte board, but still a worthwhile option.

3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130877

IMO the most aesthetically pleasing board of the 3, but is lacking USB 3.1/C.



These are my suggestions, I hope someone else can either make different suggestions, or criticize mine. smile.gif
Fans and USB configuration isn't a major concern for me.
Fan wise I've got a distribution block:


I wouldn't think USB 3.1/C would be as important to me either.
Really don't use much data transfer externally.

Board wise the Mortar is the most neutral, and can really do any colour theme build around it.
The gaming would almost specifically limit me to red and black, which isn't bad, but Green, Orange or Blue would've been better.
Sucks that they just slapped the gold heat-sinks on the Asus one, they really don't match.

If there is an ATX that you would suggest I would consider it, only reason I want to stay away from it is the size of the computer case that has to be used with it.
Feels like such wasted space!
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Newegg got ROG Maximus VIII Ranger on sale today for $139.99 AR(149.99 without rebate), I highly recommend it as it have everything you need from a Z170 ATX board.

Not that familiar with the mATX/iTX landscape but seems like you have plenty of info on those already.
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