Originally Posted by red123
Is having an integrated Killer NIC card a deal breaker? I'm hearing mixed review on the forum. What specific problems do you have at the moment with the card? It seems like a lot of mobos from MSI and Gigabytes include this NIC card.
Newegg is running a 20% off deal for certain ASRock motherboards. I can get ASRock Z170 Extreme7+ down to ~$167 after MIR. The reviews look amazing, but I am hesitating because I have a negative stigma against them for making cheap parts...
a Killer NIC isnt a deal breaker, Avoid the software at all costs for sure. If you have packet loss, ping issues, connection loss, then your experiencing what i had and you should buy an intel expansion NIC.
The ASRock Z170 Extreme7+, looks solid. Im not really sure theres such thing as a bad motherboard manufacturer these days, just bad support, RMA services, bad BIOS (EVGA had issues with this for a while in the beginning of using UEFI), and maybe features missing you may need, unless someones quality control goes down hill and they are shipping out batches of bad boards, if thats what you mean refer to my original post, avoid ASUS and all other brands are great.Edited by saintruski - 8/20/16 at 6:46pm