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Upgrading to 7700k, have a choice between Z270 SLI PLUS or Z170 Maximus VIII Hero

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So I bought a 7700k and some dominator 3000 mhz ram and even an Asus Z170 delux but the motherboard I got has a few dead dimms and wicked stability issues so I need to snag a new one. The Asus is $135 and MSi is $102 both are brand new… which to get?

From what I can tell they are almost identical except a few USB ports here and there, and a different integrated audio chip but the Asus is an older board where as the MSi is newer.

Thoughts?
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I5-2500k MSI Z68A-GD65 gtx 780 lightning G.Skill DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda Kingston HyperX 3k XSPC custom Loop Windows 8.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 27" CM Storm Trigger Corsair T750X NZXT Phantom 
MouseAudioOther
Logitech Performance MX Swan M200 MKII Desk 
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Z170 Maximus VIII Hero would be a better board quality wise.

Make sure to flash a newer BIOS with Kaby Lake support
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?94042-M8H-Maximus-VIII-Hero-with-i7-7700k-Where-to-start
Edited by AlphaC - 9/16/17 at 9:11pm
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I would probably get a Z270 board so I wouldn't have to worry about making sure the BIOS is compatible. It's a shame you didn't put off your purchase for a while. Coffee Lake is slated to release next month and is adding two cores to i3, i5, and i7 processors.
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