I am going to build a gaming rig but wish to economize a bit with the mobo in my build. I have an EVGA FTW 970, i5 6600K and 16GB DDR4 RAM. I thought of buying an MSI Gaming Z170 M3 but wish to know of there arw any better options. Overclocking is on the table but doubt I will use SLI in the near future. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thank you, beforehand.
i personally fancy gigabytes z170x gaming 7 and asus maximus viii hero.
the gaming 7 has a great onboard audio solution by using creative's sound core chipset and has two m.2 slots.
the viii hero is just an overall great overclocking motherboard with a great audio solution (really asus did a great job with their alc1150 implementation) and asus has been pumping out bios updates every month to fix shit. asus fan bios fan control is also virtually the best in the market and has been for some time.
i personally have the viii hero and love it. been very stable and works great with my rip jaws v though if the gaming 7 was in stock when i got my viii hero i might of went with it for the slightly cheaper price, the extra m.2 slot, and sound core.
is a meme because there are equally as many shit non "gaymen" boards as there are "gaymen" boards.
>paying the stupidly inflated prices for a K series chip when non-K chips can be OCed now