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Blaze1973

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Hi. So I'm planning on building a gaming PC between $800-900 and I was thinking, would the Asus Z170-PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard be a better choice to go with the intel core i5 6600k (which I plan to overclock) or should i just go with the Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard? Thanks in advance!
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makes no real difference (think sound might be slightly better on the pro), but it's a case of either or, you can overclock on both so neither is a wrong choice in my opinion.

 

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A couple of reviews.

http://www.expertrev...s-z170-a-review

http://www.eteknix.c...erboard-review/  I like the CPU installer, especially for inexperienced builders. 


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A couple of reviews.
http://www.expertrev...s-z170-a-review
http://www.eteknix.c...erboard-review/  I like the CPU installer, especially for inexperienced builders.

This is my first time building, so do you think id be better off with the pro gaming mobo?
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the only time in my experience when choosing a motherboard makes any real difference is if it has a feature you want/need over any other motherboard your considering.

 

personally for my skylake build i bought a more expensive z170 board than i really needed to just because it included built in wifi which was a feature i wanted on that build, usually though i try and buy the cheapest board that has want i need so i can spend more money elsewhere like cpu or gpu.

 

in your scenario though i can't see a reason to choose one over the other here because of any features like usb 3.1, m2 slot or pci-e 3.0 for example.

 

so in my opinion if you want the pro get the pro you won't regret it and if you decide to buy the cheaper a board, you also won't regret that choice either.

 


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Edited by terry1966, 24 June 2016 - 11:07 AM.

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