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136 of 142 people found the following review helpful.
Perfect for Skylake CPU on a budget
If you want to use a Skylake processor in your PC build, but you do not want to overclock, this is the motherboard for you.
I just built a gaming PC for a family member. I knew I wanted to include a new Skylake processor (released just a few months ago, as of this writing). However, I did not want the added part cost, added heat, and potential instability that comes with overclocking. No need for extra features here, just a simple, solid build. If you get a board with a Z170 chipset but you don't intend to overclock, you're paying extra for features that won't be used. Why pay for a nicer chipset if you're not overclocking? Why pay for 4 DIMMs when you're only going to use 2 (or 1)? Why pay for those extra PCI slots and Crossfire/SLI compatibility when you're using one video card? Keep it simple, keep it cheap, and save your money.
I paired this with an i5-6500, a Radeon R9 380, one 8GB stick of DDR4 RAM (2133 MT/s), and even had a slot leftover to add a PCI Wifi adapter. It runs like a champ with no problems. This board gave me everything I needed for a solid Skylake gaming build at an amazing price.
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful.
Great! Put in an i5 6500
By Amazon Customer
Great! Put in an i5 6500, 16gb of 2133 ram, 500gb ssd, a gtx 970 (strix is amazingly quiet), and a noctua heatsink fan (just so it's quiet even when I'm maxing the cpu) and a wireless card. This thing handles it all. The computer flies. Great for gaming, great for general use. Just plain great.
40 of 43 people found the following review helpful. See all 240 customer reviews...
By Cheryl C.
Very nice for first time builders. The mobo only comes with 2 fan ports, one for the CUP fan and one for the case fan, If you have a case with more than 1 fans you will need to get a fan splitter ($6-$10)