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[Newegg] GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 Motherboard $211+tx

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[Newegg] GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 Motherboard $211+tx

I am in the process of building a rig and I have been eyeing this motherboard.

This is the cheapest I've seen (remember to use 10% off coupon) as per https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/bzN ... 70xgaming7 Also there is a $20 Gigabyte rebate via Newegg so we are looking at potentially a $191+tx price point. You can also use cashback affiliates to save a bit more.

One of the more affordable Thunderbolt 3 boards from a reliable manufacturer with great reviews.

Shipping adds $10 unless you pick it up or you are subscribed to Newegg Premier (there is a free 30 day trial for new accounts).

If anyone can chime in regarding this board, it would be appreciated!

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/produc ... id=5481#ov
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great board. i went with viii hero but this was my other option.

for the price its a good buy imo.
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looks like a great board wow the design is awesome
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Waiting for the asus premium to drop down in price or viii hero for 250 would be great.
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I was considering this motherboard, but there seems to be issues with the Creative Sound Core3D onboard sound.

Was thinking about this one but not sure if it's that much better to be worth $200 more :

MSI MSI Gaming Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... -_-Product
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400 for a freaking motherboard that's nutts lol just sold me x2 black edition chip my ps4 works excellent was debating of building a new rig my last rig was custom so many years ago debating of just going laptop vs a desktop. I feel a desktop takes too much room up
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jarko wrote: Waiting for the asus premium to drop down in price or viii hero for 250 would be great.
i picked the viii hero for 249 from ncix about 3-4 weeks ago. i like it, solid so far and no issues at all. sound quality is nice!
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sassysue wrote: 400 for a freaking motherboard that's nutts lol just sold me x2 black edition chip my ps4 works excellent was debating of building a new rig my last rig was custom so many years ago debating of just going laptop vs a desktop. I feel a desktop takes too much room up
Build a mini itx then.

You can't game on a laptop, unless you are SUPER rich just forget about it. The GPUs will get outdated quickly, battery life is horrid, its essentially a portable desktop. At that point, you are going to end up using a kB+Mouse+monitor at home anyway, might as well build a more powerful tower you can upgrade in the future easily

if you dont game or do heavy video editing just go laptop.
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The sound issue on the gigabyte one is case by case and most report that disabling creative software does the trick.

I think feature to feature, this is the best motherboard out there in terms of bang for your buck (among the z170 ones).
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I was just looking at this board a few days ago,I didnt want to spend over 200 on a board and then i wanted the 6600k.New build decisions haha.
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felix wrote: I was considering this motherboard, but there seems to be issues with the Creative Sound Core3D onboard sound.

Was thinking about this one but not sure if it's that much better to be worth $200 more :

MSI MSI Gaming Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... -_-Product

Colour alone is worth $200 lol
Put that in white/black case with window, so sexy!!!
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Mar 7, 2011
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It also comes with free downloadable content for World of Warships (only good for new users to the game as far as I can tell). 1.5% cashback through GCR or 2% through RFD. (there's a chance GCR might not accept due to coupon code)
Cancelled my original mobo purchase and ordered this one since I'm willing to gamble on audio issues. Thanks OP!
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Jan 26, 2011
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I've had this mobo for about 3 months now, I did have issues with the creative core but since the latest bios (F7) there have been no more issues. If you hear a slight buzz from the headphone jack its due to your headphones being too sensitive a simple resistor adapter works great. Here is a link to it http://www.ebay.ca/itm/ETYMOTIC-ER4P-TO ... 329605627?
What I use is the boom mic from Vmoda off amazon and due to it having the inline volume rocker the hiss is gone as well
I guess its a design choice since most people buying this board will have high impedance headphones
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cfanalyst wrote: i picked the viii hero for 249 from ncix about 3-4 weeks ago. i like it, solid so far and no issues at all. sound quality is nice!
Did you get the hero or hero alpha? Can't seem to tell the difference except the price tag
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Nov 6, 2012
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Can somebody help me to decide should I buy this board or the Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard at $195?
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shenglong wrote: Can somebody help me to decide should I buy this board or the Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard at $195?
That is a good board however the Gaming 7 has Thunderbolt 3 , HDMI 2.0, can take up to 3866 mhz ram vs 3400, has 1 more m.2 slot, dual LAN (although teaming is disabled for now), dual bios and a LED i/o shield which also spans the board.

If these interest you, the Gigabyte one is a no brainer. Asus does have a better bios and likely better fan support.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Productcom ... 0%24%24%24
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Oct 16, 2014
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hero alpha has wifi/bluetooth a couple small minor additions, like an extra M2 slot (or U.2 I forget)
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Picked two up. Thanx op.

Building a rig for myself and friend.

Off topic, but when do aftermarket Gtx 1080's become available?
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Does anyone have The link for gigabyte GA-Z170-UD3 Ultra announced at computex '16 ?
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lock1nout wrote: hero alpha has wifi/bluetooth a couple small minor additions, like an extra M2 slot (or U.2 I forget)
yeah, money is alot more atm up here though :(

one nice part of the alpha (i dont care about wifi, although its nice to have) is the RBG led headers you can connect led strips without a controller and sync with your mobo logo lighting.

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