Socket / CPU
Black / Red
- 2-Way SLI Capable
- CrossFire Capable
SATA 3Gb/s Ports
SATA 6Gb/s Ports
SATA Express Ports
PCI-E x16 Slots
PCI-E x8 Slots
PCI-E x4 Slots
PCI-E x1 Slots
Depends on CPU
Onboard USB3.0 Headers
- 25 points
- 41 months ago
from completed build First Build (FanBoy)
Great budget MOBO but have to say Bios took me a little bit to figure out.
- 24 points
- 39 months ago
from completed build 1151 "Rey"
This is a fantastic budget board and I almost hate to give it 3 stars. SLI support, an m.2 PCIe port, USB 3.1, 3 system fan headers, decent BIOS, the EasyTune and System Info Viewer software work nicely. Setting fan profiles and OCing the CPU are easily accomplished right inside Windows. It really is a good board, and I don't regret my purchase at all. I feel like a bunch of nitpicks pile up to make me knock it down a couple pegs though.
The board itself feels slightly weak, and when I was plugging in some cables I noticed it bending. No permanent damage, it moved right back into place when I relented, but it was small cause for concern. The included IO shield is also very weak and bare minimum. There is a very slight audio feedback using the 3.5mm jacks with my earbuds, that isn't present using USB. Additionally, the SATA ports are horizontal off the edge of the board, which might make certain builds difficult. Finally the included G Connector almost seemed like more trouble than it was worth. I accidentally inserted a cable upside down, and needed tweezers to get it out again.
- 12 points
- 38 months ago
from completed build Vaporeon: Re-rebuild
No problems with this board. I just wasn't fond of all of the SATA ports being turned 90 degrees away from the board. It hides the connectors, but is hard to work with sometimes.
- 12 points
- 36 months ago
from completed build Azalea: the Ultrawide-capable rig
It's a serviceable motherboard. It has enough SATA, USB, and SLI-capabilities to work for me. I can overclock, but I'm not going to force the issue by buying equipment that would only make sense if I was.
- 10 points
- 31 months ago
from completed build My childhood dream - 1st gaming PC
Got this MOBO on sale + $35.00 MIR at when I was picking up my i3 on a local store.
Basically has all the sockets I need, and would need in the future if ever I want to upgrade and add more stuff. Plenty of room for upgrades for sure. And its a Z170 with OC capability.
Only downside is its kinda brownish color - wish it was black. And the RAM slots is kinda close to each other. But its still ok.
- 10 points
- 29 months ago
from completed build RGB Magnum Opus (First Build)
No problems at all with this board. Looks pretty good and the audio LED's adds some color to the build, even if it isn't RGB. Very solid, Would recommend!
- 9 points
- 44 months ago
from completed build Skylake-Maxwell 6th-Gen Gaming PC
Low budget but pretty impressive with all new feature like USB 3.1 USB type -C, SLI,Crossfire , Realtek 1150 audio chipset with 115 SNR with rea AMP.
- 9 points
- 34 months ago
from completed build Nomoremoneyforfood Machine
z170 without hurting the wallet, lots of features I'm probably not going to use. It just works without a single problem.
- 7 points
- 2 months ago
from completed build Red Eyes Black Dragon - My Slightly upgraded build
I don't know how to review mobos, but so far i'm satisfied with my current mobo.. I bought it as a package with the 6700k to save more money... Not the greatest mob, but definitely worth at its price range, as it has the features you will find in modern mobos..
PROS - has alot of usb ports: 3 usb 3.0, 2 usb 2.0, 1 usb type-c, 1 usb 3.1 - good mobo within the 130 dollar range Cons - None so far