Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Best budget Z170 overclock motherboard




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    2

    Default Best budget Z170 overclock motherboard

    I have been on a bit of a search and the trees are closing in, cant see the forest anymore! :)

    What are/is the best Z170 overclocking board around the ~150 euro mark? My eye has fallen on the GA-Z170-UD3. It should have the same VRM design as the UD5 minus the extra's. Asus Z170-A, looks good 2, but it is really hard to get clear information. Perhaps there are supporters of the very cheap, but VRM wise hot GA-Z170X-SLI. Perhaps the MSI Krait? A bit cheaper with out the A. Asrock Extreme 4 has a high chance for coil whine (which i dread).

    As long as it has an intel nic and 6 SATA ports, do not care much about the rest. The airflow in my case is OK, so perhaps hotter VRMs are not that problematic as my integrated WC is i think the limiting factor. I recon i could do 4,5~4,8 on core i5 6600k.


    It will be used with an 850 watt corsair PSU (already have it). 6 SATA devices (old disks 2 ssds). I have a Core i5 750 @ 3,8Ghz, 12GB of DDR3 which is too high a voltage for Skylake on an MSI P55-GD65 (and it will go as an upgrade set to my dad).
    Last edited by Reinman; 12-09-2015 at 04:02 AM.

  2. #2
    profJim's Avatar
    profJim is online now Chief Munchkin + moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Tacoma, WA. [USA]
    Posts
    7,811

    Default Re: Best budget Z170 overclock motherboard

    Welcome to the forum.

    I've found that the reviews at HardOCP are brutally honest about any issues or faults that they find.

    Check out their motherboard reviews at HARDOCP - Motherboards / Chipsets Page 1
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
    .


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    2

    Default Re: Best budget Z170 overclock motherboard

    I like HARDOCP. But allas no review of the UD3. They like the Asus -A tho.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •