- 36 months ago
Looking for a motherboard to pair with a 6700k and to use with windows 7. Can be either a z170 or z270 (providing Win 7 can be used on it)
Things to consider: there can currently 2 cashback promotions on Asus and MSI motherboards here in the UK for the next 2 days. Examples of motherboard prices (some with cashback included):
Asus Z170 Maximus Hero 8 - £162
Asus Z270 Maximus Hero 9 - £195
Asus Prime Z270 A - £108
Asus TUF Z270 Mark 1 - £167
MSI Z270 Gaming M7 - £201
MSI Z270 Gaming M5 - £150
Gigabyte Z270 Gaming 7 - £210 (+€20 steam voucher)
Gigabyte Z170 Gaming - £200
Open to suggestions.
One thing I hope someone can help me with - I have noticed quite a few reviews on Asus motherboards (z170 + z270) mentioning increasing faliure rates on their boards, in the medium term, not just DOA. Is this just a symptom of their popularity and market share, so more reviews (and more negative ones), or are their recent boards slightly weaker than before?