- GA-Z170X-Gaming 3
Socket / CPU
Black / Red
- 2-Way SLI Capable
- CrossFire Capable
PCI-E x16 Slots
PCI-E x8 Slots
PCI-E x4 Slots
PCI-E x1 Slots
Depends on CPU
Onboard USB3.0 Headers
- 35 points
- 37 months ago
from completed build Leroy Jenkins -- The Price-to-Performance King
Some of the headers are a bit hard to reach (CPU power and the left fan header are nigh impossible to install if the other one's in.) but other than that, great board for the price. Love the light strips around the sides. Easy to navigate BIOS.
- 14 points
- 30 months ago
from completed build Kaby Refresh Wall Mounted
Great board that i was able to find used. Had no issues from the board, had to perform bios update to use 7th kaby lake on motherboard. Bios update also has quick overclocking for 6th gen and 7th intel cpu's.
- 13 points
- 44 months ago
from completed build Rogue (First Build)
Really nice mobo. I love the LEDs. It's great.
- 9 points
- 39 months ago
from completed build Bloody Silence
Z170 chipset not really necessary since I'm not overclocking at the moment, but this board has great features and allows for future upgrades. Very nice board at this price point.
- 6 points
- 26 months ago
from completed build Windows 7’s Last Stand (Skylake, Disc Writer).
Installation and setup was straightforward. For an entry-level overclocking motherboard, it has plenty of features. In particular, I like the armoured PCI-E connectors and the dual M.2 slots.
My motherboard was a revision 1.1, coming with the F7 BIOS out of the box. For the most part, this version of firmware was without fault. The biggest problem I had was retaining setting upon power being disconnected at the wall - the F7 BIOS threw up inconsistent results, sometimes prompting me to load the 'optimised defaults'. The other problem was getting Dynamic VCore to work properly.
Despite reports of other people having trouble with the F22d BIOS, upgrading to this version on my motherboard with the Skylake Core i5-6600K resolved these two issues. In addition to being able to use Dynamic VCore for overclocking, the F22d BIOS overhauled interface with adjustable fan curves is definitely an improvement over the F7 BIOS. Had my two issues above not have been solved, this would likely have been a four-star motherboard. In addition, the updated BIOS should allow me to upgrade to a 7th generation processor if I want to.
The one other issue occurs inside Gigabyte's System Information Viewer on Windows, which is able to identify CPU temperature but not system temperatures - while the CPU fan will scale with usage, the system fans will not. Consequently, I have set my system fans to a fixed 100% to ensure sufficient airflow.
- 4 points
- 37 months ago
from completed build GN THRONE ONE
Great 'midrange' board for its price. Had no problems with overclocking my CPU, GPU and RAM. UEFI UI is pretty self explanatory for seasoned builders. This board does have slots for M.2 SSDs, which I might upgrade to in the future.
- 2 points
- 48 months ago
from completed build Computer
Non-k overclocking is not as seamless as it could be. On almost every boot I need to power off the psu, press the power button, power back on the psu and then the board will properly boot. The board boots fine when the processor is not Overclocked. Another issue I have is fan control. the only way to set CPU and case fan curves is through gigabytes system information viewer app. The app does not start on boot and is not listed as a download on the motherboards downloads page. My last issue with the board is a strange hiss coming from the rear headphone jack. It is only noticeable when no sound is playing and it is not effected by the volume control. It's hardly noticeable but is there nonetheless. On the plus side the sound quality from the rear jack is impressive. By far the best source I've ever had.
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