Z170 Under $200? Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO vs GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 7 vs ________

I'm upgrading my PC and want choose between the two in the title. I've owned a MAXIMUS VI FORMULA before and it was good until I had to RMA 6 months afterwards. I've read some reviews where quite a few people are still having to RMA their Asus Mobo's after a few months. Even though I'm pretty much set between these two Mobo's, I'm still open to any other suggestions.

Next Build:
i7-6700k
Mobo TBD
CRYORIG-R1 Ultimate
Ripjaws V 16GB
Corsair AX860
Asus STRIX GTX 970 (Temporarily)
Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5
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  1. I went the Hero and love it, great mobo, OCs well, runs cool, great BIOS. A couple of others I've done multiple builds on that are very good are the Asus Z170-A and their Pro Gaming mobo
  2. Tradesman1 said:
    I went the Hero and love it, great mobo, OCs well, runs cool, great BIOS. A couple of others I've done multiple builds on that are very good are the Asus Z170-A and their Pro Gaming mobo


    Is it really $40 better though? I'm not very concerned about the price since it's under $200 but I want the price to match what I'm getting.
  3. It's much better than some more expensive mobos I've worked with
  4. Tradesman1 said:
    It's much better than some more expensive mobos I've worked with


    Thanks, will definitely consider it more now.
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