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Which would pair best with my i5-6600k

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Case wise i'm using a NZXT h440 white.
Do plan to use a AIO (NZXT Kraken X62)
Will be OC my CPU GPU and maybe RAM
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  1. I like the ULTRA Gaming.
  2. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    I like the ULTRA Gaming.


    Will it have enough slots for fans, AIO and LED light strips (HUE)?
  3. If you still want to stick to a Z170 board, thats fine. However, you can go to a Z270 board as they are still compatible with a 6600k and offer a bit more features.

    I would go with Asus, MSI or Gigabyte for brand preferences. I've had zero problems with any of them over the years and still have my Asus board for about 3 years now. It'll just come down to what you need in terms of IO's, headers, etc.
  4. mj120394 said:
    If you still want to stick to a Z170 board, thats fine. However, you can go to a Z270 board as they are still compatible with a 6600k and offer a bit more features.

    I would go with Asus, MSI or Gigabyte for brand preferences. I've had zero problems with any of them over the years and still have my Asus board for about 3 years now. It'll just come down to what you need in terms of IO's, headers, etc.


    I heard that you can't just straight up put a skylake processor on it, you have to do a bios update or something.


    Plus i need kabylake to use the extra features
  5. Best answer
    soniccaner1 said:
    mj120394 said:
    If you still want to stick to a Z170 board, thats fine. However, you can go to a Z270 board as they are still compatible with a 6600k and offer a bit more features.

    I would go with Asus, MSI or Gigabyte for brand preferences. I've had zero problems with any of them over the years and still have my Asus board for about 3 years now. It'll just come down to what you need in terms of IO's, headers, etc.


    I heard that you can't just straight up put a skylake processor on it, you have to do a bios update or something.


    Plus i need kabylake to use the extra features


    True, but it'll vary on the manufacturer as well. I know that Asus allows you to use Skylake on it out of the box as most of my customers want to use Asus z270 boards (I'm a PC Technician as well as a system builder for my shop). Thats just my experience though. Your mileage may vary.

    As well as the "extra features", all your getting from a z270 board is U.2 support and support for Intel Optane. Kaby lake only has included hardware-accelerated 4K decoding (I might be wrong on the actual term here, but that is what I can remember ATM) and Optane support, so nothing has really changed. However, you might get added USB support for headers, more usb's for IO's, more fan connectors, etc..

    But again, this is just my OPINION. You are welcome to take it with a grain of salt ;)
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