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Asus Prime Z270-A, Questions.

1.) Is the Asus Prime Z270-A a good motherboard for my i7 7700k, gtx 1070, 2x8GB DDR4 RAM gaming pc build? Or should I take another motherboard? (Im not planning to overclock anything any time soon)

2.) When I buy this motherboard, for example from Amazon.co.uk, can I put the i7 7700k right inside, or it wont work until I update the BIOS to support 7th generation intel processors? I've heard some people saying i7 7700k doesnt work on it until you update

I'm asking because I'm afraid of bricking my motherboard if I will have to be updating it :/, I'd rather take a motherboard that I don't have to mess around with but rather just put the processor inside.

Hopefully some of you guys have experience with this motherboard, so you can tell me whether it is good and will I have to update the BIOS.
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    Z270 boards should have instant support for Kaby lake chips. Z170 boards are the ones that might need an update for the most part.
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  2. I am using the Z270A-1 Prime with a 7700K, w/ GTX1060, and love it.....; rock solid, problem- free....

    (Were i using the GTX1070 or above, I might have boosted my PSU from 600 to 750 or so....; I'd rather have 300 watts to spare than 100)
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  3. mdd1963 said:
    I am using the Z270A-1 Prime with a 7700K, w/ GTX1060, and love it.....; rock solid, problem- free....

    (Were i using the GTX1070 or above, I might have boosted my PSU from 600 to 750 or so....; I'd rather have 300 watts to spare than 100)


    PSU headroom is always fine, but we are finally in the age of a 500W flagship system. you can pull a 1080ti and 7700K and a good 500W is plenty.
    Reply to Robert Cook
  4. Thanks a lot for your help guys!

    So, all in all Asus Prime Z270-A is a good gaming motherboard, or I should spend extra money on a better one?

    I'm building a beast PC for about 1400$ and really don't want to mess things up.
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  5. The Prime has M.2 slots, 6 SATA, SLI/CF capable, even goofy RGB headers, just no wireless, and no useless 'gaming' moniker. It is a good choice, and I'd make the same one again....

    Good luck with your build..
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  6. that board is plenty, it will overclock fine, and has already more than enough features.
    Reply to Robert Cook
  7. Thanks a lot guys!
    Reply to PhoenixX543
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