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Pros: I bought this motherboard in a configurator bundle that included a Ripjaws 16gb DDR4 2400 ram set for only an extra $50(!), cheaper than the lower speed ram I was planning on using instead. That's an amazing deal considering the Ripjaws set is priced at $90 separately—the bundle turns a higher-end set of ram into a godly budget option.
Here's the Newegg page for that ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-231-888
The motherboard itself works great. I was a bit afraid because of how barebones it looked, but everything turned out fine and it's running the ram at full speed. $100 for a full-sized Z170 board is a decent price in itself. Note: This was for my first PC build, so I have little reference to go by. But hey, seeing it running after installing it myself is A+.
Cons: The board is a little flimsy, but not enough that it feels delicate. Inserting the i/o shield was a pain. Probably a universal thing. I had a problem with inserting the ram. The motherboard wouldn't post when the ram was placed in the 3 and 4 slots but worked on the first try when placed at the 1 and 3 slots. Not a problem really, but good to keep in mind if you have the same issue. Ram slots are a bit close to the CPU fan (stock intel one), which is what prompted me to place the ram the way I did.
Other Thoughts: I would definitely recommend this motherboard if you're looking for a Z170 for a modest single-card gaming build, especially if you nab that ram bundle as well. I wanted a good platform for future upgrades—this looks like it will do the job just fine.
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