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Justin P.

Justin P.

Joined on 10/20/10

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Overall a great motherboard

GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Great for skylake. Booted right up and has more than enough options to tune your machine precisely how you want it. I can game at max settings and compile software with ease. Don't be a fool and get this board with a skylake only to get cheap unmatched ram. ram is important! make sure what you are buying is going to work. I suggest getting extreme performance modules that are made for the Z170 chipset.

Cons: The Software for the soundcard is garbage. leave the creative software off and only use the drivers. I was able to eliminate the pops and clicks this way. If you are an audiophile then you will need to keep your old soundcard for this one. Or purchase a better card. Most the software gigabyte supplies is garbage software so just stay away from their stuff and you will be fine. Just stick to the drivers as usual.

Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this board to anyone using a Skylake.

Works exactly as intended

Fenvi FV-AXE3000 Wi-Fi 6E AX210 PCIe Network Card Bluetooth 5.2 Heat Sink AX 3000Mbps 802.11ax Tri-band 2.4G/5G/6G PCI-E Wireless WiFi Network Adapter Cards for Desktop PC Support Windows 10 64-bit
Fenvi FV-AXE3000 Wi-Fi 6E AX210 PCIe Network Card Bluetooth 5.2 Heat Sink AX 3000Mbps 802.11ax Tri-band 2.4G/5G/6G PCI-E Wireless WiFi Network Adapter Cards for Desktop PC Support Windows 10 64-bit

Pros: 6e is blazing fast. I get my full 1.2 gbs wirelessly.

Cons: Drivers arent built into windows 10/11 yet. But they are easy to find and install. With windows 11 it does install a driver to use 2 and 5GHz bands so you can at least get online without first having to install drivers.

Overall Review: With windows 11 and the most recent intel drivers this card works flawlessly. To those who dont know, this card will not recognize Wi-Fi 6GHz networks in windows 10. If any of the functions of this card dont work then you installed it wrong. You have to plug in the usb header when installing it on the board. Download and install the Wi-Fi and BT driver from Intel.( 2 separate files). And for 6GHz upgrade to or install windows 11.

Fits skylake boards

ENERMAX ETS-T40F-RF 140mm Twister Aluminum 120mm Black CPU Cooler with 140mm PWM Fan
ENERMAX ETS-T40F-RF 140mm Twister Aluminum 120mm Black CPU Cooler with 140mm PWM Fan

Pros: quiet. doesn't block RAM or plugs. solid securement hardware.

Cons: they could have taken total height down a little but it functions just fine.

Overall Review: attached to a g1 gaming7 board with i7-6700k

Best CPU for gaming

Intel Core i7 6th Gen - Core i7-6700K 8M Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80662I76700K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530
Intel Core i7 6th Gen - Core i7-6700K 8M Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80662I76700K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530

Pros: Solid performance. Best processor upgrade I have ever invested in. came from fx-8350 and wow what a difference.

Cons: none. works exactly as advertised

Overall Review: got this in g1 gaming 7 with ripjaw 4 ddr4 3000 and 2 gtx 970 sli. score in top %3 in future mark on stock settings.

Great Skylake Ram

G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Intel X99 Platform Extreme Performance Memory Model F4-3000C15D-16GRK
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Intel X99 Platform Extreme Performance Memory Model F4-3000C15D-16GRK

Pros: works at rated speed with XMP profile. Can step it up to 3400 stable too. have not tried but I'm sure it can go higher.

Cons: none

Overall Review: using on gigabyte g1 gaming 7 with i7-6700k. everything works flawlessly out of the box. good solid cheap ddr4 RAM solution.