ASRock Z170A-X1/3.1 ATC Motherboard
This budget Z170 ATX board from ASRock for socket 1151 offers four DIMM sockets allowing sixty-four megabytes (Mb) of DDR4 ram at speeds up to thirty-four hundred sixty-six megahertz (Mhz). It has three PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots and two PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots for full support of multi-GPU video and a variety of add-on cards. It comes with six SATAIII slots supporting drives up to six gigabytes per second (Gb/s) and it supports RAID modes 0, 1, 5, and 10. It has an Intel I219-V LAN chip for Gigabit networking. As well as a 7.1 channel HD sound provided by an excellent Realtek ALC892 audio chip. While this board is priced on the higher end for budget boards, the variety of premium features makes it a solid contender for consideration.