Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 (rev. 1.0) Z170 Intel Motherboard
Outfitted with a black, white and red color scheme, this award winning ATX board from Gigabyte features four DIIM slots supporting sixty-four gigabytes of DDR4 Ram at best of class speeds of thirty-eight hundred sixty-six megahertz (Mhz). It has two M.2 ports to accommodate the fastest SSD storage devices, six SATAIII ports, and three SATA Express connectors. If you’re looking to support a multi-GPU setup, this motherboard is equipped with three PCI Express x16 slots.
Moving along, this motherboard has three PCI Express x1 slots to round out the add-on card support. Audio capability is provided by a Creative Sound Core 3D chipset for excellent 5.1 channel sound which is excellent but falls just short of the audio quality of some other picks. Despite this minor shortcoming, this is an outstanding offering at a competitive price you’ll appreciate.