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Old August 10, 2015, 06:44 PM
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The ASUS Z170-A may be one of the most affordable Skylake motherboards but its feature set and overclocking abilities are nothing short of impressive.

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Old August 10, 2015, 07:02 PM
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Not trying to nit pick, but I see Z107 a few times on the first page and it is throwing me off :)
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Think I got them all in the revised edit. :)
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man that is one nice board and i love the UEFI setup and defiantly love the water pump connector as well as 3.1 usb.

Can this board still use a 1150 or 1155 water block as well ?


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See the picture with the water block mounted. Or yes.
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See the picture with the water block mounted. Or yes.
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I wouldn't call 16 lanes as "PCI-E Lanes Aplenty".

But that's just me.
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Oh?

16x PCI-E 3.0 lanes on CPU
20x PCI-E 3.0 lanes on chipset

Previous chipsets, including X99, are 8x PCI-E 2.0 lanes on chipset. That is a very significant change with all the connectivity options we are being offered in the present day, most notably Thunderbolt 3/USB 3.1 and the shift towards PCI-E/NVMe connectivity for SSDs.
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Is it 20 + 16 or only 4x PCI-E 3.0 plus 16?
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