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Which gaming motherboard should I use and what's the difference?

I building a computer and what to know what mother board I should use here are the links:
https://pcpartpicker.com/parts/compare/asus-motherboard-h170progaming,msi-motherboard-z170agamingm5/
https://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z170agamingm5
https://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-h170progaming
Here's my build link: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Wxr2Q7
How's this look for gaming? I also want to do some VR stuff and play games like Doom , Fallout 4, and GTA V. How well will I be able to run these??
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  1. It comes down to the features you need. Since the 6600 can't be overclocked on either of those boards, you need to decide if the SLI support, faster RAM support, RAID, etc. on the Z170 board are worth the difference. What GPU are you going to use?
  2. That CPU will run at exactly the same stock speed on any socket 1151 motherboard.
    So will the memory and the graphics card.
    So buy the cheapest motherboard that you can.
    Only spend more money if you need 5 hdd, or large amounts of memory, or want to fit two graphics cards. Most people don't do any of these things.
    Stick to a good manufacturer like Gigabyte or Asus, and you will be fine. My motherboard cost $60
  3. BadActor said:
    It comes down to the features you need. Since the 6600 can't be overclocked on either of those boards, you need to decide if the SLI support, faster RAM support, RAID, etc. on the Z170 board are worth the difference. What GPU are you going to use?


    The new 1070 coming out on the 13th
  4. Good choice.
  5. BadActor said:
    Good choice.


    So I should go with the M5??
  6. Best answer
    If you don't need anything the Z170 board has, I would. Use the difference for a bigger SSD.
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