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Which Motherboard of these, should i get?

I narrowed down already some motherboards which look good, though i am still uncertain which one would be best for my use:

- AsRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K6
- MSI Z270 Gaming M3
(they are both around similar prices currently $155 for AsRock and $150 for MSI, without rebates added)

i read some reviews and looked through the motherboard pages for features, etc though the MSI one only had 1 review from KitGuru.

Some Features that i am looking for:
- good overclocking for an i7-7700k
- good ddr4 memory overclocking and support
- m.2 ssd support (both of them have 2 ports, though they take/disable different parts, AsRock disables up to 4 SATA ports if you occupy both m.2 while i believe msi disables 1 sata port if you occupy m.2_1 or disables PCI_E4 if you occupy M.2_2)


AsRock's motherboard also has less Rear Panel I/O usb ports, then the MSI one does. as well seems to support SLI/Crossfire (Though not a feature i see much value in, since it doesn't seem to offer much with performance in most games)

the only reason i guess that would drive me to the AsRock would be if it's better with ddr4 memory OC and support as well with CPU Overclocking of a i7-7700k. and maybe the m.2 ports since (i think) i remember it having better storage performance compared to the msi board i mentioned. Other than that, the msi one seems to be the one, i should be going for, i have no use for crossfire/sli, though MSI does support 2-way crossfire though from the review it does mention that the motherboard isn't built for efficient SLI/Crossfire, plus the MSI comes with more rear usb ports as opposed to the AsRock one.
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  1. Best answer
    There isn't enough difference between them to make a educated judgement, so go for the one that matches the theme of your PC :D
  2. msi gaming k3 doesnt exist .

    personal choice would be : PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z270X-Gaming K5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($171.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $171.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-10 02:45 EDT-0400
  3. superninja12 said:
    msi gaming k3 doesnt exist .

    personal choice would be : PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z270X-Gaming K5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($171.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $171.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-10 02:45 EDT-0400



    XD i meant M3, typo. my bad.
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