Which motherboard should I get?

Which motherboard should I get for my setup that will have everything that I will need and has plenty of ports?

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tt8MkT
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  1. I'd suggest the MSI Z270 SLI Plus ... which anandtech said "sets the baseline at $130.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/G9X2FT/msi-z270-sli-plus-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z270-sli-plus

    One of the things we say with Z170 was that Asus pretty much gutted ther model lines < $150 but putting in substandard audio below that price point. Instead of the usual ALC 1150 that had been prominent here, they dropped down to ALC 892 and even ALC 887. With X270, most other manufacturers jumped on the bandwagon. below this price point, most MoBos start substituting cheaper componentry.

    As for the rest ...

    1. The Mugen max is available for $36 and it competes favorable with the $90 Cryorig R1 Ultimate



    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8YrcCJ/scythe-cpu-cooler-scmgd1000

    2. You can grab 3200 RAM for the same price
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4n648d/gskill-tridentz-series-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3200-memory-f4-3200c16d-16gtzkw

    3. The HD is designed / optimized for NAS usage and is going tp be slow at just 5400 rpm. here we can compare the red's performance with other options in gaming

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/hdd-charts-2013/-17-PCMark-7-Gaming,2915.html

    -Western Digital RED WD20EFRX (2 TB, 5400 rpm, SATA 6 Gbit/s) = 5.1 MB/s
    - Seagate Desktop SSHD (2 TB, 7,200 rpm, SSHD) = 9.76 MB/s

    That's 91% faster for $17
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/NpBrxr/seagate-firecuda-2tb-35-7200rpm-hybrid-internal-hard-drive-st2000dx002

    The WD Red Pro WD2001FFSX has a failure rate of 1,25% and a 3 year warranty
    The SSHD has a failure rate of 0,43% and a 5 year warranty.
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  2. JackNaylorPE said:
    I'd suggest the MSI Z270 SLI Plus ... which anandtech said "sets the baseline at $130.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/G9X2FT/msi-z270-sli-plus-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z270-sli-plus

    One of the things we say with Z170 was that Asus pretty much gutted ther model lines < $150 but putting in substandard audio below that price point. Instead of the usual ALC 1150 that had been prominent here, they dropped down to ALC 892 and even ALC 887. With X270, most other manufacturers jumped on the bandwagon. below this price point, most MoBos start substituting cheaper componentry.

    As for the rest ...

    1. The Mugen max is available for $36 and it competes favorable with the $90 Cryorig R1 Ultimate



    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8YrcCJ/scythe-cpu-cooler-scmgd1000

    2. You can grab 3200 RAM for the same price
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4n648d/gskill-tridentz-series-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3200-memory-f4-3200c16d-16gtzkw

    3. The HD is designed / optimized for NAS usage and is going tp be slow at just 5400 rpm. here we can compare the red's performance with other options in gaming

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/hdd-charts-2013/-17-PCMark-7-Gaming,2915.html

    -Western Digital RED WD20EFRX (2 TB, 5400 rpm, SATA 6 Gbit/s) = 5.1 MB/s
    - Seagate Desktop SSHD (2 TB, 7,200 rpm, SSHD) = 9.76 MB/s

    That's 91% faster for $17
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/NpBrxr/seagate-firecuda-2tb-35-7200rpm-hybrid-internal-hard-drive-st2000dx002

    The WD Red Pro WD2001FFSX has a failure rate of 1,25% and a 3 year warranty
    The SSHD has a failure rate of 0,43% and a 5 year warranty.
    Yes that motherboard looks really solid but I'm not going to change the CPU cooler because because I've heard better things but the hard drive looks pretty convincing
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  3. I say hold off another month and see what the coffeelake 6 cores and the z370 boards are selling for, looks like the line is getting shifted to compete with ryzen prices. I7 6/12, I5 6/6 or 4/8, I3 4/4, Pentium 2/4, Celeron 2 core/2 thread. ddr4 2666 ram support non-oc. 8/21/17 we should know.

    Also not a fan of the 1060 for that price, may as well go for the 1070 for another 100. Still over MSRP due to mining but a much better value.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4XyxFT/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-windforce-oc-video-card-gv-n1070wf2oc-8gd
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  4. There's only 1 air cooler that beats the Cryorig R1 Ultimate and that's the $90 Noctua NH-D15. The H7 is a good cooler **for the money** at $37, but its not as good as the $57 H5 nor the $90 R1 from the same company.

    Cryorig H7 = 73C
    Cryorig H5 = 72C
    Cryorig R1 = 70C



    Since the $36 Mugen matched the $90 R1, it should have a 3C advantage over the H7
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