( 4.3 Average / 7 Ratings )
I wanted to upgrade to the 1151 socket and I was trying to find the best/cheapest option on the market. Nothing fancy but its a z170 chipset. I will take it. I was going for mATX but I found the ATX on sale. Get the size that suits you with a z170 for "future-proof upgrades" to a better CPU in time.
This board does the trick. 2 fan headers left just enough flexibility for my fan profiles, and ample usb 3.0 ports supplied me with all the connections for my basic needs. While it's feature-set is rather small, this board's value is hard to beat in the Matx form factor.
Using ASRock's Sky OC to overclock my locked processor was a breeze. I experienced issues with the BIOS freezing up past 4.3Ghz, but this is likely due to my own failings.
Nice and cheap Z170 board, especially if you're getting a combo deal at Microcenter ;) Also recognized my 2666 MHz memory immediately, though I'm not getting the data transfer rates I was hoping for. Have yet to determine what the problem is
Great motherboard. Very stable. Instructions are scarce so be sure of what wires plug into where. I recommend.
For a small and slightly older motherboard, this does really well. Its cheap, has an M2 SSD slot, and is an easy setup.