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Gigabyte - GA-H170-GAMING 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

( 4.4 Average / 7 Ratings )




Part #


Form Factor


CPU Socket



Intel H170

Memory Slots

4 x 288-pin DIMM

Memory Type


Maximum Supported Memory


RAID Support


Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

CrossFire Support


SLI Support


SATA 6 Gb/s


SATA Express


Onboard Ethernet

1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps

Onboard USB 3.0 Header(s)


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NicoMan2240 19 points 14 months ago
from completed build I Call Him "Bad Timing"

It's a great motherboard. Just wish it had more SATA cables. I have to stick with 2 drives.

EarningAttorney 8 points 13 months ago
from completed build First Build

Only 2 sata cables other than that awesome board to work with.

SittingDuck_1 2 points 9 months ago
from completed build My First PC (Gaming)

I haven't experienced any major problems so far. One issue that probably was my fault is that the I/O shield doesn't line up with the ports perfectly. Might just be my case. It's a good motherboard for my needs, and has some red LEDs that I didn't know about until I turned it on...

lnnelui 8 points 6 months ago

This I had the most trouble choosing. I was originally looking at a Z170/Z270, but my cousin (who's super tech-y) recommended an H170 so I went with this Gigabyte one, after a long debate (AKA I had no idea and just listened to him LOL). I ordered this from Newegg, and realized it was $20 cheaper at Memory Express but it was too late because it was sold by an 'independent seller' and blah blah w/e. It was pretty hard to find and TBH I think I could've went with something better. However, it works fine, has some sick audio lights but only 3 case fan ports so that's why I had to get the splitter. Dual Channel memory, 2 PCIE slots for SLI/Crossfire to your hearts content.

The only complaint is that it came with 2 SATA cables, but they were different! One was flat on both ends, and the other was flat on one side and L-shaped on the other, which did not fit at all at first. Thank god I was able to make this work in my case, but with a bit of a stretch.

bradzilla23 2 points 5 months ago
from completed build The Dominator

This motherboard is the very glue that holds me to my love of full sized hardware. While yes, a smaller, cooler PC would be nice, I prefer to have as much expansion room as possible. With the ability to Crossfire AMD graphics cards, a ton of SATA ports and subtle red LEDs, this motherboard is one of my favorite all-around-ers.

JavaMirier 17 points 2 months ago
from completed build The Black(er) Box

It's a motherboard, the BIOS interface is easy to use and it has enough fan headers for my system such that I can control all the fans speeds (all fans are PWM fans). It works and thats it. I had to use my i5 to flash the bios and gigabyte really made me work to find the exact mobo i had because for some reason there are ~3 h170 gaming 3 boards and the wrong bios will brick the machine if installed. But after flashing the bios, I got my i7 to POST and then I took my old machine apart and put it back together with the new parts. In short, cant go wrong with the board but know that you'll need a skylake processor to update it.