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    MSI Z170 GAMING M Series Skylake motherboards pictured

    Motherboards "will be available after Aug 5th" says the PCs and components company.
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    Re: MSI Z170 GAMING M Series Skylake motherboards pictured

    Ooh that's handy, fits right into my time frame for my 3 yearly PC upgrade, will definitely take a proper look once released

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    Re: MSI Z170 GAMING M Series Skylake motherboards pictured

    Not as sexy looking as the gigabyte ones, but the real benefit here is that they are not gigabyte ones.

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    Re: MSI Z170 GAMING M Series Skylake motherboards pictured

    I really hate all the ridiculous marketing applied to 'gaming' gear.

    'Reactive Armour'?! C'monnnnnnnn. It's a heat shield.

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    I still don't understand what makes a motherboard "gaming"......and in recent times it has become even more silly to market a mobo as a gamers board.
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    Re: MSI Z170 GAMING M Series Skylake motherboards pictured

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    I still don't understand what makes a motherboard "gaming"......and in recent times it has become even more silly to market a mobo as a gamers board.
    A valid point, any board that runs in a reliable manner could be described as such; the differences seem to rely mostly on the bling.

    All the cases I have ever had have been windowless so I just pick whichever has my favored feature set at the time, mind you the only board I have had fail on me was an Intel branded workstation board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexKitch View Post
    I really hate all the ridiculous marketing applied to 'gaming' gear.

    'Reactive Armour'?! C'monnnnnnnn. It's a heat shield.
    Heat shield sounds almost as cool!

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    Re: MSI Z170 GAMING M Series Skylake motherboards pictured

    Oh and are those XCOM bods brooding in a generically angry way at the top of the picture there?

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    Re: MSI Z170 GAMING M Series Skylake motherboards pictured

    Does Z170 motherboards supports DDR3 memory as well ?

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    Re: MSI Z170 GAMING M Series Skylake motherboards pictured

    The only real question I have is how much are these things going to cost at launch. That's the only thing that'll decide whether I pull the trigger or not.

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    Re: MSI Z170 GAMING M Series Skylake motherboards pictured

    Quote Originally Posted by Arulmani View Post
    Does Z170 motherboards supports DDR3 memory as well ?
    Some Biostar ones will do (or both DDR3 & 4). These ones don't.
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    Re: MSI Z170 GAMING M Series Skylake motherboards pictured

    Chav tat

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    Re: MSI Z170 GAMING M Series Skylake motherboards pictured

    Very nice, although that Krait edition is grabbing me more.
    The more one seeks, the more one finds and so you realise there is a lot more to be found.

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    Re: MSI Z170 GAMING M Series Skylake motherboards pictured

    I'm less put off my the heat shield and more concerned with the Mystic Light that has been transferred from the side skirts of a 1 litre Nova onto the edge of this mobo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    I still don't understand what makes a motherboard "gaming"......and in recent times it has become even more silly to market a mobo as a gamers board.
    I guess it's the tech equivalent of painting go-faster stripes on a car. Anything that glows neon Red and has a sticker of a scantily clan female warrior on it MUST be great hardware.

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    Re: MSI Z170 GAMING M Series Skylake motherboards pictured

    Not even sure why I dislike these boards so much

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