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MSI Z170-A PRO LGA 1151 Intel Z170 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard for $82.98 after $15 Rebate

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Last Edited by jersharocks August 23, 2016 at 09:30 AM
MSI Z170-A PRO LGA 1151 Intel Z170 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard for $79.99 + $2.99 S&H after $15 Rebate
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Poor sound chip, and no optical audio out. Good if you don't need that.
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No HDMI, pass. Yeah... seriously.
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Good price for ATX z170 board. No HDMI though, so if needed you'd need to buy a DVI to HDMI adapter, making the price less good. Has DisplayPort though which some might prefer.
Still gets a thumbs up from me.
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Quote from JakDavenport View Post :
Good price for ATX z170 board. No HDMI though, so if needed you'd need to buy a DVI to HDMI adapter, making the price less good. Has DisplayPort though which some might prefer.
Still gets a thumbs up from me.
Genuinely curious (I honestly don't know), but don't video cards normally take care of this issue?
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Genuinely curious (I honestly don't know), but don't video cards normally take care of this issue?
for those who don't need a video card. Most embedded processor graphics are perfectly capable of media consumption. the other use case would be if you need to troubleshoot your current video card/RMA etc or just general troubleshooting (which is what my use case would be). Its just nice to have in case you need it. The reason they exclude HDMI is to keep the costs low as there is no other reason.
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HDMI costs some 40ยข/port or $10,000/yr product line (and another $10,000 for HDCP). It's a big cost savings to omit it, especially if you already include an equivalent port already (i.e. DisplayPort).
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Quote from LinearCitrus88 View Post :
Genuinely curious (I honestly don't know), but don't video cards normally take care of this issue?
Yep it only really matters if you aren't using a video card, and as others pointed out they cut HDMI because of cost, and not the cost of physically having the connector, which is likely about the same as cost of the other connector that they put there, but the licensing cost.
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I have this board, no problems whatsoever. Got a Zotac extreme amp 1070 running on it with zero issues. This is a single card board for nvidia based and a poor cross fire board. just a heads up of you want to do either, I was never one for dual video cards.
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Is this a good deal? This motherboard's gone on sale for the past several months for $80 after coupon, with no rebate, so I've been trying to find an exact imitation of that deal before purchasing this motherboard. The $15 rebate seems like a hassle to deal with. I'm still waiting for a $10 rebate card on a Hyper 212 Plus CPU cooler and a $5 rebate card from a 5-port gigabit Ethernet switch from the beginning of summer.

No HDMI and no digital optical out don't really bother me, since I can just use the VGA port until I get a graphics card with HDMI 2.0, and there are USB/PCI-E adapters available for cheap that can provide optical out ports.
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I have this board, no problems whatsoever. Got a Zotac extreme amp 1070 running on it with zero issues. This is a single card board for nvidia based and a poor cross fire board. just a heads up of you want to do either, I was never one for dual video cards.
The single-Nvidia card use is one of the main appeals of this motherboard for me. I want to try Nvidia over AMD for my first build, and I definitely don't want to pay for a motherboard that supports SLI since I know for sure that I won't be using it.
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Is this a good deal? This motherboard's gone on sale for the past several months for $80 after coupon, with no rebate, so I've been trying to find an exact imitation of that deal before purchasing this motherboard. The $15 rebate seems like a hassle to deal with. I'm still waiting for a $10 rebate card on a Hyper 212 Plus CPU cooler and a $5 rebate card from a 5-port gigabit Ethernet switch from the beginning of summer.

No HDMI and no digital optical out don't really bother me, since I can just use the VGA port until I get a graphics card with HDMI 2.0, and there are USB/PCI-E adapters available for cheap that can provide optical out ports.

The single-Nvidia card use is one of the main appeals of this motherboard for me. I want to try Nvidia over AMD for my first build, and I definitely don't want to pay for a motherboard that supports SLI since I know for sure that I won't be using it.
I don't think you'll find a better deal anytime soon. I bought this board for around the same price, within pennies to be quite honest. I have an i7-6700k running on this board with 16 gb of corsair lpx 3200 ddr4 ram. 3200 is the max speed supported, you can go higher but the cost for me personally wasn't worth it. You already know what video card I have. I have an antec g500 case, which all together with the included and add on fans are a total of 5 120mm fans, not including the 2 fans from my corsair i80 aio cooler. Thermaltake 750 gold psu rounds out the build. the cpu and the vpu hasn't gone over 65 degrees.I'm happy with this build.
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