Forum discussion tagged with z170.
  1. clamum

    Question New Kingston NVMe Drive Doesn't Work in MSI Z170A-G45 Motherboard

    Hello all, I'm a NVMe n00b but just got in a Kingston NVMe drive as it was on sale and I need to get some more storage; 2 of my 3 other regular SATA SSDs are nearly full. My Z170A-G45 motherboard has two slots for M.2 drives so I tried it in the first one, because I wasn't sure which SATA...
  2. Moggy

    Suggestions & improvements on my PC build please :-)

    Hello all ! :) need some help please... Any suggestions to improve or get more balance in the system i'm building, are very welcome, thank you in advance! I want to use the PC to play an occasional light game and use my PC mainly for data storage; movies, music, photo's, in this order. There's...
  3. superstition

    Z170 RAM expertise needed (trying to get stability)

    (Please don't invoke the debate about the gains to be found from faster DDR4. I want to focus specifically on getting stability in a speed range of 3200–3600 and need specific, clear, data-driven info. Thanks!) I am setting up a computer system for a friend and bought a 16 GB (2 X 8) EVGA 3200...
  4. bbhaag

    Is there a go to mATX Z170 mb?

    I'm putting together a new build and need some advice on a mb. I'm going with the matx form because I like the size. Do you guys have any recommendations/experience with some matx z170 boards? Parts I've bought so far are a MSI rx480 4gb, i7-6700k, Pixio 1440p display, and a CRYORIG M9i...
  5. A

    ASRock Z170 Extreme 7+/Samsung 950 PRO Freezing

    First, my setup: Mobo: ASRock Z170 Extreme 7+ (BIOS Version 7.10) Processor: Intel Core i5 6600K 3.5 GHz HDDs: 1x Samsung 950 Pro M.2 256GB; 1x Intel 320 Series 80GB; 2x 1TB WD Black Memory: 4x 4GB G.Skill DDR4 3000 I recently purchased the 950 Pro to replace the Intel SSD as my boot drive...
  6. althaz

    Z170 board with lots of USB ports?

    So I've been trying to find a good Z170 board, but I'm struggling to find one with a decent amount of USB ports for some reason. Hopefully somebody more up-to-date that I am can help me? What I'm after: - A good Z170 motherboard - Reliable - 8+ USB ports (at least 2 need to be 3.1 full speed...