Help Choosing a Motherboard

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Looking to spend around $150 for a decent Z1070 motherboard for a i7-6700k + GTX 1070 SLI and have enjoyed ASUS and ASRock so far but I am thinking about going with one of these Gigabyte boards this time around. Not much of a price difference but I'm leaning more towards the G1 gaming motherboard. I like the fact these both have dual M.2 connectors for rapid storage. I'm going to keep looking around, but if you have any recommendations please share!

GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-UD3 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com
- (USB PCIe Gen3 x2 16Gb/s)
- Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2
- 1 x S/PDIF Out header
- BIOS 2 x 64 Mbit flash
- cFosSpeed

VS

GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com
- (USB PCIe Gen3 x4 32Gb/s)
- Reinforced PCIe connectors
- Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2
- 1 x ECO button
- 1 x OC button
- 1 x audio gain control switch
- BIOS 2 x 128 Mbit flash
 

bonehead123

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For a few more $$, the gaming 7 offers some additional ports/features and upgraded controller chips. I have this board and love it (see my sig).

However if the above things are not important to you, then by all means go with the Gaming 5 and be Happy :D
 
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