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I am will be overclocking my Intel i7 6700K to 4.6 GHz and I am looking for a solid motherboard to go with it. Currently, I am considering the Asus Maximus VIII Hero (https://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/MAXIMUS-VIII-HERO/) as I know that the previous motherboard (Asus Maximus VII Hero) was very good and I have had a good experience with Asus so far. Could anyone recommend any other motherboards?

Must:

  • M.2 support.
  • USB 3.1 support.
  • ATX form factor.
  • Under £200.
  • What does this motherboard not do that you'd like another one to do? – Andy Apr 4 '16 at 19:01
  • This is a very good motherboard, I would just like to see if anyone had any other options. – TOPCOD3R Apr 4 '16 at 19:02
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You have two good options here both being delivered by ASUS.

  1. Your suggestion, the Maximus VIII Hero.

    • 4x DDR4 DIMMs Max 64 GB Upto 3800mhz
    • 1x M.2
    • 6x Sata 6
    • 2x Sata Express
    • Ample USB
  2. At £40 cheaper, the Maximus VIII Ranger.

    • 4x DDR4 DIMMs Max 64 GB Upto 3400mhz
    • Same storage as the former.
    • Ample USB

It may be worth the extra £40 for you to go with the Ranger as it gives up nothing important and will leave you with money to spend elsewhere.

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In your budget I would recommend exactly this model which you presented. But there are few other options.

Cheaper:

More expensive:

This are top end motherboards for overvlocking Skylake maybe it is worth to save more money and buy best possible option if you have top end CPU.

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    I really don't recommend blowing 305 euros on a board. Unless you need 11 USB 3.0 ports (you don't) it's a complete waste of money. – Jason Apr 6 '16 at 3:06

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