Gigabyte has done a fine job with this board. It’s got about as many features as I can reasonably expect from a mini-ITX motherboard, and the design is backed up by solid software, both in Windows and the BIOS.
I heartily recommend it – this board consistently punches above its weight.
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Gigabyte Z270N Gaming 5 motherboard is a very well-designed Mini-ITX motherboardMore
With the pros and cons considered though I do think this is one of the best options for a Z270 chipset ITX board, assuming the orange accents don’t go against your build theme. You are paying a premium for all of the features though, putting the Gaming 5 up near the top Mini-ITX offerings from Asus, MSI, and EVGA. This is the only one with a cover over the rear I/O panel though giving it the cleanest look in my opinion.More
What we're looking at here is a board that nails a sweet spot in terms of price and performance, and it looks pretty darn good tooMore
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It’s the only
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rear I/O shroud