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Best way to buy a good mobo + GTX 1080

awe

Right off the assembly line
Hi, I plan to build a PC for myself (first time), and I need some help in figuring out how to buy a 1080 + motherboard.

The three motherboards (skylake 1151) I have narrowed it down to are:
  • GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 3
  • Gigabyte H170M-D3H
  • Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2

For the GPU, I would prefer the 1070 or 1080. I primarily want 1080/1440p@120Hz for FPS or 4K@60 for normal games.

Mobo Tradeoffs:
  1. H110 doesn't seem to have many features
  2. H170 is too overpriced in India
  3. I initially wanted to go with Z170, but it's only available via Amazon Global*.
  4. I don't really need USB3.1/SLI on the Z170, but it has OC support, even for non-K CPUs

Buying issues
Most of the parts other than these (mobo, GPU) are readily available on Amazon India or hardware stores (Nehru Place in Delhi). However, the Z170 and the 1070/1080 are not available anywhere and must be bought through Amazon Global. That means they are somewhat overpriced (like 40K on newegg vs 50K on amazon) and NO WARRANTY.

What mobo do you think I should go for? And what is the best way to get these GPUs in India?

EDIT: I can go upto 150K+, but I would like to spend wisely. Like if something is 50% overpriced over US prices, I wouldn't want it.
 
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awe

Right off the assembly line
~100k-150k. but I dont want to pay for overpriced stuff (like the 1080 used to go for 71k-100k on launch), i would prefer stuff closer to us price.
 
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