Just updated our main platform from X99 to Z270 and I must say I am not that impressed at all. Upgraded from 5930K to 7700k and Asus X99 Deluxe to Maximus IX Hero and even got a decent discount at Overland Park Microcenter for combo purchase. Positives: X.M.P worked much better on this Z270 platform then it ever did on X99. Decent Turbo boost of 4.5Ghz by default Type-C port is a plus for my Lumia 950. Noctua NH-D15 still rocks and is compatible. Cons: 1151 Socket type feel very cheap and frail when compared to 2011-V3 5930K overclocked just as good Miss the Quad channel memory Higher cache 15MB vs 8 MB. Most in game benchmark seem to perform worse as compare to overclocked 5930K. X99 Platform offers the benefit of 40 PCIe lanes thus SLI will run at 16x instead of 8x on Z270. You may call it a buyers remorse but for the first time I understood the meaning of Entry level platform! Any thoughts if I should just return the whole combo and just upgrade to Broadwell-E since I already have a decent X99 mb.