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z87 msi GD65 vs new asus sabertooth?

Which would be better based on features? I need one and I'm leaning towards msi because of the awesome color scheme.
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  1. Asus Z87 Pro would be the best intermediate choice. The MSI board is also nice.
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    what do you want to do with it? MSI has a set of features almost purely geared toward gaming. while the sabertooth has a more balanced set of features, and that controversial thermal armor that half the community thinks is useless (I have yet to see definitive testing/reviews showing that it actually does anything; tho the sheer fact that it doesn't INCREASE temperatures is pretty amazing)
  3. vmem said:
    what do you want to do with it? MSI has a set of features almost purely geared toward gaming. while the sabertooth has a more balanced set of features, and that controversial thermal armor that half the community thinks is useless (I have yet to see definitive testing/reviews showing that it actually does anything; tho the sheer fact that it doesn't INCREASE temperatures is pretty amazing)


    There is a thorough review I read a few days ago about the thermal armor and it basically does lower temps by a miniscule amount if set up correctly (like 1-2 degrees). Plus it does act like a dust cover, but it's debatable if that is all worth the $20-30 they charge extra for that. You pay more for the look than the actual practicality of it. Personally I think the msi board still looks better for $40 less.
  4. lazykoala said:


    There is a thorough review I read a few days ago about the thermal armor and it basically does lower temps by a miniscule amount if set up correctly (like 1-2 degrees). Plus it does act like a dust cover, but it's debatable if that is all worth the $20-30 they charge extra for that. You pay more for the look than the actual practicality of it. Personally I think the msi board still looks better for $40 less.



    I think I've read a similar review a while back, and yeah, I'm love the look of the MSI board. heck, I'm going for an ultimate gaming rig (both asthetics and performance), and I'm almost considering the MSi board over ROG XD
  5. I really like the GD65 so does TTL
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