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June 23, 2013 11:52:21 PM

I'm planing on getting one of the msi z87 mpower motherboards
but i don't know which one to get
the mpower or the mpower max
i don't know the differences between the two
so what are the differences between them?
and which one would you recommend?
June 24, 2013 12:01:59 AM

There isn't much excpt a few extra bells and whistles and wireless features.

Either or work well but they are pretty much the same.
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June 24, 2013 12:17:22 AM

MPower Max has more phases in its power design than the MPower ( 20 vs 16 phases ), plus 2*8pin cpu power header instead of 1, so it'll give out better results if you want to do some extreme overclocking. Beside that main different, Max version also has more usb3 ports ( using NEC's usb3.0 controller ) and a TPM header. That's all. Other features are identical between the 2 boards.

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z87-MPOWER-MAX.html
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z87-MPOWER.html
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June 24, 2013 12:21:40 AM

And whats the Diff in Xpower compared to the max other than 5x pcie
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June 24, 2013 12:27:08 AM

Genarus said:
And whats the Diff in Xpower compared to the max other than 5x pcie


Even more phases ( 32 ) for pro overclockers who want to break records. More sata ports, full usb3, better sound controller,... Normal MPower is more than enough for any normal end-user in my opinion.
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June 24, 2013 12:32:40 AM

Madn3ss795 said:
MPower Max has more phases in its power design than the MPower ( 20 vs 16 phases ), plus 2*8pin cpu power header instead of 1, so it'll give out better results if you want to do some extreme overclocking. Beside that main different, Max version also has more usb3 ports ( using NEC's usb3.0 controller ) and a TPM header. That's all. Other features are identical between the 2 boards.

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z87-MPOWER-MAX.html
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z87-MPOWER.html


thanks for the reply
i won't be doing some extreme overclockin, only medium overclockin, so do you think the mpower max is worth paying 30$ more?
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June 24, 2013 12:34:04 AM

Nope, I don't think it'll worth the extra 30$.
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June 24, 2013 12:40:14 AM

Madn3ss795 said:
Nope, I don't think it'll worth the extra 30$.


thanks for the help
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