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Msi vs asus (motherboard battle)

I am between two boards, the asus gryphon and the Msi Z87-45, they both have great features, with msi focused on the gaming side of things with the killer internet and specialized keyboard and mouse port for better response, as the gryphon has great build quality and also some neat features?
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    Between the two, I'd go the Gryphon, I myself won't touch MSI for builds, yes, they have lots of Hype in their advertising on all their 'special' features, (which aren't all that special or work all that well), but that doesn't overcome poor Quality control and even worse support...MSI has been going downhill in sales since about 2008/9 and things haven't changed
  2. They are both solid choices, both companies make quality products, if you are doing a build for gaming then get the MSI
  3. Tradesman1 said:
    Between the two, I'd go the Gryphon, I myself won't touch MSI for builds, yes, they have lots of Hype in their advertising on all their 'special' features, (which aren't all that special or work all that well), but that doesn't overcome poor Quality control and even worse support...MSI has been going downhill in sales since about 2008/9 and things haven't changed


    Is MSI really bad? A lot of people I know use MSI and they don't have any problems as far as I know
  4. Tradesman1 said:
    Between the two, I'd go the Gryphon, I myself won't touch MSI for builds, yes, they have lots of Hype in their advertising on all their 'special' features, (which aren't all that special or work all that well), but that doesn't overcome poor Quality control and even worse support...MSI has been going downhill in sales since about 2008/9 and things haven't changed

    i know that the gryphon has a better overall thermal solution, so i think that im going to go with asus paired with an asus 760, i dont like the colors that much, but i like performance more than looks ;) , it will be a non-window case anyway because i wish to make this a quiet beast, will be housing it in the bitfenix ghost. thanks again!
  5. While I only build on the big 3, if I take any two of those and put them together as far a problems with mobos, DOAs, bad BIOS, drivers etc (both of my actual builds and calls I get about other rigs for help) that total is exceeded by the number of problem calls I get from people with MSI mobos - which is why I don't build on them as reason 1, the fiasco with their P67 mobos a couple years back is reason #2, when they shipped tons of boards that had overly tight DRAM sockets which resulted in rigs going into a start, restart loop, and knew about the problem...yet when people called in, it was always "No, we haven't heard anything about that", never recalled the mobos or anything, so they lose points for lack of ethics also
  6. Tradesman1 said:
    While I only build on the big 3, if I take any two of those and put them together as far a problems with mobos, DOAs, bad BIOS, drivers etc (both of my actual builds and calls I get about other rigs for help) that total is exceeded by the number of problem calls I get from people with MSI mobos - which is why I don't build on them as reason 1, the fiasco with their P67 mobos a couple years back is reason #2, when they shipped tons of boards that had overly tight DRAM sockets which resulted in rigs going into a start, restart loop, and knew about the problem...yet when people called in, it was always "No, we haven't heard anything about that", never recalled the mobos or anything, so they lose points for lack of ethics also

    Who are the "big" three anyways? i think asus is one
  7. Asus, the Rock (ASRock) and GB (GigaByte) - far and away the top three selling mobo companies
  8. Tradesman1 said:
    Asus, the Rock (ASRock) and GB (GigaByte) - far and away the top three selling mobo companies


    yeah but asrock is asus's sister company
  9. No, the Rock was started by Asus to make OEM and entry level mobos, but broke away and became a stand alone company a few years back, since then it has steadily grown and continued to increase sales by making good solid mobos, with the Z77 it's Z77 Extreme 4 was one of the best selling mobos out there and heavily favored by gamers
  10. Tradesman1 said:
    No, the Rock was started by Asus to make OEM and entry level mobos, but broke away and became a stand alone company a few years back, since then it has steadily grown and continued to increase sales by making good solid mobos, with the Z77 it's Z77 Extreme 4 was one of the best selling mobos out there and heavily favored by gamers

    i will be getting the gryphon, since it hat great features and is a discount sabretooth, but still awsome
  11. Sounds good, let us know how it goes
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