What is the difference between these two MSI motherboards?
Hi. What's the difference between these two motherboards?
Pavel Pokidaylo said:Hi. What's the difference between these two motherboards?
I just did my new build on the GD-65. I was doing some of the same research as you when I was looking for parts. I read that it has better temps than the 45. It also has faster speeds in general. It also has mSATA for me which I will upgrade in the not too distant future. I'm overall very happy with it. The killer network card is annoying to some people but i actually enjoy it. It's pretty snappy and I like having a 3rd party program control it.
The difference is $30 ....
All kidding aside, go here and check the boxes for what should be the 1st two MoBos on the list and hit compare
2 extra SATA ports
Multi BIOS Switch
OC Genie button
1 x 2-Digit Debug Code LED (very handy)
Super Charger: Quickly Charge your iPad/iPhone/smartphones even under S0/S1/S3/S4/S5 mode
SLI Bridge (Not listed for G45 but shud be there)
Heat Pipes on VRM
The GD-65 has notched many overclocking records as was pointed out in other thread....due most likely to its 12 phase power design (versus 8 on the G45). In the reviews I read, there's oft mention of the heavy duty components on the GD-65 ....if they are mentioned for the G45, I missed it.
"Parts such as Super Ferrite Chokes that run at up to 35 degree Celsius lower temperatures, have a 30% higher current handling capacity, and a 20% improvement in power efficiency; Tantalum filled Hi-C Caps that are are up to 93% efficient; and "Dark Capacitors" that feature Lower ESR and a ten-year lifespan all tied into a PCB with improved temperature and humidity protections "....
Would I spend the $30 ? In a heartbeat
Pavel Pokidaylo said:And the 45 has none of this? Thing is the combo would save me 60 dollars.
I only plan on overclocking my cards (maybe) sometimes and I figured I'd put a small overclock on the CPU. Do I still need the 65 or would the 45 be good for me?
Those were differences between the two .... you can compare for yaself using the compare function on newegg at the link I gave you.
The MoBo is the heart of your system, everything depends on that....id want those fancy caps, chokes, 12 phase power, etc..... better components as described have higher efficiencies which means, longer life, superior performance, more efficiency and less heat.....if a component is 90% efficient and anothe ris 80%, that means the better one generates 10% of its energy as heat and the other twice as much w/ 20%
As for the CPU cooling, assuming you're not going full blown custom loop.
1. Coolermaster Eisberg 240L - real water cooling, not the silly / noisy (we are talking 64 times as loud) Asetek stuff that Corsair sells for Asetek. Can use as a closed loop cooler to "get ya feet wet" so to speak and expand the loop later on....About $130
2. Phanteks PH-TC14-PE best performer of the big 3 ( incl. Noctua DH-14 and Silver Arrow) and most aesthetically pleasing. $80
3. Hyper 212 - Budget option for $30
Jack, the 45 comes in a combo with the i5 which saves me 60 bucks over going for the i5 and G65 seperately. What do you think? I know you say the G65 is better but will the G45 serve my needs? I'm not planning on making any record overclocks. The better cooling sounds nice but I'm not sure exactly what will be cooler or if I need it at all.
Is the G45 still a good motherboard for what I plan to do?
Yea my computer guy also told me to go for a motherboard around $180.00 instead of $150.00. I've never seen either of these two in action so I really don't know what kind of performance difference it would be. I know the G65 is better, I just don't know if it's necessary or not.
Would any of those upgrades translate into higher FPS in games?
Yea the VI formula is too expensive. If I go for the MSI G65 would that be best for this price range? Or is there a better one from Asus?
You've convinced me to go for a better board lol
Do you have new / correct mounting hardware for the liquid cooler to fit the different CPU socket ?
I think the differences have been covered already.... restating it won't change anything but less heat, better overclocking..... all lead to more performance (yes that means more fps and everything else) and longer life.
As I said in the other thread, the GD-65 is the best MoBo under $200 .... I also gave you the other Asus MoBos that I generally buy above $200. I really don't have anything else to say other than what already posted.
You have an Alienware box.... someone put a cooler on it, using one of the 2 or 3 mounting backplates and screw sets that it came with it.....do you have the ones that weren't used ? Did you get a bagful of alternate mounting mechanisms ?
As you can see here.....
WB Mounting mechanisms are different for:
CPU Socket 478
CPU Socket AM2/AM3
CPU Socket LGA2011
CPU Socket 603/604/F
CPU Socket LGA115x
CPU Socket LGA775
CPU Socket 939/940
CPU Socket LGA1366