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ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 Vs. MSI 970A-G43

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September 18, 2013 4:44:15 PM

So I'm looking to build a new PC with an FX-6350, and I came across these two boards. I have always loved Asus with their quality and software, but I'm willing to take a chance with MSI since it is MUCH cheaper. Which of these two boards would be the best choice:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The cost will probably be the deciding factor for me, so what are your suggestions?

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September 18, 2013 5:12:07 PM

Evan Shaffer said:
So I'm looking to build a new PC with an FX-6350, and I came across these two boards. I have always loved Asus with their quality and software, but I'm willing to take a chance with MSI since it is MUCH cheaper. Which of these two boards would be the best choice:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The cost will probably be the deciding factor for me, so what are your suggestions?


The MSI has a history of actual fires, due to overheated VRMs
Id go for the Asus, as their quality is 5x better.
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September 18, 2013 5:17:53 PM

neither. both are 4+1 power phase design motherboards with no heatsink on the mosfets. neither will allow you to overclock and both will struggle to run a 125W cpu. if you had to take one or the other i'd get the asus just because i don't trust msi motherboards. That said you'd be better off getting a 6300 and a m5a97 r2.0
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September 18, 2013 7:53:53 PM

Go with the Asus, much better quality and quality control
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