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

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=N82E16813130679&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131872

The cost will probably be the deciding factor for me, so what are your suggestions?
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  1. 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=N82E16813130679&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131872

    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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    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
  3. Go with the Asus, much better quality and quality control
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