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Which motherboard is better?

I ALREADY just bought the

MSI Z87 G65 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130692

....but did i make a mistake? Is the Asrock Z87 fatal1ty killer better? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157460
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    I had the opportunity to test their Z77-GD65 Gaming board, and it is a sweet board. If the Z87 version of it is similar, you did not make a mistake at all.
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  3. Onus said:
    I had the opportunity to test their Z77-GD65 Gaming board, and it is a sweet board. If the Z87 version of it is similar, you did not make a mistake at all.


    Ok how is this PC i just bought the parts.


    i5 4670k

    MSI Z87 G65 gaming mobotherboard

    8GB G.skill ripjaw x series 1600mhz ram

    1TB 7200rpm HDD Seagate barracuda

    Fractal design define R4 with window,black pearl

    XFX 80+gold Moudular PSU

    Wifi adapter

    1 fractal fan

    1 corsair fan
  4. If you intend to play games, you'll need a graphics card. If you want to overclock, you'll want an aftermarket cooler. For moderate overclocking, a 120mm tower-style cooler is sufficient. I use the Xigmatek Gaia myself, but its price recently got jacked. I'd still choose it over the Hyper212 family (which is louder, and not quite as good per reviews), but a cheaper, comparable equivalent now appears to be a model from NZXT.
  5. Onus said:
    If you intend to play games, you'll need a graphics card. If you want to overclock, you'll want an aftermarket cooler. For moderate overclocking, a 120mm tower-style cooler is sufficient. I use the Xigmatek Gaia myself, but its price recently got jacked. I'd still choose it over the Hyper212 family (which is louder, and not quite as good per reviews), but a cheaper, comparable equivalent now appears to be a model from NZXT.



    WOOPS!! FORGOT TO ADD THE GPU LOL!! ITS FOR GAMES


    its a Sapphire Toxic R9 280x 3GB 384bit OC edition.

    Wont be oc'ing for now.
  6. so now how is it?
  7. I'd think that should be able to max games at 1920x1080 for a good while.
    If you'll be gaming over a wireless connection, make sure the wireless adapter is a PCIe x1 card, not a cheap USB dongle. I have and like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704162
  8. Onus said:
    I'd think that should be able to max games at 1920x1080 for a good while.
    If you'll be gaming over a wireless connection, make sure the wireless adapter is a PCIe x1 card, not a cheap USB dongle. I have and like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704162

    dont worry...my bro is gonna give me a wifi adapter.
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