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a b V Motherboard
December 18, 2013 11:57:58 AM

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

better than the one i bought?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I paid 188 for it so ignore the price's. Which one is overall better? Thanks

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a c 148 V Motherboard
December 18, 2013 12:20:59 PM

I have not used either of those boards, but I did review the predecessor of the MSI board, the Z77-GD65 Gaming. I was thoroughly impressed with it. Expecting to encounter weak VRMs (for which some of their lower-end boards are known) I was pleasantly surprised that they stayed nice and cool. There were plenty of overclocking and tweaking options, good placement, enough fan headers, etc. I would expect the Z87 version to be similar, and would put it on my own "short list" if I were building a Haswell system for myself.
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a b V Motherboard
December 18, 2013 12:35:22 PM

Onus said:
I have not used either of those boards, but I did review the predecessor of the MSI board, the Z77-GD65 Gaming. I was thoroughly impressed with it. Expecting to encounter weak VRMs (for which some of their lower-end boards are known) I was pleasantly surprised that they stayed nice and cool. There were plenty of overclocking and tweaking options, good placement, enough fan headers, etc. I would expect the Z87 version to be similar, and would put it on my own "short list" if I were building a Haswell system for myself.


Oh ok but I never knew about this... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-131-... for 13 dollars more I could have got this but i never knew this existed....should I be sad? Did I Screw up?
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a c 148 V Motherboard
December 18, 2013 12:47:02 PM

The only reason for remorse is if you are interested in a specific feature of the Asus board, "sonic radar," which gives a visual indicator on-screen of the direction of sound. Most people probably don't care about this at all. For those who are deaf in one ear (such as myself), it is the kind of feature which could conceivably motivate an upgrade, but I'm not sure anyone else would care at all.
Unless you absolutely want that feature, I can think of no other reason to call your choice a "screw up" or otherwise cause for sadness; I'm confident you bought an excellent board.
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a b V Motherboard
December 18, 2013 12:50:38 PM

Onus said:
The only reason for remorse is if you are interested in a specific feature of the Asus board, "sonic radar," which gives a visual indicator on-screen of the direction of sound. Most people probably don't care about this at all. For those who are deaf in one ear (such as myself), it is the kind of feature which could conceivably motivate an upgrade, but I'm not sure anyone else would care at all.
Unless you absolutely want that feature, I can think of no other reason to call your choice a "screw up" or otherwise cause for sadness; I'm confident you bought an excellent board.


Yeah I just prefer the Look and its "Asus" Ugh I get get my head off of it. Looks much better....feature...Nothing really. Its just an "ROG" Mobo. Sounds dumb huh? Anyway, My full build is


i5 4670k

MSI Z87 GD65 motherboard

Sapphire Toxic R9 280x 3GB GDDR5 384bit GPU

G.skill Ripjaw 2x8 (8) GB 1600mhz ram

1TB 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda HDD

XFX 750w 80+ Gold fully modular PSU

1 Corsair AF140 red Led fan

1 fractal R2 140mm fan

All in one FRACTAL DESIGN DEFINE R4 pearl black WITH WINDOW


How is that?
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a c 148 V Motherboard
December 18, 2013 1:19:09 PM

That looks great. You should be able to max current games.
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