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talk me out of buying this please

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130695

z87 chipset

this was THE cheapest z87 mobo on black Friday.... any clue as to why?

I'm looking at this for about 80 bucks.... Tell me why the extra 40 is worth it for a different board. I'm open to listen.

please God let steamroller not suck.....so intel lowers its prices....lol
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    with some low cost motherboards like that msi the video card slots are wired 16x and 4x. you cnat do sli or crossfire on the board. the board will say crossfire but not sli. most real gaming mb have there video slots wired at 16x for 1 card and 8x 8x with two. if your using one card and not over clocking you could use a smaller atx mb and the h87 or h81 chipset mb and save some cash.
  2. These are some features you won't find in cheaper boards: (which one's you might miss is up to you...)

    Power supply regulation is simpler, cheaper, and won't be able to provide as much current as higher end boards...

    Very basic audio circuitry....

    No WiFi, no blue tooth, no dual BIOS, no BIOS flashback, no second NIC, no special gaming NIC, minimal heatsinks on on-board components, no an ETX, no support of 3 or 4 GPUs, fewer SATA ports, fewer USB ports...... etc

    Just an example to do a side-by-side comparison with:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128595
  3. smorizio said:
    with some low cost motherboards like that msi the video card slots are wired 16x and 4x. you cnat do sli or crossfire on the board. the board will say crossfire but not sli. most real gaming mb have there video slots wired at 16x for 1 card and 8x 8x with two. if your using one card and not over clocking you could use a smaller atx mb and the h87 or h81 chipset mb and save some cash.



    I'm just feeling like a dumb dumb here for
    A buying a system the may only have one chip in it ( rumor has it LGA 1150 wont be compatible with Broadcom)
    B buying a huge case cause I was tired of monkeying around in this cramped @$$ oem case of current pc)
    and now the thought of getting a matx just seems infuriating because I got the big case to make it easier to work on.... but a matx would have everything cramped together anyway!
  4. smorizio said:
    with some low cost motherboards like that msi the video card slots are wired 16x and 4x. you cnat do sli or crossfire on the board. the board will say crossfire but not sli. most real gaming mb have there video slots wired at 16x for 1 card and 8x 8x with two. if your using one card and not over clocking you could use a smaller atx mb and the h87 or h81 chipset mb and save some cash.


    just grabbed an asrock pro4 for 75 bucks? I do good fellow forum-ites?
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