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MSI Z87-G45 or ASUS Z87-PLUS for gaming?

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February 25, 2014 5:24:24 AM

I was wondering what mobo should i get for a evga nvidia gtx 760 sc 2gb with acx cooler and i5 4670k 3.4 ghz (ill oc at 4.2 ghz). I mean i been reading reviews and both are good but im more in thr asus because i read that msi uses low end components.. Thanks
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February 25, 2014 6:37:20 AM

No MSI uses high end components and has better sound and NIC
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February 25, 2014 6:54:51 AM

The E2200 uses the Atheros NIC which is not considered as good as the new Intel NICs. The older Killer NIC was the E2100 and was supposedly technically better than the E2200 that replaces it.

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February 25, 2014 7:01:34 AM

So should i get asus or msi? I think asus its better right?
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February 25, 2014 7:05:20 AM

PachiiAxe said:
So should i get asus or msi? I think asus its better right?


It's personal preference, MSI also uses better onboard audio Realtek alc 1150, Asus uses alc 892
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February 25, 2014 8:00:33 AM

The difference between these NICs are really negligible. Killer has a great software though, but you need to configure it to make it work right. But yes MSI z87-g45 has better sound than Asus z87-plus.

Component quality is somewhat similar. Both boards are using 4 real power phase with a doubler. So same complexity here. Enough for mild overclocking... Mosfet quality and capacitors are pretty much same again. But MSI using higher quality 60A inductors in its every price range. Asus is only using 60A inductors on ROG series boards.

So at this price range I'd go either MSI or Gigabyte.
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February 25, 2014 8:43:22 AM

feelingtheblanks said:
The difference between these NICs are really negligible. Killer has a great software though, but you need to configure it to make it work right. But yes MSI z87-g45 has better sound than Asus z87-plus.

Component quality is somewhat similar. Both boards are using 4 real power phase with a doubler. So same complexity here. Enough for mild overclocking... Mosfet quality and capacitors are pretty much same again. But MSI using higher quality 60A inductors in its every price range. Asus is only using 60A inductors on ROG series boards.

So at this price range I'd go either MSI or Gigabyte.


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