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hello guys i need help choosing the best mobo from the list-:
1. Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H. ($189)
2. Asus Z87-A. ($199)
3. MSI Z87-G45 Gaming. ($199)
4. ASRock Z87 Extreme 6. ($215)
5. Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ($219)

plz tell me which is the best and why?
thx guys
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  1. personal preference - features, it's up to you really.
  2. whereare you getting these prices from? the Asrock z87 extreme 6 is only $130 on newegg right now.

    the gigabye is a shellshocker later today and will probly be like $120
  3. The prices are in Australian dollar and all the motherboard are in my budget,just want to know which one is the best.thx
  4. Which features do you want? All of those Z87 boards will have identical base performance.

    Based on looking over all the boards, though, I'd say the MSI Z87-G45 is the best - hands down (see link below).

    It has the most robust memory options, but more importantly, it's the only board in the list that doesn't waste expansion with an outdated PCI slot. Unless you'll be including old expansion cards from the 90s in your new build, there is no point. The MSI's the pick of the litter here.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130693
  5. Eggz said:
    Which features do you want? All of those Z87 boards will have identical base performance.

    Based on looking over all the boards, though, I'd say the MSI Z87-G45 is the best - hands down (see link below).

    It has the most robust memory options, but more importantly, it's the only board in the list that doesn't waste expansion with an outdated PCI slot. Unless you'll be including old expansion cards from the 90s in your new build, there is no point. The MSI's the pick of the litter here.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130693

    thx for your help, but does MSI have any disadvantages companied to others? or its basically the best one ?
  6. Best answer
    I think it's the best. After looking through all five spec sheets, it seems like all five boards have the same basic features. The only difference in addition to what I mentioned above was that some did not support high memory speeds, but the MSI does, so that it another plus. Everything else is pretty standard for the Z87 chipset.

    Any board with a Z87 chipset will give you the same performance. The difference comes from features and settings. MSI has good settings for overclocking, so getting a "K" processor will afford you a benefit if paired with this board. But if you don't overclock, any compatible processor will have the same performance. Basically, what you add to the board will effect performance, but not the board itself. Boards only come into play for performance in the very limited sense that their option set will either allow you to take, or prevent you from taking, full advantage of your high-end parts' potential (e.g. overclocking).

    One final thing that is not performance related is that nicer brand-name motherboards tend to run into compatibility issues less often. Such boards have the profile for many thousands of random computer parts, down to the exact protocols and specifications, which ensures things that should work will work. Cheaper boards usually have a less robust library of compatibility profiles. This MSI board will likely work with everything that should work with it.
  7. Best answer selected by Sarvpriya and thank you very much Eggz.
  8. Glad to help. Enjoy the build :D
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