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MSI Z77A-G43 vs GIGABYTE GA-H87-HD3

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May 17, 2014 10:17:23 AM

i want to set one of this board with a Intel Core i3-3240 and i may progress my CPU to a i5-4570 in future, i want to choos a stable and cool board , what is your opinion about my choos , which one is better?
May 17, 2014 10:20:05 AM

There have different sockets. i5 4570 is 1150 - Haswell. i3-324- is 1155 which is Ivy bridge. They don't mix.
You want a i3 4130 with a H87 or H97 motherboard.
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May 17, 2014 10:44:04 AM

So ... msi z77 + 3450 or gigabyte h87 + 4130 ?
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May 17, 2014 10:52:54 AM

Do you already have the Intel Core i3-3240?
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May 17, 2014 10:53:21 AM

If you starting from scratch you might as well go with Haswell = gigabyte h87 + 4130. It is only roughly 5% better.
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May 17, 2014 11:35:03 AM

"Do you already have the Intel Core i3-3240?" not yet
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May 17, 2014 11:36:11 AM

"If you starting from scratch you might as well go with Haswell = gigabyte h87 + 4130. It is only roughly 5% better."

can i overclock with a H87 chipset ?
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May 17, 2014 11:39:50 AM

rainyman13 said:
"If you starting from scratch you might as well go with Haswell = gigabyte h87 + 4130. It is only roughly 5% better."

can i overclock with a H87 chipset ?


No. If you want to overclock you have to get a i5 4670k and a Z87 or Z97 motherboard which is much more expensive.
The AMD option is a FX 8320 with a 990FX motherboard which is similar priced to an i5 4670k and a Z87 or Z97 motherboard
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May 17, 2014 11:49:00 AM

If the ts wants to start with a dualcore and upgrade later to an overclockable cpu like the 4690K should he get a z97 chipset motherboard.The 4670K should work with that too if buying a second hand cpu at that time.
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May 17, 2014 12:00:10 PM

"No. If you want to overclock you have to get a i5 4670k and a Z87 or Z97 motherboard which is much more expensive.
The AMD option is a FX 8320 with a 990FX motherboard which is similar priced to an i5 4670k and a Z87 or Z97 motherboard"

"If the ts wants to start with a dualcore and upgrade later to an overclockable cpu like the 4690K should he get a z97 chipset motherboard.The 4670K should work with that too if buying a second hand cpu at that time."


thanks guys but a Z97 mobo prices here is about 1000$ so i keep with a cheaper options
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May 17, 2014 12:12:16 PM

Socket 1155 isn't that old and still performs well if you want to stay with intel.Just make sure that the cpu is for the same socket,
for motherboards that support overclocking look at the Z75 and Z77 chipsets.
For the cpu that fit this socket,
http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/cpu/#k=14&s=11,12,13
only the "K"models can overclock.

For haswell can you also look at socket 1150 with the Z87 chipset,but the newer i5 4690K probably isn't supported right away but probably later with bios updates it just might.

The fx cpu's do fine too if you want to go that route for less money.
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May 18, 2014 7:10:56 AM

thanks alot Vic ... i already have FX platform and this is my main reason to switch the platform to intel ... my AMD mobo (M5A97 le r2) emit a bad smell like burning s.th. :( 
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May 18, 2014 7:19:32 AM

rainyman13 said:
thanks alot Vic ... i already have FX platform and this is my main reason to switch the platform to intel ...

Which cpu?


rainyman13 said:

my AMD mobo (M5A97 le r2) emit a bad smell like burning s.th. :( 

If it's just for that could you try a rma or just get a better mobo.

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May 18, 2014 8:58:08 AM

FX4100 ... i lost my warranty cart ... i think buying a new AMD board That does not have PCIex3 is wasting money ...pleas correct me if i'm wrong
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May 18, 2014 12:01:14 PM

Cpu isn't the best,i would advice to upgrade that anyway and with that thing with the mobo is it not such a bad thought to go for an intel based system.
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May 19, 2014 10:39:11 AM

ok Vic thank U :) 
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