Diffrence between These two?

You all have recommended a board to me But
I am stuck between these two boards

MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

My first choice was the G45 Because it slied and was pretty decent.
As far as i can tell the only extra features i see is the GD65 has two ESATA ports on the back and I think more usbs.. Other then this is there any other features it comes with that i should know about?
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  1. Besides the eSATA and the extra USB 2.0 header, I can't see any difference between the two. If I were you I would save the cash and go for the G45.

    Also, I found another post about this same question, you can check it out if you want but it basically says the same thing.


    Good luck with your build!
  2. That's quite a jump in price, from $130-170 to $290.

    The Gigabyte is clearly a superior motherboard. It has 4 PCIe x16 slots, 6 USB 3.0 slots and 2 USB 3.0 headers, 4 SATA 6Gb/s headers, and 2 firewire slots. It also has 4 less USB 2.0 slots. Is it really worth an extra ~$150? You got to ask yourself if what it offers is worth it to you. Only you can decide.

    One thing I missed before is that the GD65 has 2 extra SATA 6Gb/s headers. Good luck with deciding.
  3. A P67 GD55 or 65 cannot be compared to a high end motherboard like the GA P67A UD7, it is unfair to even make the comparison.

    If you can afford a expensive board then by all means go for a $200+ board, but in the $100-$150 range, the MSI boards do very well.
  4. i completely agree with jsanthara! Gigabyte motherboards are much much better than MSI motherboards! :D
  5. Ok my board came in hooked everything up and no post just keeps resetting. I didn't have a video card on first attempt but after first attempt I put in my old radeon 1900 CT
    still no post. Could this b bad board?
  6. I got the 45
  7. It all depends on what you objectives are for both OC and GPU(s). Copy/Paste from what I said before.

    Naively both the P67 & Z68 + Sandy Bridge are 16 PCIe lanes; this is a CPU limitation. Now there are P67 & Z68 MOBO's that can do x16/x16 with the aide of an NF200 added chipset. The following all have excellent Phases and phase control for low vCore in OC 4.5GHz+.

    My choice are:
    3-WAY + PhysX P8P67 WS REVOLUTION ; perfect PCIe spacing and great OC
    3-WAY - PhysX GA-P67A-UD7-B3 or GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 ; IMO for gaming not worth the $90 premium for the Z68
    2-WAY + PhysX GA-Z68XP-UD5 or ASUS P8Z68-V PRO or ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1)

    You might want to wait for the X79/SB-E/LGA 2011 with 32-lanes of the NEW PCIe 3.0 which effectively quadruples the current P67/Z68/SB bandwidth coming in November (~3 months). The estimated costs for the SB-E 6-cores are $500+ limited unlock to $1,000 full unlock CPU Multiplier, and there will be a 4-core version for ~$300. See -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_2011
  8. I'm just trying to get my PC to run with this boarding really love what it has
    Lots of usbs and able to sli
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