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Z77 MSI or Gigabyte NEW BUILD

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June 1, 2012 5:32:52 PM

Hi there, im currently half way through a new build,

I have an i5 3570k which will be overclocked, a zotac gtx 285, samsung sh-222ab optical drive, 1tb seagate hard drive,

8gb Corsair vengence 1600, im looking at a z77 motherboard and my current options are as follows :

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-z77a-g43-intel-z77-s...

or

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z77-d3h-inte...

both are of a similar price and im pretty new to pc building, im also looking to spend £80 or less as i have limited money left for the build

which one of these motherboards would be best for a beginner build ? and which is the easiest to use ?

thanks =]

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a c 435 V Motherboard
June 1, 2012 8:26:50 PM

I would go to each board's webpage and check out the features. Of the two, I'd say the MSI would be a little easier to work with.
a b V Motherboard
June 1, 2012 8:33:12 PM

I have both brands, and I like both. I prefer Gigabyte because they are easier to run on OSX and Gigabyte has faster boot times.
June 1, 2012 9:58:43 PM

ok cheers, i have read feautures and both are very similar, the gigabyte comes with more usb 3.0's but the MSI supports higher mhz of ram which doesnt matter as i have 8gb of 1600mhz corsair vengence anyway.
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