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Choosing motherboard ...please help

hi guys ..
please help me to choosing best motherboard with best quality just between these 3 models : :sarcastic:

msi z68a-gd65 b3

msi p67a-gd80 b3

asus p8p67 deluxe rev3

is it true that msi have very issue with bios and overclocking?
can gd65 support 22nm cpu ?!


thanks a lot
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  1. I suggest going with the Asus Motherboard, they seem to be well made and their Warranty is great from my experience. On the other hand, MSI is more for budget builds, the quality of their items are okay but not the best. I think you should take a look at the links about the motherboards and read the feedback.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130602 - msi z68a-gd65 b3
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130581&Tpk=msi%20p67a-gd80%20b3 - msi p67a-gd80 b3
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131701 -asus p8p67 deluxe rev 3
  2. thanks for your reply
    i read most of them ...they all have some good point and bad thinks too...
    im very confuse to choosing beetween them !
    i think asus have most good point ! and have 18 phase but the chip is p67 so i think i have problem to oc ivy cpus !!?

    please help me to choose p67 asus vs z68-gd65 msi ?!
    p67 with better quality or z68 msi with less quality and better performance ?!!!!
  3. I took the time right now to thoroughly look at the both motherboard specs and the MSI Z68 looks promising as it does say it uses Military class components. So you should go with the Z68 if money is not a factor.
  4. If I had a choice between those 3. I'd go with the Asus. Asus boards are very rigid and stable. Not saying that MSI aren't but some of my friend's have had bad experiences with MSI boards.
  5. I got an ASUS P8Z77-I recently and it's great. No problems so far.
  6. Best answer
    What cpu are you buying??

    None of those motherboards will support 22nm cpu's out of the box.

    For a 22nm Ivy Bridge cpu you need a Z77/H77/B75. NOT P67/Z68.
  7. thanks everyone for reply

    my cpu is i5 2500k but i want to buy i7 2600k or 3770k !
    i cant find eny good poit of msi z68a-gd65 bytbi cant understand why the price is 225$ ?!

    (is enyone know about ecs z77h2-a2 gold quality !?)
  8. ECS is garbage, so is Foxconn, Biostar isnt much better imo.

    I see no reason to buy the older sandy bridge, go with a Ivy bridge processor and a Z77/H77.

    You cannot use a 3770K on a Z68, it won't work out of the box.
  9. hmmm...you right ...

    is msi z77a-g43 better than z68a-gd65 b3 ?!
    i cant understand why the price of z77-g43 is 120$ and z68-g65 225$ !! (maby for Discontinued reson !!! ha?!)
  10. Consider gigabyte as well, pretty good for the price.
  11. Consider Asrock, they are the 3rd largest mobo manufacturer and they offer really good boards for less money.
  12. Heck the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 was the best board under $160 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-gd65-z77h2-a2x,3187.html
  13. thanks my friend .....
    i agree with asrock too ...

    i think is better to compare asrock z77 extreme4 vs msi z77a-gd65 !?
    whats your idea ?
  14. tarashee said:
    thanks my friend .....
    i agree with asrock too ...

    i think is better to compare asrock z68 extreme4 vs msi z68a-gd65 !?
    whats your idea ?


    Sigh......I thought you said you were going with the Ivy Bridge cpu?

    I told you at least 5 times you cannot use a Z68.
  15. oh sory ........( edited post....i mean z77 :D )
  16. They are both good.
  17. Best answer selected by tarashee.
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