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What's difference between MSI Z77A-G45 and G65?
Oct 22, 2012, 5:32 PM
Title says it all. Looking to upgrade to the i5 3570K and am trying to decide on a board.
Oct 22, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
what difference z77a
Oct 22, 2012, 5:52 PM
There both good boards one just has a ton of more features than other and thats what your paying for.
I'd go for the cheaper one G45 its a bit silly to get the G65 if your not looking for all those extras.
Oct 22, 2012, 5:55 PM
Is it better for overclocking? Because I want it for gaming and overclocking, that's all I care about.
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Oct 22, 2012, 6:01 PM
You will have better temps for overcloking on G65 which is important for overclocking.
Oct 22, 2012, 6:03 PM
Huh. The heat syncs on both boards look pretty similar, I figured cooling wouldn't be any different.
Oct 22, 2012, 6:04 PM
Actually, nevermind. They are bigger on the G65. I think I'll just go with that, considering I'm looking at a $30 difference.
Oct 22, 2012, 6:32 PM
Is it a Z77A-GD65 vs z77a-g45?
gd65 has all three PCI-e 3.0 slot where g45 has 2xPCI-e 3.0 and one PCI-e 2.0.
Go with g45. Its enough for you with 2x3.0 pci-e. No need to spend extra money.
Oct 22, 2012, 6:34 PM
For overclocking, both will be same. Little difference is ignorable. No need to waste money on gd65 for extra slot which you dont need.
Oct 22, 2012, 6:45 PM
Is that really the only difference? The 3rd PCI-E 3 slot?
So you figure overclocking will be the same?
Oct 22, 2012, 6:53 PM
As long as same chip and same brand with same model, no difference. Little big heatsink will not make such difference.
Oct 22, 2012, 7:01 PM
So I'm not much of a fancy feature guy. All I want is PCI-E 3.0, Ivybridge, and overclockability. Sounds like the G45 would be perfectly fine for me I guess.
Oct 22, 2012, 7:06 PM
Yes, its perfect with dual PCI-e 3.0 for multi gpu and supports IB cpu with overclocking. Also cost less than gd65. Will be great for you
Oct 22, 2012, 7:08 PM
Cool, thanks for the help.
Oct 22, 2012, 7:10 PM
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