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Asus or MSI ? please your opinion

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November 23, 2012 2:08:04 AM

Hello

I have been going around so many websites , so many reviews , the more I read the more I get confused !!!! tomshardware,xbitlabs,guru3d,overclock3d ........etc !!!

I am building a new system for Gaming and general computer usage ... I always used Gigabyte Mobos but from the amount of no-so-good feedback I think I pass the Gigabyte

Then I started to look at MSI boards , they seem very elegant , well built and high quality , but some reviews show they always score less than Asus boards , and some poeple are having problems with Windows 8 and not detected devices and so on !! what I also liked about MSI is the use of Intel LAN and ALC898 audio which is better than ALC892 in most of Asus boards ...


My parts are :
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I7 3770K
Mushkin 2*4 GB 1600mhz 1.5v
Zalman 9900MAX-B CPU cooler
MSI GTX670 Power edition
Corsair AX750 PSU
Corsair 500R case

My priority in a motherboard is :
1.Performance (especially in gaming and getting the most of the GTX670)
1.Stability and robustness with good componants
2.Running cool in all its parts
3.Has good sound and Intel LAN
4.ATX form factor
5.OC ability is NOT important to me(but a plus for s iure)
6.Thunderbolt NOT important
7.Has no issues with devices and generally liked by the people...


So I narrowed down my options in to (price from 180-250)$:
1.Sabertooth Z77 (just concerned about the thermal thingy would make it hot indeed)
2.Maximus V gene (just hate it being mATX so crowded)
3.P8Z77-V (or the deluxe version) (looks cheeper than the above 2 ?!)
4.MSI Z77A-GD80 or 65 ( so many people with bad ram slots,pcie slots,boot problems and bios problems with Windows 8)

My questions are :
-Anyone you elect for me ?
-What if compaired to MSI Z77A-GD80 or GD60 ? Gigabyte is out for me,as well as ASrock..those 2 are not options for me at all.
-Will any of those work with the Zalman 9900MAX cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835118074


Thanks in advance...


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November 23, 2012 2:59:04 AM

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I've been reading those reviews hundred of times...I'm asking the community here...from personal experience that is...
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November 23, 2012 3:00:57 AM

Thanks again although I know how to Google things..
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November 23, 2012 3:01:38 AM

mahanddeem said:
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I've been reading those reviews hundred of times...I'm asking the community here...from personal experience that is...
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You read hundreds of reviews and are still confused :o  o.k. no problem.Good luck!
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November 23, 2012 3:04:03 AM

mahanddeem said:
Thanks again although I know how to Google things..
What does Google have to do with it :lol:  i am recommending you good motherboards i personally have used :hello: 
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November 23, 2012 3:07:03 AM

bigcyco1 said:
You read hundreds of reviews and are still confused :o  o.k. no problem.Good luck!


Yes still confused because in some reviews these boards score exactly the same, then in others big differences...
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