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MSI MB Choice

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February 4, 2013 8:05:17 PM

I am a little lost, which MoBo should I buy of the following:



MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3)

I have the following to install on it:

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K (**OverClocking is not an important factor compared to other aspects**)
RAM: ADATA 16GB 1333MHz (4x4GB)
HDD: Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Green
SSD: Kingston HyperX 120 GB
PSU: Thermaltake Tough Power 850W

Six months ago I had an ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe and it is somewhy broken (it doesn't boot) and I want to buy one of the above MB instead of it.

Please help,, and so many thanks in advance.

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February 4, 2013 8:12:06 PM

If you have or are going to get a "K" model processor than you should be looking at Z68 or Z77 chipset based board. While you may not use the overclocking features there is not reason to handcap yourself in the future. The basic difference between the H77 and the Z68 or Z77 is that that the Z's are designed for performance and will allow you to do some overclocking. So I personally would go with the MSI Z77A-GD65.
February 4, 2013 8:25:04 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
So I personally would go with the MSI Z77A-GD65.

So many thanks for reply..

First ,just for clarification , I already do have the core i7 2600 K ...

But,, I understood that you would go for the Z77 and not the Z68,, is that correct.. ?

And if I didn't have the choice , I mean the only options I have are the Z68 or the zH77,, then which one should I choose..?

Thanks for your replay and patience.
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February 5, 2013 11:32:07 AM

Any Help Guys...
I can not find a Z77 in the store where I live..
I need to choose between the two MBs I mentioned in the original post...Please help me..
Again so many thanks in advance..

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February 5, 2013 1:12:50 PM

Go with the Z68, the only reason for the Z77 is that it is an updated chipset over the Z68.
February 5, 2013 1:22:08 PM

Thanks very much,,, clear answer for a youngster,,
February 5, 2013 1:23:01 PM

Best answer selected by aasheq_majnoon.