MSI Z77A-G45 vs Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: August 31, 2012 2:59 PM in Systems Share foxh0und August 31, 2012 12:48:34 PM http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-z77a-g45-intel-z77-s...(x16)-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-atx http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z77-d3h-inte... As you can see the price for each board is exactly the same... are there any benefits of one over the other? this is the rest of my build if its important: GPU: 2GB MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k + Coolmaster hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler PSU: 650W Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 RAM: 8GB (2 x 4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance SSD: 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 HDD: 1TB Seagate 7200 RPM CASE: NZXT Phantom 410 Mid Tower DVDRW: Sony AD-5280S-0B 24x FANS: 1 x 140mm NZXT FZ-140mm LED 13 Blade Fan 1000RPM 2 x Arctic Cooling F12 120mm Case Fan More about : msi z77a g45 gigabyte z77 d3h Wolfshadw August 31, 2012 1:21:14 PM The MSI board has a second PCI-Ex16 3.0 slot and more PCI-Ex1 slots for expansion. -Wolf sends Raid Z3ro August 31, 2012 1:46:16 PM I recently opted for the GA45 over the D3H - loving it. Related resources MSI Z77A-G45 vs ASRock Z77 Extreme6 - Forum [Solved] GIGABYTE Z77X-D3H, MSI Z77A-G45 - 16/16/8, Airflow, SLI - Forum GIGABYTE Z77X-D3H, MSI Z77A-G45 - 16/16/8, Airflow, SLI - Forum MSI Z77A-G45 VS ASRock Extreme 4 - Forum Budget Gaming Rig-Advice - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer geekapproved August 31, 2012 2:44:53 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $115 w/free 2013 Kaspersky *I see your in UK, wow ASrock is outrageous in UK! arzbhatia August 31, 2012 2:59:08 PM Go for the ASRock Z77 Extreme4. It's much better than those two. And the best bang for the buck. arzbhatia August 31, 2012 2:59:58 PM Oh and remember to post component related questions in their respective sections. (Like, this thread should've been created in the Motherboard section) Have fun! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumQ. about OC-ing and mobo choice ForumGA-Z77X-UD3H vs . GA-Z77-D3H ForumI7 with GTX 680 or i5 with GTX 670? ForumWhat's difference between MSI Z77A-G45 and G65? ForumMSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt vs Asus P8Z77-V LK ForumMSI ’s Z77A-G45 vs ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Forum(Asus P8Z68-V LE) VS ( Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ) motherboards ForumConfused, Please help. ForumI5-3570k: Which one of these 5 motherboards? ForumMotherboard selection ForumGaming PC compatibility check ForumWhich Motherboard? ForumThe GA-Z77MX-D3H Forum1st Build: 2 Stage Basic Gaming (Wow) Build with some future proofing ForumCPU Temps More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !