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Board Comparison - MSI-G45 Gaming vs. Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H

jspaeth
  • 76 months ago

Hey everyone, I'm working on my first PC build and can't decide which motherboard to get. I will be using the Intel I5 4570 CPU, and I do not plan on doing much, if any, gaming. The two boards I have been back and forth between are the MSI-G45 Gaming and the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4h. I will be using the on chip graphics so I need a Mobo with graphics ability. Budget would be under 150 preferably. I am not set on any board at the moment so any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Pvvt Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Pvvt/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Pvvt/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Microcenter) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg) Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($108.00 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC) Total: $702.90 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-09 12:35 EST-0500)

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're not planning on doing much gaming, and don't need the extra features of the z87 chipset, like overclocking, get an H87 board instead

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