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tntsgoboom
  • 75 months ago

Hey guys can someone explain the main differences between these two motherboards:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132047

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=msi+x79a-gd45+plus&N=-1&isNodeId=1

I will be playing games as well as 3d modeling and rendering.

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  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Performance-wise, there will be little difference between the two. They have relatively similar specs, although the ASUS has 8 SATA 3 ports while the MSI has only 2. The ASUS also comes with Wi-fi, which you may find helpful at times. The MSI also has 3 PCIE 3.0 16x slots, while the ASUS only has 16x/16x or 16x/8x/8x. If you absolutely need the extra bandwidth, the MSI will have more. I'd recommend buying whatever suits your build in terms of color scheme and what brand you trust (I personally trust ASUS more than MSI, but that's just my opinion).

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot for answering, I appreciate the help.

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