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Can't decide Asus or Gagabyte

apress
  • 74 months ago

Can't decide which motherboard would be best to use with Intel i7 4770K CPU.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z87pro http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87xud4h or any other thoughts.

Thank you for your help in advance.

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  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Lady Gagabyte?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know about you but the risk of possibly needing to RMA a motherboard just doesn't sit well with me. This is why I study long and hard and try to find out which companies have the best RMA %: http://gigabytedaily.blogspot.com/2013/05/gigabyte-motherboards-have-lowest-rma.html

If you want the least amount of risk of needing to RMA your motherboard GIGABYTE is the way to go.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely something to consider. Because the Gigabyte motherboard does not have WIFI, what would you recommend I look at for a WIFI/Bluetooth card? Thank you!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

MSI has improved their quality quite a bit over the last couple of years but when needing a good motherboard that has built in WIFI, this is one of the only ones I recommend: http://www.microcenter.com/product/414817/Z87_MPower_Socket_LGA_1150_ATX_Intel_Motherboard

Why? MSI stress tests the Mpower boards for 24 hours with an overclocked i7 as part of the Quality Assurance. No other manufacturer does anything similar.
Otherwise Since I mainly focus on Gaming builds which typically don't use wifi I don't have any good recommendations I could suggest for a separate card. The price difference of adding a card to say the GIGABYTE board is nearly the same price as the MSI Mpower board total.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

WIFI is not a deal breaker. I am more concerned about having a quality motherboard. Below is what I have put together. Let me know if you have any suggestions. Thank you.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/apress/saved/4tkd

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you give me a little more information on what the main use of the computer will be. Gaming / YT Video / Live stream and such?

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

Go with the ASUS if you need the wireless internet or want the software fan control.

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

Either or is fine. If you need wifi maybe the asus is a better option. That being said I personally think it's more important to choose whichever you like the look of more (assuming you're into aesthetics)

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