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Which of these 3 motherboards and why?

xshadowclaw
  • 72 months ago

Here's my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/xshadowclaw/saved/K3w7YJ. Feel free to comments on any other part of the build as well, that would help :)

Any way, which of these 3 motherboards should I go with?

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming I've had someone advice me against going for any MSI motherboards. I've also seen that it's not a very popular motherboard brand. But this particular motherboard does have 153 ratings with 4.8 stars so that makes me doubt that it's a bad motherboard.

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H Gigabyte seems to be a popular motherboard brand.

Asus Z87-A Asus is the most popular and trusted brand as far as I know.

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Maybe you could get the new Devils Canyon and Z97 board. Beside being better for overclock the Asus motherboard has a couple of new features VS. the Z87-A

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $137.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $377.98
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Devils Canyon? What is that?

What are those new features you are talking about?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Devils Canyon is the codaname Intel gave to their new OC Haswell CPUs. Z97-A has the new connectors SATA Express and M.2. Also they improved the sound part and looks nicer in my opinion.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Allright so the asus motherboard has all that and that is what you recommend? I'm a noob when it comes to mother boards and well, pretty much anything hardware related but mostly mother boards.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it's a very good motherboard.

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