- 69 months ago
Hey guys. I'm currently torn between two MSI Z97 motherboards: the G45 Gaming and the Gaming 5. The former is $10 cheaper than the latter. From what I can tell, the only differences are that the G45 uses an mSATA slot, while the Gaming 5 uses M.2; and they have style differences. The G45 has, in my opinion, cooler looking heatsinks, but its PCB is an unattractive brown color as opposed to the Gaming 5's black one. Which would you all choose?