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MSI Z97-G45 Gaming VS MSI Z97 Gaming 5

Stanbery
  • 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?

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  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

G45. I almost got it but opted out for an Asus board.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Why that one as opposed to the Gaming 5?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Because I think the G45 looks really cool, and it has a lot of features for it's price.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, true. I absolutely love the heatsinks on it, but the brown PCB is disappointing to see.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

M.2 is the newer, upcoming storage technology while mSATA is much older.

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