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Good Gaming Motherboard for the Intel Core i5-4690K

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I'm helping a friend build a PC and I was wondering if there are any recommendations for a good gaming motherboard pairing with the i5-4960k?

Asus Z97-A

MSI Z97 G45 GAMING

MSI Z97 SLI-KRAIT EDITION


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MSI Gaming 5/Krait

Asus Z97A, ROG series


i5-4690k@4.5GHz || MSI GTX 970 || MSI z97 Gaming 5 || NZXT Kraken x61 || WD Black 1TB || Crucial MX100 || 8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro || Corsair RM750 || NZXT H440 || Corsair k70 RGB mx browns || Acer H236HL || ViewSonic VX2255wm-4

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Also check out mATX boards. Might look funky in case, but no sense paying for pcie lanes you don't need.


CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K @ 4.1GHz / CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40-BK / Motherboard: MSI Z97M Gaming mATX / Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) @ 1866MHz / Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB, Kingston SSDNow M.2 120GB M.2-2280, Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB /
GPU: MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G / Case: Cooler Master N200 / PSU: SeaSonic X Series 850W / Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" & Acer V226WLbd 60Hz 22.0"

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MSI Z97 Gaming 5 is a good choice. MSI Z97 SLI Krait if you're on a tighter budget. 

Will these overclock around the same? I went for the Krait because of the color scheme.


i5 4590 @ Stock, XFX R9 290!, HyperX Beast 4x8GB  @1600, 850 EVO 120gb, WD Caviar Blue 1TB, , Asrock H97m Pro 4 , Fractal Design Define R4, Windows 10

 

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Will these overclock around the same? I went for the Krait because of the color scheme.

They should be similar, though the Gaming 5 may be able to get more out of the CPU if you're really pushing it. 

 

I think they have the same amount of power delivery phases, but I'm not sure if they actually use the same quality components. 

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Yeah, that's what I was thinking. I heard almost all Z97s overclock the same, but I guess there are differences in VRMS and such. Though the Krait could just be marked down because of it's color and because it's not their "Gaming" brand motherboard.


i5 4590 @ Stock, XFX R9 290!, HyperX Beast 4x8GB  @1600, 850 EVO 120gb, WD Caviar Blue 1TB, , Asrock H97m Pro 4 , Fractal Design Define R4, Windows 10

 

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