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Dirkjr

Asus vs. MSI Motherboard

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Hello, been a long time PC gamer and the last time I built a PC... well my current PC has an Nvdia XFX motherboard if that tells you something. Needless to say, a lot has changed since then and the motherboard marketplace is quite different these days it seems. I am building a new PC based a 6700k which I plan on overclocking. I do want DDR4 support and as fast as I can get, not for performance but for long term compatibility. My current system uses DDR2 1200 and I'm not repeating that mistake.

 

Currently I have my search narrowed to MSI and Asus with my leading options being the Maximus VIII Hero and the Z170A in the MSI camp. These boards are the same price, claim a lot of the same features, and both have a lot of complaints about DOA boards... but so has every single board I have looked at. People seem to assume Asus is the more reliable company in this situation but from reading reviews it seems to be a toss up. So with that in mind, which of these is better? I would like serious answers backed up by evidence. If you know of a board that meets my requirements and is better than these (but not more expensive) feel free to tell me that too.

 

I will admit I like the MSI's "gaming ports" simply because I have been doing the same thing with custom drivers for years, something that windows 10 prevents me from doing, and with my personal favorite mouse it results in much higher tracking speeds.

 

Thanks for the help :D

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813132565

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130872

 

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6 hours ago, Dirkjr said:

Hello, been a long time PC gamer and the last time I built a PC... well my current PC has an Nvdia XFX motherboard if that tells you something. Needless to say, a lot has changed since then and the motherboard marketplace is quite different these days it seems. I am building a new PC based a 6700k which I plan on overclocking. I do want DDR4 support and as fast as I can get, not for performance but for long term compatibility. My current system uses DDR2 1200 and I'm not repeating that mistake.

 

Currently I have my search narrowed to MSI and Asus with my leading options being the Maximus VIII Hero and the Z170A in the MSI camp. These boards are the same price, claim a lot of the same features, and both have a lot of complaints about DOA boards... but so has every single board I have looked at. People seem to assume Asus is the more reliable company in this situation but from reading reviews it seems to be a toss up. So with that in mind, which of these is better? I would like serious answers backed up by evidence. If you know of a board that meets my requirements and is better than these (but not more expensive) feel free to tell me that too.

 

I will admit I like the MSI's "gaming ports" simply because I have been doing the same thing with custom drivers for years, something that windows 10 prevents me from doing, and with my personal favorite mouse it results in much higher tracking speeds.

 

Thanks for the help :D

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813132565

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130872

 

I also looking for new  Z170 motherboard and i think i will buy  MSI Z170A MPOWER Titanium Edition

I read bad reviews for ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO

 

 

 

 


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