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MrKappa

Hi, I'm looking for a upgrade for my Asus Z97 board, which sadly died on me a few days ago :( I'm not sure if I should get the MSI Z97 Gaming 3 (which is cheaper than the RoG board) or the Asus RoG Ranger? I don't care about flashy LEDs I care about price to preformance. I'm running a MSI 970 and a 4690k if you want to know.

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The Gaming 3 will be fine. More expensive motherboards only yield better OC results and looks.

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The Gaming 3 will be fine. More expensive motherboards only yield better OC results and looks.

I heard MSI boards compared to Gigabyte or ASUS use lower quality parts.

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i would say go with asus motherboard. they tend to be built better and have less problems 

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I heard MSI boards compared to Gigabyte or ASUS use lower quality parts.

 

 

i would say go with asus motherboard. they tend to be built better and have less problems 

 

True, but why spend nearly double for something he doesn't need? 

Intel Core i7-6700K | Corsair H105 | Asus Z170I PRO GAMING | G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB | 950 PRO 512GB M.2

 

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If it died, why do you get a new one from your warrenty? Just out of interest, how did it die?

When I was putting my new cpu into it it would not boot up, sent it back to asus and they said the mobo socket was faulty, they said they could offer a refund or a replacement, I asked for a refund due to I could get a just as good motherboard (or a better one) for a cheaper or more expensive price. That hopefully answers your question.
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i would say go with asus motherboard. they tend to be built better and have less problems

. I also heard that ASUS mobos had terrible software...
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. I also heard that ASUS mobos had terrible software...

idk where you heard that but to my knowledge ai suite is one of the better software out there

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I use the ranger and its been a great board

 

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True, but why spend nearly double for something he doesn't need? 

True too but he can get a cheaper ASUS board too. The ASUS Z97 Pro Gamer is about the same price.

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