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post #1 of 14
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Hi all

I've been trying to help a friend decide on a new rig
He is wanting to build a rig with a i7 2600K, and we cannot decide on a mobo (Personally mobo and chassis are the hardest part of a build, partly because there are so many and partly because most are crap or way out of my price range, lol)

anyway, so the two boards are:
MSI P67A-GD80
Asus P8P67 Deluxe

I originally suggested the Asus board as I rather like Asus boards
non the less, the Msi and Asus boards are similar priced (From local stores) and feature more or less the same feature

But my friend was able source the MSI one for R300 (call it $30) less from a local supplier (he has an account there)

I personally would prefer the Asus board, but is it worth spending an extra $30 on the asus board, or is the MSI board fine ?
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post #2 of 14
As I've had no issues with the GD65, I'd say the MSI board. I've had no experience with Asus so I can't speak to their quality/performance.
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post #3 of 14
Asus P67 Motherboard has More Power Phase so When you OC more stable...

Goodluck !!!!
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post #4 of 14
MSI makes great boards. I love my GD55. Rock solid, stable, and excellent quaility. I use to use Asus boards, but this time went MSI and so far loving it.
post #5 of 14
P67A-UD5-B3 if you ask me.
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post #6 of 14
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3 different board suggestions :/ haha, damn why is choosing a mobo always hard

edit: P67A-UD5-B3 is like $40 more than the Asus, kind of puts it out of the price range

Btw, does the MSI board have a Memok button like the asus board, seems like a useful button (unless it just sounds more useful than it really is, lol)
Edited by N3G4T1v3 - 6/2/11 at 10:56am
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post #7 of 14
I would have no trouble deciding on the MSI board since the GD80 is an awesome board and spending $30 extra for the ASUS would be a waste IMO.
post #8 of 14
P8P67 Deluxe. Excellent power phase design. Great features like MemOK (which I can't tell you how many times I'v used whilst I was overclocking my RAM) and based on company history and rep Asus is just better, plus they have excellent support.
post #9 of 14
Id say Asus have had no issues with my Asus p8p67-evo
    
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post #10 of 14
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I'm really liking the Asus board, it has looks good and seems to have some interesting features.
But both boards have there advantages (Like the Asus board having huge amount of Sata/eSata ports while the MSI has loads of USB3 ports, both have more than you'd need on a day to day basis, lol)
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