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Quick one: MSI Z77 boards any good? Need a new board today.

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ASUS P8Z77-V Pro
MSI Z77A-G43
MSI Z77A-G45
MSI Z77MA-G45 (mini)
MSI Z77A-GD55

I think my Z68 is being sold today and I've only got those Z77 options if I want to replace my motherboard today. My old 2500K hit 5.4GHz and made me a few bucks, so I'm super interested in overclocking right now. wink.gif

If I don't care about onboard devices/ports at all and I just want to OC, how would the MSI boards be? I haven't noticed anyone using them for Sandy or Ivy.
Edited by samwiches - 4/30/12 at 10:09am
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Just got the ASUS P8Z77-V Pro and I must say I am extremely happy. It has so many features and added support it is insane.

Fantastic board so far. thumb.gif
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What about the Sabertooth Z77?
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Hey man^ thumb.gif

The Sabertooth is not in stock or unavailable in-store, maybe pre-order only. I have a post in the ASUS Z77 information thread. Not sure what the significant differences are between the Z77 Pro and Sabertooth, which seems to have fewer power phases but costs $20 more.

I'm actually interested in the less expensive and reportedly more solid UD3H and UD5H boards from Gigabyte. They're at MicroCenter but it's an hour away. That might be a trip to make after returning whatever I get from Fry's today. tiredsmiley.gif

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Just got the ASUS P8Z77-V Pro and I must say I am extremely happy. It has so many features and added support it is insane.

Fantastic board so far. thumb.gif

Yes, I've got the Z68 Pro at the moment. It seriously handled that 2500K very well.
Edited by samwiches - 4/30/12 at 10:37am
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The sabertooth is made for people who want extreme component longevity and does not actually feature anything for gamers and OCers that is worth buying. I went for the Pro because it has everything I need, support more ram, and was 50 bucks cheaper.
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post #6 of 6
I would go with the MSI GD65.
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