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MSI Z77 GD55 Vs GD65

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I been set on getting the MSI Z77 GD65 for a while, was just waiting to see if there was going to be sale during the holiday, but wasnt. BUT, Newegg is having 10% off the GD55 model, and got to thinking. Was checking the difference between the two boards and if im not mistaken, only difference is the PCI-E slots speed, 2 more SATA 3 connections on the GD65. Almost 40 bux right there for extras i dont think i;ll really need. Anyone have any ideas, reviews, person experience? Here my setup to help

i7 2700k
Enermax Fulmo
Seasonic M12II 750
8gb G.Skill 2133mhz
2x EVGA GTX 465 SLI
Cooler Master 212 Hyper Evo
Intel 330 120gb SSD
Caviar Black 1tb

MSI Z77A-GD55?
MSI Z77A-GD65?

Thanks for the help!!!
post #2 of 8
I don't really get it. You're willing to go total overkill - since you have a 2700K and a SLI setup - but yet you're looking on the cents when it comes to your MoBo?

Anyway, if I had to choose between the two MSIs you mentioned... well, it still depends on how tight your budget is. If your budget allows for it, go for the 65, if not, go for the 55. But if I were in your shoes and I had a 2700K, I'd go for a Z77 Sabertooth, or a P8Z77-V Deluxe, Pro or LK motherboard.
 
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MSI Z77A-GD55?
MSI Z77A-GD65?

If you don't mind having a slightly smaller power phase setup than the GD65, single bios (GD65 has dual bios), fewer SATA ports, & no debug led then I say go for it (that's if you're a MSI fan).
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...but yet you're looking on the cents when it comes to your MoBo?

Nothin' wrong with a budget mobo if it can give you almost the same OC like the more expensive mobos wink.gif
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The only reason i got the 2700k i have a friend who works at Intel and got me the CPU before IB came out for 1/2 price, so i got it for 170 bux, without him, i would have gone the i5 2500k route. Also got the 2 465's for 100 bux each helping out a friend. So essentially trying to budget as much as possible right now, upgrade memory/GPU later in the future. Not to say i am not open to look at other mobo's, originally i was gonna get the Asus Max Gene V, but since i was gonna SLI 2 fairly warm running cards, didnt think there would be much cooling space for air to travel on a MATX sli setup...
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Originally Posted by Bust View Post

...originally i was gonna get the Asus Max Gene V, but since i was gonna SLI 2 fairly warm running cards, didnt think there would be much cooling space for air to travel on a MATX sli setup...

Then I would kick MSI to the curb & buy that Gene thumb.gif If your case is setup with good airflow, you'll be fine running SLI on that Gene.
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post #6 of 8
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Ideally i would like to stay under 200 for a board, but if i can get a comparable mid board for 50 bux cheaper, hell ya... But if im losing out on too many good options, i dont mind spending a few extra bux either... Trying trying to find a good board that will boot out of box, reliable, and no bugs, but who wouldnt right? whether be Asus/MSI/Giga/AsRock, all is free game
post #7 of 8
msi z77 gd65 or 55.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130643&Tpk=msi%20gd65%20z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130644&Tpk=msi%20z77%20gd55

the gd55 is 10$ promo atm

either will work fine, if ur trying to save money just go w/ gd55
or if u wanna save more money go with a asrock Z77 110~130 $$ board, they will work fine too but no crossfire if i remember exactly?
Edited by KiNGDEE206 - 7/6/12 at 2:20am
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Im still up in the air on which. Gigabyte still worries me with their Boot Loop issues though. Trying to find the best out of the box, reliable, but it's not a perfect world...

MSI GD65
MSI GD55
Gigabyte UD5H
AsRock Extreme6
Asus Maximus V Gene
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