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Yea I would exchange it. Also look for MSI Z77A-GD55/GD65 as an alternative. Or Biostar TZ77 boards can be found on ebuyer.
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Have you considered the ASUS Maximus V Gene? $199 @ newegg and does 2 x sli and has high quality components

But that is micro-ATX. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but my build will be a full-tower.
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The MSi MPOWER Z77 fits your bill pretty nicely

i have this board, and dear god, i love it!
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i have this board, and dear god, i love it!

Ok, so I'm strongly considering the MSI boards. I like GB, but I've had like 3 GB boards and maybe looking for a change.

So G65 vs Mpower - I don't really see much difference except Mpower has more rear USB3.0 ports but less Sata III (the latter of which may not matter). The price difference is quite big. Any ideas on what big advantages I'm missing with the Mpower?

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MPower has WiFi and marketing gimmick of 4.6Ghz OC test. It also has black PCB, Intel LAN, and better mosfets for RAM. I would get GD65 given the price difference.
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Originally Posted by sti_boy View Post

So G65 vs Mpower - I don't really see much difference except Mpower has more rear USB3.0 ports but less Sata III (the latter of which may not matter). The price difference is quite big. Any ideas on what big advantages I'm missing with the Mpower?

Save yourself some cash & buy the GD65 thumb.gif If you want a little more bling, then buy the MPower.

Both mobos are excellent thumbsupsmiley.png Read the 2 site reviews below & make your call wink.gif

MSI Z77A GD65 review
MSI Z77 MPower review
post #38 of 48
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MPower has WiFi and marketing gimmick of 4.6Ghz OC test. It also has black PCB, Intel LAN, and better mosfets for RAM. I would get GD65 given the price difference.

I still wouldn't recommend a MSI over a similar featured GB or ASUS because lack of Offset OC and they use analog VRM as well.
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Mpower do have the Port 80 Debug Display & Backpanel Clear Cmos button(instead of jumper).

So does the GD65 wink.gif
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Yea. GD65 is a very nice deal atm.
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