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Well you can just grab the sata cables from newegg and get them in the same package.
http://www.newegg.ca/SATA-eSATA-Cables/SubCategory/ID-2834?Tid=16882&cm_sp=Cables197-_-VisNav-_-SATA%20%2f%20eSATA%20Cables

Err, could you point me to an exact set?.. There's a whole bunch of different ones there, not really 100% sure of the difference between all of them o:
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Also atm I would rank the Asus one the worst of the 4.

Oh, why? I thought they were like, all the same tongue.gif Or relatively equivalent I guess. I was just thinking of the ASUS one cause it had the golden theme.
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The only saving grace of ASUS this time around is fan control, which is what MSI has drastically improved on Z87. MSi's Z87 BIOS basically has ASUS Fan Xpert
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The only saving grace of ASUS this time around is fan control, which is what MSI has drastically improved on Z87. MSi's Z87 BIOS basically has ASUS Fan Xpert

So, how does this make ASUS worse than the rest? Other than the fact that the MSI board has better fan control?

And also I looked up the MSI board, apparently it only has 2-way SLI support, but it has 3 way crossfire? How does that work?
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Err, could you point me to an exact set?.. There's a whole bunch of different ones there, not really 100% sure of the difference between all of them o:
Oh, why? I thought they were like, all the same tongue.gif Or relatively equivalent I guess. I was just thinking of the ASUS one cause it had the golden theme.

First question: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119230

That cable would work just fine. There really is no difference between SATA2/3 cables. Its purely marketing/licensing. They will perform the same.

Second question: Asus's overclockability this round seems quite lacking. And many of their features are able to be found on competitors motherboards. And those competitor motherboards are FAR less expensive than Asus this time around.

Gigabyte seems the best around this launch for overclockability/stability/price. MSI seems the best in terms of stability/features. And ASRock actually seems to be doing fairly well in terms of price, but doesn't offer nearly as much as Gigabyte/MSI this time around. Asus is just overpriced as usual for their usual "okay" motherboards that now have features that are on their competitors cheaper motherboards as well. There just isn't anything defining Asus products this generation.
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First question: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119230

That cable would work just fine. There really is no difference between SATA2/3 cables. Its purely marketing/licensing. They will perform the same.

Second question: Asus's overclockability this round seems quite lacking. And many of their features are able to be found on competitors motherboards. And those competitor motherboards are FAR less expensive than Asus this time around.

Gigabyte seems the best around this launch for overclockability/stability/price. MSI seems the best in terms of stability/features. And ASRock actually seems to be doing fairly well in terms of price, but doesn't offer nearly as much as Gigabyte/MSI this time around. Asus is just overpriced as usual for their usual "okay" motherboards that now have features that are on their competitors cheaper motherboards as well. There just isn't anything defining Asus products this generation.

Oh. Idk, I'm just going by the motherboards recommended for me before.

MSI Z87-G45 - $159.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130693

ASUS Z87-A - $149.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131981

GIGABYTE Z87X-D3H $159.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128591

~All prices off Newegg.ca

Anyways, from seeing that the ASUS board actually happened to be the cheapest.. :/ And well I do rather like the gold design tongue.gif Or am I missing something? I'm not trying to disprove you or anything, I'm just wondering what you mean. But if you think MSI is the better one, I trust your judgement, you seem like you probably know a lot more than me smile.gif

Anyways, with the MSI board though, it says 3-way Crossfire support but only 2-way SLI? I'm just wondering how that works?..
post #16 of 19
MSI has better audio codec that's for sure. ASRock also uses the same one.

Gigabyte and Asus use the same outdated ALC892 on those boards.

Gigabyte and ASRock use Intel NIC. MSI uses Qualcomm Killer, and Asus uses Realtek.

Also Asus seem to use the most generic inductors out there.

As always with Asus, good deals seem to start after $200 bracket.

MSI board as many other boards do X8/X4/X4. SLI requires X8 to perform; thus, only 2-way.
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MSI has better audio codec that's for sure. ASRock also uses the same one.

Gigabyte and Asus use the same outdated ALC892 on those boards.

Gigabyte and ASRock use Intel NIC. MSI uses Qualcomm Killer, and Asus uses Realtek.

Also Asus seem to use the most generic inductors out there.

As always with Asus, good deals seem to start after $200 bracket.

MSI board as many other boards do X8/X4/X4. SLI requires X8 to perform; thus, only 2-way.

Hehe I see now smile.gif From what I understand, MSI seems to be the better choice, although I'll go Google all this now (for future reference). Thanks for all the help everyone! And from what I understand, the top slot is X16, and the bottom two are X8. So I would install my GPU's in the bottom two PCI 3.0 slots right? -On the MSI board.
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Top slot is X16, the second is X8, the last one is X4.
When you use 2 cards, you have to use first two. The first one drops to X8, so then they run at X8/X8.
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Top slot is X16, the second is X8, the last one is X4.
When you use 2 cards, you have to use first two. The first one drops to X8, so then they run at X8/X8.

Oh :$ Thanks for telling me tongue.gif

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Also uh, I was looking at the specifications, and I found this under the On-Board SATA section (under Specifications):
- SATA1~6 ports support Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (AHCI / RAID 0/1/5/10) by Intel Z87
* The SATA6 port will be unavailable when install a SSD in the mSATA port.
** Supports Intel Core processors on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

I do have an SSD, does this mean I connect it up somewhere else on this motherboard? Currently I just have it plugged into one of my SATA ports (same ones as my Hard Drives), but is there somewhere else I'm supposed to plug this into for this one?

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z87-G45-GAMING.html
Edited by Yagman5000 - 6/3/13 at 1:42am
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