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I am looking at getting my first custom built PC, and decided to go with Haswell.

I've got everything finalized, except for the motherboard, I'm thinking of going with either ASRock z87 Extreme6 or MSI z87-GD65.

I'd love the suggestions from experienced enthusiasts about which I should get, or even if you have a suggestion on something else completely. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by ScottyP View Post

I am looking at getting my first custom built PC, and decided to go with Haswell.

I've got everything finalized, except for the motherboard, I'm thinking of going with either ASRock z87 Extreme6 or MSI z87-GD65.

I'd love the suggestions from experienced enthusiasts about which I should get, or even if you have a suggestion on something else completely. smile.gif

I would go with the Asrock as I have had very good luck with their boards in the past. 3 different builds no problems with the boards and they over clock easy.
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The ASRock has an awesome feature set BUT it has a 1 year warranty, the MSI has a 3 year. So if you dont upgrade often, I'd go with the better warranty.
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The ASRock has an awesome feature set BUT it has a 1 year warranty, the MSI has a 3 year. So if you dont upgrade often, I'd go with the better warranty.

But if you don't have any problems then you don't need the warranty and also I would think if the motherboard has a problem you will find it in the first year.
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Thanks for the help guys, seems like I can't go wrong with either, then. smile.gif

So, all the parts I've picked are on NCIX, and they have a $4.99 shipping promo on atm.

What do you guys think of this build. http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/12jcU

I know the PSU might be a bit overkill, but.. lol
Edited by ScottyP - 6/2/13 at 5:29pm
post #6 of 9
I have an asrock board and had a z68 asrock board as well i was just stating a fact. You never know when hardware will fail...look at the original xbox 360 i bet those buyers wish they bad a 3 year warranty. Just something to think about. Also i have read asrock boards report voltage incorrectly...which is scary when you push an oc to the max. I prefer the feature set of asrock but i personally will go with msi this go around as i plan on keeping my haswell build for more than mh typical 1 to 2 years

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I wouldn't change a single part on that build. Beast man. I personally like the 780 acx card but they are out of stock everywhere

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I wouldn't change a single part on that build. Beast man. I personally like the 780 acx card but they are out of stock everywhere

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Originally Posted by TechSilver13 View Post

I have an asrock board and had a z68 asrock board as well i was just stating a fact. You never know when hardware will fail...look at the original xbox 360 i bet those buyers wish they bad a 3 year warranty. Just something to think about. Also i have read asrock boards report voltage incorrectly...which is scary when you push an oc to the max. I prefer the feature set of asrock but i personally will go with msi this go around as i plan on keeping my haswell build for more than mh typical 1 to 2 years

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Yea, I was gonna go for the acx, but it's understandably sold out everywhere, lol

My friend had an original xbox 360, never died on him, I consider him one of the lucky ones. smile.gif

So I took the plunge and placed my order with NCIX, now to wait to hear back from them regarding my price match requests.
Edited by ScottyP - 6/2/13 at 6:24pm
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Sabertooth Z87, the TUF fans might come in handy.
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