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Hi guys, ill try to keep it short and simple.

I just need a few things answered about the msi gd65 gaming mobo.

I heard that previous msi boards have been known to be unstable and fry themselves and other components, is this still the case or have them been improved to maid high quality standard like their other gear?

How are the bios on the board? Easy to use? Comparable with most high end gpus etc? Reason I'm going z87 is my current mono does not support my gtx titan.

Howsthe ovover locking potential for this board? I wanna try to push a 4770k to 4.5 ish or around there on a custom loop that includes a titan sli set up.

How would you say this board stacks up to the Asus rog series for z87? I was looking at the Asus maximus hero or even the formula when it releases but I need to get a board now so I can't really wait on the formula to release. So side by side with the hero how does it compare?

Thanks for any info/answers. I apologize of any of the questions sound dumb but I haven't ran an Intel board in a while and I've never ran a msi board.
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No one? I guess ill have to buy it and find out then lol.
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I wouldnt go with msi...i just have a bad history with them lol smile.gif
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post #5 of 14
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Ty ill check it out.


Anyone know how this board's bios are?
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Originally Posted by szeged View Post

Ty ill check it out.


Anyone know how this board's bios are?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_FYOo9Xq_Y
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_FYOo9Xq_Y

thanks! exactly what i was looking for.
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i just got the okay from the other half to get the maximus vi extreme, or same price range board, should i go for that instead? or the maximus hero/msi since i wouldnt ever LN2 cool and the overclock software on the extremes like a gimmick to me.


wow nevermind, read and watched a lot of reviews on the extreme, way to drop it this time around asus frown.gif how dissapointing, double the price, same performance as the msi.
Edited by szeged - 6/28/13 at 6:05pm
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i just got the okay from the other half to get the maximus vi extreme, or same price range board, should i go for that instead? or the maximus hero/msi since i wouldnt ever LN2 cool and the overclock software on the extremes like a gimmick to me.


wow nevermind, read and watched a lot of reviews on the extreme, way to drop it this time around asus frown.gif how dissapointing, double the price, same performance as the msi.
motherboards are motherboards, the higher you go the more features you get, if you go into extreme OC then that would be the way to go, but otherwise there is no point in spending $400 on a motherboard unless you want crazy capabilities like 4-way GPU support, really nice OC features, crazy audio on some models, Thunderbolt on others, and other features that $200 boards don't have. You can't expect higher CPU benchmark performance from a $400 boards compared to a $150 one, however under Ln2 things are different, the M6E will OC memory and BCLK higher than MSI's GD65 gaming, no question about it, but we aren't talking about the sub 3000mhz memory range, we are talking about really high memory frequencies for which kits don't exist, or overclocking kits that are rated 1600-2000mhz to 2600-2800mhz retaining same or better timings. Bottom line for normal users the M6E isn't built for it, however its quality is very high if that is wha tyou are looking for. I think the GD65 Gaming is a fine board for you, same some money and spend it on memory or GPU or SSD or something. I have a M6E its a really nice board, but very expensive unless you want certain features or are doing Ln2 benching/.

BTW MSis VRM on the GD65 Gaming is better than previous generations.
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motherboards are motherboards, the higher you go the more features you get, if you go into extreme OC then that would be the way to go, but otherwise there is no point in spending $400 on a motherboard unless you want crazy capabilities like 4-way GPU support, really nice OC features, crazy audio on some models, Thunderbolt on others, and other features that $200 boards don't have. You can't expect higher CPU benchmark performance from a $400 boards compared to a $150 one, however under Ln2 things are different, the M6E will OC memory and BCLK higher than MSI's GD65 gaming, no question about it, but we aren't talking about the sub 3000mhz memory range, we are talking about really high memory frequencies for which kits don't exist, or overclocking kits that are rated 1600-2000mhz to 2600-2800mhz retaining same or better timings. Bottom line for normal users the M6E isn't built for it, however its quality is very high if that is wha tyou are looking for. I think the GD65 Gaming is a fine board for you, same some money and spend it on memory or GPU or SSD or something. I have a M6E its a really nice board, but very expensive unless you want certain features or are doing Ln2 benching/.

BTW MSis VRM on the GD65 Gaming is better than previous generations.

thanks for all the info biggrin.gif

what are your opinions on the asus maximus hero? atm im between the msi and the hero, just cant decide which to go with, going to order tonight and wanna make sure i have all the info i absolutely need to make the right choice smile.gif
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