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MSI Z77 GD55 vs. MSI Z77 GD45 Gaming

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I've been looking at a few Z77 boards as of late and I'm curious if the old GD55 which seems like a good value now is worth purchasing over a G45 Gaming or if the new features on the G45 outweigh then GD55.
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The GD55 is the better choice as its VRMs are superior to the G45 Gaming, which leads to better OCing.

The additional features that the Z77 Gaming boards offer (Killer NIC, Sound Blaster Cinema, and "Gaming Device Port") really are gimmicky and don't substantially improve your experience.
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The GD55 is the better choice as its VRMs are superior to the G45 Gaming, which leads to better OCing.

The additional features that the Z77 Gaming boards offer (Killer NIC, Sound Blaster Cinema, and "Gaming Device Port") really are gimmicky and don't substantially improve your experience.

This & bios options, with p67 the gd45 had more limited voltage options than the gd55, not sure if it still does this, but i really can't recommend lower than the gd55 for an overclocking board..
    
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actually spend for the GD-65 if you can but the GD-55 is the lowest MSI I will go with..
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actually spend for the GD-65 if you can but the GD-55 is the lowest MSI I will go with..

I thought about this especially the GD-65 non gaming over the GD-55 but the customer reviews on newegg for the GD-65 are really not very good or consistent where as the GD-55 has a lot of happy customers.
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actually spend for the GD-65 if you can but the GD-55 is the lowest MSI I will go with..

I thought about this especially the GD-65 non gaming over the GD-55 but the customer reviews on newegg for the GD-65 are really not very good or consistent where as the GD-55 has a lot of happy customers.
I've used the Z77-GD55 in a build last year, I have no real complaints, I do believe it's missing a few features that the GD65 has,
look again and compare the specs..

but the GD55 will suffice..
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