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Is it important to match brands concerning GPU/Mobo combinations? For instance, does it matter if an ASUS Mobo is paired with an MSI GPU? Is there any noticeable performance changes or decreases in efficiency?
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I'm pretty sure I have a mild case of OCD, so I like to match my brands where possible, but generally speaking this does not need to be done. Components are well standardized these days in order to work with other brands so feel free to mix and match, no performance issues will arise either way.
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Is it important to match brands concerning GPU/Mobo combinations? For instance, does it matter if an ASUS Mobo is paired with an MSI GPU? Is there any noticeable performance changes or decreases in efficiency?

Yea the mixture of components in a brand sense has no bearing on how your system will run. I myself love Asus so I stick with Asus wherever I can. It's all personal preference for the most part.
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Is it important to match brands concerning GPU/Mobo combinations? For instance, does it matter if an ASUS Mobo is paired with an MSI GPU? Is there any noticeable performance changes or decreases in efficiency?

No, you will be fine to mix brands in the case you are describing.
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Yes, you can mix and match brands when it comes to building a system. It will have no performance impact on your machine. Spend your money on quality parts. Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, and Sapphire are pretty much the standard when it comes to GPU's and motherboards.
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Just don't mix and match RAM wink.gif
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I'm pretty sure I have a mild case of OCD, so I like to match my brands where possible, but generally speaking this does not need to be done. Components are well standardized these days in order to work with other brands so feel free to mix and match, no performance issues will arise either way.
I am a little OCD as well about things matching. I definitely want the new ASUS ROG Impact but also want the MSI GTX 780 Lightning...decisions decisions...rolleyes.gif
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