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Hi,

I'm actually shopping for the parts of my next gaming computer and I can't figure which motherboard, video card and power supply to choose. Here's two possibilities. Which one would you choose ?


Posibility #1

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-D3H

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128591


GPU: Gigabyte N770 GTX Windforce 2 GB

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125463


Power supply: Seasonic G-Series 650W GOLD

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151118



Possibility #2

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130693


GPU: MSI Gaming N770 GTX OC

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127741


Power supply: Antec HCG Modular 620W BRONZE

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371059
post #2 of 6
In my opinion choose the motherboard on "Possibility 2". Go with the graphics card and PSU on "Possibility 1". That seems like the best/cheapest combo for the most performance. I would recommend if you can to get a Corsair Gold or Silver certified PSU. But if you can't, then go with the parts I recommended.
post #3 of 6
Option 1 as gigabyte motherboards are more solid and you can never go wrong with a Windforce card


EDIT: i see every one said what i wanted to say about the PSU (Corsair PSUs are made by Seasonic so yea)
Edited by Awsan - 7/25/13 at 7:37am
     
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Msi Motherboard all the way. Solid performance with amazing overclocking capabilities and the best part.. Its not gigabyte! thumb.gif

The GPU is kind of a toss up. Ive seen great things from msi cards but they are usually twin frozers and i havent really seen anything good or bad from gigabyte cards. I would give the edge to msi again.

EDIT: Actually with the price difference between the two cards i would go with the gigabyte. You are going to save quite a bit of money and they probably perform almost the exact same. Better to save money where you can so you can put it towards other things.

If you can afford it definitely go for the seasonic PSU you will not regret it. They are an amazing brand and a PSU is the backbone of your computer so why would you skimp on it? When i get the money i am going to trade out my Kingwin Mach 1 1000W for an 850 seasonic so i can quit worrying if my computers gonna blow up lol biggrin.gif

EDIT AGAIN!

If i may HIGHLY recommend this board over the both of them i believe this would be your best performing board you can get around this price range.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130692

Ive been through many generations of this board and it is always a beast. They last forever and overclock like a champ and you can SLi with ease! Heck the GD80 which is only one model up that shares the majority of its components held the world record for overclocking for awhile. Thats pretty impressive for a $180 board.
I know it costs a little more but it is definitely worth it if you can do it!
Edited by Ddreder - 7/25/13 at 7:33am
post #5 of 6
I would probably choose the MSI motherboard and graphics cards, but go with the Seasonic PSU
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Originally Posted by sjarboe01 View Post

I would recommend if you can to get a Corsair Gold or Silver certified PSU. But if you can't, then go with the parts I recommended.

Corsair is a Brand - I beleive most of Corsair's Gold & Silver PSUs are manufactured by Seasonic, Flextronics and Channel Well. This model Seasonic is essentially the same PSU with the price pumped up a bit because people have a hard-on for Corsair.
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