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MSI Z87-GD65 or Asus Maximus VI HERO

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Witch one would you recommend they are around the same price i want you to take in to account what is the customer service like and it will greatly help in a upcoming build. thanks to any one that reply's to this post.

also if you dont suggest these boards i need a z87 board that is red and black.
post #2 of 6
if youre going for a color theme, the asus board wins by a landslide imo, the " red line" on the board makes for an awesome theme, and unfortunately on the msi board, the soundchip led glows pink instead of red, ruining the look for me.

however, the msi board wins in performance imo, from what ive seen it is just an amazing board overall especially for the price.
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Both are great boards, you cant go wrong no matter what one you choose.

I was looking at the same 2 boards and chose the Hero
MSI has some BIOS issues that I'm sure will be worked out but Sammy is working hard to keep the MVI line running smooth.
Plus the MVI Hero clocks memory better imo
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A great alternative to both of these is the Gigabyte Z87x UD4H.
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Originally Posted by szeged View Post

the soundchip led glows pink instead of red, ruining the look for me.

That is a pretty big draw back I must admit frown.gif
Luckily I stumbled over this BIOS setting
Settings -> Advanced -> Power Management -> On board Function LED Control" set it to "Off"
This turns off the LEDs smile.gif

Just wanted to add this to anyone else who might watch this.
 
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post #6 of 6
this is just the discussion I need, as I am in the same boat, lets talk about the benefits and drawbacks of each board, down to the pcb
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