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GA-Z87N-WIFI VS MSI Z87I

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will be using a i5-4670K, and BITFENIX Prodigy

any thoughts? i guess it comes down to the included software, which is better?

my pc just got fried in a power outage... but served well for over 5 years!

links:
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4600#ov
http://us.msi.com/product/mb/Z87I.html#?div=Detail
Edited by pcharouz - 8/28/13 at 3:30pm
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I was stuck between these too motherboards too. Ultimately I went with the MSI Z87I. Software is pretty good. First bit of software that I felt actually warranted a permanent install.

 

I went with the Z87I because it had matching LANs for teaming.

 

My only complaint is that it has a messy overclocking section and I can't find an option to enable automatic num-lock enabling. Functionally is is a pretty good board.

 

PM me if you have any questions.

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thanks for the reply! unfortunately a little late, i already purchased the new parts.

I read about a bitfenix prodigy mATX coming out, so i bought a ASUS Z87M-PLUS(pci-e slots might come in handy one day), which put into my fractal r2, and waiting for a new smaller case now smile.gif

edit: i notice you are doing something similar biggrin.gif or u just didnt list ur current case?
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