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Which Z87 Motherboard To Choose? Or MSI Z87-G43 is Enough?

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Hi everyone.

I've asked this question in several threads but couldn't get an answer yet. And also forgive my noobness I'm all new around.

Here's my problem:

I've upgraded from Core2Duo based system to a i7 4770K last week. And since it's been a very long time from my last upgrade I've made some mistakes i guess and acted a bit hasty.

The mobo I bought is MSI Z87-G43. Since I'm only interested in soft overclocking (like around 4.2-4.3 GHz) I steered for a budget solution here and bought an SSD instead of an expensive mobo. But while doing some deep researches to find some good air cooling solutions & overclocking I've found out that "VRM quality" is very important for the long term stability and durability of the system. I don't know about the quality of my power phases to be honest. There are 7 of those SFC written chokes near the CPU. Also it reads R-47 on the side. So what do these mean? Anyone know about the quality of VRM that used on MSI Z87-G43?

I was actually considering to switch to G45 or G65 in few days but from what I read here Gigabyte Z87X-D3H is really good. I'm not interested in extra SATA controllers (6 slots are more than enough for me) or loads of USB 3 ports. Just want to have a stable&durable board that gives me enough room to overclock when I need. Since probably I won't be able to upgrade to anything for at least for 4 years.

If you guys think that it's better for me to move to a different board I can do this until Friday..

I also noticed that lots of lots of people are suffering from a memory issues on Gigabyte Z87X-D3Hs. Reported issues are about the board is not running stable with 4 DIMM slots occupied. And I couldn't find any information if this problem has fixed.

So what you guys think? Is my MSI z87-g43 is quality enough for a soft overclocking? Or should I switch to a better one before it's too late? Since I need to do it until Friday.

Thanks already for your suggestions and comments. And sorry for my English since I'm not a native speaker.


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