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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by iARDAs View Post

So this is what I have for now

  • MSI z97 Gaming 3 MOBO Going for MSI z97 Gaming 5 since version 3 does not support SLI.
  • Intei i5 4690k
  • Kingston 120GB SSD
  • Logitech G710 keyboard
  • Gskill 8GB DDR3 1866mhz Ram (1 stick)
  • MSI GTX 970 Gaming GPU (1140mhz clocked)
  • Corsair Hxi 80i Platinum 850W
  • Corsair Air540 case
  • 2TB HDD 7200rpm
  • Corsair H80i CPU cooler

Any thoughts?
Pretty good. Why the MSI Mobo and GPU? Not bad, and this is just my personal opinion. But I prefer Asus or Gigabyte biggrin.gif
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post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Jimbags View Post

Pretty good. Why the MSI Mobo and GPU? Not bad, and this is just my personal opinion. But I prefer Asus or Gigabyte biggrin.gif

I normally go for asus mobo and gigabye graphics card.
Edited by Neb9 - 3/31/15 at 4:55am
    
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post #13 of 15
MSI do very good Overclocing boards IMO, but my mobo experiance is limited to Foxconn (destroyer), Asus and my current MSI.
I'm sticking with MSI on my next build (X99S SLI Plus, very good board at a ridiculously cheap price for X99)
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post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by DeviousAddict View Post

MSI do very good Overclocing boards IMO, but my mobo experiance is limited to Foxconn (destroyer), Asus and my current MSI.
I'm sticking with MSI on my next build (X99S SLI Plus, very good board at a ridiculously cheap price for X99)

From what I have seen is they have a bad tendency for their VRMs to blow vs other motherboards.
    
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Samsung EVO 850 1TB Samsung EVO 840 1TB LG GH24NSD1 24x SATA DVD-RW Drive XSPC RaySt​orm CPU Wa​terblock 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
1x Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 480mm 1x XSPC AX360 Triple Radiator Fittings, tubes, ect Windows 10 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer Predator XB270HU Logitech G19 Seasonic 850w Platinum Corsair 900D 
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post #15 of 15
I've been running my current X79 board since 2011 and i haven't had any motherboard related snags yet.
There are better boards out there but the price just jumps way too high for only a small amount of extras. I'm not belittling other boards because my experiance is limited to only a few other brands.
I have just found overclocking on MSI boards so much easier than other boards, either using the Bios or through the MSI software (Click bios and command centre). Even OC Genie is decent for a day to day stable OC, i get a 4ghz OC from my 3820 without having to do anything.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 PRO western Digital caviar Black OCZ Revodrive3 Samsung 850 EVO 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Blu-ray/DVD Writer custom water cooling windows pro 8.1 64bit LG IPS 21:9 curved 34" 3440x1440 
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