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Any real difference between these motherboards?

#1libertangoPosted 8/17/2013 2:39:56 PM
Is there any difference between these motherboards, aside from the dragon art?

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Corp-Motherboards-Z77A-G45/dp/B007QWI9TY/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2G4NZ15FP8VN3&coliid=I2JZFFR7FK4GEW


vs

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Corp-Z77A-G45-GAMING/dp/B00CBFPZDO/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2G4NZ15FP8VN3&coliid=IBUMXB5SZHWDA


I'm probably getting an i5 4670 (not overclocking) and a GTX 760
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#2mrCubePosted 8/17/2013 2:42:55 PM
If you're getting an i5 4670 you're going to need a socket 1150 motherboard, neither of the ones you linked will work.
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#3bobhome2Posted 8/17/2013 2:48:25 PM
mrCube posted...
If you're getting an i5 4670 you're going to need a socket 1150 motherboard, neither of the ones you linked will work.


This. You'll need an LGA 1150 instead. As I don't have a Haswell, I can't say a whole lot, but you may be able to look into a cheaper chipset (rather than the Z designation) if you aren't overclocking.
#4Reaper_MinionPosted 8/17/2013 3:01:34 PM(edited)
Even if you don't intend to overclock, why not spend the extra few bucks and get an i5-4670k just in case? >_>
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#5libertango(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2013 3:08:51 PM
Thanks. I originally was looking at i5 3570, but it was suggested that I just get an i5 4670 since it's close in price.

I might get a 4670k so that I have the option to overclock at a later date...

What about this motherboard?
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Corp-B85-G41-MATE/dp/B00D12OASW/ref=reg_hu-rd_add_1_dp

I'm not on a budget...but no point in overspending on features I'm not going to use. I do want to upgrade for years, though.
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#6GreenMage7Posted 8/17/2013 3:18:46 PM
libertango posted...
Thanks. I originally was looking at i5 3570, but it was suggested that I just get an i5 4670 since it's close in price.

I might get a 4670k so that I have the option to overclock at a later date...

What about this motherboard?
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Corp-B85-G41-MATE/dp/B00D12OASW/ref=reg_hu-rd_add_1_dp

I'm not on a budget...but no point in overspending on features I'm not going to use. I do want to upgrade for years, though.


It's a good motherboard if you weren't getting the unlocked one. However, if you are trying to keep your overclocking options open (as you said) then you want to look for a board that uses the Z87 chipset and LGA1150 socket.