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#1 Posted : Wednesday, December 4, 2013 11:33:47 AM(UTC)
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We’ve already had a taste of what ASUS and Gigabyte have to offer in the way of Z87 motherboards, and now it’s time to give MSI’s lineup a spin. MSI’s offering of Z87 motherboards has essentially three tiers: the “POWER” series (which includes four XPOWER and MPOWER boards), a trio of gaming boards, and five mainstream boards. The company sent us a motherboard from each area to put through their paces.

The Z87 chipset goes hand-in-hand with Intel’s 4th-generation Haswell processors, and we outfitted the three MSI boards--the tiny Z87I, the Z87-G45 Gamer, and the Z87 MPOWER Max overclocker--with an Intel Core i7-4770K (3.5 GHz) CPU to see how the trio performs.

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#2 Posted : Wednesday, December 4, 2013 12:48:41 PM(UTC)
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I have the Z87-G45 Gaming on the shelf with a i5-4670K to go into it.


I'm looking forward to getting the build done.

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#3 Posted : Wednesday, December 4, 2013 4:41:22 PM(UTC)
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That's a solid, reasonably priced board, Neil. Good luck!

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#4 Posted : Wednesday, December 4, 2013 6:12:56 PM(UTC)
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I already have the Z87-G45 gaming w/ i5 - 4670k installed, it works perfectly without a hitch and I was able to OC it to 4k easily

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#5 Posted : Wednesday, December 4, 2013 8:22:51 PM(UTC)
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Dave_HH wrote:
That's a solid, reasonably priced board, Neil. Good luck!


I got the board on sale at Newegg. It and the CPU were not too expensive. An XSPC 750 Raystorm 360 Water cooling kit will cool the CPU.


 

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#6 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2013 3:57:21 PM(UTC)
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Nice, Nelson. Standard air cooling?

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#7 Posted : Wednesday, December 18, 2013 8:49:39 PM(UTC)
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so is this motherboard future proof with gaming??

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#8 Posted : Thursday, December 19, 2013 4:08:42 PM(UTC)
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MarioColon wrote:


so is this motherboard future proof with gaming??




I think so. One of the things that I liked about it, (and why I bought it) is that it has mSATA slot on the motherboard. I have a friend with a 240GB mSATA drive for sale and I'm saving to get it.


I'll have it on the board when I do my build.


 

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#9 Posted : Saturday, March 8, 2014 9:24:24 PM(UTC)
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im looking into a msi z87-g45 with a 4670k. does anyone run this setup? and how reliable is it? im not looking to go crazy with overclocking


hope i posted in the right place

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#10 Posted : Saturday, March 15, 2014 12:15:40 AM(UTC)
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This or TUF series by Asus??

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#11 Posted : Tuesday, March 25, 2014 6:20:11 PM(UTC)
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Great guide, I really struggle to find a place where you explain these applications well, I'm afraid to change the settings because it is easy to make a mistake

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#12 Posted : Thursday, March 27, 2014 2:53:03 AM(UTC)
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I was wondering this to...

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#13 Posted : Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:43:47 PM(UTC)
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mrgoodwr3nch wrote:
im looking into a msi z87-g45 with a 4670k. does anyone run this setup?


 


I bought both of these, but haven't built the system yet. My friends tell me that the performance is great. Reliability is usually good with MSI boards.

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