- 42 months ago
Hi guys, I'm in the process of building a new setup. So far I've already decided and picked all the components but I'm stuck between these two motherboards.
About $240 for the MSI: https://us.msi.com/Motherboard/Z170A-MPOWER-GAMING-TITANIUM.html
About $220 for the GIGABYTE: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5481#ov
I'm a little bit inclined for the MSI because my graphics card is going to be the MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X, so the OCD inside me tells me to have them both of the same brand.
In terms of features and quality what's the difference or which one do you consider better without taking into account branding preferences?
Purposes of the pc are mainly hardcore gaming and some video processing and editing, software development also. My pc is mainly this: - Storage: 1 TB SSD - CPU: i7 6700K - RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX @ 3000Mhz - Graphics Card: GTX 1080 Gaming X by MSI - Case: NZXT S340 - PSU: EVGA Supernova G2 850W - No speakers (I use headsets - Sades A60)