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Old 06-21-14, 01:42 PM   #1
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Default From Z77 to Z97??? Choices Asus, MSI, Asrock?

Trying to decide if I should upgrade from Z77 to Z97 and what board to go with it.

Right now I have Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe.

trying to decide between
MSI Z97 MPOWER Max AC
http://us.msi.com/product/mb/Z97_MPO....html#overview

Asus Z97-WS
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z97WS/

Asus Z97-DELUXE
http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/Z97DELUXE/

AsRock Z97 Extreme9
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z97%20Extreme9/

The WiFi and bluetooth are not a big deal

What I primary would like is
2 internal USB 3.0 headers
at least one SATA express
at least one M.2 socket
Dual LAN would be nice
and eSATA.

any advice would be appreciated

mostly narrowed it down to Asus Z97-Deluxe and Asrock Extreme 9...
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Old 06-26-14, 10:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: From Z77 to Z97??? Choices Asus, MSI, Asrock?

I haven't even thought of moving from my sandy bridge yet, as most games are GPU limited.

I would purely based on reputation a top tier manufacturer go with ASUS rather than ASRock.

Both have excellent features, all boils down which one would you trust more, which company has the better track record? Newegg may help with the buyer reviews etc
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Default Re: From Z77 to Z97??? Choices Asus, MSI, Asrock?

nekro,
does it matter if the dual lan has teaming. I have the z87 version of this:

gigabyte z97 gaming g1:

http://ca.gigabyte.com/products/prod...px?pid=4963#ov

or it's big brother, the wifi black edition:

http://ca.gigabyte.com/products/prod...px?pid=4980#ov
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