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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

Asus Z97-WS


AsRock Z97 Extreme9

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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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?

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

gigabyte z97 gaming g1:


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

gigabyte f2a78m-d3h mb, 32gb ddr3-2400 mhz ram in dual channel,amd a10-7850k 3.7 ghz quad core cpu, zotac amp extreme gtx 970 4gb vc,OCZ vector 150 240 gb ssd,antec 650 watt 80 plus platinum psu,corsair carbide 500r white case,lg 16x bluray writer, steelseries 6gv2 keyboard ,insignia 24' 1080p tv, logitech g502s 12000 dpi mouse ,xbox 360 wired controller for windows,visiontek usb 3.0 120gb ssd flash drive,windows 8.1 64 bit,creative labs sound blaster z pci-e sc,logitech z506 5.1 speakers

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