ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 OR MSI Gaming MOBO

So I have two options as of now. I can buy the ASRock or my friend has a brand new MSI Gaming MOBO that he is willing to sell me for $80. He swears by the fact that the MSI is better quality which he is probably right since he is more experienced with computers then I am. My main concern is that will the MSI fit in my current build?

Here is my current build:

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ PCM)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Graphics Card: XFX HD-677X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Total: $472.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-18 08:18 EST-0500)

I am not 100% sure but I believe this is the MSI model
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More about asrock 970 pro3 msi gaming mobo
  1. The MSI Gaming MOBO is intel MB, it don't fit the AMD system, and MSI AMD MB is not the best brand.
  2. i have the AsRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 with an fx-8320, and i have to say for the price it performs pretty well, and with an fx-6300 it will perform also well with no problems and maybe with a little overclock there shouldn't be an issue.
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