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GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 vs Asus Z97-A vs AsRock Fatal1ty Pro

which is better? and why? also just for gaming and no overclocking (i really don't know how). in terms of value/price, performance, stability and durability.

if there is any recommendations, it is also appreciated!
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  1. I got an Asus motherboard, not looking back, my personal favourite board vendor by far.
  2. so gigabyte will serve me better and longer? i had asus mobo before and did not encounter any problems but i want to explore other options.
  3. What cpu would you be using? If you don't plan on overclocking or sli in the future, you may consider a h97 mobo.

    All 3 are decent z97 mobos, and all 3 are made by decent brands. If I have to choose, I would lean for the Asus since I really like their uefi setup. Just choose whichever one fits your budget or colour scheme.
  4. CPU: i7 4790k or E3-1231 or i5-4690k.
    Power Supply: SeaSonic EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze
    CPU Cooler:Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    Motherboard: N/A
    RAM: 2x Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB
    Video Card: GALAX GeForce GTX 980
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro
    Monitor: Acer GN246HL Black 24" 1ms 144hz or Acer GD235HZbid Black / Orange 23.6"

    no oc and i may sli the 980. colour scheme is not important to me and as for budget for the motherboard, no more than $200.
  5. Best answer
    The Z97-A is in tier 2A. So the Gigabyte would be better.
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