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ASUS Z97 Maximus VII Hero or MSI Z97 Gaming 7 for i7 4790k?

Hello

I am upgrading my CPU to an i7 4790k this week and will need to purchase a new motherboard. The two I am deciding between are the ASUS Z97 Maximus VII Hero and the MSI Z97 Gaming 7. I have a GTX 980 if that matters. Which of these are better?

Any help is greatly appreciated!
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  1. The Asus Maximum VII Hero has some better features but it is not necessary to buy it over the MSI Z97 Gaming 7 as the MSI is already a quality motherboard.


    You can save even more money by buying the slightly better and cheaper Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 7.


    The Maximum Hero is nicer but I would say not worth it if you want to save money on the mobo.
  2. I've got the same dilemma. Will having a msi gtx 970 gpu push more towards msi motherboard for compatability?
  3. ihaltrom said:
    I've got the same dilemma. Will having a msi gtx 970 gpu push more towards msi motherboard for compatability?


    that doesnt matter at all. all motherboard will let the GTX 970 perform the same.
  4. Best answer
    Id go go (and did) the Hero, you won't be sorry (mine in sig) it has taken everything I've thrown at it, which is a lot ;)
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