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ASUS Maximus VII Hero vs MSI Z97 Gaming 5

Hello,
Recently I've been looking forward to buy a new MoBo, under 200€ (best around 150€), and that goes well with my CPU, Intel i5-4590 (socket 1150). Right now I'm thinking of buying the ASUS MoBo, but I've seen that this one has been around for a long time and it may not be the best option in 2016.
Could someone guide me throughout this market and suggest me what would be the best MoBo for me pls?

PS: I'm also having in concern the red and black aesthestic that I would like to mantain in my PC, and I have a ASUS GTX 750Ti, although I'm thinking of changing to the unreleased Radeon RX 480 if this information helps.
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  1. If no OCing, then get a H97 mobo.
  2. The problem here, is that maybe in the future I will OC my cpu and therefore MoBo, as my CPU runs a bit slow lately, therefore the reason of thinking to buy a Z97 instead of a M97.
    And could you tell me which MoBo is the best for me under the 200€ pls?

    Thanks Alan Caldwell BTW.
  3. Your processor is a locked one, you cannot OC it. Only 'K' series processors can be OCed.
  4. Alan Caldwell said:
    Your processor is a locked one, you cannot OC it. Only 'K' series processors can be OCed.


    Yeah but in the future (1-2 years time), I'll buy a new CPU, so I'm thinking of buying stuff future wise.
  5. Get a H97 mobo for now and save up to upgrade to Skylake.
  6. Ok and what MoBo do you recommend me then? (Perfect price is of 150€, and its got to be good)
    Thanks Alan Caldwell.
  7. Could someone answer me why the ASUS Maximus VII Hero is not in sale anymore?
    And which MoBo is better, ASUS Maximus VI Hero C2 vs Maximus VII Hero?
  8. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PERFORMANCE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (€104.08 @ Mindfactory)
    Total: €104.08
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-23 13:55 CEST+0200
  9. If your still looking for a great Z97 board.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Motherboard: Asus Z97 PRO GAMER ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.45 @ Amazon)
    Total: $159.45
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-23 08:10 EDT-0400
  10. ASUS Maximus VII Hero is a quality MB, However I suggest the upgrade version:
    ASUS Z170-PRO ATX DDR4 $180 ata Amazon
    Go here: https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Z170-PRO-ATX-DDR4-Motherboards/dp/B016A44XHK/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

    There's a pin change, so this board has 1151 Sorry. Just checked
  11. I think I'll opt for a Z97 MoBo, as I'll be changing CPU throught-out this year (with OC). So which one do you consider being a better MoBo then, ASUS Maximus VII Hero vs MSI Z97 Gaming 5/7 vs ASUS Z97 Pro Gamer ?
  12. Best answer
    I would rank them in this order:

    ASUS Maximus VII Hero
    ASUS Z97 Pro Gamer
    MSI Z97 Gaming 5/7


    I own both ASUS boards , that Hero and 2 Pro Gamers.
  13. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    I would rank them in this order:

    ASUS Maximus VII Hero
    ASUS Z97 Pro Gamer
    MSI Z97 Gaming 5/7


    I own both ASUS boards , that Hero and 2 Pro Gamers.


    And from this experience you recommend me to buy the VII Hero right?
  14. Yes , Hero first.
  15. marcelmiro2000 said:
    SR-71 Blackbird said:
    I would rank them in this order:

    ASUS Maximus VII Hero
    ASUS Z97 Pro Gamer
    MSI Z97 Gaming 5/7


    I own both ASUS boards , that Hero and 2 Pro Gamers.


    And from this experience you recommend me to buy the VII Hero right?


    There are other choices and worth comparing the ASUS H97 Plus with Z97 and Maximus VII Hero.
    All will support your chip go here: http://motherboards.specout.com/compare/1312-3058/ASUS-Maximus-VII-Hero-vs-ASUS-H97-PLUS
    And here: http://motherboards.specout.com/compare/3047-3058/ASUS-Z97-A-vs-ASUS-H97-PLUS

    All are excellent and I suppose it comes down to your personal preference and requirement.
    It is well worth shopping around as the market is very competitive.
  16. Thank you everyone for helping me in this post.
    I'll finally buy the VII Hero as it follows my colour scheme and I can OC my pc setup in the future then.
  17. marcelmiro2000 said:
    Thank you everyone for helping me in this post.
    I'll finally buy the VII Hero as it follows my colour scheme and I can OC my pc setup in the future then.


    Good choice marcelmiro2000. I wish you well.
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