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gigabyte b250m d3h/msi b250m bazooka, asus rog strix b250g

I want to buy one of these three mainboards


1. the d3h has alc 892 codec and crossfire support, i really hate it's i/o shield, but it's the cheapest

2. the bazooka has alc 887 codec and RGB header, and a usb type c 3.1 port

3. the asus has ROG name in it
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  1. 2 m.2 slots and alc 1220 codec (supremefx)

    my case doesn't have window but i can always sell it to buy phanteks p400s and use the rgb that msi promises, but looking at the 887 codec i got confused

    i have a cooler master mastercase 5 btw

    in my country gigabyte is the cheapest, msi is 7 dollars more and asus is 14 dollars more

    now i have a question regarding the audio codec

    should i buy the gigabyte one or should i consider buying asus just because it has better codec
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  2. sorry i had to put my questions in 2 posts
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  3. You can buy a tempered glass side panel for your mastercase 5 for ~$50 direct from Cooler Master, btw.
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  4. sarcophagus_macabre said:
    You can buy a tempered glass side panel for your mastercase 5 for ~$50 direct from Cooler Master, btw.


    p400s costs 20 dollar more and has led strips built in+tempered glass
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    That is true, I bring it up as a consideration for not having to deal with getting a new case if all you want is a window.

    As far as the motherboard goes, I don't know how much of a difference the audio codec makes, but the UEFI interface in the BIOS is a big one. I prefer Asus over Gigabyte, but have no experience with MSI. With prices that close, I would go with Asus, especially if you want m.2, nvme ssd's (though I am a huge Asus fan. . .).
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  6. I bought the asus today
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