Asus H87M-E vs Asus H87-plus

anbu84

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Hi Guys, I am trying to upgrade my 6 years PC so I am looking for new VGA, mobo, memory and CPU.
This is what I am getting:

CPU: i5 4570
Mobo: Asus H87-plus
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 1600mhz 16GB
VGA: Asus Geforce GTX 770.

So I bought CPU, memory and the VGA but the problem is the mobo. I went to memory express today and they told me that Asus H87-plus is currently out of stock and they might to restock it in 2 weeks but it's not confirmed. So I went home and checking online again and I found another Asus H87M-E. So I am wondering what is the difference between Asus H87-plus and H87M-E other than the USB port, audio jack and PCI slot? Which one is better? Do you think it's better to just wait for them restock Asus H87-plus or should I just get H87M-E now? I hope you guys help me. Thank you

PS: My PC case is Antec 900

Updated: mmmm...I just found out that Asus H87M-E doesn't support the memory that I bought.
 

jnewegger23

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Yes, Z87-A is good. Here's one of the best valued motherboards out there:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z87extreme4

Here's a good buget z model:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z87g41pcmate (crossfire only)

And if you feel like just spending a little more and get a mobo specifically designed with gaming in mind:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z87g45gaming

Here's what I think is the best overall mobo if I were to upgrade today:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-maximusvihero

What you get other than detailed features (more usb 3.0/sata/pci-e etc) is better quality components for more likely solid overclocks. If you don't plan on overclocking or going sli then save your money. There's more to it but this is my quick synopsis on it all. Hope it helps!
 

jnewegger23

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They seem very similar. If you don't plan on going SLI you will be ok to go with the less expensive board. If you do, I'd recommend getting a good "Z" board with dual 3.0 pci-e slots anyways.
 

anbu84

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Thank you jnewegger23 for your reply, That what I am thinking too if they haven't restock H87-plus when I get my RAM and CPU from newegg. What "Z" board do you recommend? Is Z87-A good?
 

jnewegger23

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Yes, Z87-A is good. Here's one of the best valued motherboards out there:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z87extreme4

Here's a good buget z model:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z87g41pcmate (crossfire only)

And if you feel like just spending a little more and get a mobo specifically designed with gaming in mind:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z87g45gaming

Here's what I think is the best overall mobo if I were to upgrade today:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-maximusvihero

What you get other than detailed features (more usb 3.0/sata/pci-e etc) is better quality components for more likely solid overclocks. If you don't plan on overclocking or going sli then save your money. There's more to it but this is my quick synopsis on it all. Hope it helps!
 

anbu84

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I decided to get Asus Z87-A for SLI in future. Apparently there is no ASRock brand in Memory Express and I don't want to buy motherboard online since a lot of RMA happens like bent CPU pins.
 

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