ANY OPINION OR COMMENT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!
I'm looking for a motherboard withing the $120 - $150 dollar range. If you have a different brand in mind that you think is best that is not listed, please mention that too. Thank you very much!
Based on quality from personal experience and friends' experience
This is just from my experience and my personal preference so dont get mad.
Well you cant really judge based on brand alone.
If i was to do so i would rank them the following for your price range.
however, if its amd
Id need to know your cpu, your ram amount, your video card. Id be glad to pick something out for you
I have purchased...
CPU - Intel i5 3570K
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 2x8 (16gb of RAM)
And I am waiting for the Nvidia GTX 760 to come out and I'll purchase one. I am also planning to overclock. Thanks for being willing to help me out!
see that cpu is overclockable which makes things more complicated if youre planning to oc... you might have to go into the 200 usd range.
but im going to assume youre not. give me a few.
does your case fit an atx?
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz77xud3h would be the best for power distribution (stability, overclockability)
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z77agd65 for some nice audio upgrade and ok stability
Yes, it's a mid-tower ATX, specifically the Antec 900
look at above post :D enjoy your rig friend.
Thank you so much!
Check out the MSI Z77 boards. You don't need to go $200 to OC. Especially if you live near a Microcenter.
With the same exact chipsets it's down to company reputation so in that order is Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, then ASRock. though you have to take quality for price in mind so best quality for price is usually Gigabyte, as Asus usually charges more for the same chipset/features.
This thread is 18 months old guys....
Now this thread is 29 months old
Now it's 30 months old! hype
i feel old ;-;
36 months old and counting!!
Go for GIGABYTE its very durable motherboard brand :) i have motherboard and psu and im still using it its 5 years old
I think the Krait 3x has this range locked down, but that's just my opinion.
Asus and Gigabyte have the best reputation for using quality parts. Asrock has been known to have a thin PCB and use cheap Mosfets. MSi boards are pretty good, but the VRM design had been problematic in some cases. Is personally go with Asus for their awesome software Suite and uber-high quality parts (5k capacitors, Digi+VRM, etc)
Ah, I see. I'll narrow my research down to Asus and Gigabyte in my search for a mobo. Thanks!
If we're looking at Gigabyte only, do you think the mobo BeardCreep suggested is any good?
this is a really good mobo. you can look for a ud4h. I know in the states they are priced at same level(~$130), but in canada, the ud4h is priced at ridiculous $200.
ud3h vs. ud4h, whats the difference. Is the ud4h worth it?
ud4h is release recently, which is at the end of the z77 era.
take a look here. it has the spec difference
basically better audio and better voltage regulator