Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by remixedcat, Oct 7, 2012.
as the title specifies....
whats the point of this topic?
I voted other as I am partial to Gigabyte boards.
Ive had a few asus boards in the past, not a fan of them
MSI, DFI, AsRock, even ECS ive had good experience with.
Gigabyte- Never owned one or seen one in a customers machine
As many people on forums know I am a bit of an Asus fan so I'll suggest them. On that note however I do not like msi. Had many of their board's none of which ever impressed me. Cheaply made short lived boards as far as I'm concerned.
I love my new MSI board z77a-g45, i think the build quality is amazing.
MSI. There's barely a difference between my ASUS and MSI boards (for the same socket), except for the price.
yep asus kinda pricey for the same level of hardware especially in here, but MSI less popular from asus
meh MSI boards have a penchant for exploding on the AMD socket due to shitty VRMs
ASUS has been having USB compatibility issues over priced and ECS now makes their products not pegatron so ASUS isnt really ASUS any more.
Ill honestly look at just about everyother brand and avoid both MSI and ASUS,
yeah, its not like they used to be
every stuff has their own weakness
but sometimes you can rely on one brand since they may not offer you the spec that you need
are intel branded boards considered a sane option?
Not really, they're the "neither bad nor really good" boards. But they're priced slightly above the similar options of other brands.
sorry intel board lack of features, they make good processors but not boards
boards are actually fairly good now,
P67 onwards anyway
ECS P67 i had used reference Intel specs worked with Intels XTU tool which was great for setting sub timings, testing the CPU and memory for stability etc etc etc their boards have improved greatly. but if your not pushing socket 2011 aka 1155 and Z77 then get something else if using liquid cooling or one of thlose sealed liquid coolers like the H80 the Biostar TZ77XE4 is pretty solid loving mind does everything the more expensive boards do but i only paid $120
head's tellin my go with a server mobo, heart's tellin my stay with asus and my gut's tellin me intel or msi... what part should I listen to?
Gigabyte: Best experience for me three boards and all were fine and lasted good times (never died on me). A fourth, its USB ports were killed my fault.
Asrock: only once, it worked fine for some months & it died after adding RAM as always I did with the rest of mobos, no reason.
Asus: The only one I had, its PCI Express slot was dead & only the onboard GFX worked, but I won't say outright they are bad.
No experience with any MSI mobo.
my 2 cent.
neither. Gigabyte and Asrock.
asus is crap now. poor quality nowadays.
gigabyte at mid level just has plain features, not like the other. too bad
they nice at upper or high end level
what is it youre exactly wanting to build?
Honestly Id go with a x79 setup with a 7870 or 7950
Most brands are fine, I would not hesitate to get either Gigabyte, Asus, ASRock, MSI or other well known brands. It also depends on the warranty service in country you are in, some of them have shit services in some countries.
All warranty services are s**t everywhere in her continent. Skyrim, Elswyr, Morrowind, it doesn't matter.
Agreed. I've had motherboards from them all. Some have not worked properly, but that can be expected with every company. I liked them all.
depend on series
I had never really been a MSI "fan" and normally wouldn't consider getting a MSI board(I was a Gigabyte and EVGA motherboard fan), but I couldn't pass on my current MSI board considering the price I paid for it. I have been very happy with my MSI board and now would not have a problem buying another MSI board.
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