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Which is the best board for i3 and i5 ?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by JayzeBlueshark, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. JayzeBlueshark New Member

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    guys, what motherboard do you suggest for intel core i3 & i5? available in the market here for now is Gigabyte. how about asrock, asus & intel boards?
     
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    What socket are you talking about? LGA 1156 or the newer 1155?
     
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    both
     
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    EVGA always worth at least a look if an option where you live.
     
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    There are always good board from Gigabyte (UD3 good option if you don't know what to go), the upper tier Asus boards are good, but ASrock is a bit of hit and miss (and you really need to know which one is good). MSI is also good.
     
  6. entropy13

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    I'd recommend my own board (MSI P67A-GD65) for LGA 1155 at least.
     
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    asus and gigabyte has been good to me (1156 Maximus 3 and UD6)
     
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    ASRock got good reviews lately for 1155, I just built my new machine on extreme 4. No problems whatsoever lots of features for a good price. Only time will tell if it's the right choice but I have on the other machine an ASRock P35 which is in service for the fourth year. Back then they didn't get the OC capabilities right and anyway I wasn't interested, but nevertheless a solid board that works great to this day.
     
  9. digibucc

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    the thing with asrock (and many other companies)
    is that they will change manufacturing processes but not model identifiers. so the model that was reviewed positively 2 months ago may not be the model you get when you order. it may use cheaper components, or a modified architecture. it will be 95% the same, but that 5% can make a huge difference.

    be specific is all, or you may pay for it.
     
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    ^ Good advice.
     
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