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Building a Z77 mATX Desktop Case: Lian Li V354

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by crashedoverride, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. crashedoverride New Member

    Sep 19, 2012
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    Hi ALL,

    I would like to ask for your suggestions as to what MOBO I'm gonna use for my mATX build. I'm currently torned apart by Gigabyte Sniper M3 and Fatal1ty Pro-M? I would like to ask your opinions or any other board which tops this 2 except Asus V GENE since its too expensive.

    THanks in advance.:confused:

    Currently have:
    Lian Li PC-V354 casing
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2012
  2. Hood


    Sep 25, 2012
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    Jacksonhole Florida
    mobo choice

    I would definitely go with the Sniper M3, I've read several good reviews, some even say it's the best sub-$200 board period. I considered buying one for a while, but I prefer full ATX boards for expandability, air flow, and ease of access. The Asrock boards all look good on paper, but read the feedback from the poor chumps who bought them. NewEgg has 3 reviews on the Fatal1ty Pro M, 2 were DOA and the other one died after a week! Other Asrock models show similar sad results. I almost bought one of their boards until I saw a review site where both samples provided by Asrock had too many issues to even review them. I mean, c'mon, I don't mind gambling, but at least give me 50-50 odds (of getting a working board). That's why I go with Asus - I'm 2 for 2 this year installed with no problems and still working great. I know they cost more, and you can still get a bad one, but the odds are in your favor at least. But yeah, go with the Gigabyte board, it's a much better deal than the Asus and the quality looks awesome.
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