• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

Landed with a mobo that doesn't work

Joined
Apr 2, 2007
Messages
904 (0.23/day)
Likes
117
Location
United Kingdom
Processor Intel Core i7 4790K, S1150, Haswell, 4 Core 4.4GHz Turbo
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT Socket 1150 VGA DVI HDMI DisplayPort 8
Cooling Coolermaster Hyper T4 Intel and Amd Socket Heatpipe Cooling Fan
Memory 32GB (4x8GB) 1600 Corsair DDR3 Vengeance
Video Card(s) Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP Extreme Edition
Storage Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gbps SSD, Crucial 480GB M500 SATA 6Gbps 2.5inch SSD
Display(s) Asus PB278QR 27" Professional LED Multimedia Monitor - Black, 2560x1440 Resolution
Case NZXT Phantom 410 Black Orange Special Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI Express 5.1Ch Sound Card
Power Supply Corsair RM1000
Mouse Logitech MX518
Keyboard Roccat isku/ fx
Software Windows 10 Home 64-bit
#1
Hi I had an e-mail from Scan this morning saying they had tested the top slot ing the motherboard and and there was no problem with it and to phone them which i did and they cannot replace it as it worked for them, I told the lady that the problem is it didn't work for me and there was a problem with the top slot, she couldn't tell me what card they used to test it, so i told her what card i had and she was going to get in touch with the testing people and see what they say, but she did say that they couldn't replace or refund it as it had tested allright for them, but she will get back to me and it might mean returning the card to me to which i said it doesn't work for me, so it would seem i have a problem , any ideas, it looks like i will be landed with a mobo that doesn't work. HELP.

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB WIFI
 
Joined
Oct 12, 2008
Messages
5,654 (1.69/day)
Likes
2,605
Location
στο άλφα έως ωμέγα
System Name Ha/AhHa/Dell
Processor QX9650 SLAWN C1/i7-980x/i7-6700K
Motherboard GA-X48_DS4 (F3B bios)/Gigabyte x58A-UDR3 v 2.0(modded FH bios)/Dell Foxconn 0XJ8C4 Z170
Cooling CNPS9900 LED/H60/ 3 pipe-center fan-air
Memory 8 Gig of G.Skill F2-8800CL5D/24 Gb Corsair Vengence/ 24Gb Samsung DDR4 2133
Video Card(s) Galaxy NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960/PowerColor R9 280/ASUS R9 380X Strix G1
Storage All have SSDs with HDDs for extra storage and backup/Dell-M.2 Samsung 850 EVO PCIe
Display(s) Asus 266H/Viewsonic 1080p/HP ZR24W
Case CM-690/CM-690 II adv/Dell 8900 series
Audio Device(s) All use on board (Realtek) w/2.1 speakers
Power Supply PC P&C 750/PC P&C Silencer 950/CM 700 Extreme
Mouse Logitech
Keyboard Logitech
Software Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit/Windows 10 Pro - 64bit/Windows 10 Pro - 64bit
#2
Joined
Apr 2, 2007
Messages
904 (0.23/day)
Likes
117
Location
United Kingdom
Processor Intel Core i7 4790K, S1150, Haswell, 4 Core 4.4GHz Turbo
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT Socket 1150 VGA DVI HDMI DisplayPort 8
Cooling Coolermaster Hyper T4 Intel and Amd Socket Heatpipe Cooling Fan
Memory 32GB (4x8GB) 1600 Corsair DDR3 Vengeance
Video Card(s) Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP Extreme Edition
Storage Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gbps SSD, Crucial 480GB M500 SATA 6Gbps 2.5inch SSD
Display(s) Asus PB278QR 27" Professional LED Multimedia Monitor - Black, 2560x1440 Resolution
Case NZXT Phantom 410 Black Orange Special Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI Express 5.1Ch Sound Card
Power Supply Corsair RM1000
Mouse Logitech MX518
Keyboard Roccat isku/ fx
Software Windows 10 Home 64-bit
#3
appologies to all getting a little screwed up.
 

eidairaman1

The Exiled Airman
Joined
Jul 2, 2007
Messages
19,197 (5.03/day)
Likes
4,798
System Name PCGOD
Processor AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios
Cooling Scythe Ashura, 2×BitFenix 230mm Spectre Pro LED (Blue,Green), 2x BitFenix 140mm Spectre Pro LED
Memory 16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB
Display(s) NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)
Case AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD
Keyboard Roccat Ryos MK Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro 64
#4
just return the board for a refund of your money
 
Joined
Oct 12, 2008
Messages
5,654 (1.69/day)
Likes
2,605
Location
στο άλφα έως ωμέγα
System Name Ha/AhHa/Dell
Processor QX9650 SLAWN C1/i7-980x/i7-6700K
Motherboard GA-X48_DS4 (F3B bios)/Gigabyte x58A-UDR3 v 2.0(modded FH bios)/Dell Foxconn 0XJ8C4 Z170
Cooling CNPS9900 LED/H60/ 3 pipe-center fan-air
Memory 8 Gig of G.Skill F2-8800CL5D/24 Gb Corsair Vengence/ 24Gb Samsung DDR4 2133
Video Card(s) Galaxy NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960/PowerColor R9 280/ASUS R9 380X Strix G1
Storage All have SSDs with HDDs for extra storage and backup/Dell-M.2 Samsung 850 EVO PCIe
Display(s) Asus 266H/Viewsonic 1080p/HP ZR24W
Case CM-690/CM-690 II adv/Dell 8900 series
Audio Device(s) All use on board (Realtek) w/2.1 speakers
Power Supply PC P&C 750/PC P&C Silencer 950/CM 700 Extreme
Mouse Logitech
Keyboard Logitech
Software Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit/Windows 10 Pro - 64bit/Windows 10 Pro - 64bit
#5
any ideas, it looks like i will be landed with a mobo that doesn't work. HELP.
I have one idea... make sure that the card is completely seating into the slot, as the heatsink, at the rear of the slot, seems to have a rise in the area of that first slot.
I have not seen that board up close and personal; and can only go by pics, but it is an idea.
 

eidairaman1

The Exiled Airman
Joined
Jul 2, 2007
Messages
19,197 (5.03/day)
Likes
4,798
System Name PCGOD
Processor AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios
Cooling Scythe Ashura, 2×BitFenix 230mm Spectre Pro LED (Blue,Green), 2x BitFenix 140mm Spectre Pro LED
Memory 16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB
Display(s) NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)
Case AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD
Keyboard Roccat Ryos MK Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro 64
#6
Joined
Feb 26, 2008
Messages
4,870 (1.36/day)
Likes
681
Location
Joplin, Mo
System Name Ultrabeast GX2
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 @ 4.0GHZ 24/7
Motherboard Gigabit P35-DS3L
Cooling Rosewill RX24, Dual Slot Vid, Fan control
Memory 2x1gb 1066mhz@850MHZ DDR2
Video Card(s) 9800GX2 @ 690/1040
Storage 750/250/250/200 all WD 7200
Display(s) 24" DCLCD 2ms 1200p
Case Apevia
Audio Device(s) 7.1 Digital on-board, 5.1 digital hooked up
Power Supply 700W RAIDMAXXX SLI
Software winXP Pro
Benchmark Scores 17749 3DM06
#7
Make sure that the Monitor is on and that it has power. There should be an LED indicator on the front of the monitor somewhere. There should also be a cable on the back that runs to the back of your PC (you or your family might sometimes refer to this as your 'modem')
 
Joined
Apr 2, 2007
Messages
904 (0.23/day)
Likes
117
Location
United Kingdom
Processor Intel Core i7 4790K, S1150, Haswell, 4 Core 4.4GHz Turbo
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT Socket 1150 VGA DVI HDMI DisplayPort 8
Cooling Coolermaster Hyper T4 Intel and Amd Socket Heatpipe Cooling Fan
Memory 32GB (4x8GB) 1600 Corsair DDR3 Vengeance
Video Card(s) Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP Extreme Edition
Storage Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gbps SSD, Crucial 480GB M500 SATA 6Gbps 2.5inch SSD
Display(s) Asus PB278QR 27" Professional LED Multimedia Monitor - Black, 2560x1440 Resolution
Case NZXT Phantom 410 Black Orange Special Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI Express 5.1Ch Sound Card
Power Supply Corsair RM1000
Mouse Logitech MX518
Keyboard Roccat isku/ fx
Software Windows 10 Home 64-bit
#8
Hi thanks for the info monitor turned on and working dvi cables working the one thing i wondered about was what 95Viper said about the card being completely seated in the slot as i noticed the blue heatsing at the back of the card but as the card locked in i thought no more about it, I did ask Scan if they could test it with an XFX 6970 card and she said she would talk to her manager now its a waiting game.
 

cadaveca

My name is Dave
Joined
Apr 10, 2006
Messages
16,546 (3.88/day)
Likes
10,908
Location
Parkland County, Alberta
System Name Gamer
Processor Intel i7-6700K (ES)
Motherboard MSI Aegis TI
Cooling Custom Dragon Cooler
Memory 16 GB Kingston HyperX 2133 MHz C13
Video Card(s) 2x MSI GAMING GTX 980
Storage 2x Intel 600P
Display(s) Dell 3008WFP
Case MSI Aegis Ti
Mouse MSI Interceptor DS B1
Keyboard MSI DS4200 GAMING Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Home
#9
sounds like the onboard video is defaulting on, IMHO. Can be a problem on many boards. BIOS clear and re-boot generally fixes it.
 

Tatty_One

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jan 18, 2006
Messages
19,749 (4.54/day)
Likes
6,015
Location
Worcestershire, UK
Processor Skylake Core i7 6700k @ 4.6gig
Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk
Cooling Cooler Master Seidon 240V AIO/Viper140's
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000mhz CL14
Video Card(s) Sapphire 4gb R9 290X VaporX @1150mhz
Storage SkHynix SL308 120GB/CrucialM4/1TB WD Black
Display(s) LG 29inch 2560x1080 Curved Ultrawide IPS
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Windowed - Gunmetal
Audio Device(s) Xifi Elite Pro 7.1/VideoLogic ZXR550's
Power Supply XFX Pro Black Edition 750W Gold modular
Keyboard CM Storm Octane Combo
Software Win 10 Home x64
#10
And if all these good suggestions do not work, try contacting Gigabyte UK support direct and see if they can help you..... in the first instance you can e mail their UK service centre.......

returns@gbt-tech.co.uk
 
Joined
Apr 2, 2007
Messages
904 (0.23/day)
Likes
117
Location
United Kingdom
Processor Intel Core i7 4790K, S1150, Haswell, 4 Core 4.4GHz Turbo
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT Socket 1150 VGA DVI HDMI DisplayPort 8
Cooling Coolermaster Hyper T4 Intel and Amd Socket Heatpipe Cooling Fan
Memory 32GB (4x8GB) 1600 Corsair DDR3 Vengeance
Video Card(s) Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP Extreme Edition
Storage Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gbps SSD, Crucial 480GB M500 SATA 6Gbps 2.5inch SSD
Display(s) Asus PB278QR 27" Professional LED Multimedia Monitor - Black, 2560x1440 Resolution
Case NZXT Phantom 410 Black Orange Special Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI Express 5.1Ch Sound Card
Power Supply Corsair RM1000
Mouse Logitech MX518
Keyboard Roccat isku/ fx
Software Windows 10 Home 64-bit
#11
Hi been in touch with Gigabyte and they said it mobo returned to send it to them for further testing, just got to wait for Scan now and see what they decide.

Hi further update just been on the phone and Scan and the lady said she is waiting confermation to give me a refund, what do i do now as I liked that board and don't really want to change from Gigabyte.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Apr 2, 2007
Messages
904 (0.23/day)
Likes
117
Location
United Kingdom
Processor Intel Core i7 4790K, S1150, Haswell, 4 Core 4.4GHz Turbo
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT Socket 1150 VGA DVI HDMI DisplayPort 8
Cooling Coolermaster Hyper T4 Intel and Amd Socket Heatpipe Cooling Fan
Memory 32GB (4x8GB) 1600 Corsair DDR3 Vengeance
Video Card(s) Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP Extreme Edition
Storage Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gbps SSD, Crucial 480GB M500 SATA 6Gbps 2.5inch SSD
Display(s) Asus PB278QR 27" Professional LED Multimedia Monitor - Black, 2560x1440 Resolution
Case NZXT Phantom 410 Black Orange Special Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI Express 5.1Ch Sound Card
Power Supply Corsair RM1000
Mouse Logitech MX518
Keyboard Roccat isku/ fx
Software Windows 10 Home 64-bit
#12
Hi well Scan came through full refund authorised which is strange as there was nothing wrong with the board according to them, well what do i do now I don't really want to take a chance with the same mobo do i blow the bank and go for a

Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3 S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX.
any advice i would like to stick to Gigabyte.
 

eidairaman1

The Exiled Airman
Joined
Jul 2, 2007
Messages
19,197 (5.03/day)
Likes
4,798
System Name PCGOD
Processor AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios
Cooling Scythe Ashura, 2×BitFenix 230mm Spectre Pro LED (Blue,Green), 2x BitFenix 140mm Spectre Pro LED
Memory 16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB
Display(s) NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)
Case AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD
Keyboard Roccat Ryos MK Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro 64
#13
Look at AsRock.
 
Joined
Apr 2, 2007
Messages
904 (0.23/day)
Likes
117
Location
United Kingdom
Processor Intel Core i7 4790K, S1150, Haswell, 4 Core 4.4GHz Turbo
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT Socket 1150 VGA DVI HDMI DisplayPort 8
Cooling Coolermaster Hyper T4 Intel and Amd Socket Heatpipe Cooling Fan
Memory 32GB (4x8GB) 1600 Corsair DDR3 Vengeance
Video Card(s) Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP Extreme Edition
Storage Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gbps SSD, Crucial 480GB M500 SATA 6Gbps 2.5inch SSD
Display(s) Asus PB278QR 27" Professional LED Multimedia Monitor - Black, 2560x1440 Resolution
Case NZXT Phantom 410 Black Orange Special Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI Express 5.1Ch Sound Card
Power Supply Corsair RM1000
Mouse Logitech MX518
Keyboard Roccat isku/ fx
Software Windows 10 Home 64-bit
#14
Hi, well Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3 S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX. it is, know any good web sites other than scan to use, ebuyer don't have it, Dabs and Awd-it do any info on those or do you know any others.
 

Aquinus

Resident Wat-man
Joined
Jan 28, 2012
Messages
10,401 (4.85/day)
Likes
5,481
Location
Concord, NH
System Name Kratos
Processor Intel Core i7 3930k @ 4.2Ghz
Motherboard ASUS P9X79 Deluxe
Cooling Zalman CPNS9900MAX 130mm
Memory G.Skill DDR3-2133, 16gb (4x4gb) @ 9-11-10-28-108-1T 1.65v
Video Card(s) MSI AMD Radeon R9 390 GAMING 8GB @ PCI-E 3.0
Storage 2x120Gb SATA3 Corsair Force GT Raid-0, 4x1Tb RAID-5, 1x500GB
Display(s) 1x LG 27UD69P (4k), 2x Dell S2340M (1080p)
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek® ALC898 8-Channel High Definition Audio
Power Supply Seasonic 1000-watt 80 PLUS Platinum
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Rosewill RK-9100
Software Ubuntu 17.10
Benchmark Scores Benchmarks aren't everything.
#15
Joined
Feb 21, 2008
Messages
6,261 (1.75/day)
Likes
3,363
Location
S.E. Virginia
System Name Barb's Domain/Barb's Cruncher#2/Barb's Laptop
Processor i7 3930k@4.37ghz/i7 860 @ 3.3ghz/AMD E300
Motherboard ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition/Gigabyte P55-UD3R/Proprietary
Cooling Deep Cool Assassin/Corsair A50/stock
Memory 16gig DDR3 1600/4gig DDR3 1600/3gig DDR3 1333
Video Card(s) GTX 1070 OC'ed 2GHz core/mem/MSI HD7770/HD6310
Storage Seagate 2tb Hybrid SSHD/Caviar Blue 160gb/Toshiba 500gb
Display(s) HP ZR30W 30" 2560*1600/SOYO Topaz S 24" 1920*1200
Case SilverStone Fortress FT04/NZXT Source 210 Black
Audio Device(s) Realtek High Definition Audio
Power Supply XFX 750W XXX edition/PC Power Cooling Turbo Cool 860
Software Windows 10 Pro 64 bit /Windows 7 Ult 64 bit/Windows 8.1 Pro
#16
Don't limit yourself. :)

Normally I lean toward ASUS, but this MSI board looks pretty good IMHO.
MSI Z77 MPOWER LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s ...
+1

I have been very pleased with my MSI Z68A-GD80(G3) motherboard. I can't say that I was a MSI fan before getting this board, and the only reason I got it was because of the great price I was offered for it. But since I've had it, the board has proven to be a very reliable, a very good OC'er, and I could not be happier with it's performance. :toast:
 
Joined
Oct 10, 2009
Messages
732 (0.25/day)
Likes
367
System Name Current
Processor Intel Core i7 3770 @ 3.8GHz (4.3GHz Turbo)
Motherboard Asrock Z77 Extreme4
Cooling Cooler Master 212 Evo Push-Pull
Memory 16GB DDR3 1866MHz @ 9-9-9-24-1T
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 670 OC x2 SLI
Storage 500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD + Seagate 2TB HDD
Display(s) 28" Asus PB287Q 3840x2160p
Case Thermaltake Urban S41
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z
Power Supply Cougar CMX 700W v3
Mouse Razer DeathAdder Chroma
Keyboard Logitech G110
Software Windows 10 Pro | Linux Mint
#17
Don't limit yourself. :)
What's that meant to mean? AsRock was originally a Asus subsidiary. Now it resides under Pegatron, which was another Asus subsidiary, but as far as I know, is now an independent company.

I originally only bought Gigabyte boards, but after completing a few Asrock builds, and even buying one myself, I now fully support and recommend their boards. They offer all the features of the bigger brands, but at a better price. Rock solid.

Edit: If Aquinus means do not just limit your choice to only ASRock, then I do apologize.
 
Last edited:

Aquinus

Resident Wat-man
Joined
Jan 28, 2012
Messages
10,401 (4.85/day)
Likes
5,481
Location
Concord, NH
System Name Kratos
Processor Intel Core i7 3930k @ 4.2Ghz
Motherboard ASUS P9X79 Deluxe
Cooling Zalman CPNS9900MAX 130mm
Memory G.Skill DDR3-2133, 16gb (4x4gb) @ 9-11-10-28-108-1T 1.65v
Video Card(s) MSI AMD Radeon R9 390 GAMING 8GB @ PCI-E 3.0
Storage 2x120Gb SATA3 Corsair Force GT Raid-0, 4x1Tb RAID-5, 1x500GB
Display(s) 1x LG 27UD69P (4k), 2x Dell S2340M (1080p)
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek® ALC898 8-Channel High Definition Audio
Power Supply Seasonic 1000-watt 80 PLUS Platinum
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Rosewill RK-9100
Software Ubuntu 17.10
Benchmark Scores Benchmarks aren't everything.
#18
What's that meant to mean? AsRock was originally a Asus subsidiary. Now it resides under Pegatron, which was another Asus subsidiary, but as far as I know, is now an independent company.

I originally only bought Gigabyte boards, but after completing a few Asrock builds, and even buying one myself, I now fully support and recommend their boards. They offer all the features of the bigger brands, but at a better price. Rock solid.
I've owned 2 ASRock motherboards in the past, and I wasn't incredibly happy with either of them. Granted it has been at least 5 years since the last one I bought and I've been told that they've changed a lot (for the better,) and I can tell that just by looking at some of their boards. However, I've never had a problem with an ASUS branded board and the only issue I had with an MSI board in the past was the fact that I flashed the wrong BIOS to my motherboard. MSI was more than happy to send me a new BIOS chip to see if that would work (which had the latest BIOS on it,) and when it didn't they let me RMA it and I had it back in 2 weeks from when I shipped it.

All in all, I've had great luck with MSI and ASUS so I tend to prefer and recommend them more than ASRock (because of my own experiences).

I've bought only 1 gigabyte board and the BIOS was very finicky until I updated the BIOS. Since I don't have a whole lot of experience with them, I don't recommend or discourage people from Gigabyte.


Edit: If Aquinus means do not just limit your choice to only ASRock, then I do apologize.
That is exactly what I meant. :)
 
Joined
Oct 10, 2009
Messages
732 (0.25/day)
Likes
367
System Name Current
Processor Intel Core i7 3770 @ 3.8GHz (4.3GHz Turbo)
Motherboard Asrock Z77 Extreme4
Cooling Cooler Master 212 Evo Push-Pull
Memory 16GB DDR3 1866MHz @ 9-9-9-24-1T
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 670 OC x2 SLI
Storage 500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD + Seagate 2TB HDD
Display(s) 28" Asus PB287Q 3840x2160p
Case Thermaltake Urban S41
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z
Power Supply Cougar CMX 700W v3
Mouse Razer DeathAdder Chroma
Keyboard Logitech G110
Software Windows 10 Pro | Linux Mint
#19
That is exactly what I meant.
Sorry :eek:

I've owned 2 ASRock motherboards in the past, and I wasn't incredibly happy with either of them. Granted it has been at least 5 years since the last one I bought and I've been told that they've changed a lot (for the better,) and I can tell that just by looking at some of their boards.
I was naturally cautious of ASRock, at first, after hearing a few issues (I guess you hear that about any manufacturer though), but I was pleasantly surprised with their latest offerings. If cookiemonster manages to find a good deal on an ASRock board; it is a good one to consider.

...the only issue I had with an MSI board in the past was the fact that I flashed the wrong BIOS to my motherboard. MSI was more than happy to send me a new BIOS chip to see if that would work (which had the latest BIOS on it,) and when it didn't they let me RMA it and I had it back in 2 weeks from when I shipped it.
That's what I call customer support!


I can't really comment on Asus boards, as I haven't had one since the PIII days, but that board was great.
 

OneMoar

There is Always Moar
Joined
Apr 9, 2010
Messages
7,343 (2.62/day)
Likes
3,960
Location
Rochester area
System Name Kreij Lives On
Processor Intel Core i5 4670K @ 4.4Ghz 1.32V
Motherboard ASUS Maximus VI Gene Z87
Cooling Reeven Okeanos Single 140MM Fan +2 SP120 White's
Memory 16GB kingston hyper x @ 2133 @ 11 11 11 32
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 1060 ACX Copper Single fan
Storage 240gb Cruical MX200SSD/WD Blue 1TB
Display(s) Samsung S24D300/HP2071D
Case Custom Full Aluminum By ST.o.CH <3
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply HX 750i
Mouse Roccat KONE
Keyboard Rocatt ISKU with ISKUFX keycaps
Software Windows 10 +startisback
#20
are you using a ivybridge chip the top slot ONLY works if you are using ivybridge
 
Joined
Apr 2, 2007
Messages
904 (0.23/day)
Likes
117
Location
United Kingdom
Processor Intel Core i7 4790K, S1150, Haswell, 4 Core 4.4GHz Turbo
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT Socket 1150 VGA DVI HDMI DisplayPort 8
Cooling Coolermaster Hyper T4 Intel and Amd Socket Heatpipe Cooling Fan
Memory 32GB (4x8GB) 1600 Corsair DDR3 Vengeance
Video Card(s) Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP Extreme Edition
Storage Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gbps SSD, Crucial 480GB M500 SATA 6Gbps 2.5inch SSD
Display(s) Asus PB278QR 27" Professional LED Multimedia Monitor - Black, 2560x1440 Resolution
Case NZXT Phantom 410 Black Orange Special Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI Express 5.1Ch Sound Card
Power Supply Corsair RM1000
Mouse Logitech MX518
Keyboard Roccat isku/ fx
Software Windows 10 Home 64-bit
#21
Yes it's an i5 3570k ivybridge.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Apr 2, 2007
Messages
904 (0.23/day)
Likes
117
Location
United Kingdom
Processor Intel Core i7 4790K, S1150, Haswell, 4 Core 4.4GHz Turbo
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT Socket 1150 VGA DVI HDMI DisplayPort 8
Cooling Coolermaster Hyper T4 Intel and Amd Socket Heatpipe Cooling Fan
Memory 32GB (4x8GB) 1600 Corsair DDR3 Vengeance
Video Card(s) Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP Extreme Edition
Storage Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gbps SSD, Crucial 480GB M500 SATA 6Gbps 2.5inch SSD
Display(s) Asus PB278QR 27" Professional LED Multimedia Monitor - Black, 2560x1440 Resolution
Case NZXT Phantom 410 Black Orange Special Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI Express 5.1Ch Sound Card
Power Supply Corsair RM1000
Mouse Logitech MX518
Keyboard Roccat isku/ fx
Software Windows 10 Home 64-bit
#22
Hi can't go for the Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe3.0, D-Sub/ DP/ DVI/ HDMI, E-ATX as it was pointed out to me it's an E-ATX board and my case won't take an E-ATX only up to an ATX board so luckily i didn't order it. I am going for a

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5-TH, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, PCIe 3.0 (x16), D-Sub, DVI-D HDMI Thunderbolt

thanks for all the advice and help I will let you know what happens.
 

eidairaman1

The Exiled Airman
Joined
Jul 2, 2007
Messages
19,197 (5.03/day)
Likes
4,798
System Name PCGOD
Processor AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios
Cooling Scythe Ashura, 2×BitFenix 230mm Spectre Pro LED (Blue,Green), 2x BitFenix 140mm Spectre Pro LED
Memory 16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB
Display(s) NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)
Case AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD
Keyboard Roccat Ryos MK Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro 64
#23
before 2010 they were Ok, 2010 and Higher they are breaking OC records.

I have had a bad past with Asus and so have customers i had to fix machines for, to me they are overrated like corsair.

Ive had better luck with ECS than Asus for that matter.

I've owned 2 ASRock motherboards in the past, and I wasn't incredibly happy with either of them. Granted it has been at least 5 years since the last one I bought and I've been told that they've changed a lot (for the better,) and I can tell that just by looking at some of their boards. However, I've never had a problem with an ASUS branded board and the only issue I had with an MSI board in the past was the fact that I flashed the wrong BIOS to my motherboard. MSI was more than happy to send me a new BIOS chip to see if that would work (which had the latest BIOS on it,) and when it didn't they let me RMA it and I had it back in 2 weeks from when I shipped it.

All in all, I've had great luck with MSI and ASUS so I tend to prefer and recommend them more than ASRock (because of my own experiences).

I've bought only 1 gigabyte board and the BIOS was very finicky until I updated the BIOS. Since I don't have a whole lot of experience with them, I don't recommend or discourage people from Gigabyte.



That is exactly what I meant. :)
 

Aquinus

Resident Wat-man
Joined
Jan 28, 2012
Messages
10,401 (4.85/day)
Likes
5,481
Location
Concord, NH
System Name Kratos
Processor Intel Core i7 3930k @ 4.2Ghz
Motherboard ASUS P9X79 Deluxe
Cooling Zalman CPNS9900MAX 130mm
Memory G.Skill DDR3-2133, 16gb (4x4gb) @ 9-11-10-28-108-1T 1.65v
Video Card(s) MSI AMD Radeon R9 390 GAMING 8GB @ PCI-E 3.0
Storage 2x120Gb SATA3 Corsair Force GT Raid-0, 4x1Tb RAID-5, 1x500GB
Display(s) 1x LG 27UD69P (4k), 2x Dell S2340M (1080p)
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek® ALC898 8-Channel High Definition Audio
Power Supply Seasonic 1000-watt 80 PLUS Platinum
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Rosewill RK-9100
Software Ubuntu 17.10
Benchmark Scores Benchmarks aren't everything.
#24
before 2010 they were Ok, 2010 and Higher they are breaking OC records.
The two ASRock boards I bought were a little older than 2010. As in the first one was a skt478 board which ran a P4 2.53ghz and the second was one of the older skt775 boards with a P4 630. The second had voltage control for everything except the CPU which bothered me a lot.
 
Joined
Apr 2, 2007
Messages
904 (0.23/day)
Likes
117
Location
United Kingdom
Processor Intel Core i7 4790K, S1150, Haswell, 4 Core 4.4GHz Turbo
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT Socket 1150 VGA DVI HDMI DisplayPort 8
Cooling Coolermaster Hyper T4 Intel and Amd Socket Heatpipe Cooling Fan
Memory 32GB (4x8GB) 1600 Corsair DDR3 Vengeance
Video Card(s) Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP Extreme Edition
Storage Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gbps SSD, Crucial 480GB M500 SATA 6Gbps 2.5inch SSD
Display(s) Asus PB278QR 27" Professional LED Multimedia Monitor - Black, 2560x1440 Resolution
Case NZXT Phantom 410 Black Orange Special Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI Express 5.1Ch Sound Card
Power Supply Corsair RM1000
Mouse Logitech MX518
Keyboard Roccat isku/ fx
Software Windows 10 Home 64-bit
#25
Hi, Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI Dual Thunderbolt 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard arived today from ebuyer can't wait to get started.