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Hello everyone,
I need to assemble a new PC which will be used in a computer science lab and must be capable of smoothly running 4 virtual machines with at least 4 gigabytes of ram each.
I chose Intel 4790K as the Cpu,
A Green Power supply unit (700 wattage)
A 1 terabyte Western Digital Blue Caviar HardDrive
No Graphics card since I don't need one, (I guess the integrated one would suffice just fine).
Now I need to get a decent Motherboard, I have searched and came up with couple of mother boards
I have no idea which one is better (feel free to suggest better ones if you know , but I would be grateful if you say your idea on the models provided here, since I might not be able to get(find) your suggested model here, and in that case I am left with what I have at the moment.)

Anyway these are the motherboards :
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1
ASUS - SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2
ASUS - MAXIMUS VII HERO
ASUS - MAXIMUS VII RANGER
ASUS - Z97-DELUXE
ASUS - MAXIMUS VI EXTREME
ASUS - Z97-DELUXE(NFC & WLC)


Note:
Please note that my budget for mother board is limited to 400$ at most .

Thanks in advance
 
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get Deluxe or Mark 2 if you don't need /want gimmicks. They are all the same basicly.
Mark 1 (mine) has 2 ethernet ports, may be usefull!
 

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How come you only want ASUS? Gigabyte and MSI have very good boards to choose from too.
 
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How come you only want ASUS? Gigabyte and MSI have very good boards to choose from too.
I like asus better, i have always been using asus, but I am ok with other boards such as Gigabyte and MSI, just don't know their products very well.
If you know some of their best products in this range, I would be grateful to know as well, after all I am not a fan boy! which ever is better I'll choose that :)
 
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I used Asus for years and after my 2nd Maximus Formula V took a dump I bought an MSI Gaming 7. I'm completely happy with the choice I made. No issues, the bios is great and easy to navigate and it clocks like a champ! :D Plus, it was pretty darn inexpensive compared to Asus and Gigabyte.
 

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AsRock Extreme4 or Extreme6 might be worth looking at. Usually decent prices and really solid boards.

Also, if these 4 virtual machines are going to actually see use, which I assume they will since you want them to have 4GB of dedicated RAM, you are going to want more than a single WD Blue drive.
 
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Hello everyone,
I need to assemble a new PC which will be used in a computer science lab and must be capable of smoothly running 4 virtual machines with at least 4 gigabytes of ram each.


Now I need to get a decent Motherboard, I have searched and came up with couple of mother boards
I have no idea which one is better (feel free to suggest better ones if you know , but I would be grateful if you say your idea on the models provided here, since I might not be able to get(find) your suggested model here, and in that case I am left with what I have at the moment.)

Anyway these are the motherboards :
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1
ASUS - SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2
ASUS - MAXIMUS VII HERO
ASUS - MAXIMUS VII RANGER
ASUS - Z97-DELUXE
ASUS - MAXIMUS VI EXTREME
ASUS - Z97-DELUXE(NFC & WLC)


Note:
Please note that my budget for mother board is limited to 400$ at most .

Thanks in advance
I dont like asus so much, but accordingthe given options i may say:
  • ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1
  • ASUS - SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2
those are the unique boards i will buy from asus if i had the need of a asus board,

How come you only want ASUS? Gigabyte and MSI have very good boards to choose from too.
Ultra Agreed, there are several options, Gigabyte is always my option #1 on motherboards and Graphics cards, but i have to recognize that Asrock and MSI have solid boards, quality, long lasting and also nice looking models, look for another option, let us know,
 
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I'd look at something other than Asus, as their service is horrible. The only parts I've replaced due to failures in the past ten years other than a few lil things have been Asus parts, fwiw... They don't honor warranties either.
 

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Probably the Asus Z97A. Has all the features you need and isn't dreadfully overpriced. Kinda stopped buying the crazy expensive motherboards after my last V Formula, just isn't necessary, especially when you're not doing mad custom water cooling.

Either that or the Z97 board @Tatty_One is using. Top quality board, crazy good pricing. Dave did a review and thought it was basically amazing. Not a fan of the MSI bios on my gaming board.
 

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He already answered you but I will give you a short answer too:
Asus is the Best:respect::respect::respect:
Lol no. Have fun with that opinion because the ASUS board I had died after three months of running stock.
 

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Lol no. Have fun with that opinion because the ASUS board I had died after three months of running stock.
Oh wait, if i am not wrong you're the unlucky Asus Guy, am i right?
 

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Probably the Asus Z97A. Has all the features you need and isn't dreadfully overpriced. Kinda stopped buying the crazy expensive motherboards after my last V Formula, just isn't necessary, especially when you're not doing mad custom water cooling.

Either that or the Z97 board @Tatty_One is using. Top quality board, crazy good pricing. Dave did a review and thought it was basically amazing. Not a fan of the MSI bios on my gaming board.
tatty's board is a Biostar z97wifi, isn't it?
well I like several brands, I have used also several brands, for years I have chosen several gigabyte motherboards, video cards, and more, I have just one thing to tell… Best boards so far, I'm my humble opinion Gigabyte Is like motherboard manufacturer King, also I like pretty much Asrock and MSI, solid board makers,


He already answered you but I will give you a short answer too:
Asus is the Best:respect::respect::respect:
Asus have give me so much troubles in the past, at the moment I just own 1 motherboard on 1 amd rig, we will se how is this board doing, seems to be pretty solid but just the time will allow me to find out how it will perform, also I have seen that most of the expensive Asus boards are the ones that fail, simple boards are solid enough,


Lol no. Have fun with that opinion because the ASUS board I had died after three months of running stock.
hehehe .... Asus bad fame ...:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

Oh wait, if i am not wrong you're the unlucky Asus Guy, am i right?
not thats me dude!!! ::D:D:D
 

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tatty's board is a Biostar z97wifi, isn't it?
well I like several brands, I have used also several brands, for years I have chosen several gigabyte motherboards, video cards, and more, I have just one thing to tell… Best boards so far, I'm my humble opinion Gigabyte Is like motherboard manufacturer King, also I like pretty much Asrock and MSI, solid board makers,




Asus have give me so much troubles in the past, at the moment I just own 1 motherboard on 1 amd rig, we will se how is this board doing, seems to be pretty solid but just the time will allow me to find out how it will perform, also I have seen that most of the expensive Asus boards are the ones that fail, simple boards are solid enough,



hehehe .... Asus bad fame ...:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:


not thats me dude!!! ::D:D:D
I have had over 15 Asus Boards and none of them have failed:slap:
I won't add further opinions about it.
 
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