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Really Having A Hard Time Choosing Between These Mobos. HELP!!

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April 6, 2013 9:03:02 AM

After weeks of reading in the internet especially here on the Tom's, Newegg Customer feedbacks, Motherboard reviews, Youtube reviews... i narrowed it down to 3 H77 Mobos. I wont overclock and all i really want is the durability (longevity), and reliability of the product regardless of the fairy tale-features it advertise.

Pc Usage: More on 3D rendering (Cinema4D), Graphics design (PS & AI), and games (will play only Startcraft 2)

1) Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H
2) MSI ZH77A-G43
3) ASRock H77 Pro4-M

Please help!

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April 6, 2013 9:31:27 AM

I'd select the MSI (if you can fit an ATX motherboard in your case) or the ASRock (Micro ATX) as they provide better onboard sound than the Gigabyte. Any motherboard should last way longer than you'll ever want to use use it (10 years or more); therefore that shouldn't be your primary selection criteria.
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April 6, 2013 9:37:46 AM

Thank you for the response. Nice to know that the 3 picks are durable... so if that's the case, which is the most hassle-free in terms of bios setup, settings, and updates?

By the way, i think ASUS H77 Mobos wuld hav been great but theyre too expensive.
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April 6, 2013 9:43:53 AM

My case is Antec One
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April 6, 2013 10:04:36 AM

You can fit an ATX or a Micro ATX motherboard in the Antec One case.

MSI - You can use M-Flash to update the BIOS from a USB stick.
ASRock - You can use Internet Flash to update the BIOS.

Read about both motherboards and then pick the one that best meets your requirements.
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April 11, 2013 2:39:33 PM

invane said:
After weeks of reading in the internet especially here on the Tom's, Newegg Customer feedbacks, Motherboard reviews, Youtube reviews... i narrowed it down to 3 H77 Mobos. I wont overclock and all i really want is the durability (longevity), and reliability of the product regardless of the fairy tale-features it advertise.

Pc Usage: More on 3D rendering (Cinema4D), Graphics design (PS & AI), and games (will play only Startcraft 2)

1) Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H
2) MSI ZH77A-G43
3) ASRock H77 Pro4-M

Please help!


Hi, I can tell you from my experiences with MSI, Gigabyte and ASRock.
MSI~Good quality but bad customer support. God forbid if things happened, their RMA takes a month or 2 to sent out replacement. From most of the reviews I read, they returned defective items at a high chance.
ASRock~ Fairly new with this new motherboard, they're a solid board. That's all I can say.
Gigabyte~ Old AMD motherboard I had, they last pretty good if you're lucky. It's like gambling on good motherboard vs bad motherboard. But still a good brand. Upgraded to ASRock Extreme4 Intel.
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April 12, 2013 3:37:00 AM

Thank you guys for the responses! i think i have to go with Gigabyte. Im convinced by their dual bios feature.
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April 12, 2013 12:32:44 PM

invane said:
Thank you guys for the responses! i think i have to go with Gigabyte. Im convinced by their dual bios feature.

Glad we could help :) 

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