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Most Reliable Z87 Mainboard

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March 21, 2014 6:15:53 PM

I'm looking for the most dependable/solidly-built Z87 mainboard for $150 or less
ATX form factor.
Must have SATA 6.0Gb/s and rear USB3 and plug for front panel USB3
LGA1150
not looking to overclock

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a b V Motherboard
March 21, 2014 6:19:51 PM

Asus would be the best choice. then Gigabyte, then Msi or asrock (interchangeable)
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a b V Motherboard
March 21, 2014 6:20:11 PM

and if you wont overclock you could get a z77
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a c 254 V Motherboard
March 21, 2014 6:21:03 PM

But for average use Extreme4 is enough!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $119.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-21 21:20 EDT-0400)

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/toms-hardware-reade...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z87-express-motherb...
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a c 254 V Motherboard
March 21, 2014 6:22:38 PM

Beezy said:
and if you wont overclock you could get a z77


Z77 is LGA1155 board and he asks about Z87 board, and Z77 also supports overclock because all "Z" series chipsets support overclock!
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March 21, 2014 6:26:52 PM

How about other brands besides AsRock? I hear that Asus makes great boards, but im not sure which one is the best for my budget
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a c 254 V Motherboard
March 21, 2014 6:29:10 PM

TechnoD said:
How about other brands besides AsRock? I hear that Asus makes great boards, but im not sure which one is the best for my budget


If you want Asus there is only one board that suits your budget!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $129.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-21 21:28 EDT-0400)
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a c 621 V Motherboard
March 21, 2014 7:01:26 PM

A interesting question.
About the only stats I found were from this older report on return rates.
http://www.behardware.com/articles/881-2/components-ret...
Unfortunately it does not break down to your level of detail.

Another try at some objective criteria to select from is to go to newegg and filter on <$150 Z87 ATX motherboards.
Then look at the % of 0 and 1 eggs.
Surprisingly most motherboards are in the 20% range.
That is a sad commentary on either motherboard quality or user incompetence.
Boards that have been out longer will have had time for the inevitable bios updates to have been discovered and applied.

I have been pleased with the M-atx version of the Gigabyte G1. sniper motherboard.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Take the time to read all the reports for your candidate motherboards and filter out the many that will be not applicable.
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