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July 11, 2014 6:13:51 AM

I see that there are motherboards that cost 100$ and 500$,I want to know what would I get from expensive motherboards,because I am on budget.
Also what motherboard is best for i5-4690k,and 780ti?
Please explain me.

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a c 1369 V Motherboard
July 11, 2014 6:19:46 AM

Budget?
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July 11, 2014 6:19:51 AM

Features on motherboards generally are Wifi, overclocking, SLI/Crossfire. The more of those features you want the more you will have to pay.

You will need a Z97 motherboard if you want to overclock your I5.
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a c 94 V Motherboard
July 11, 2014 6:20:15 AM

better/more features.
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a b V Motherboard
July 11, 2014 6:23:34 AM

Beyond features, more expensive boards are built with better quality parts: capacitors, chokes, VRM and VRM controller, heatsinks on the VRM's. Typically these boards are more stable and take to overclocking better than cheaper made boards.

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July 11, 2014 6:24:24 AM

rgd1101 said:
better/more features.


LOL!
I know it is better,and have more featuers,but I want to know how they are better and which featuers. And will I get more speed with expensive mother boards.
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July 11, 2014 6:25:56 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Budget?


I want z97 or anything that supports i5-4690k.
Cheaper is better but I don't won't something bad.
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a c 1369 V Motherboard
July 11, 2014 6:27:11 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $134.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($143.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $143.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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a c 94 V Motherboard
July 11, 2014 6:27:51 AM

gamer1411 said:
rgd1101 said:
better/more features.


LOL!
I know it is better,and have more featuers,but I want to know how they are better and which featuers. And will I get more speed with expensive mother boards.


unless you give us something more then just one is $100 and the other is $500, there isn't a way to compare.
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a b V Motherboard
July 11, 2014 6:38:22 AM

Usually, the higher the motherboard cost, the better the on-board sound and other components. Many motherboards toward the $500 range will include PCIe controllers and additional slots for SLI or crossfire with up to 4 discrete cards. The higher-end motherboards are generally more tolerant of overclocking. The more you pay, the more on-board system and cpu fan connectors, USB connectors/ports, and SATA ports you'll see.

That being said, a majority of PC builders need only 1 PCIe slot on a motherboard for a graphics card for gaming. The Micro-ATX form factor / motherboard is ideal for a majority of gamers who use only one graphics card.

If you use more than one graphics card or ever plan to, you'll find a few micro-ATX motherboards supporting two discrete graphics cards, but more competitive pricing in the ATX category for those motherboards supporting multiple graphics cards. Also, the spacing of the graphics cards on the ATX board will make it easier to keep each one cooler.

Depending on the sound system you'll be using, you may need analog surround outputs, HDMI or digital surround outputs off the motherboard. These tend to be found on the higher-priced motherboards.

What kind of sound outputs do you need?

Will you ever run more than one 780 ti in SLI on this system?

Do you plan to overclock your system in any way?

How many SATA ports do you need? USB?

What is your budget?
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July 11, 2014 8:55:04 AM

techgeek said:
Beyond features, more expensive boards are built with better quality parts: capacitors, chokes, VRM and VRM controller, heatsinks on the VRM's. Typically these boards are more stable and take to overclocking better than cheaper made boards.



ubercake said:
Usually, the higher the motherboard cost, the better the on-board sound and other components. Many motherboards toward the $500 range will include PCIe controllers and additional slots for SLI or crossfire with up to 4 discrete cards. The higher-end motherboards are generally more tolerant of overclocking. The more you pay, the more on-board system and cpu fan connectors, USB connectors/ports, and SATA ports you'll see.

That being said, a majority of PC builders need only 1 PCIe slot on a motherboard for a graphics card for gaming. The Micro-ATX form factor / motherboard is ideal for a majority of gamers who use only one graphics card.

If you use more than one graphics card or ever plan to, you'll find a few micro-ATX motherboards supporting two discrete graphics cards, but more competitive pricing in the ATX category for those motherboards supporting multiple graphics cards. Also, the spacing of the graphics cards on the ATX board will make it easier to keep each one cooler.

Depending on the sound system you'll be using, you may need analog surround outputs, HDMI or digital surround outputs off the motherboard. These tend to be found on the higher-priced motherboards.

What kind of sound outputs do you need?

Will you ever run more than one 780 ti in SLI on this system?

Do you plan to overclock your system in any way?

How many SATA ports do you need? USB?

What is your budget?


I don't won't anything special about sound,just 2 speakers probably,it all depends.But I really don't need anything so special,but of course,I don't won't crappy sound,but probably new motherboards don't have that.

I really don't plan to SLI my second motherborad,so I will probably have only this one for at least 2 years.

I plan to overclock processor later on about 4.0-4.2,and I will buy some cpu cooler then.

I don't know about SATA,but I need only few usb ports. More is better,but 2 usb 2.0,and 2 usb 3.0 ports is fine.

I can pay more for motherboard,but really,I don't won't to if I don't have to.If you know what I mean.So no more then 150$ probably.
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a b V Motherboard
July 14, 2014 11:21:39 AM

The Asus Z97-A is a good quality, all purpose board that is SLI capable (whether you use this capability or not). If you're dead set on a standard ATX board, this is the way to go.

Personally, if I were building a system knowing I were only going to use one graphics card and didn't have a need for an abundance of USB and SATA connections, I'd go Micro-ATX, but I'd still stick with Asus. I'd personally get the Gryphon or Maximus Gene board, but the Z97M-Plus is also a fine option and under $150.
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July 16, 2014 5:25:25 AM

ubercake said:
The Asus Z97-A is a good quality, all purpose board that is SLI capable (whether you use this capability or not). If you're dead set on a standard ATX board, this is the way to go.

Personally, if I were building a system knowing I were only going to use one graphics card and didn't have a need for an abundance of USB and SATA connections, I'd go Micro-ATX, but I'd still stick with Asus. I'd personally get the Gryphon or Maximus Gene board, but the Z97M-Plus is also a fine option and under $150.


what about AsRock Z97 Pro4? I heard many people say AsRock is very good now.
Also is it better to buy z97 mother board and i5-4690k,or z87 motherboard and i7-4770k?
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a b V Motherboard
July 16, 2014 6:33:34 AM

I like Asus motherboards because I've personally had no problems with them over the long haul. Second to this might be Gigabyte boards, but they tend to start failing on me after 4 or 5 years (which is still decent). I do not like MSI boards based on my personal experience with multiple DOA issues from the days when I didn't have that much disposable income (yeah, I remember that stuff).

I haven't personally tried AsRock boards, but I'm not a fan of the cheapest-priced motherboard manufacturer. I may be wasting my money, but in my opinion for a company to charge considerably less than competitors for what is portrayed as an equivalent product, they have to cut costs somewhere. This is why I stay away from the bargain-brand of any component. I feel like that alone has saved me from quite a few headaches with regard to system maintenance. Only if I had extremely limited funds would I grab an ASRock board. It doesn't seem like you're all that limited.
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