I'm shopping around for a motherboard for gaming. I'm not much interested in overclocking so I'll be using it as is. In looking around here and other places it seems as though AMD may have the edge at the moment over Intel. People also seem to like Foxconn.
What I'm really looking for is that motherboard that occupies the current sweet spot between performance and price. You know the one I'm talking about. It's last year's model, performs at about 90% of the level of expensive state-of-the-art stuff but is reliable and proven. I haven't built a machine in a while so I don't know where the sweet spot is these days.
Any suggestions? Oh, and what processor would you run on it?
Thanks for the suggestions guys. Has anyone had dealings with the support arm of either of these companies? The reason I ask is that I had a problem with the SATA controller on an ASUS motherboard recently and ASUS support was very little help.