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January 11, 2010 5:32:12 PM

I have been really confused with the question that which company
i the best motherboard as in case of performance and durability?

ASUS has the largest market yet gigabyte and MSI aren't far behind
I am planning to buy a X58 based mobo priced at around $ 250-300
So which manufacture and which model should I prefer?

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a b V Motherboard
January 11, 2010 6:05:42 PM

Depends on your needs... What will this board be used for?
January 11, 2010 6:08:29 PM

The board will be mainly for gaming or else as HTPC
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January 11, 2010 6:10:35 PM

I've read in mobo reviews that there isn't a big difference in performance now memory controllers are on the CPU. I guess more money you pay is the start of indication.

It also depends what you adding to it. A fast mobo and slow component or slow mobo and fast component?!
a b V Motherboard
January 11, 2010 6:15:41 PM

saransh003 said:
The board will be mainly for gaming or else as HTPC


If it is for gaming or HTCP purposes there is no point in going LGA 1366, unless you have the cash to burn....

Have you looked at LGA 1156 or AM3 based platforms?
January 11, 2010 6:31:29 PM

Well, I'd make sure you use a LOTUS, AMP or TYCO CPU socket over FOXCONN, which seem to be having some problems. It may run in the family, or be isolated to just P55 chipset boards. Still, it's a risk I would not take for that kind of money.

MSI and Giga Byte don't use but one vendor of sockets, others it's a crap shoot from what I read.
a b V Motherboard
January 11, 2010 6:35:41 PM

The Foxconn socket issue was resolved over a month ago. No need to worry about that anymore....
January 12, 2010 2:29:40 AM

OvrClkr said:
If it is for gaming or HTCP purposes there is no point in going LGA 1366, unless you have the cash to burn....

Have you looked at LGA 1156 or AM3 based platforms?


The fact is, I want a i7 920 over a 1366 socket but I'm confused over the choice of manufacturers
Which manufacturer provides durable and problem free motherboards
I have heard about specific problems occurring in specific motherboards
like capacitor problem in gigabyte and the problem in foxconn(good that its solved now though)
So which company should I prefer ??
I have already have a MSI which is performing well and I've already tried ASUS
but still is Gigabyte better or should I go with MSI or ASUS
a b V Motherboard
January 12, 2010 1:17:51 PM

All 3 brands are very good IMO. I would go with a board that will suite your needs. I have used Asus, Asrock, and MSI and I do not have any complaints... It all comes down to how much you are willing to spend. Personally I would go with Asus over MSI but that is just me... Gigabyte aslo has a few top-notch boards as well....

What is your total budget?
January 12, 2010 5:46:36 PM

OvrClkr said:
All 3 brands are very good IMO. I would go with a board that will suite your needs. I have used Asus, Asrock, and MSI and I do not have any complaints... It all comes down to how much you are willing to spend. Personally I would go with Asus over MSI but that is just me... Gigabyte aslo has a few top-notch boards as well....

What is your total budget?

My total budget is around $ 1000 - 1200
a b V Motherboard
January 12, 2010 6:00:10 PM

saransh003 said:
My total budget is around $ 1000 - 1200


ok... are you going to recycle any parts or is that budget for everything?
January 12, 2010 6:02:44 PM

OvrClkr said:
ok... are you going to recycle any parts or is that budget for everything?

Budget for everything. Every component is gonna be brand new
a b V Motherboard
January 12, 2010 6:31:09 PM

Ok here is a list just so you can get an idea of what you can purchase with that budget. You can swap parts if needed.

Antec Nine Hundred Two
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P7P55D
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hyper 212+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/NewProduct.aspx?Item=N82E...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Again, just an example of what you can buy, if you do not need a GPU as powerfull as the 5850 you can get a 5770 and spend the rest on a different board or get a cheaper case etc... etc....

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a b V Motherboard
January 12, 2010 6:51:53 PM
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1366 Boards :

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock X58 Extreme
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Note: If you decide on LGA 1366 make sure you pick the i7 920 and you will need to get triple channel memory as well. For gaming and HTPC purposes you do not need to go LGA 1366. LGA 1156 is more than enough for those tasks.
January 13, 2010 3:53:39 AM

If you go with 1366 socket you may want to get this MB it is more future proof.
It supports the new Sata 6 which the Hard drives are very expensive but will come down in price.
It also has the new usb 3.0 standard
The best feature is it is guaranteed to work with the new 6 core CPUs Intel is coming out with fairly soon.



ASUS P6X58D Premium

And sorry having trouble pasting a link
January 13, 2010 3:15:55 PM

OvrClkr said:
1366 Boards :

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock X58 Extreme
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Note: If you decide on LGA 1366 make sure you pick the i7 920 and you will need to get triple channel memory as well. For gaming and HTPC purposes you do not need to go LGA 1366. LGA 1156 is more than enough for those tasks.


Thanks for the suggestions.
a b V Motherboard
January 13, 2010 3:20:01 PM

Let us know if you hit a wall with your new build =)
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