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Which Mobo manufacturer?

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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  1. Depends on your needs... What will this board be used for?
  2. The board will be mainly for gaming or else as HTPC
  3. 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?!
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. The Foxconn socket issue was resolved over a month ago. No need to worry about that anymore....
  7. 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
  8. 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?
  9. 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
  10. saransh003 said:
    My total budget is around $ 1000 - 1200


    ok... are you going to recycle any parts or is that budget for everything?
  11. 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
  12. 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=N82E16811129058

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

    XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150442

    CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

    CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260

    ASUS P7P55D
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131404

    Intel Core i5-750
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

    Hyper 212+
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/NewProduct.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=hyper_212%2b-_-35-103-065-_-Product

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    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....
  13. Best answer
    1366 Boards :

    ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131365&cm_re=1366_motherboard-_-13-131-365-_-Product

    GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128375&cm_re=1366_motherboard-_-13-128-375-_-Product

    ASRock X58 Extreme
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157163&cm_re=1366_motherboard-_-13-157-163-_-Product

    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.
  14. 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
  15. OvrClkr said:
    1366 Boards :

    ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131365&cm_re=1366_motherboard-_-13-131-365-_-Product

    GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128375&cm_re=1366_motherboard-_-13-128-375-_-Product

    ASRock X58 Extreme
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157163&cm_re=1366_motherboard-_-13-157-163-_-Product

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