Ok guys, I'm really confused at which motherboard I should be focusing on. I'm looking to build an i7-930 system and I was set with a GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R motherboard but I read a fairly high volume of complaints that the board was DOA, or having issues fairly early on.
I'm also eyeballing the ASUS P6X58D-E LGA While the reviews are all positive, they're only 5 of them.
All of the motherboards that I mentioned are nearly at the same price point of 200 bucks.
My usage is such that I'll not be looking to use SLI, light to little over-clocking and almost no gaming. Its primarily going to be used for work, vmware (linux and osx), photoshop, adobe lightroom and the ubiquitous surfing/email/office apps.
Quality and compatibility is high on my list, I'll be using both win7 and fedora as the host OS in a dual boot configuration. the gigabyte MB seems to have all the features I'd like and then some, the Asus seems to be a "safer" option and then perhaps the intel possibly being the safest though I did see some negative comments on newegg for that MB as well.
Any insight, advice or recommendations will be greatly appreciated.