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Which Mobo for new I7 920 build?

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March 1, 2010 2:59:28 AM

Guys, Im building a new system soon and Im looking at these Mobos. I dont know which one to get. I was leaning towards the ASRocks because of its good tech reviews and value, but lately Im seeing more negative reviews on NewEgg and in some forums. I have always built with MSI boards and have not had a single problem. Im looking to game and do general everyday stuff. I dont know what Im doing when it comes to overclocking so, I dont plan to do that either.

Any help is appreciated.

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

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

MSI X58 Pro-E
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I need to stay under $200. Below is the rest of my system.

Intel I7 920 Cpu with stock cooler
Antec Nine Hundred Case
Antec True Power 750 W PS
XFX Radeon 5850 Video Card
Lite ON DVD Burner
GSkill PI Series DDR3 6gb SDRamm 1600
Western Digital Sata 500 GB HD

Any help is appreciated. Thanks

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March 1, 2010 2:42:38 PM

I'd get the Gigabyte board. It's definitely the highest quality, and doesn't include features that won't actually do anything (such as PCIe 2.0 slots at 4x).
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March 1, 2010 4:37:45 PM

I do have the 920 already, got it for $200 at MicroCenter. Cant beat that price and again, my budget for the Mobo is only $200 or less.
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March 1, 2010 4:43:46 PM

Too bad you cant spend 210 on your Mobo then you could get the USB3 and Sata 6 board.

I like the Gigabyte one the best of the 3 as well.
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March 2, 2010 1:51:25 AM

Who makes that board?
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March 2, 2010 12:58:27 PM

MadAdmiral said:
Gigabyte. It's the GA-X58A-UD3R.



That is the one I would have suggested as well but he said under 200....
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March 2, 2010 1:04:18 PM

I assumed he asked about the $210 board you mentioned. And I would have suggested it too...
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March 9, 2010 12:22:27 AM

Thats the one I am gonna buy. $10 over budget, but seems worth it
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March 9, 2010 12:54:51 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- yep as they said above spend the extra $10 and get this board.
Its the same one I have just gone with using the i7 920 chip as well - much better to future proof yourself with the USB 3.0 and Sata rates
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March 9, 2010 1:12:50 AM

I agree get the x58a-ud3r, it will be worth it in the long run.

Ive got a gigabyte board (x58a-ud5 with the i7 920) and am very pleased with it, was considering the asus but now im feeling lucky in my choice.
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March 16, 2010 12:28:29 AM

Best answer selected by JohnieReb.
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