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January 24, 2012 10:00:53 PM

Hi. I want to play Skyrim/GuildWars2/Diablo3 etc.

I'm leaning towards:
229.99 Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Cor 93% (1,464
(3.7GHz Turbo Boost)

What is the most reliable motherboard ?
150 ASUS P8P67 (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 66% (23

121.99 ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX 64% (124

149.99 ASrock P67 Extreme 4 Gen. 3 73% (157

199.99 ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX 61% (145

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

109.99 ASRock Z68 PRO3-M 56% (28

169.99 MSI P67A-GD65 (B3 48% (176

114.99 MSI P67A-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel 44% (54 openbx

59.99 h61m-p21 msi 40% (4
Or suggest one plz :hello: 

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a b V Motherboard
January 24, 2012 10:32:13 PM

ASUS or Gigabyte are the top brands for quality, reliability, and features. Just get the one that has the features you want. High or low cost does not matter with these. All are good.

EVGA is also pretty reliable, and also used to be a gaming go to. For whatever reason, they have fallen off the map a bit.

Asrock and MSI are considered "second tier" meaning they generally work, but often have problems and use lesser grade components.

Intel could also be included as second tier for different reasons. They are generally reliable, but they usually have generic features, are usually more expensive than similar boards, are picky about ram, and are not really good at overclocking, etc...

The remainder of brands generally fall into the bottom category. Can often be fine for basic systems, but not made for high power rigs.
January 24, 2012 10:47:20 PM

I'd recommend Z68 if you ever plan on dropping an ivy bridge chip in the future. just my opinion though. If not, p67 is great for gaming
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a b V Motherboard
January 24, 2012 10:53:00 PM

I disagree about MSI... I've always put MSI and Asus on the top tier with Gigabyte and Asrock pulling in right behind them. That's just opinion, though...

Of the ones you listed, the Asus Sabertooth is going to likely be the most reliable, although it's also the most expensive. Second to that, I'd recommend the MSI P67A-GD65; ; I've been running an MSI 790FX-GD70 ever since it was first released and it's never given me a single problem. After that, I'd put the Asrock Extreme4. Like I said, though, that's just my opinion, and it's going to vary from person to person.
a b V Motherboard
January 24, 2012 11:03:21 PM

someguynamedmatt said:
I disagree about MSI... I've always put MSI and Asus on the top tier with Gigabyte and Asrock pulling in right behind them. That's just opinion, though...

Of the ones you listed, the Asus Sabertooth is going to likely be the most reliable, although it's also the most expensive. Second to that, I'd recommend the MSI P67A-GD65; ; I've been running an MSI 790FX-GD70 ever since it was first released and it's never given me a single problem. After that, I'd put the Asrock Extreme4. Like I said, though, that's just my opinion, and it's going to vary from person to person.


My selections were not really based on opinion. I have no brand loyalty. They were based on 24 years experience building such stuff. There is also factual data out there for those willing to compile and post it here.
January 24, 2012 11:23:14 PM

Asus is usually reliable but you may have to flash the Bios...

The sales guy @ the store has an MSI,.
If it works, should last you 3 yrs.

I dont plan on upgrading to Ivy Bridge but you never know

ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
Pro: future proof,
Con: extra features you may not use

ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
Pro: reliable
Con: $$
a c 328 V Motherboard
January 24, 2012 11:24:05 PM

What is the most reliable motherboard ?

The one that didn't break down : )

ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, ASRock ....
January 26, 2012 4:15:19 AM

I got the Asus P8 Z68 V LE
The store didnt have much of a selection.
Support your local merchants or they will disappear

I had a gigabyte z68 $110 model, but it didnt have a DVI port !
So I had to go back to get the asus.

I'm praying it will work.. :o 
January 29, 2012 12:15:55 PM

179.99 ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3
LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
60% (27 5star
Quad-GPU SLI
12.0" x 9.6" AUDIO on board questionable quality/shielding
worst customer support
3 yr Waranty? I found no evidence of this.

While the Sabertooth clearly states 5 yr Warranty...
January 29, 2012 1:48:56 PM

Probably one of the Tyan boards.
March 31, 2013 1:41:25 PM

tlmck said:
ASUS or Gigabyte are the top brands for quality, reliability, and features. Just get the one that has the features you want. High or low cost does not matter with these. All are good.

EVGA is also pretty reliable, and also used to be a gaming go to. For whatever reason, they have fallen off the map a bit.

Asrock and MSI are considered "second tier" meaning they generally work, but often have problems and use lesser grade components.

Intel could also be included as second tier for different reasons. They are generally reliable, but they usually have generic features, are usually more expensive than similar boards, are picky about ram, and are not really good at overclocking, etc...

The remainder of brands generally fall into the bottom category. Can often be fine for basic systems, but not made for high power rigs.


I have asrock and i got problems 1 day after installing windows 7 ultimate there are several complaints about its reliability on the internet.
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