I had what I thought was a perfect £1000 gaming build, but then someone on the forum mentioned a couple of bad experiences with Gigabyte motherboards, and now I'm paralysed by choice!
Initially I was just going to go for the cheapest Z77 board I could find with Crossfire support and enough slots to give me room to expand in the future, which was the Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H. Now I'm wondering if it'll be worth spending a bit more, so any advice on features/quality/cost-effectiveness will be gratefully received.
I bought the extreme4
Very solid and booted it up first time, no problems.
If planning on running dual graphics cards the the extreme 6 might be worth the extra though, I doubt that any current gen graphics card could come close to saturating Pcie bandwidth.
It's of a decent quality for a great value price.
Ok, so I've compared the Extreme4 and the Extreme6, the only major difference seems to be a bucket load more expansion slots. I'd like to preserve the option of getting a second graphics card to run in crossfire as an easy upgrade option, but the Extreme4 has two PCIe 3.0x16 slots and two PCIe 2.0x1 slots. Even if I use both the x16 slots to run graphics cards, that still leaves me two x1 slots for, say, a sound card and something else. Is there a reason that the extreme6 is better for running multiple graphics cards?