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June 20, 2012 1:29:57 PM

hello,

I'm currently in the process of building my 1st computer ----> http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/350887-31-need-advice...

However, I'm stuck and confused about which motherboard to choose from.

After doing some background research, it seems that Asus is the way to go when it comes to motherboards?

I'm choosing this CPU for my build ---> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I've been leaning toward selecting this motherboard for my build as well ---> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

However, haven't watched go from 4 eggs down to 3 eggs, i'm kind of hesistant now about purchasing it given the mixed reviews.

Which leads me to my choosing a motherboard altogether. It seems out of all of the parts of a new build, the motherboard has the most variable amounts of opinions, reviews, etc on the quality, stability and reliability of them.

I was thinking on selecting a budget MOBO, but should I just got a high-end one for quality and the long-term instead?

Here is some of the MOBO's i have been thinking about it. Please let me know if I'm on the right track or if there are other/better options out there.


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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-131-...

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


Any suggestions would be helpful.

Thank you for your time.

lurn
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June 20, 2012 2:01:53 PM

There's a guy selling his maximus 4 for $135 in the classified forum, if you're interested.
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June 20, 2012 7:26:46 PM

thanks for the heads up.

but i'm more interested in getting something brand new.

lurn
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November 20, 2012 3:15:43 PM

I have an asus motherboard and used the matrix controller on the board for raid array. The controller went bad. I have never had a worse experience than with ASUS! !
BEWARE Asus has a horrible warranty department. There is one person that reviews the paperwork and sets up the shipping and repair her name is Terrie. Terrie can not be contacted even by level 3 techs at asus except by email and let me tell you info from her doesnt come fast. I have had my MB down for over a week and a half now and the advanced repacement which I paid extra for overnight delivery still has yet to ship although its been available over 7 days ago. I also recieved an email that said it should ship within 48 hrs but instead of shipping with the overnight that I paid for they are shipping it fedex ground. Also they have no other shipping except for fedex which is considerably more wait time than ups. If your board fails, which most of the tech boards will at soem point if you push them or even just use them for a small business platform then ASUS will not be there to help. Buy at your own risk. if you have any questions you can contact me direct at my email Pat@asilocks.com

lurn said:
hello,

I'm currently in the process of building my 1st computer ----> http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/350887-31-need-advice...

However, I'm stuck and confused about which motherboard to choose from.

After doing some background research, it seems that Asus is the way to go when it comes to motherboards?

I'm choosing this CPU for my build ---> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I've been leaning toward selecting this motherboard for my build as well ---> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

However, haven't watched go from 4 eggs down to 3 eggs, i'm kind of hesistant now about purchasing it given the mixed reviews.

Which leads me to my choosing a motherboard altogether. It seems out of all of the parts of a new build, the motherboard has the most variable amounts of opinions, reviews, etc on the quality, stability and reliability of them.

I was thinking on selecting a budget MOBO, but should I just got a high-end one for quality and the long-term instead?

Here is some of the MOBO's i have been thinking about it. Please let me know if I'm on the right track or if there are other/better options out there.


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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-131-...

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


Any suggestions would be helpful.

Thank you for your time.

lurn

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November 21, 2012 11:38:15 AM

Hi,
First you need to zero-in on the chip-set you want (Z77/H77/B75). The choice of chip-set depends on what you are targetting the system at. This will narrow down your search. You can then look at various mobos available in that chipset and decide.
As a starter I preferred the B75 chipset. You could look at H61 which is at a lower end of the price band
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