Did I make the right decision?

Hi everyone,

I'm a bit worried about my budget and the motherboard.

I've already confirmed the purchase of Asus M5A88M.

But I recently found out about an AsRock mobo called 880GM-LE FX, which is a lot cheaper than the Asus one and basically has the same features I need.

Did I make the wrong decision by going for the Asus mobo given that I don't have a big budget?

If I had bought the AsRock mobo, would I be having problems right now?
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  1. what do you plan on doing with it??
    asus is a very talented company lots of good reviews and if you ever run into a problem theres tones of help on forums or custumer support.
    asrock has good custumer support but very little support on forums
    I resently desided to take a chance on asrock and buy a mobo from them its a x79 exreme6
    has exelent specs for a dream pc the thing is that it's not running properly(check my post for more info) or I didn't install it right(doubt it) even so I can't find any help on the subject.

    so it depends are you confedent in your debuging capabilties? or
    do you want a large cummunity of people to help out if S??t hits the fan?
    it also depends on how big your bugget is
    30-50-120$ in ram
    80-350$ or monitor (asuming you don't have on already)
    60-100-250$ for a cpu
    30-250$ hdd/ssd
    keyboard/mouse 30-80$
    and you have a bilt in gpu (not the best but it's ok)
    so for about(roughly) 450$ you could be all set but I am sure you could get you self setup for much less. that is of caurse dependent on what you want it for


    they are both decent boards and in my opinion you made the right choice:) cya
  2. you did better with the asus; it has SATAIII (6Gbs)and USB3 that the asrock doesn't have.
  3. jerador said:
    what do you plan on doing with it??
    asus is a very talented company lots of good reviews and if you ever run into a problem theres tones of help on forums or custumer support.
    asrock has good custumer support but very little support on forums
    I resently desided to take a chance on asrock and buy a mobo from them its a x79 exreme6
    has exelent specs for a dream pc the thing is that it's not running properly(check my post for more info) or I didn't install it right(doubt it) even so I can't find any help on the subject.

    so it depends are you confedent in your debuging capabilties? or
    do you want a large cummunity of people to help out if S??t hits the fan?
    it also depends on how big your bugget is
    30-50-120$ in ram
    80-350$ or monitor (asuming you don't have on already)
    60-100-250$ for a cpu
    30-250$ hdd/ssd
    keyboard/mouse 30-80$
    and you have a bilt in gpu (not the best but it's ok)
    so for about(roughly) 450$ you could be all set but I am sure you could get you self setup for much less. that is of caurse dependent on what you want it for


    they are both decent boards and in my opinion you made the right choice:) cya

    It's for a gaming PC. So I'm guessing Asus is a good choice.
  4. crowz9 said:
    It's for a gaming PC. So I'm guessing Asus is a good choice.

    yeah for sure:)
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