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August 5, 2012 7:39:58 PM

After around 6 months of use my Gigabyte mother board has failed on me with massive bluescreens and boot cycling.

So my question is what motherboard to replace it with. My setup is as follows

EVGA Superclocked 580gtx

i5 2500k

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

My past motherboard was this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I mostly use this setup for gaming and other daily use.

I have heard good things about Asus boards and here are the few I was considering.

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

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

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

Not sure what the advatage is of the z77 chipset over the z68?

Also what exactly is the Wifi-Go feature? is it a built in wireless adapter or a router type deal?

Let me know what you guys believeis best, or any other boards around the same price that you think are better?

Thanks
a c 435 V Motherboard
August 5, 2012 7:48:58 PM

z77 has pci-e 3.0 and will run ivy bridge cpus without having to flash the bios. Those are the advantages over z68. I would send the gigabyte board back and sell the rma replacement later.
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a b V Motherboard
August 5, 2012 9:12:56 PM

Why would you buy a new motherboard when your current motherboard has 2.5yrs of warranty left?

Blue screens and boot cycling sounds more like a power supply issue or ram issue to me.
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August 5, 2012 9:26:16 PM

geekapproved said:
Why would you buy a new motherboard when your current motherboard has 2.5yrs of warranty left?

Blue screens and boot cycling sounds more like a power supply issue or ram issue to me.

In the reviews of this motherboard many people have run into boot cycling and blue screen problems. I am fairly confident the the PCI slot has gone out, which is causing bluescreen. People have alos been having the PCI slots go out afte 6-8 months which is about the time mine started acting up.
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a c 125 V Motherboard
August 6, 2012 12:01:01 AM

definitely return the board to Gigabyte for replacement. No reason you you should lose out on it.
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