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Building my first PC and I'm wondering if there are mobo brands that are more (or less) reliable. Or does it just depend model-to-model? Also, do you find the reviews at TigerDirect and NewEgg to be reliable? I know what specs I want but there are still a ton of boards that offer pretty much the same specs. I'm looking at socket AM3s and AM3+s. Thanks!
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  1. I would go with ASUS.
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    Two brands stand out for quality, They are Asus and Gigabyte. I don't even bother with other brands anymore, and I can safely say that I've avoided lots of headaches by doing so.

    Gigabyte stands out a little over Asus when it comes to durability. Their motherboards are heftier and more solidly built.

    As to reviews, you have to take each review with a grain of sand and ask yourself if the person really seems to know what they're talking about.

    As for AM3+ boards, there are two mid-range boards from Gigabyte that seems to be the best overall package going these days:

    If you're not CrossFiring, GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519

    If you are CrossFiring, GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128510
  3. 1st. Asus asus ASUS!
    2nd. Gigabyte gigabyte
    3rd. ASRock
  4. Go with Gigabyte and Asus as a first preference and as a second preference go with MSI or ASRock.
    Dont but motherboards from brands like Biostar and Foxconn.
  5. Yeah BioStar and Foxconn are shady brands o.O
  6. Best answer selected by marcellusw101.
  7. Thanks for the info guys!
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