I am building a desktop for the first time and I plan to use it for some mid range 3D gaming and mild video editing. Nothing major.
I have a list of parts already, but I cant decide which mobo to go with.
Should I go with the Gigabyte Z77X-D3H, Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H, MSI Z77A-G45, or Asus P8Z77-V LK? The price isnt a concern, it is a matter of which one is most compatible with my other parts and which one is the most durable and has the least bugs.
Intel i5 3550
HIS Iceq X 7850
G.Skill Ares 1600 RAM
Samsung Spinpoint F3
Rosewill Hive 750
Antec 300 ATX Case
PS (I have heard that ASUS boards have issues with ram compatibly, not sure how valid that is though)
All the motherboards are compatable with all of your parts and you never know when a board is going to have a defect , it's the luck of the draw. I would say the Gigabyte and Asus boards are the most durable but when you screw the board down to the case MB plate most MB's are going to be durable because they aren't going to be moving.
I like the Asus V-LK and the bios has a lot of features for overclocking and a good amount of included software.
I like the Asus P8Z77-V LK alot, as well as a board related to one of the boards you listed. It's the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H (notice the U in the model number). Both boards cost about 150, and they are very comparable to one another. Very good motherboards, both of them.