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Help with choosing between motherboards please!!!

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October 14, 2012 2:25:34 AM

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a b V Motherboard
October 14, 2012 3:26:33 AM

The competition is really between the ASRock N68C-GS FX AM3+ and the GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2 AM3+, I would not recommend the ECS or the BIOSTAR since they are socket AM3, which only supports Phenom IIs, Athlon IIs, and some Semprons. If you are planning to use an AMD AM3+ CPU (such as the FX 4100, 6100, 8150, etc.) then you must choose between the ASRock and the GIGABYTE boards. If you are using an Phenom II, Athlon II, or any other AM3 CPU and really love either BIOSTAR or ECS, then I guess you could go with one of those.
Other than that there are not many differences, the only differences I see is RAID configs supported, the ASRock supports Raid 5 while the Gigabyte does not. The other difference is USB IO connector count, the ASRock board has 2 USB I/O connectors compared to the Gigabyte board
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a c 86 V Motherboard
October 14, 2012 3:27:21 AM

I would go with the GIGABYTE
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a b V Motherboard
October 14, 2012 3:32:15 AM

bigcyco1 said:
I would go with the GIGABYTE

Why do you say that? While I know Gigabyte is a reliable motherboard company, ASRock is too.
Oh and another difference: RAM support:
The ASRock Support DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600
by default but is limited to only 8GB max
while the Gigabyte only supports DDR3 1066 natively with 1333 support if you OC
but has double the max memory (16GB)
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a c 86 V Motherboard
October 14, 2012 3:40:15 AM

If you like AsRock go with that mobo
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October 14, 2012 7:41:29 PM

I think I'll go with the gigabyte. Thanks for the ideas guys :D 
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a b V Motherboard
October 14, 2012 7:47:06 PM

Alright! Good luck on the build :) 
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a c 86 V Motherboard
October 14, 2012 8:05:30 PM

No problem!Enjoy your build.
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October 17, 2012 12:29:15 AM

Also, can I use a quad core on both of these?
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October 17, 2012 5:25:07 AM

I notice the MSI has all solid caps and the Gigabyte doesnt. Also, the MSI has more USB slots. The only negative aspect of the MSI seems to be its disgusting color, which doesn't matter XD
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October 18, 2012 1:47:38 AM

Response please?!?!
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a b V Motherboard
October 18, 2012 10:52:56 AM

I don't think there is big difference. Choose the company you trust more
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a c 86 V Motherboard
October 18, 2012 2:16:57 PM

r0aringdrag0n said:
I don't think there is big difference. Choose the company you trust more

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October 18, 2012 6:30:27 PM

Alright thanks guys :D 
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October 18, 2012 6:30:48 PM

Best answer selected by ArcticWonder.
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