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a b Ĉ ASUS
November 6, 2012 5:11:46 PM

Hello everyone,

I have a question and looking for suggestions on what you have found that works and isn't an Asus motherboard. I am going to build a new setup for a co-worker and need a decent motherboard. I have had some nightmare issues with Asus and their horrendous customer support/product quality, so they are out.

What I am looking for: Motherboard for an i5-3570K processor (1155 pin processor). Need 2 PCIE slots at 16X or one at 16X and the other at 8X. Onboard sound/networking (prefer an onboard intel network chip). Would prefer 4X memory slots but will probably just get him 2X8G chips. He does a lot of SQL work so memory is somewhat key. Looking to get a Z77/75 chipset so the SATA3 controllers actually work at spec'd speeds.

I have been browsing Newegg a bit and almost everything keeps pointing me back to Asus. Any ideas/recommendations for a good quality motherboard that meets these requirements?

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a b V Motherboard
November 8, 2012 12:36:36 PM

most boards run dual pci-e at x16/0 or x8/x8 unless you want to pay the big bucks
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a b V Motherboard
a b Ĉ ASUS
November 8, 2012 2:54:24 PM

Best answer selected by ahnilated.
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
November 9, 2012 12:27:24 AM

thanks for the best answer, you made me enough points to be a toms veteran =]
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