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Help. Anxiety attack on getting a motherboard.

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December 12, 2012 11:08:47 PM

Guys I keep freaking out about which motherboard I should get. I've been going back and forth on the reviews on NewEgg for different boards and just reading the horror stories is like giving me anxiety. Every brand seems to have terrible customer support and it's like :cry:  lol.

I'm looking at an ASUS Maximus V EXTREME

Any recommendations? Kinda looking for a Red and Black theme. Just as long as it's not blue.

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December 12, 2012 11:19:59 PM

Then get the Maximus V, because that's the only goog motherboard you're going to find in red and black if you're getting an LGA 1155 CPU. EVGA has good customer service, but no one is perfect so don't expect magical instant replacement or 500 year warranties. It doesn't work that way. There's a best case, and usually it's EVGA. You would get a 3 year warranty, which is fine because you're probably a gamer and you're going to be replacing your mobo every 2 years anyways for performance reasons.

Plus, customer reviews can be good to an extent, but after that you're really just looking for a board that has the features you want. As long as it's not obviously terrible (like fewer than 4 out of 5 stars), it's likely nothing will be wrong with your hardware. Customers write reviews when they're mad their motherboard died, but those who get a fine motherboard don't review it and they take it for granted. It may seem like 1 in 5 people gets a bad mother board, but it's more like 1% of everyone, especially with EVGA.
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December 12, 2012 11:32:39 PM

I love you let's make babies.

lol but seriously you make a very good point that I sadly overlooked. You Sir have won Internet points and best answer.
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December 12, 2012 11:32:58 PM

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December 14, 2012 2:35:00 AM

Thanks man, although I don't really want to make babies.
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