I am configuring a new build, and am torn which MOBO to use. I understand that most regard ASUS as the #1 quality in MOBO's, but right now I am leaning towards ASRock Extreme4 for its value. I am wondering about MSI boards, and their advertising of "Military Class III specs." Is this just a gimmick, or do they really offer superb build quality? How does the ASRock extreme4 BIOS compare to the great new BIOS of ASUS and MSI? What are some comparable ASUS and MSI boards to the ASRock extreme4? Here is my proposed configuration:
CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V/EPS12V
I plan to add a video card and an i7-3770k a year from now, so please keep that in mind because I want a MOBO I will not have to replace when I upgrade.