Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Anyone recommend brands of motherboard

25 Nov 2010   #1
Genesis4455

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Anyone recommend brands of motherboard

Anyone recommend a brand of motherboard they usually go with, AMD AM3 that support amd phenom II x6 cpus? I was looking at this ASrock 870 extreme3 I hear people with good reviews but not very great at O.Cing but I like Japanese made Items that's probably why im siding with them and its only 99-109 bucks thats really my budget probably buy something better in the future but any economic boards out there good for money because im not cheaping out on the PSU so yeah..


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

25 Nov 2010   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I usually stick with Asus and Gigabyte motherboards. Been quite happy with both brands.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2010   #3
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I usually stick with Asus and Gigabyte motherboards. Been quite happy with both brands.
my asus (intel) board has treated me well. i have also heard good things about gigabyte
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


26 Nov 2010   #4
fanec75m

win7 64bit ultimate
 
 

i had asrock and now i use asus... cheers
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2010   #5
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Asus or Gigabyte
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2010   #6
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

From ASUS I had shifted my allegiance to Gigabyte long back. Only Gigabyte.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2010   #7
Manigue

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1
 
 

Switched to ASUS early this year. Don't think I'll ever stop using ASUS again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2010   #8
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

So far I have used ASUS, GIGABYTE and MSI.
The first two I would buy again...MSI can be a little tricky sometimes (or I just grabbed a "Monday model"
Seeing how ASRock is a subdivision of ASUS (AFAIK they started out to cover the low cost/DIY market) they might be worth a shot.

-DG
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2010   #9
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Asus, msi
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2010   #10
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I've had a couple of boards from ECS, both for AMD processors. The first was a Skt 939 and the second my current board (see my specs). Depending on what you intend to do, most manufacturers should be able to satisfy your needs.

One important factor that I take into account with motherboards is driver support for on-board features, such as audio and graphics, with more emphasis being placed on the audio component rather than the graphics since I add a dedicated graphics card but use the built-in audio capability. Personally, I would recommend a board that has Realtek HD Audio for that very reason. Others may disagree with me on this, and that is their perogative, but I've seen numerous threads about audio problems involving c-media, VIA, and other codecs where drivers are, in many cases, unobtainable. At least Realtek do update their drivers on a fairly regular basis.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Anyone recommend brands of motherboard




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
what are the good brands of external hdds are out there?
want to get a reliable external usb expansion hdd with win7/ gateway sx2311. recommendations? thanks!
Hardware & Devices
Somebody recommend me a motherboard please
My desktop is starting to give up and its the motherboard and its overdue, there are so many motherboards out there and the info is beyond my technical understanding - could anyone guide me which path to follow as to choosing a motherboard for daily family use I don't need an expensive gaming unit?...
Hardware & Devices
Using 2 monitors with 1 GPU. OK to use different 2 GPU brands for each
My video editing software renders much faster with compatible GPUs. I recently upgraded to a nVidia GTX 560 Ti which improved rendering 16%. I've like using two monitors but the second monitor drags down rendering performance of what it could be. I was wondering if using my old GIGABYTE Radeon HD...
Graphic Cards
Good SSD Brands to buy?
Im looking for an SSD, At least 60Gb, mainly just for the OS because i heard it speeds up your computer, Are there any recommended brands for SSD's that you guys would be willing to share? Thanks.
Hardware & Devices
Recommend me new Motherboard, CPU, and RAM
Hey everyone. My PC is not working anymore and I need some help. It turns on for five seconds, turns off for five seconds, then reboots but the screen displays nothing. I have checked the video card on a different PC, checked the HDDs, and the power supply - those are all working fine. I have...
Hardware & Devices
how do the brands stack up?
i suppose this is more of an opinion. i was just wondering how the different computer brands stack up to each other in terms of reliability. just take each of them as an all-in-one type of computer and see how they stack up ya know. right now im using an acer and ive had it for about 3 years...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:20.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App