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Windows 7: Looking for a new motherboard


05 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Looking for a new motherboard

Hi guys, after my problem with my current MB wasn't solved, I decided to buy a new one. So can you guys suggest me a pretty good not very expensive motherboard and why? Thanks

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05 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit; Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

Personal experience: I have used both Gigabyte and Biostar motherboards in a number of systems with NO issues. I do prefer AMD CPU's over Intel, btw. This machine has a Gigabyte board with USB3 support and 10/100/1000 LAN along with onboard sound and video. Price for the board and chip were ~$120 on Amazon. The Biostar board is similar but only has USB2 support. What is good about the Gigabyte board is that it supports Dual Channel up to 32GB with 4 slots. Add-in card support for both brands is more than adequate. BTW: the 3 big online dealers are always moving this sortr of product at very attractive pricing. If neither of these brands are intersting then check out MSI as they also have very similar products.
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05 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What about ASUS or ASrock, wouldn't be a good option to take one of those?
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05 Feb 2014   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit; Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

I made my recommendation based on many years of experience as a system builder. Asus indeed does have good quality and support. Cannot speak about Asrock. What I do like is the real time telephone support with Biostar, Gigabyte and MSI - they actually have people in the USA handling calls. Asus support is also USA based and very good. As to who makes the best board, it is really a matter of manufacturing technology and the components used. Do look for boards that use the latest electrolytic cap's as this is one component that has been known to cause issues in the recent past.
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05 Feb 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jc836 View Post
I made my recommendation based on many years of experience as a system builder. Asus indeed does have good quality and support. Cannot speak about Asrock. What I do like is the real time telephone support with Biostar, Gigabyte and MSI - they actually have people in the USA handling calls. Asus support is also USA based and very good. As to who makes the best board, it is really a matter of manufacturing technology and the components used. Do look for boards that use the latest electrolytic cap's as this is one component that has been known to cause issues in the recent past.
Can you give me few examples of those good motherboards you are talking about? And, as you wrote the best choice of motherboards would be those which use the latest electrolytic cap's or something like that, so aren't those motherboards which are very expensive? Because I need not so much expensive.
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05 Feb 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What about ASrock Z77 Pro4? Would it be good choice for cheap Z77 MB?
Or Z77 Extreme4?
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06 Feb 2014   #7

windows 7 32
 
 

Your best bet is the user ratings on Newegg.com
I've found the users to be very knowledgable and honest. For a broader net, try amazon.com
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