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Windows 7: Anyone recommend brands of motherboard

25 Nov 2010   #1

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..

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25 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I usually stick with Asus and Gigabyte motherboards. Been quite happy with both brands.
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25 Nov 2010   #3

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
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26 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 Build 7601

i had asrock and now i use asus... cheers
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26 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux

Asus or Gigabyte
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26 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

From ASUS I had shifted my allegiance to Gigabyte long back. Only Gigabyte.
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26 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1

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

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.

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26 Nov 2010   #9
Hopalong X

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

Asus, msi
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26 Nov 2010   #10

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.
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