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post #1 of 11
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Looking to put together a new build soon and need some info on some mobos.

Who are the name brands when it comes to sandy bridge? I'm looking to put together a 2600k system (after I see what the performance of bulldozer is.) and am unsure what the market looks like at that level..

Gigabyte owned the p45 market with my mobo. However, Asus was still a name to be trifled with...

What I'm trying to eliminate here is the no name manufacturers who build crap boards that will burn out on me.

So who are the name brands I should be looking at here and who should I stay away from?
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post #2 of 11
i always and will always recommend asus p8p67 pro for best bang for buck mobo,unless you're into exteme OCing.
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post #3 of 11
I also recommend Asus. Gigabyte a close 2nd. I stay away from MSi, at least their cheaper boards. MSi has had some issues with their boards that don't have many power phases. The voltage chokes can burn up when doing extreme overclocks. I think those were X58 boards though... It was enough to scare me away from MSi entirely...
    
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post #4 of 11
Get a board made by ASUS, MSI, GIGABYTE or EVGA. You can get boards from other manufacturers but make sure to look at the reviews and see what other people say.
post #5 of 11
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Based on the asus recommendations, comes down to this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131770

suggestions?
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post #6 of 11
Check out the ASRock boards I heard really good things about them this generation. Also, I've yet to read 1 ASRock horror story compared to all the ASUS one.
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post #7 of 11
I'd say get one of these because of the new UEFI BIOS and SLI/Xfire

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131771

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131703

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Edited by TheDude100 - 7/22/11 at 6:11am
post #8 of 11
Looks like a nice board. No SLI thou.
    
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post #9 of 11
Asus, Gigabyte.
    
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Epitope View Post
I also recommend Asus. Gigabyte a close 2nd. I stay away from MSi, at least their cheaper boards. MSi has had some issues with their boards that don't have many power phases. The voltage chokes can burn up when doing extreme overclocks. I think those were X58 boards though... It was enough to scare me away from MSi entirely...
Those were AMD boards.
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