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Hey guys.. VERY long time lurker and whenever I needed help I'd have my buddy post on his account for me, But I believe the time has come to make my own account, anyways onto my issue.

So my current Mobo is slowly but surely dying, which means I'm in store for a new one.. I've looked through Newegg countless times, but I can't make up my mind and personally I HATE purchasing mobo's, I always have the worst luck with them arriving DOA, or some other ridiculous issue.

So I've come to you guys for some insight / recommendation's. I'm looking for something that that has 6 core support, sli support, USB 3.0. Price isn't really an issue but something below $300 would be nice.. the Asus Crosshair V caught my eye, but the negative reviews have me worried.

Thanks in advance.
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first, fill your sig rig so that we know what processor....etc etc... that you're using because different processors will most likely require different motherboards
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first, fill your sig rig so that we know what processor....etc etc... that you're using because different processors will most likely require different motherboards
On it
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There are many choices. You mentioned SLI support, but what else would you like to see? How many PCI Ex16 slots you need, or how many cards are you running? How SATA ports would you like to see? Warranty a concern to you? Think of some of those things and it will help narrow down your choices.
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there are many choices. You mentioned sli support, but what else would you like to see? How many pci ex16 slots you need, or how many cards are you running? How sata ports would you like to see? Warranty a concern to you? Think of some of those things and it will help narrow down your choices.
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There are many choices. You mentioned SLI support, but what else would you like to see? How many PCI Ex16 slots you need, or how many cards are you running? How SATA ports would you like to see? Warranty a concern to you? Think of some of those things and it will help narrow down your choices.
I doubt I will ever be running more then dual SLI at any point, but wouldn't mind a third slot just in case.

Sata port wise, 4 at minimum 6 is what I'm really looking for.

Warranty is always a plus, especially with mobo's, like I said before for some reason mobo's really dislike me.
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post #7 of 8
I'm biased, but I still think the Crosshair V fits your bill.

$229 on newegg right now

Supports NVIDIA 3-Way SLI
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX
3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (dual x16 or x16, x8, x8)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode)
Supports CPU up to 8 cores
Supports CPU up to 140 W
6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
7 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)

No problems here, every board will have users with RMA.
Edited by ALUCARDVPR - 7/27/11 at 11:49pm
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I'm biased, but I still think the Crosshair V fits your bill.

$229 on newegg right now

Supports NVIDIA 3-Way SLI
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX
3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (dual x16 or x16, x8, x8)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode)
Supports CPU up to 8 cores
Supports CPU up to 140 W
6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
7 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)

No problems here, every board will have users with RMA.
Went ahead and went with the Asus Crosshair V, I hope that I wont have my usual luck and receive a DOA.

Thanks for all the help, + rep to all.
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