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post #1 of 6
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As the title states i am in the need of some advise of mobo choices.

with so many 1155 boards out it makes it a little difficult to choose (at least for me).
With Evga's latest release of the z68 board it seems tempting purchase.
My limited knowledge of the in's and out's of boards makes it a game of "choose a board and hope all goes well."

i was hoping a kind, kind person could shed a little light and quite possibly point me in the correct direction.

This rig is mainly used for gaming and a bit of media. i dont do much overclocking, but its something i'd like to change
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post #2 of 6
I would stay away from Asus p8p67 pro. I have heard nothing but trouble. Heard they have a voltage problem which can kill your mobo and cpu. Either asrock ones or Msi etc.
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is asrock been around for a long time? just wondering because ive never herd of them, then again when i was building my rig i was mostly looking at amd parts. thanks for the info, also good to know what NOT to get. haha

also +rep
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post #4 of 6
They have been around since 2002. It's parent company is asus. They have some really good boards and have been getting better at it.

either this one-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157229 kinda older version but 4/5 eggs from 189 reviews

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157265 this asrock board came out about week or so ago, it looks really good but with new things there are bound to be problems.

The packaging of the mobos are very nice. They had the mobo padded and packed in good so it will not get damaged.

Edit: This is for Intel boards btw.
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post #5 of 6
The new EVGA z68 boards are kind of strange ... for the $ and features, I can't say I find ANY reason to buy one IMO.

IF you need a mATX board, I can say we've been having much fun and success in your Asus MaxIVGeneZ club

IF you want to spend more and can fit a full ATX board, consider it's big brother the Maximus IV Extreme Z-68.

The Asus ROG line are really some nice Boards.
   
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post #6 of 6
Asrock seems to be a good way to go. Heard great things about their boards and people who have them are loving it. I just bought a Gigabyte Z68X 2 days ago for my new build... let's just say I should've been patient and waited the extra day for the Asrock to arrive.

Asus is also fairly decent, used the P8P67 Deluxe in a build for a friend, everything turned out fine and overclocking on that board was pretty simple. Best of luck!
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