Originally Posted by potsherds
So is this something fairly random and just seems to happen to some people, or if I buy a Biostar 880 board for both my brother and mother, are both of them likely to have this problem on occasion? My mother won't notice the difference, but my brother will be using the pc for gaming, so he'll notice. I was hoping to get him a board with at least USB3...
My board, the ASROCK 870 Extreme3, always boots unlocked unless the bios goes into boot protection (fails to boot repeatedly, have to restart if that happens for whatever reason). Supports all kinds of OC'ing and has decent heatsinked VRMs. I find the USB3 to be flaky though. It goes for 90$ brand new from newegg.
Though at current prices there's only about a 20$ difference in getting the full-on quadcore versions of the processors & that's how I'm going to go next time. (Replaced a 140w PhI on the cheap along with my mobo)