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So some financial difficulties have come my way with taking care of a sick parent so I have to limit the amount of money I have to spend. Hoping a few of you might be able to give me some thoughtful recommendations.

It can be either MATX or ATX I have a A05N it will be going in. I prefer MATX but this time around nothing has really blown me away.

So which would be your choice for a new mobo that you trust to be: extremely reliable, excellent tech support if need be, Has a pci slot preferably, all around good performer, great drivers / easy to load bios is a big plus too.

Must have at least 6 usb slots in the back.

Thanks guys, Kinda bummed with the finances but way she goes.
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Do the mobo need to be Xfire/SLI compliant?
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Wait a few days before you buy a motherboard. Newegg will most likely have a discount day for P67 boards.

If you don't need a multi-gpu board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157253

If you do want one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130582
OR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128502

Again, wait for the Newegg sale IMO.
    
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Since you prefer MATX mobos, here are your choices if you're using a single gpu...
  1. ASRock Z68 Pro3-M
  2. MSI Z68MA-ED55

Both are excellent OCers
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Originally Posted by drBlahMan View Post
Do the mobo need to be Xfire/SLI compliant?
Doesn't have to but SLI Compliant boards typically seem higher quality.


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Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post
Wait a few days before you buy a motherboard. Newegg will most likely have a discount day for P67 boards.

If you don't need a multi-gpu board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157253

If you do want one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130582
OR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128502

Again, wait for the Newegg sale IMO.
Is that Fatality board just a cheap board with a fancy candy coating or is it quality?
That MSI looks nice I have a MSI H61 mobo currently I was a guy who put a fix out around other forums on how to fix it. Well do the work around on it. So I am leary a bit of MSI's quality called them and they blamed my other hardware.
The Gigabyte I don't know much about, what are touch bios exactly? Are they like updated regular bios without the expense of switching to UEFI?
Edited by Peanuts4 - 11/1/11 at 9:14pm
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post #6 of 11
If your really on a budget

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130583

It's pretty decent, supports both sli/xfire.
I had no issues so far.
My only complaint is the positions of SATA ports.
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Thoughts on the BIOSTAR TP67XE ? I'm a big Biostar fan and I honestly don't know who f is in charge of calling the shots now especially since their P45 offering was awesome, their AMD FX boards were awesome, but now they went back to skimpy. Kinda irks me. But none the less it did pretty solid in reviews.

I'm still skeptical about Asrock since soo many people are like WOOOO I love it then cpl months later they seem to be having issues. Thoughts?
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I'm still skeptical about Asrock since soo many people are like WOOOO I love it then cpl months later they seem to be having issues. Thoughts?
The Asrock 1155 boards generally get a lot of love around here. From people that actually use them. There are a lot of people who like to crap all over Asrock because it sounds like a low quality board or something. Maybe it's just because people aren't as familiar with Asrock like they are with Asus or Gigabyte or what have you. I personally haven't used Asrock, but I would not hesitate for a second.
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The TP67XE is as good as any of their other recent boards...probably the best value for P67 right now
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The TP67XE is as good as any of their other recent boards...probably the best value for P67 right now
Well I really like the one $132 MSI board it looks real sharp. The performance of my H61 board has been great but the technical support was **** ass terrible.

The Asrock I'm reluctant and those a-holes couldn't bother to msg me back with a simple question I posted on their facebook wall. I do online marketing and if I did that crap I'd hear about it.

The Biostar is starting to come out ahead, I started reading this thread http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ar-tp67xe.html and I've always had good experiences with them. I even owned 2 Biostar Ideq 200n's their tech support typically only takes 2 days to get back to you too.

(If you guys can't tell I've very picky and brand loyal) But my favorite companies Abit, and Epox are well umm yeah... However I heard some of Abits guys went to Biostar around the time of P45 chipset but I don't know how true that is. Any hands on experience with any of these boards would be great. I'm of course just throwing out my 2 cents on some of these brands I'm more than willing to be prove wrong. My worst experience I've ever had was with Asus so unless they are willing to seriously send me out a board now to smooth things over I'll never touch another one.
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