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Best and Worst 1155 boards you have actually used

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Curious which boards left you with a bad taste in your mouth? Or made you love the darn thing?
Share your stories/ experiences.


My current mobo is a MSI H61M-E33 paired with a i3 2100 I got for $100 all together. It's an amazing combo for a budger gaming rig. I have no use for a quad with this thing considering it blazes through anything I throw at it. However I bought a i5 2500k so I will be looking to go with a P67 or Z68 here. The H61M-E33 was not without its issues though, I had to find a workaround for the annoying noise it makes and was reported by a number of people around the net. I found a workaround for it and posted it all over the place.

MSI denied it was the mobos fault, even when I called them for tech support the first person I spoke to gave me incorrect instructions on how to reset my bios. I thought my board was F'ED! The 2nd guy got my board working again but seemed to not believe me that someone there told me the incorrect way to reset my bios and again told me it was my hardware causing the noise. So long story short, for essentially a free board it has done great, but I don't really know if I would go for a MSI board again. I think the people who test the boards are lacking and the tech support kinda sucks, since I read on another higher end MATX board of theirs someoneone else was having the same issue.

All things considered it's been stable, and I will stick with MSI for their video cards anyway.
Edited by Peanuts4 - 11/11/11 at 10:26am
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Currenly using a P8P67 EVO, its the only 1155 motherboard I've owned, and its brilliant. Got all the features I need - onboard power/reset switch, SLI support, adequately spaced PCIe slots (which is very very important because I'm using SLI). And most important - precision voltage control. The ASUS M4A88TD AMD board I had previously had the worst voltage fluctuation ever and I hated it, but its very steady on this board. No issues so far. smile.gif
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My first board was the cheapest P67 board i could find here in the UK, the ASRock P67 PRO. It was plagued by random BSOD's at idle no matter how much i played with the voltage. It also had a fault with the BIOS that i also found out is present in the ASRock PRO 3. When you enable the manual multiplier in the BIOS, the settings for LLC just disappear from the list of options making even a 4Ghz overclock Impossible. I Ebayed it and bought the MSI P67A-GD55 that I'm using now. I get no BSOD's and a stable overclock of 4.7Ghz with ease. I was beginning to think I'd got a bad 2500K! Another bad experience was ASRock customer support. If i still had it, I'd post the email they sent me for giggles as it was so badly written that i had trouble understanding the English. My reply to that Email remains unanswered to this day and for that, I will not consider ASRock in the future.
 
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