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Hi all,

I'll be buying parts for a 2500k build this weekend and have been doing a lot of Newegg browsing for parts lately. I have an idea of what I want to buy for each component, except for the motherboard. It seems like every 1155 board on Newegg has a fair number of bad reviews regarding issues. Now I realize that the most vocal reviewers are the ones that are dissatisfied but I can't help but worry about my motherboard purchase.

I've always gone with gigabyte boards in the past and they've been rock solid every time but there seems to be a lot of talk about boot loop problems with the 1155 gigabyte boards so that alone is turning me off from buying one. I don't think even the other manufacturers are immune from the possibility of having boot issues. Plus there's always the reviews regarding receiving a DOA board or it dying after just a month or two.

Then there's the issue of customer service; this area seems to be a mixed bag. I read a post earlier of someone mentioning that motherboard manufacturers will bend your board if you RMA it, then send it back, then refuse service because they claim it arrived like that. That just sounds awful. Do they all do this? That's some pretty poor CS.

I have been reading a lot of reviews on Newegg and various mobo posts on here and it's hard not to focus on these things redface.gif

Am I worrying over nothing or do 1155 boards really have a lot of issues? I was thinking of going with ASUS but it seems that no motherboard manufacturer has an untarnished reputation so now I have no idea. I have to make a decision by the end of this weekend.


Side note: Currently looking at an ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen 3 or P67 Sabertooth for this build.

Any input or a reality check would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
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Newegg reviews are best off not being read.
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Originally Posted by Lazloisdavrock View Post

Newegg reviews are best off not being read.

^this..they're often reposted ..even..same review..different product..there's boot -loop problems with ALL 1155 boards..some less than others..AsRock only double-boots..and it goes quicker than asus..IMO AsRock is best for 1155
 
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To OP,
I'm in the same situation man. I have no idea which one to buy either. I am also a huge Gigabyte fan and what's making me want to go ahead and buy one is Newegg's Iron Egg guarantee.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128506

seems to be a nice one at a good price. 60 day return on it as well. I imagine that if it were to have boot loops and whatnot that can't be worked out it will do it within the 60 days.
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In my experience, most bad reviews on Newegg are from people that have no idea what they are doing and messed something up and putting the blame on the product.

I would be more inclined to read reviews on here and other reputable sites than the reviews on newegg. A little research and know-how goes a long ways.
 
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I love my ASUS board, can't go wrong there.
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I love my ASUS board, can't go wrong there.

+1

p8p67pro rev 3.1

boot loop is to do with dah balls i cant remember it was in my old sig, check the p8p67pro seies owners club section thats how i found out about it!

love my board its lush.

would recomend the z67 tho so you can easily fault find if the graphics card packs up.

but yeah i love my asus board its amazing. oh and i can overclock from my bluetooth smartphone.
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Originally Posted by Lazloisdavrock View Post

Newegg reviews are best off not being read.
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Originally Posted by Captain1337 View Post

Go with the Asrock P67 Extreme4 Gen3.

Yes and yes!
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why a p67 and not z68?
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