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post #1 of 7
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I'm planning on doing a War Machine styled upgrade to my rig (brought about while looking at my dormant parts as my motherboard's RMA is being handled) and I know I'd like to go with a black motherboard. So far I'm in between these ones:

EVGA Z68

ASROCK Xtreme4 Z68

Gigabyte Z68

As you can see I'm floating around the $200 range. So any input/experience with these motherboards would be greatly appreciated! thumb.gif
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post #2 of 7
i cant say much about EVGA

My choice would be ASRock Z68 extreme4 gen3, i have read about and heard many great things about them in recent times thumb.gif

Gigabyte i personally have found have dropped thier game abit.. this is the last gigabyte board i will buy due to boot loops when i try deferent overclocks, like for instance the other day i was playing around with my RAM just to see if i could get it to 1866, the board didnt like it
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Yea i was figuring that would be my best choice lol. I hadn't noticed the EVGA one till like the other day!
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post #4 of 7
I would say asrock too being a proud asrock owner :-D
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post #5 of 7
well..i had an asrock..it's a decent board..asrock support is very bad..
that evga looks nice...
 
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post #6 of 7
I'd say the asrock or gigabyte. I've had the same ASRock board and it was great, also their customer service is great. About the gigabyte, that's the only gigabyte 1155 board I'd buy. I've heard about boot loops and all that stuff but don't think that's a major issue.
Whichever is the more pleasing one, both the ASRock and Gigabyte are solid boards smile.gif
post #7 of 7
Well schmuckly support is pretty much the same throughout the board. I had crap service with Asus, Gigabyte and really bad service (or should I say no service) from XFX/ Sapphire. The best was probably MSI.

I never had to deal with Asrock yet (hopefully never) so nothing to comment on them.

However, for 1155 boards, Asus and Asrock are in my opinion the leaders. MSI, Gigabyte just isnt quite up there for this gen. EVGA isnt even on the same page tbh.

I would get the Extreme4. It has been a trailed and tested board. However, for something war-themed, why not check out the Sabertooth? apart from the military-green/brown accents, it is completely black.
    
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