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Take the ASRock. Have had a horrible time with Gigabyte AM3+ boards, and have had a great experience with ASRock Z68.
ASRock is the best value for money brand for mobos IMO.
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Originally Posted by sidewaykill View Post

Take the ASRock. Have had a horrible time with Gigabyte AM3+ boards, and have had a great experience with ASRock Z68.
ASRock is the best value for money brand for mobos IMO.

Have had terrible exprience with ASRock LGA775 boards, and had great experience with Gigabyte LGA775, Z77 boards.

Don't compare difference socket/chipset boards.

Current Gigabyte Z77 boards are solid.

Addition to my previous post. I would probably take MSI. It seem to have the best VRM design, but I am not sure about their UEFI implementation. Also it cost significantly more than those three boards here in the USA...

UPDATE: Nope Asus costs the same as MSI. Still ASRock has the worst VRM out of four.
Edited by DeXel - 8/24/12 at 11:41pm
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I had an Asrock AM3 board and I hated it, the Sata ports on it would constantly stop working meaning I'd need to replug the sata cord into a different port at least once a week. It drove me insane so I bought the Gigabyte I have now, been loving this board ever since.
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I'm personally an ASrock fan. They're part of ASUS and over the years has done an amazing job solidifying themselves as a reliable motherboard maker. ASrock also tends to sell boards for slightly cheaper than their competitors with no loss in quality. Not to mention their customer service is very good. I don't think you could really go wrong with any of the boards you listed. ASUS is great, Gigabyte is great, ASrock is great, and MSI is great. I would personally look at the features and decide off that.



ASrock used to be a stay-away from brand like ECS, but ever since they released there X58 and AM3 boards they've been killing the motherboard market.
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 8/25/12 at 12:09am
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@ everyone

Thanks guys !!! I've just ordered Gigabyte .. ) So,we'll see how it performs wink.gif

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<..> Also it cost significantly more than those three boards here in the USA...<...>.

This is SO true...It's just unbelievable how do the prices differ between Europe and USA frown.gif

BTW, are there some special things you should do while using SSD the first time? I mean, do you need to change smth in your bios or install some special drivers for that?

And does it matter in what order are you installing drivers? (MOBO first, ... etc)
Edited by 13thDay - 8/25/12 at 2:11am
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The gigabyte should already have AHCI enabled for the SATA ports, which helps SSDs. The driver cd will install everything in one shot, all you need to do is click 'install'. So nothing special needs doing.

To the person who said Asrock were part of Asus... Yes they were, but This hasn't been the case for years. They are now a completely different company in their own right and have been for quite while.
Edited by borandi - 8/25/12 at 1:32am
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@ everyone
Thanks guys !!! I've just orderen Gigabyte

Smart man thumb.gif
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There is a new issue a need to solve wink.gif any help appreciated !

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