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HI folks. I will be replacing my roommates current Biostar mobo with a a new board so he can make some other upgrades. The new motherboard needs to have 1 or more PCI slots and at least a few SATA ports. Overclocking features aren't necessary. It also needs to fit in this case which apparently can fit a 10"X12" mobo at most.

I was looking at this ASUS board but some of the reviews are making me hesitant. No more than $100 would be good, preferably closer to $75. Any suggestions will be appreciated, thanks!
Edited by Zulli85 - 2/3/13 at 3:08pm
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post #2 of 15
Msi $90 at newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130653


Nice avatar BTW!
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Msi $90 at newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130653


Nice avatar BTW!

That is $108 with shipping and not including the rebate. Something a little cheaper would be nice if possible. And thanks, my favorite avatar. smile.gif
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What you guys want to do with the new board that his current can't? More PCI or PCI-E slots? For SLI/Crossfire or other needs?
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What you guys want to do with the new board that his current can't? More PCI or PCI-E slots? For SLI/Crossfire or other needs?

He wants my sound card which is PCI. Also one of the RAM slots in his current mobo is jacked so he has another 4 gigs he wants to make use of. Finally, if I recall correctly his video card is covering up the extra SATA ports which is preventing him from getting another hard drive. Crossfire is not important but of course not a deal breaker if the mobo has 2 PCI-E slots. Thanks.
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post #6 of 15
Voila. These would be my picks for that pricerange:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138352

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157297

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157302

Leaning towards the Biostar, personally.
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Just FYI, PCI is dead on LGA1155 platform. It is supported through PCI-E to PCI bridge, so if you encourage any problems using any PCI device, blame the bridge.
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Thanks, I'll take a look at those.
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Just FYI, PCI is dead on LGA1155 platform. It is supported through PCI-E to PCI bridge, so if you encourage any problems using any PCI device, blame the bridge.

I see, had no idea. This is the sound card I was going to put in it. If it doesn't work it's not that big of a deal. Is there anyway to know one way or the other?
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People usually don't have problems with mainstream stuff like Creative or Asus sound cards, but bgears... well a matter of luck.
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post #10 of 15
Here's some gigabyte mobos.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128579

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128540


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128555



For the Asus motherboard,I am on my 2nd asus mobo, and I haven't had any problems.
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