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For my next build, I am going to go with the i5-4670k. However, I cannot decide which board to get. I have never had a non-EVGA board, so I don't know what to expect when it comes to reliability and support with these manufacturers.

Here is what I currently have been thinking about:
GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H
ASRock Z87 Extreme6
MSI Z87-GD65

I don't plan to do heavy overclocking (I am reusing my current air cooler), however, I want to leave that option available. My main requirement (which is why these boards are in the running) is that they have at least 8 SATA ports.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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I'd recommend the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H. Their Z77 boards proved to be quite good, and it seems that their new Z87 boards are shaping up nicely as well.
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I'd recommend the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H. Their Z77 boards proved to be quite good, and it seems that their new Z87 boards are shaping up nicely as well.

How would you say their support/warranty is?
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How would you say their support/warranty is?

I've never had to RMA anything with them, but I also haven't heard an inordinate amount of complaints with their service (unlike ASUS as of late)...
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I've never had to RMA anything with them, but I also haven't heard an inordinate amount of complaints with their service (unlike ASUS as of late)...
That is the reason I am avoiding ASUS, only have had bad experiences with them and my soundcard.

Would you personally go with the Gigabyte? The MSI fantastic looking as well.
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FWIW, I did have to RMA an MSI Graphics card, and they handled it very quickly.
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If I was buying, I'd be going with the Gigabyte. Generally well built components, low percentage of RMAs, all around well received company. The MSI board would be a close second.
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Originally Posted by HolyDriver View Post

If I was buying, I'd be going with the Gigabyte. Generally well built components, low percentage of RMAs, all around well received company. The MSI board would be a close second.

Alright thanks!
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