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Hey folks. I have a discount with Intel and wondering if Intel also produces top quality motherboards or should I still go for an Asus motherboard for a 4930k?

 

Thank you.

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Kingston SSDnow 120GB Sandisk Plus 480GB Corsair H60 Windows 10 (NSA Edition) 
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Gaming Laptop
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i7 4790k Asus Z97-A Corsair Vengance Pro 16gb @2400mhz WD 1TB @7200 RPM 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Kingston SSDnow 120GB Sandisk Plus 480GB Corsair H60 Windows 10 (NSA Edition) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Bloody 740A Mechanical Evga SuperNOVA G2 750W  Corsair 400R Logitech G303 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Razer Goliathus Extended Bose Companion 2 series iii Skullcandy PLYR1 (for TV) Sennheiser HD 598 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 2630QM Geforce GTX460M 8GB DDR3 @ 1333mhz 1TB 
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post #2 of 4
Don't bother with Intel motherboards anymore. The last best board was Bad Axe 2 as far as I can remember and I owned one but trade it away for a Zune back then. The board burned out 2 out of 4 of my ram sticks. Intel is exiting the motherboard business to focus on other things. All their current 2011 socket boards are server boards. Just go with the Asus board.
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Intel i7 6700K Batch #L535B021 4.7Ghz @ 1.296V GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 EVGA Geforce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ G.SKILL TridentZ 16GB DDR4 3000 
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Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB  Crucial BX100 250 GB SanDisk SSDPlus 240 GB NZXT Kraken X61  
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Windows 8.1 & 10 Dell UltraSharp 2913WM 21:9 2560x1080 Ducky Shine 4, CODE WASD, Deck Legend, G710+ EVGA SuperNova G2 850W 
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Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Mid-Tower Ducky Secret SteelSeries Fostex Purple Heart TH-X00 
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Intel i7 6700K Batch #L535B021 4.7Ghz @ 1.296V GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 EVGA Geforce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ G.SKILL TridentZ 16GB DDR4 3000 
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Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB  Crucial BX100 250 GB SanDisk SSDPlus 240 GB NZXT Kraken X61  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 & 10 Dell UltraSharp 2913WM 21:9 2560x1080 Ducky Shine 4, CODE WASD, Deck Legend, G710+ EVGA SuperNova G2 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Mid-Tower Ducky Secret SteelSeries Fostex Purple Heart TH-X00 
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post #3 of 4
Last I heard, Intel was not going to bother releasing BIOS updates for their own motherboards to make them compatible with Ivy Bridge-E CPUs.

I would recommend ASUS instead.
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Intel Core i7-4960X ASUS P9X79-E WS MSI GTX 770 4GB N770 TF 4GD5/OC 32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3-1866 CMY16GX3M2... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel 730 Series SSD 240 GB SSDSC2BP240G4R5 Seagate 250 GB 7200 RPM ST3250410AS single platter 3x Seagate 1 TB 7200 RPM ST1000DM003 single pla... LG 14X BD-RE BDXL WH14NS40 
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LG 12X BD-ROM UH12NS29 Zalman CNPS9900ALED Blue LED Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Windows XP Professional 32-bit 
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Samsung TOC T240 24" 1920x1200 Ideazon Zboard PS/2 PC Power & Cooling Silencer 910W PPCS910 Thermaltake Armor Silver Aluminum VA8003SWA 
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Logitech MX518 Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty C... 
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2x AMD Opteron 285 Tyan K8WE S2895 HIS Radeon HD 4850 H485QS1GP 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 8x Corsair 1 GB DDR-400 ECC 
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2x Seagate 250 GB 7200 RPM ST3250410AS single p... 2x Seagate 1 TB 7200 RPM ST1000DM003 single pla... ASUS E616A2 16x DVD-ROM Pioneer DVR-111D 16x DVD-RW 
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2x Zalman CNPS9500ALED Windows XP Pro 32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung TOC T240 24" 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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Intel Core i7-4960X ASUS P9X79-E WS MSI GTX 770 4GB N770 TF 4GD5/OC 32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3-1866 CMY16GX3M2... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel 730 Series SSD 240 GB SSDSC2BP240G4R5 Seagate 250 GB 7200 RPM ST3250410AS single platter 3x Seagate 1 TB 7200 RPM ST1000DM003 single pla... LG 14X BD-RE BDXL WH14NS40 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
LG 12X BD-ROM UH12NS29 Zalman CNPS9900ALED Blue LED Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Windows XP Professional 32-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung TOC T240 24" 1920x1200 Ideazon Zboard PS/2 PC Power & Cooling Silencer 910W PPCS910 Thermaltake Armor Silver Aluminum VA8003SWA 
MouseAudio
Logitech MX518 Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty C... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2x AMD Opteron 285 Tyan K8WE S2895 HIS Radeon HD 4850 H485QS1GP 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 8x Corsair 1 GB DDR-400 ECC 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
2x Seagate 250 GB 7200 RPM ST3250410AS single p... 2x Seagate 1 TB 7200 RPM ST1000DM003 single pla... ASUS E616A2 16x DVD-ROM Pioneer DVR-111D 16x DVD-RW 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
2x Zalman CNPS9500ALED Windows XP Pro 32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung TOC T240 24" 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ideazon Zboard Convertable Gaming Keyboard PC Power & Cooling T1KWSR 1000W Thermaltake Eureka home server case aluminum Logitech MX518 
Audio
Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty 
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post #4 of 4
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Ah too bad. I could have gotten it with discount.

 

Anyway thanks guys. I will go with Asus

 

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My Rig
(16 items)
 
Gaming Laptop
(7 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i7 4790k Asus Z97-A Corsair Vengance Pro 16gb @2400mhz WD 1TB @7200 RPM 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Kingston SSDnow 120GB Sandisk Plus 480GB Corsair H60 Windows 10 (NSA Edition) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Bloody 740A Mechanical Evga SuperNOVA G2 750W  Corsair 400R Logitech G303 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Razer Goliathus Extended Bose Companion 2 series iii Skullcandy PLYR1 (for TV) Sennheiser HD 598 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 2630QM Geforce GTX460M 8GB DDR3 @ 1333mhz 1TB 
OSMonitorMouse
Windows 10 (NSA edition) 17.3 inch 1080p Logitech M560 
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My Rig
(16 items)
 
Gaming Laptop
(7 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i7 4790k Asus Z97-A Corsair Vengance Pro 16gb @2400mhz WD 1TB @7200 RPM 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Kingston SSDnow 120GB Sandisk Plus 480GB Corsair H60 Windows 10 (NSA Edition) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Bloody 740A Mechanical Evga SuperNOVA G2 750W  Corsair 400R Logitech G303 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Razer Goliathus Extended Bose Companion 2 series iii Skullcandy PLYR1 (for TV) Sennheiser HD 598 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 2630QM Geforce GTX460M 8GB DDR3 @ 1333mhz 1TB 
OSMonitorMouse
Windows 10 (NSA edition) 17.3 inch 1080p Logitech M560 
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