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Hello so i got my money returned for my dead asus p9x79 deluxe motherboard.

Was thinking alot and realized i dont need so many features what deluxe had.

 

So could somone please recomend me good budget LGA 2011 motherboard?

Aiming for asus or MSI brand mostly.

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I've had great luck with my Gigabyte GA-x79-UD3 in my sig rig. It's the first gigabyte board I've ever had and I haven't experienced any issues with in in over a year and it continues to work flawlessly. It's also one of the few motherboards where I kind of like the way it looks. Not gaudy or too colorful, simple and black with plenty of room for sli/x fire. I also really like the heatsync on the southbridge (If that's what it's still called?).

My previous motherboard was an Asus in my old AMD Phenom 945 pc, the board was having issues possibly shorting against the case, but I didn't have the time to root out the issues and wanted to upgrade any way so I went with an i7 lga2011 with the Gigabyte board and was completely satisfied. The whole thing left me with a bad impression of Asus motherboards, b ut it's more of a personal thing, most people seem to their boards, while I wouldn't build another pc for myself with an Asus board I wouldn't steer anyone else away from their boards if they like them.
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So could somone please recomend me good budget LGA 2011 motherboard?

There aren't that many, especially if overclocking performance is also a concern. BIOS options and VRM quality tends to be sacrificed on lower end parts.

The MSI X79A-GD45 Plus and ASUS Sabertooth X79 are supposed to be pretty decent for their respective price ranges.
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I went with an i7 lga2011 with the Gigabyte board and was completely satisfied.

Many people, myself included, have had extremely poor experiences with Gigabyte's LGA-2011 boards.

The UD3 has a mediocre VRM and poor VRM cooling (though this probably doesn't matter much for a quad core), while nearly all of Gigabyte's LGA-2011 boards have BIOSes of iffy quality.
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Many people, myself included, have had extremely poor experiences with Gigabyte's LGA-2011 boards.

The UD3 has a mediocre VRM and poor VRM cooling (though this probably doesn't matter much for a quad core), while nearly all of Gigabyte's LGA-2011 boards have BIOSes of iffy quality.

Ah I haven't noticed any VRM issues, I don't have a crazy over clock though my 3820 is running at 4.42 ghz I believe, didn't have to bump up voltage to get it. I'm happy with the bios, it was my first experience with a UEFI so I thought it was pretty cool. About my only issue is that it doesn't recognize my usb keyboard during boot, even with the legacy boot setting. Well it doesn't recognize my logitech g510 usb keyboard, it recognizes my little wireless usb keyboard/mouse combo, maybe it's a keyboard specific issue or maybe it's the board.
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Grab a used RIVE on the cheap if possible.

It's an amazing board for getting the most from your overclocks.
    
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If you want max OCes then you need a R4E, preferably the BE, but they don't have many out there.
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Ah I haven't noticed any VRM issues, I don't have a crazy over clock though my 3820 is running at 4.42 ghz I believe, didn't have to bump up voltage to get it. I'm happy with the bios, it was my first experience with a UEFI so I thought it was pretty cool. About my only issue is that it doesn't recognize my usb keyboard during boot, even with the legacy boot setting. Well it doesn't recognize my logitech g510 usb keyboard, it recognizes my little wireless usb keyboard/mouse combo, maybe it's a keyboard specific issue or maybe it's the board.

If you left it on auto, that means voltage was automatically bumped by the board to very high value.
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Well also i had bad experiance with gigabyte in many ways.Trying to avoid that company even owning one of theyr  android phones atm.

And if i can get 4,5ghz on my i7 3820 I would be more than happy.

 

Back then i took asus x79 deluxe cuz i had money and wanted to get best of the best back then.Only extra feature wich i loved was only built in wifi and bluetooth.But even x79 deluxe loved to overvoltage my cpu even at stock speeds.

 

Also buying cheaper one but good one means to buy used one but waranty is must need since i have bad luck keeping motherboards alive somehow.MSI attracted with 5 year waranty makes me feel safe.Asus RMA from other side is amazinh   even after almost 2 year of usage  gave my money back when it broke. Getting back 340euros from wich i would want not spend over 240euro for motherboard cuz atm im without job since moved to Germany and dont know the langue having hard time atm so extra cash in pocket would be realy nice to keep.

 

Whats the diference between MSI X79A-GD45 Plus and non Plus version cuz there is like 80euro diference between bouth.

 

For years have used Asus without any problems where i would end up empty handed but realy considering to give a shot to MSI  boards.

 

 

My primary needs i need from motherboard

*OC in medium levels like getting my i7 3820 at stable 3,4-3,5ghz in 24/7 usage.

*2 way SLI support ( x16x16 ) if possible

*Easy bios managment for overclocking

* Wifi and bluetooth but if there is none then can live without it also.

 

What about Asus asus p9x79 basic one or MSI X79A-
GD45 8D ? The used ones does not even reach 150euro limit.

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I've heard a few praises for the MSI X79 GD45 plus,seems like a workable board if your not looking for max clocks.
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Well so far atleast i dont see anything better than  MSI X79 GD45 plus in nice price point.

But will still love to get more recomendations

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