Originally Posted by Eigenvalue
I am in the same boat as Hoops in terms of looking for a board. I noticed the ASUS board you linked to has the negative 965BE comments. They say the 965BE C3 wont' work with that board. Two questions. Is this correct about the 965BE? Is the 955BE ok with this board?
The 955BE will definitely work, but I'm not sure about the 965. I've actually helped my friend with his build, and it turns out that the bios on his mobo wasn't compatible with the 965. He RMA'd and got a 955. It worked.
OK guys, right now I'm just between the ASUS M4A79XTD EVO and ASRock 880G EXTREME3. The ASRock costs $10 more and supports USB 3.0, and seems better overall. But I'm not sure about the brand since I've never heard of it (lol sorry I'm still pretty new at this). Is ASRock a good brand?