>>52629399 >How much did you spend on your motherboard? like $50 for the whole tower, dell mouse, keyboard and a 15 inch CRT >What manufacturer made it? Dell >Does it satisfy? Considering its 11 years old and doesn't have a PCIe slot (only PCI) and doesn't support anything above Pentium D, no, i want a newer one
>>52629399 I bought premium motherboards all the time. End result?
It's a waste of money. ASRock, or whatever you can get the cheapest, WILL DO THE SAME THING. Period.
Seriously. 1) Make sure it's got the ports. 2) Make sure it supports your future CPU/ram. 3) Buy it.
That's fucking it. Just because you shell out +100-200$ on premium motherboards, your PC won't be any faster. The only reason anyone should ever buy those is extreme overclocking. Like liquid nitrogen. Otherwise, you are good with any brand.
>>52629958 >>52629941 Fucking this Motherboards are just PCBs with wires going around from one component to other with maybe some solid state components like resistors, capacitors in between, there aren't too many points of failure
>>52630066 Difference? Nothing. ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte spends more money on marketing, sponsoring teams, etc. Thus, they cost more.
Just check if it has the ports you need, and that's it. (Like you should use a board with at least 4 ram slots.)
>>52630064 Yeah but my point is, none of them ever broke. The motherboards I had. I still have like Pentium 4 motherboards, Athlon X2, etc, and they still work like a charm. Even my standing CPU Intel works.
>>52630083 I had a Q6600, bought a premium mobo, could not even overclock it. Increased clocks / voltage and I could not even boot. Comedy gold. Someone bought it from me, for a very good price (because it was a D0 stepping or something), and he overclocked it to insanity.
>>52630048 Features mainly. A lot of cheaper boards don't support SLI but do support Crossfire, since AMD only require a 4x PCIe slot, whilst Nvidia want at least two 8x slots. You can also expect cheaper components and subjectively uglier colours, like brown PCBs. Power phases will be cut down, so overclocking potential might be slightly lower.
>How much did you spend on your motherboard? Roughly $170 >What manufacturer made it? Gigabyte >Does it satisfy? Sure, for a medium-low pricepoint it does all i can ask for, Z77 chipset was really my only requirement
>>52629941 If you just want to run it, yes. If you want to overclock, voltage delivery and other things are really important. Also Asrock makes kick ass mobos, they have shitty marketing department, but their designs are solid.
>>52630322 X99 is technically a "consumer board" and the cheapest one is $160, with $200~250 being the going price for most models. But I do agree that him paying $170 for a Gigabyte Z77 board was way too much.
>>52630301 I sadly don't live in a country where computer parts are very competetively priced so i end up having to pay more money than what burges would find reasonable. No point in importing either, considering 25% VAT including shipping prices
>>52630373 Shame about the poor connectivity, seems it was primarily designed for server/NAS use. The ITX/ac version is more suited for system use but only has two RAM slots.
>>52630400 Well, if you own a high-end processor like a 5820K, those can be comfortably OC'd to 4.4Ghz for 24/7 operation even on air cooling, which is a pretty significant bump up from 3.6Ghz. If you don't OC a high-tier CPU you're basically throwing away money.
Bundle deal with i5-2500k, Gigabyte Z68-D3H-B3 came up to $50. I can't complain since it will hold OCs nicely, works on 4.8GHz but I don't like pushing it on a 4+1. It has stayed on 41/42/42/43(turbo bins) most of its time since the only thing that I do that requires horsepower is transcoding video files. The only complaint I have is the amount of control you have over the vcore for overclocking. Adaptive is only available and you're basically firing a shotgun hoping the motherboard gives you a correct voltage to play with.
>>52629399 Bought an open box asrock z77 extreme 4 from microcenter. Never buying open box again and always checking the hardware before i buy. I paid around 90 for it It had bent pins in the cpu socket The top pcie x16 lane didnt work no matter what. Bent the socket pins back into place, put graphics card in bottom slot. So it works but not as well as id like. I guess $90 isnt the most expensive lesson i could have learnt.
>>52633797 yeah tell me about it, got no headroom/leniency whatsoever with auto voltage so it's either 4.3ghz on auto with crashes in games,or 4.3-4.4 at 1.275v and god damn 80*C load on anything above 4.4 with a nh-d14
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