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How much did you spend on your motherboard?
What manufacturer made it?
Does it satisfy?
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Less than a hundred pounds, five years ago
Gigabyte
It's good but the socket won't take a better CPU than my i5 2500
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>>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
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Msi z77 mpower
150 bucks. Hard to color match with. Llc/vdroop settings are a bit weird compared to gigabyte, EVGA and Asus options.

It's too good for my 3570k. Shitty ticket in the chip lottery
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>>52629399
£114.95 for an MSI Z97 Gaming 5 in May 2014, but they were offering 20% cashback at the time, so it actually cost £91.96.

The board itself is great. Zero complaints.
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I need more input.
C'mon /g/ lay it on me.
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>>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.

I learned this the hard way.
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>>52629941
Btw how did I discover this?
People asked me to do their build.

So I picked the cheapest motherboards.
And? Nothing. They all function superb, they can all overclock, do just the same what my "muh premium" motherboard can do.

Even if you need more I/O ports (SATA for ex), more PCI E, just buy a better ASRock that's got these. But don't buy some Sabertooth ASUS and shit like that.

It's a meme.
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>>52629399
I bought the cheapest B75 motherboard for my non-overclockable ivy bridge i5. It's a 60 euro snsv board and it's good.
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>>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
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>>52629399
marketing thread
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>>52629984
I bought Ultra Durable Gigabyte boards last time, and I was thinking... "when was the last time A FUCKING MOTHERBOARD DIED?"

And the only thing I can recall is the BIOS updates in the 90s. But that was way too fucking long ago. Now I can even modify my laptop's BIOS, flash it, and it works. It's like kraut space magic.
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$50 or so. Biostar.
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>>52629993
if he said "look guis, check muh new red msi ultra gaymer mobo that performs so much better", now that would be shilling.

>>52629999
czech' em
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>>52629399
biostar g41D3+ rev 3
2 years
60 eroux
yus
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>>52630042
>LGA 775
Do i sense a C2D brother?
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>>52629999
1 foxxcon
1 gigabyte
anoer gigabyte

that in 8 years
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So expensive ($200+) isn't worth it.
What's the quality difference between a $75 and $150 board? Or will the only difference be feature set?
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>>52630062
nah mate,bottom of the barrel Q8200 peasant
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>>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.
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>>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.

Fuck my life.
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>>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.
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£150
Asus Hero VII

Regret getting a gaymer board, the on-board audio isn't great. However, it overclocks like a champ. Did well on the chip lottery on my i5 too.
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Recently bought msi h97-g43 for my non-k i5-4690.

Almost felt for a cheaper B45 meme, but when I've found out that it had infinitely inferior audiochip (we are talking about mp3 quality tops on B45) my deal was set.

Any regrets? None.
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>>52629399
>120 EUR
>MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition
>Yes. Cancerous piece of shit GUI in UEFI, but that seems to be a trend on every single motherboard so w/e
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>>52629399
Paid about $100 for a Gigabyte B85M-HD3
Pretty durable and satisfactional
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~250eur
Asus
Yes, it was a bit expensive, but it's X79 so pretty much all the options were expensive at the time.
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$250
supermicro
pcie layout isn't the best, doesn't have usb3 and sata3, but that's because it's from the 1366 era
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>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
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>>52630233
>medium low
>$170
you fucking what
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>>52630301
I mean, they do sell $500 mobos...
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>>52630318
yeah, for servers
spending over $140 on a consumer board is pants on head retarded
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>>52629399
~200$
Asus
It gets the job done, but I can't say I'm too happy with it
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About 90€, 9 years ago
Gigabyte
Yes
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>>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.
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>>52630350
>asrock
these absolute madmen
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>>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.
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I hear people overclocking on a lot of tech related websites, does this actually impart any significant performance gain or is it just a hobbyist kind of thing?
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>>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
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>>52630406
>mfw in my country VAT is 28% and when shipping and everything is accounted for, the object often costs 33% more than what it costs in murrika

No wonder people here are still getting by pentium 4s and core2duos even today
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>>52630426
>>52630406
>VAT
as a murrican, I feel sorry for you
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who remember these things?
It has a red light warning me that I haven't overclocked the cpu but other than that it is good I guess.
It is about 5 years old by now.
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>>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.
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>>52630444
You pay VAT too dumb burger
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>>52630468
yeah, like 10%
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AsRock Z68 Extreme4 for 164€ about 4½ years ago.

I've been very happy with the board, it was pretty much the best board AsRock ever made as their quality got dodgy with the Z77 boards and later ones.
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paid ~30 dollars for z87 g1 sniper m5 with 1 broken pin, motherboard works perfectly fine and doesn't seem to cause any problems, best deal i've had in a while
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I don't remember
I don't care
I don't give 2 shits
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>>52629399
your mom satisfies #rekt
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>>52629399
$100
Asus
Great
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£70
assrock
It's getting old now and I'll have to replace it next time I upgrade CPU but I've never had any problems with it
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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.
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>>52630373
>mfw

That looks like an absolutely perfect compact server board
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>>52629399
>$150
>gigabyte
>i guess

Its itx and I bought it at microcenter so it was a little taxed by them obviously

Its an itx board and thats what I wanted so it satisfies, I just wish there were cheaper itx z97 boards
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130USD
Asus
It's like Intel gave them instructions how to build it.
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>>52629463
i feel bad for you, those MSIs do not have offset voltages. so either you're running a low OC with auto, or you have a fixed voltage that is a 24/7 overclock
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>>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.
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>>52635240
You couldn't return a defective board? Is that a stipulation of buying open box?
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>>52635414
Not sure, another stupid mistake of mine. I didnt actually open the box and use the board until the warranty/return period was up because some other parts hadnt come yet.
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>>52629999
For me it was 3 months ago. AsRock from complete PC died after about 5 years.
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Ended up going with Gigabyte Z170X-UD3. Did I do well?
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>>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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>>52629399
117€
MSI A88x-45 Gaming
Works fine all specs i wanted
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