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Sand dan Glokta

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Im planning for my first build and can't really decide on a which motherboard to get.
I have narrowed down my searches to these motherboards:
1) ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO
http://www.amazon.com/MAXIMUS-VIII-HERO-LGA1151-Motherboard/dp/B012NH1SK8

2) MSI Z170A GAMING M7
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Motherboard-Z170A-GAMING-M7/dp/B0131GA4PK

3)ASRock Z170 Extreme7+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157627

4)Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-LGA1151-Intel-Motherboards-GA-Z170X-Gaming/dp/B012IBPJ6I

I was originally planning on the asus motherboard, but the reviews are 50/50, if you own this ASUS motherboard tell me how you like it and if it performs well.
This will also be my first build.
Here are the parts for the build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wpXs99

Thanks in advanced :)
 

ATMINSIDE

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From my experience; go for the Extreme7+.
I've had bad luck in the past with Hero bards.
 
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Sand dan Glokta

Sand dan Glokta

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Since I see that you own the motherboard, I have a few questions.
1) Is the UEFI easy to work with (first time builder)?
2) Is the board reliable?
3)Did you run into any issues building with it?
 

ATMINSIDE

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Since I see that you own the motherboard, I have a few questions.
1) Is the UEFI easy to work with (first time builder)?
2) Is the board reliable?
3)Did you run into any issues building with it?

Yes, yes, and no.
Check out my review of that board on the front page.
 

Woomack

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I will only say that stay away from Gigabyte. MSI and ASRock seem good.
About ASUS ... well, Hero is good but mine died yesterday so I'm not sure what to think about it.
 

Bishoff

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I'd recommend ASUS Sabertooth boards. 0 problems with the 3 I have owned, and a 5 year warranty to boot. The Deluxe boards are also very well received and overclock very nicely.
 

ATMINSIDE

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I'd recommend ASUS Sabertooth boards. 0 problems with the 3 I have owned, and a 5 year warranty to boot. The Deluxe boards are also very well received and overclock very nicely.

Big cost difference over the boards he's looking at though, FWIW.
 

Evil-Mobo

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I will echo what ATMINSIDE says and say the Asrock as well. I ahve had no issues with the few boards I have used thus far that all have been ASRock.

Be wary of people with bad reviews on newegg, half the time their complaints has nothing to do with the product they're reviewing.

:thup:
 

Nebulous

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Mainly gaming, some overclocking and using adobe programs such as Photoshop.


From the list you posted and your uses, again the ASRock is the one to go with. You'll be paying a premium for the other boards with features you will likely not use and will be a waste.

The money you save can go towards something else you do need ;)
 

Nebulous

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You mean that "A-Tuning" software? I used it a few times to monitor fan speeds/temps/voltages, but never used it to overclock. I'm old fashioned and I like to overclock using the bios method. Accurate and more detailed :D
 

Lochekey

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Can I ask why you are targeting the top of the line motherboards. Is there a specific feature you are looking for that you can only get on them? If you are not an extreme overclocker or looking for a specific feature you could save some cash and go for slightly lower class motherboard. You will probably not ever notice the difference unless one of the two options above apply. Check this one out.

http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=13-157-631
 

Johan45

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I'm using the Hero VIII and so far no real complaints for an everyday board.