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Best motherboard? First time building a computer

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#1 Noob1


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 01:11 AM

Hi all. I'm building my first PC.

I have pieced together most parts. I bought an

I-5 4670k cpu, gtx 660 ti video card, 2 tb hard drive, evo 212 cooler, evga 600 watt ps, 16 gigs of ram.
I may, or may not OC. The Rome 2 game I want to play May not need it.

Now I can't decide what z87 board to get. I will probably purchase from new egg.

Here are the 3 I've been looking at in my price range and comparable options. (I think?)

Asus Z87-A. $144.

AsRock Z87 extreme 4. Just went on sale for $117. Originally was around $150. So price drop is nice.

MSI Z77A-g45 $109 after rebate and sale

I'm wondering if one is better quality than the other, longer lasting? Better components?

Best Customer support? Ease of use? Should I spend more etc?

Thanks all, I appreciate any info

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 08:09 AM

Hi, Asus, ASRock and MSI are all solid motherboard brands and quality would be fairly equal. I would choose based on the features you want on the motherboard and if they match your colour scheme :)

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#3 DJBPace07


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Posted 25 November 2013 - 10:14 AM

ASRock is generally considered to be the more value oriented version of Asus.  So far, in my personal PC's I've largely used only Asus, but I have built PC's for others using Gigabyte and MSI to good results.



#4 Kilroy


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Posted 25 November 2013 - 01:46 PM

Like DJBPace07 I've only built with Asus, since the early 90s, but as killerx525 says all of them are respected and should work fine for you.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 09:43 PM

asrock builds worked fine for me. nothing fancy and not alot of extraneous features.  geared for the bidget-conscious/no-frills/expect no thrills type.   sweet uefi also.

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