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#1 Jim00


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Posted 09 February 2016 - 10:32 PM

So recently my Z87-G41 miltary class4 motherboard class was blown I believe. What should I be to replace it? A 170$ gaming motherboard or just a cheap one?

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#2 the_patriot11


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Posted 10 February 2016 - 09:43 AM

That's kind of up to you...and what you use it for. If the rest of your computer is high end components, and you use it to the fullest with gaming and whatnot a high end motherboard maybe a wise investment. But if all you do is watch YouTube videos and check your email with it, and/ or the rest of the system is low to mid range components, then perhaps a cheaper board is right for you.



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#3 hamluis



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Posted 13 February 2016 - 11:17 AM

I've recently had the urge to buy a new motherboard (no particular reason) and upon reviewing boards, it's clear to me that the more expensive boards reflect features that are not of any interest to a person like me (non-gamer, not interested in Crossfire, etc.).


As stated...what you do on your system...should dictate what type of motherboard you need/want.  The key thing is to ensure that the motherboard and the CPU are compatible.



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