Motherboard brand?

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  1. FanJ

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    Which mobo brand would you advise?

    I think I will go with an Intel i5-4570 processor.
    I have been thinking about a Z87 mobo.

    Initially I thought about an Asus mobo. I talked on the phone with a shop, that build custom PC for you and give you advice. The guy I talked with, told me: Asus may give better driver updates if needed, but if the Mobo gets broken, we cannot repair it in the shop and it has to repaired by Asus. A mobo from Gigabyte on the other hand they can repair in the shop. Well, this all if I understood it right.
    Remember I cannot fix anything myself due to my eyes. Any fix has to be done by a shop.

    Any advice and thoughts?

    PS:
    Previous threads:
    Case: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/new-computer-case.360905/
    Monitor: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/new-monitor.362755/
     
  2. Austerity

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    I have always used ASUS and have never had an issue with a single board in about 18 years. I have built a few PC's for others with Gigabyte board (their choice) and they were very nice, and I have one PC I built for my daughter with an ASRock, it was decent as well. My money though, it will be an ASUS board. Call me a fanboy if you want, but they have yet to let me down.

    EDIT: My current board if a ASUS Maximus VI Extreme. I guess I should put that in my sig.
     
  3. Wroll

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    I had a 6 years old ASUS motherboard and I still have one which is 4. In fact I can't remember having problems with my motherboards ever.

    Personally I can't believe that they bother repairing hardware these days instead of simply replacing it.
     
  4. whitedragon551

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    Third vote for Asus. Ive used Asus laptops, motherboards, GPU's, etc for the last 5 years. All of which is still functioning as it should today.
     
  5. henryg

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    My vote goes to MSI...
     
  6. Keatah

    Keatah Registered Member

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    Asus, MSI, Intel, Gigabyte -- all good stuff.

    The fact that a shop can repair one type of board vs. another is pretty much a statement about the shop's capabilities, and nothing about the boards themselves. They probably only know one brand, and that's it.
     
  7. xxJackxx

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    I've never had problems with ASUS, Gigabyte, or Intel. You really couldn't go wrong with any of them.
     
  8. FanJ

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    Thank you all for your replies; appreciated!
     
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