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Old 08-09-2017, 09:04 PM   #1
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I'm looking around trying to make up my mind about my next motherboard.
I don't upgrade my system often so long term reliability is very important to me.
My first build was an Asus P4p800 deluxe. It ran a super long time, I still have it in storage and it might still boot.
Next I went to EVGA 780i mobo, which died sooner than I wanted so back to asus I went with the rig you see in my signature.

So with that said I've been reading a lot of bad reviews of asus mobo and even some issues with their 1080 graphic cards.
On the other hand the msi boards are quite well reviewed at newegg and I know someone that things the gigabyte graphic cards are the best period...

In the past I've built 2 computers for my cousin with Asus boards and those are solid too, but nothing in the past 2-3 years.
Anyways so I'm left here wondering if I should stick to asus or go somewhere else.
I have no interest in LED or pretty boards, my cases have a solid side panel and I have no intention to change that.
What would you recommend? At this point I'm waiting for the z370 but I'm curious about your experience with motherboards.

Thanks
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:49 AM   #2
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I've had good luck with ASUS.

For a few budget builds with for friends I've used gigabyte and asrock without issue.
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:11 AM   #3
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I've had good luck with ASUS.

For a few budget builds with for friends I've used gigabyte and asrock without issue.
Thanks yes, my luck with Asus has been great too, but I didn't know if they dropped the ball recently.

I built a NAS using an ASrock board with C2750 atom cpu, I'm hoping that will be rock solid for years too.
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:31 AM   #4
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I built a NAS using an ASrock board with C2750 atom cpu, I'm hoping that will be rock solid for years too.
You are aware of the C2xxx atom bug right?
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Not a fan of ASUS motherboards anymore despite having owned almost exclusively their motherboards. Didn't know how terribly slow their POST process was until I bought an MSI motherboard for my new build just to try something new.

I've seen reports that over the years their products have shown worse and worse boot to Windows times as subsequent products were released.
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:47 AM   #6
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Hah, ya post is mega slow on my board too, I get the good ole double post as well...
It is annoying, yes, but I'll gladly take that for a board that will last 6+ years without problems, than deal with what I did when my EVGA went belly up, with a raid 0 array...

how long you had the MSI?
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:00 PM   #7
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Hah, ya post is mega slow on my board too, I get the good ole double post as well...
It is annoying, yes, but I'll gladly take that for a board that will last 6+ years without problems, than deal with what I did when my EVGA went belly up, with a raid 0 array...

how long you had the MSI?
Since November. Quick boots, stable, easy to learn uEFI interface. Lots of USB ports (my main requirement).
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Personally my EVGA board is the only one I've had issues with (albeit minor ones).
I've had solid experiences with ASUS and MSI, and Gigabit being a large majority with their UD line with 0 issues.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:29 AM   #9
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:26 PM   #10
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The only flaky board I had was an EVGA 780i. Recently had a MSI die after 7 years considering it was only 130 bucks when I bought it that's pretty good. One Gigabyte that was slow booting and they fixed it under RMA and still works after 9 years. I have an Asus now in my machine that seems to be alright. I think they are all around the same except some overclock better than others but reliability and endurance wise pretty equal.
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Old Yesterday, 02:37 PM   #11
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The only flaky board I had was an EVGA 780i. Recently had a MSI die after 7 years considering it was only 130 bucks when I bought it that's pretty good. One Gigabyte that was slow booting and they fixed it under RMA and still works after 9 years. I have an Asus now in my machine that seems to be alright. I think they are all around the same except some overclock better than others but reliability and endurance wise pretty equal.
that seems to be the board chip / manufacturer that has seen all the problems
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