December 2nd, 2011, 09:53 PM
What is the best motherboard money can buy?
I am interested in building a computer, but i am finding it difficult to find which motherboard(s) would be the best choice.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
I am looking to get the best of the best, motherboard wise, so that i can upgrade things like the processor in the future (I am currently interested in getting an i7 920, but in the future i might like to upgrade).
If anyone has suggestions for the best few boards, i would greatly appreciate the advice!
December 2nd, 2011, 11:30 PM
Processor upgradability for Intel processors is generally very poor and the 1366 socket used by the i7-920 is already 3+ years old. Intel has released three new consumer-grade sockets since then; in fact, the official replacement for 1366 was released last month. You could spend a lot on a nice motherboard for it, but you're not going to have any new processors to upgrade to in the future.
For maximum upgradability you should base your new system around the LGA 2011 socket. Since parts are still scarce right now I'd recommend waiting a couple months.
December 3rd, 2011, 12:04 AM
December 14th, 2011, 12:27 PM
i am a fan of those 2 boards:
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme/BATTLEFIELD 3 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS
GIGABYTE G1.ASSASSIN2 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
check them out to see which have the enough sockets that you need, like HD sockets, usb ports, supported raid ...etc