Just curious, If youre building a Nvidia/Intel Gaming PC is ASUS the very best manufacturer for Z87 motherboards or does it really not matter? Im just wondering cuz i want to invest in the very best motherboard possible,
The "very best" motherboards are $400+ pieces of hardware packed full of features that are only useful to a tiny number of people, if at all. Spend ~$150 on a good motherboard and you'll be fine. Asus is fine, Gigabyte is fine, EVGA is fine, MSI is fine. --- -What is best in life? -To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.
I just picked up an MSI Mpower motherboard for ~$190, and I love it. --- 4770k, 16gb Corsair Dominator 2133MHz, Gigabyte Windforce 7970, 120gb 840 EVO, 3TB Seagate Barracuda, Nanoxia Deep Silence 1, Corsair AX860
ASUS as far as I know are the only ones to accurately measure voltage on board. That could potentially be important if you wanted to explore overclocking. Beyond that I'm fond of Gigabyte. Nothing especially against MSI, I just tend to favor ASUS or Gigabyte. --- I am the mighty thesaurus! RAWR!
Do not think about motherboards like that. You should see motherboards as parts of your PC that all offer the same basic functionality, but come with different features. It is pointless to pay for an expensive motherboard if it has features you will not be using. Instead, you should focus on getting a good quality motherboard within the price range and with the features you need. Do not overpay for things you will not be using.
Examples are the ability to SLI or crossfire, built in wireless and bluetooth, USB 3.0, Sata III and things like that.
Personally, I think Asus is one of the better brands of motherboards out there. Never had a problem with them. But really, I would not pass on a great deal from any of the other well-known and trusted brands. --- I5 3570 | GTX 760 | FILCO Majestouch 2 tenkeyless | Zowie FK | Asus Xonar DGX | Kingston 120 GB SSD | Sennheiser HD 518 | Samsung S24A350H
@ Grim Fandango- Ok maybe you can help me then, what i need is a mobo that can overclock slightly, example im getting a I5-4670K CPU with a EVGA Superclocked 760, and 8GB of corsair RAM.
Im only going to overclock a litle like letss ay 3.4GHZto 3.8GHZ, i also want decent sound quality on my motherboard nothing crazy but decent sound. I dont need SLI or anything. Oh and i want to go with ATX not mini or micro.