New x79 motherboard

By Sucoi
Jun 8, 2012
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  1. Hi guys im a litle unceartain about witch mobo (X79) I should buy. Im a hardcore gamer, not a hardcore oc but I pretent doing it. Thx.

    And one more thing, whats the most reliable brand of mobo.
  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Well the Asus Sabertooth X79 is pretty popular. All X79 mobos are capable of decent overclocking and have more features than you probably need given that it's an enthusiast platform. When it comes to brands I'd say Asus and Gigabyte are the top mobo makers followed by MSI and ASRock (who are cheap but seem to have improved vastly recently).
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +97

    The most reliable brand is likely to change dependant on who is answering. My personal preference is Gigabyte, and I'd go with the GA-X79-UD5H.

    You also need to decide whether you want a total of four RAM slots, or eight.

    Our X79 Shoot Out will offer more of an insight into other X79 board as well, and is well worth a read.


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