WOF: How much did your motherboard cost?

By Julio Franco
Sep 4, 2010
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  1. ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard $79.99
    Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s $69.99
    AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor $95.99
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop $84.99
  2. Johny47

    Johny47 Newcomer, in training Posts: 157

    A ASUS M3N72-D AM2+ nForce SLI 750a Motherboard and cost about £68, it's very nice and has plenty of features but I got a new identical HDD for RAID 0 and I just can't get it to work sadly(I've never done this RAID thing before though).
  3. dedparrot

    dedparrot Newcomer, in training Posts: 67

    £110.00 for an XFX X58i (socket 1366) from ebay. Retails for £195.00.

    Last week, i discover the motherboard is defective, and now i can't eve return it.

    I'm going to purchase a budge 1366 motherboard.
  4. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TechSpot Maniac Posts: 892   +52

    I believe I paid about $350 for an Intel DX38BT motherboard, e8400 C2D and 2GB of DDR3 memory about 2 years ago. I don't particularly like the motherboard but I can't justify replacing it until it dies.
  5. About £190, a total waste.
  6. $90 for:
    GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
  7. KG363

    KG363 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 524   +9

    My MSI K9A2 cost me $140
  8. Duskfall

    Duskfall Newcomer, in training

    Asus P6T for my 920 i7 i paid 160€ (210$) but i am extremely satisfied.Prefered the deluxe version though :p
  9. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,917   +119 Staff Member

    Yea, voltmod
    It could actually do 870Mhz core from the beginning, but I have had to scale that back to 850Mhz
    So even with watercooling the poor underfill used on these cards shows... (The system actually hardlocked twice when playing Starcraft II so I think 850Mhz is pushing it now too, poor card :D)
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3335606
  10. Asus P7P55D PRO since this february, bought it at $210 in my local market and has been giving me good results with my core i5 750 and ATI 5770.
  11. GA-EP43-UD3L, $85.00 (US). I bought it, when the board first came out. It does what I need it to do.
     
  12. Punkid

    Punkid TechSpot Maniac Posts: 543

    y doesnt anyone have an intel mobo? i have an intel dg31pr, works well....
  13. Xero07

    Xero07 Newcomer, in training Posts: 93

    about $80 bought a ASUS M4A78 PLUS a little over a year ago.
  14. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,319   +370

    My MOBO is a GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R - bought it for $206. It has all the bells and whistles that comes with a pricey board. I love Gigabyte boards. Don't know if I'll ever go back to anything else.

    Here's the rest of my stuff - this is my new build from just a week ago:

    Intel i7-930 processor
    XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V cooler
    OCZ Agility 2 128GB SSD
    Western Digital 1TB Black Caviar HD
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM 1333
    Two MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 video cards (SLI)
    ABS SL series SL1050 1050W SILVER Certified, modular power supply
    NZXT Phantom case
  15. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 893   +98

    EVGA X58 SLI, bought August 16th 2009 for $319.94 along side my i7 920 for $331.96. $13.99 air shipping got it to my door next day and its been going strong ever since, best $709.45 I ever spent.
  16. Pioy

    Pioy Newcomer, in training

    @Per Hansson: how they say - "Nice job, well done" :)
  17. mrtraver

    mrtraver TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 228   +9

    $105 for an ASUS P5Q Pro (LGA 775, Intel P45) in september 08 - part of a newegg combo deal with my Core 2 Duo E8500. I don't need the second GPU slot, but with the combo deal it was cheaper than a single-slot from MSI, ASUS, or Gigabyte.

    In 2005, though, I paid $160 for a Socket 939 DFI NF4 Ultra with a lot of features i didn't need or use, such as SLI (with a #2 pencil mod), dual gigabit LAN, and tons of voltage control and overclocking options. I could have gotten by with a board that cost half as much!
  18. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    Foxconn nForce4, $60.
  19. Alster37

    Alster37 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 324

    I spent £65 on mine and to be honest It doesn't have as many features as I would like it to
  20. £46 Asus P5P41D.. emergency Buy after Gigabtye n650i went tits-up .. and frankly its faster, and better. The dual channel memory works in dual channel mode. SLI was Ballox to me. I'm all about storage now, adequate GFx, meaty CPU
  21. I have bought Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 Intel X58 (Socket 1366) DDR3 Motherboard for 270 Euros. A very powerful motherboard which supports also USB 3.0.I am very satisfy with it. I absolutely recommend it to everyone.

    I am a big fan of Gigabyte products.
  22. psycholexx

    psycholexx Newcomer, in training Posts: 24

    Hi, I basically own the same rig as two years ago, only with an upgrade or two. I share the same opinion about buying an new motherboard, i usually chose the best board without the bells and whistles, that gamer oriented products have. My motherboard is an Asus M3A78 (around 70-80 EUR at that time), i upgraded the cpu to an Phenom 2 925 about an year ago, from an older X2 , 6GB DDR2 800, a Leadtek Nvidia 9600GT, a Promise Tx2650 SAS/SATA RAID controller and a RAID 0 configuration of two SAS 74GB/10000rpm seagate drives, also two WD 6400 AAKS (640GB Blue), an Bluestorm 2 550W PS and an Antec Three Hundred as a case. Also thanks AMD for having a longlife platform, that can be upgraded more easily.
  23. Crosshair IV Formula £170, Phenom II Quad Core 965 £160, Dominator GT 4GB BEMP £170, Powercolor 5850 pcs £230, Western Digital VelociRaptor 450GB 10000RPM SATA 6Gb/s X2 RAID 0 £440, Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6Gb/s X2 £140, LG CH10LS20 BluRay - ROM - DVD±RW Drive £60
  24. cgrue

    cgrue TechSpot Member

    $131 2/09 -- ASUS P5N-D Motherboard - NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0, Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID
  25. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 903

    75$ for my Gigabyte board. My only complaint is that if I try and use a PCIe x16 and a x1 video card at the same time, the x16 card will not start. Not an issue though, until I get windows 7.


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