WOF: How much did your motherboard cost?

By Julio Franco
Sep 4, 2010
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  1. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,847   +64

    Asus Crosshair Formula IV for $230.00 from Newegg and all the PCIE slots are full. I use nearly all the features it has and overclock, so it was worth it to me.
  2. phenom II x6 running on 60$ ATX ASROCK... :p
  3. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 237   +11

    I got myself about a year ago an ASUS M4A79T Deluxe just because, EVEN NOW, is one of the few boards with 4 Pci Express slots. back then in Nov 2009 I paid for it $249 bucks. So the whole deal was to populate those beautiful PCI Express slots, and that's why I got myself two ATi's 4830 and one 4850 in a 3-way Crossfire configuration. The other components are:

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Blk Edition
    2x2Gb G.SKILL RIPJAW 4gb 2X 2GB DDR3 1333 MHZ 10666 RAM
    2x Western Digital Black Caviar 500gb
    OCZ GameXtreme 750 W Power Supply
    23' LG W2353V Full HD LCD
    Thermaltake V9 Black Edition Mid Tower Case
    XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V cooler
  4. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 115   +7

    I've had a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UDP3 for about 2 years that cost $114.99 on New Egg. Have a Q6600 at 3.4GHz on air. I've gone up to 3.5 but toned it down a little. Dual Radeon 4870s. Ready to invest in an NVIDIA 4870.
  5. Asus p7p55d-e. $165 aud
  6. ruben1992

    ruben1992 Newcomer, in training Posts: 32

    $200 (Aussie) Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H. First time going AMD/ATI
  7. Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 I bought at the beginning of June for $122. Considered a budget high-end board, but does everything I need it to do. Mated with a Core i7-860, OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, and the HIS 4670 I bought last Black Friday.

    HTPC has a Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L, purchased for ~$55. Great budget board.

    Only other board brand I have experience with is Biostar: A G31M7-TE I found for $40 and an A785GE I got basically for free with purchase of an AMD CPU. The former would never boot up with the P4 Prescott chip I purchased it for despite the CPU being listed as supported on their website), and I just got done diagnosing the latter for boot failures (turns out it didn't like my Corsair memory). Biostar works fine eventually, but I have wasted a lot of time diagnosing things that just worked without hassle on Gigabyte boards.
  8. Pioy

    Pioy Newcomer, in training

    Crossfire on P45? Works well?
  9. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 124

    It is taking me more than a year to decide the which is the best motherboard in market that suits my requirement. I have constantly repeating to these motherboard companies that neither me and nor most of us are fan of or intend to use SLI config or more than 1 graphics card on my mother board. I dont any one will do that. I dont intend to use overclocking, not atleast now dude. But yes i will use the last most powerful graphics card in town on my motherboard. I want all the ports and connectivity on my motherboard for sure.

    I want only one pci-e slot for my graphics card, i require atleast 7 expansion slots while more are appreciablen, 3pci slot & 3 pcie x1 slot. latest driver for audio, atleast dual lan and what not dude.. I want all the advance features on my mother board but the only thing i dont want to see is dual graphics pcie slot
  10. tonylukac

    tonylukac TechSpot Maniac Posts: 742   +14

    I believe it's a P5KPLCM Asus and I got it on sale in the Chicago Tribune for $150 including the Intel processor at Frys.
  11. jonelsorel

    jonelsorel Newcomer, in training Posts: 72

    Way to go !?!!?
  12. eightwpm

    eightwpm TechSpot Member Posts: 42

    Paid around 120 U.S. for a Biostar MCP6P-M2+combo, with amd 64x2 cpu, and fan. Supports 4gb ddr2 5800mhz mem. 4 sata conectors .nvidea chipset, blah blah blah blah. Windows 7 installed, 250 gb hdd sata dvd-rw, 430 antec ps. Just installed the 460 nvidea graphics card. Ststem is holding its own while deployed in final fantasy beta.
  13. Using a Gigabyte EP45-UD3R that I paid ~$85 for about a year ago. I have it running an E8500 at 4.2 Ghz @1.28v.
     
  14. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 875

    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P that I traded a MSI 250GTS for.
  15. DKRON

    DKRON TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 518   +7

    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 Motherboard for holesale prices a cool $619Au
  16. Was weighing up between AM3 and X58 but ended up going AM3 (was foolishly hoping for bulldozer compatibility) with a Gigabyte 790gpt-ud3h for $155 (AUD) about 11 months ago.
    Feel like a total noob now as Bulldozer is non AM3, possibly up to 12 months away and will probably just exceed the performance an overclocked X58 would have given me 11 months ago.
    Anyway learnt my lesson now so i'll save my pennies and eargerly await bulldozer and socket 2011.
  17. Evga p55 sli - $140 usd
  18. starfreezer

    starfreezer Newcomer, in training Posts: 16

    A couple of years ago I bought a Core2duo E6850 which was a great processor at the time. I wasn't going to put this nice CPU on a crappy motherboard, so I dug deep in my wallet and spent a whopping $327 on a Asus Striker Extreme Republic of Gamers (the title is probably longer but I can't remember it)! It's got an age old nForce 680sli chipset btw. And I haven't used a fraction of its features and the faulty onboard LAN adapters have been replaced by a Linksys PCI card :S Needless to say but I will never spend that much money on my ego again!
  19. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R; I got it for about $175 or so almost two years back.
  20. nismo91

    nismo91 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 989   +6

    only 80usd for intel board. then it fails and another 70usd for gigabyte replacement.
  21. Asus P7P55D-E, 108 euros plus VAT.
  22. seefizzle

    seefizzle Newcomer, in training Posts: 98   +11

    I bought a 200 dollar Gigabyte board a few months ago. It has ALL the bells and whistles. I don't have a single USB 3 device, but when I do, I'll be able to use it.

    You notice the difference when you buy an expensive board. Like my motherboard for example is easily twice as thick as any other motherboard I've worked with. The capacitors on it are huge and high quality.

    This board has features that I don't know if I'll ever utilize. But I'm glad they're there. This board should last me a solid 5 years, and it won't be obsolete any time soon. I love it.
  23. I payed around 880 american dollars for an EVGA Classified in Brazil. Unfortunately computer parts are over expensive over here...
  24. Spent $95 for my Gigabyte P55M-UD2 around this time last year.
  25. around 50 USD, it's a Gigabyte g31m s2l (from 2008), very stable and full of adjustments for OC, for many years now I'm always buying this kind of MB, I used to buy more expensive MBs some 5-10 years ago, but the time showed me that cheaps mbs are the best choice for me, most of the features they lack I never use anyway, and they will normally last forever (will be useless before they fail to work)


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