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  • Alright after 10-30 hours of research I have found that this is the rating for motherboards based on their warranty:



    after some research I found:

    EVGA > Gigabyte > MSI > Asrock > Asus


    Asus is a hit or miss pretty much, a lot of forums agree with this and say most fail right after the warranty (1-3 years) and sometimes right after 90 days 100% exchange or money back.


    So I have decided with going with EVGA computer, with 3.1 USB and EXPRESS SATA drivers with up to 10 gb/s power.


    next 3-8 months most likely we will see storage more affordable for these 3.1 USB's and express SATA drives.





    >> QUESTION FOR YOU GUYS:
    Let me know what CPU - Intel i7 I should get to fit with my following motherboard(s):




    1. (my first choice) - changed to an GIGABYTE (SEE LATEST POST BELOW)


    EVGA X99

    https://www.newegg.ca/Product/…aspx?Item=N82E16813188176

    10x sata 6gb/s

    6x 3.0 usb

    1x 3.1 usb



    good choice? or There is a better EVGA to go for :)?


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    Asrock:

    ASRock Fatal1ty Z170
    https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAA4Y5J7471
    3


    ASRock X99 Taichi LGA

    https://www.newegg.ca/Product/…aspx?Item=N82E16813157719


    Gigabyte:

    GIGABYTE GA-X99-Ultra Gaming (rev. 1.0) LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99

    https://www.newegg.ca/Product/…aspx?Item=N82E16813128928

    GIGABYTE AORUS GA-Z270X-Gaming 7 (rev. 1.0) ---------> BEST ONE WITH A THUNDERBOLT 40 GB/s

    https://www.newegg.ca/Product/…aspx?Item=N82E16813128963

    GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7

    https://www.newegg.ca/Product/…aspx?Item=N82E16813128835

    GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming GT

    https://www.newegg.ca/Product/…aspx?Item=N82E16813128834

    other;

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    I like the Asus TUF Series. (But nearly nobody buys them / knows them)


    https://www.asus.com/microsite/mb/tuf/why-tuf.htm (They are Factorytested)




    I am still running 5 SABERTOOTH 55i ( and also 2 SABERTOOTH 990fx, and 1 SABERTOOTH x99 ) Boards for GPU Mining I restarted them only 3-4 Times to upgrade the GPUS.

    Had never a problem with these Boards.

  • Odd, in 20+ years I've never had ANY MB fail - not one, except for the occasional battery replacement:) I think a lot of people have no idea how to handle electro-statically sensitive equipment, and are just generally unsuited to handle motherboards:).


    The manufacturing processes are all identical; all the MB manufacturers use the same equipment and components nowadays, and have been using them for quite some time. What it comes down to is bios, layout, price and features. There are a few stinkers, like Biostar and ECS, but otherwise there's no difference in durability for recent boards from Asrock, Gigabyte, MSI, or Asus. I used to prefer Gigabyte, nowadays I find Asus' BIOS implementations to be somewhat better. I have an EVGA X99 board in ATX, runs an Intel 5820k - very, very finicky BIOS, takes forever to POST.


    Stay away from X99 if you can:) From the list above, I'd take this one:


    https://www.newegg.ca/Product/…aspx?Item=N82E16813128963



  • I had some fujitsu Siemens failing (shit Capacitors)


    There is a difference in Durability in Terms of Capacitors (Solid /Normal) and VRMs (cooling and quality and quantity).

    I saw blown VRMs on Cheap B150 Boards...


    I prefer Serverboards / Workstationboards (I have some Supermicro Racks here)

    Thats the main reason why I use the TUF-Boards for GPU miners.


    Pro:

    - Desktopboard with some Serverfeatures

    - ability to Overclock

    - more than 1-2 GPUs

    - nearly no "kool" shit like "ezautoOvRclk1337"

    - Factory tested

    - 5 Years Warrenty

    - No RGB and other Gamingstuff


    But you are right the Boards should all work fine.


    X99 is an outdated enthusiastplatform, but if you get them cheap /used they are not bad.

  • Yeah +1 for the TUF boards, those are great. Having said that, I find that the MSI 'Military Grade' boards are ultra-reliable, and much cheaper. The BIOS on the Asus boards is better though, better UI and features.

  • I'm sorry, but your findings about Warranties goes against my personal experience of owning and building PC's for the last 20 years. If your shopping for computer bits by how long the Warranty is, your setting yourself up to have a bad experience. If we all did what your doing, with Cars we'll all be driving Kias and Hyundais.


    Good luck with your quest.

  • I'm sorry, but your findings about Warranties goes against my personal experience of owning and building PC's for the last 20 years. If your shopping for computer bits by how long the Warranty is, your setting yourself up to have a bad experience. If we all did what your doing, with Cars we'll all be driving Kias and Hyundais.


    Good luck with your quest.

    I went with reviews on newegg and other websites and read over 15+ forums.


    All of them averaged with EVGA being top 1.


    I can't even find a single website that has a EVGA motherboard with under 3 star rating...




    I am sure if you weave out the 70% junk that ASUS purposely produce to make extra cash will make ASUS as #1, however due to their choice of F'ing people up with many bad models that fail after 1-3 years, many noobs buy the wrong model without doing research.


    I heard ASUS TUF series are great,


    Opinions are always great to hear :)

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  • So you guys think I should go with a Sabertooth TUF ASUS motherboard?



    Which one you guys think I should go with:


    https://www.newegg.ca/Product/…us-_-13-132-518-_-Product


    or


    https://www.newegg.ca/Product/…aspx?Item=N82E16813128834

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  • With the advent of Ryzen, X99 has been pretty much rendered obsolete; I would go with the Gigabyte.

  • Help me out to finally choose the purchase of my Motherboard :)


    MY MAIN FOCUS WILL BE:


    1. Edit + create videos on this computer - Marketing + get more members on Burst Nation


    2. Mine full time, will start with approx. 15-25 TB and scale up later on:)


    Hopefully keep this rig for 3-6 years or more :)

    GIGABYTE AORUS GA-Z270X-Gaming 7 - 240 USD $

    > (link to motherboard) <<<

    ---some features---

    • Chipset Intel Z270
    • 6 x SATA 6Gb/s
    • 1 x SATA Express connectors
    • 1 x Thunderbolt 3 ⇒ 40 GB/s - (I haven't found any other motherboards with thunderbolt 3! If you see any below 700$ with a THUNDERBOLT 3, let me know :)!!
    • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
    • 5 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
    • ONBOARD USB:
    • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 headers
    • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers



    Thinking of getting this CPU:

    Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake Quad-Core 4.2470$ USD

    > (link to CPU) <<<



    What cooler you guys recommend with this setup?

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    MisterStacks  can you help me out and tell me:


    Recent motherboard you got;

    GIGABYTE AX370-GAMING K7 – X370

    AORUS Gaming Motherboard Socket AM4 | NVMe PCIe U.2/M2


    How good is it compared to your other motherboards?


    1) IBM 90Y4784 (Node 1 Socket 1)
    2) ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. Z10PC-D8 Series (SOCKET 1)
    3) ASRock Z77 Extreme4 (CPUSocket)



    Also how are the ORICO black 3.5" compared to the individual external hard drives, what is better?


    What you recommend to scale, which motherboard and external 8TB hardrives or individual SATA hardrives



    Would love to hear opinions of the pros: RiskyFire aka Imineblocks

    and Vneck   Menaxerius   Focus + others



    I am sure this will help out a lot of members who are looking to create their own rigs :)




    BTW ,Nice motherboard find ! Illuminatus




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