Motherboard Recommendations

  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro

    Motherboard Recommendations


    Which board would people go for out of the ones listed below? Also if anyone here is using one of the boards please provide your feedback.


    ASUS X470 ROG Crosshair VII Hero

    Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO


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  2. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708

    I have a Crosshair VII Hero. It's a good board, but overly expensive if you don't need all its features. It's also an X470 board; if you're buying new, you might prefer a Crosshair VIII Hero, which uses the X570 chipset. The main thing you get with that is PCI-E 4.0. The main use of that is if you're prepared to pay extra for a PCI-E 4.0 M.2 SSD.

    My main system uses an Asus TUF GAMING X570-Plus, which isn't a high-end board. Looking at Newegg, there seems to be some sort of MB shortage. The sellers that have boards in stock are charging grossly inflated prices. I hope that things are different in the UK.
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  3. Posts : 7,124
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Also consider the long term support provided. Gigabyte tend to stop providing updated motherboard drivers and BIOS updates after about 2 years. They do however continue to answer technical support queries on motherboards for the life of the board. I have no recent experience of Asus.
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  4. Posts : 5,829
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2

    Five Gigabyte boards in a row - X58A, Z87, Z170, Z270, Z390. No issues...

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    And yes, all boards still fully functional. See system specs for Z270 & Z390 boards.
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  5. Posts : 2,765
    Windows 10 Home x64

    I like both MSI and Gigabyte. Currently using MSI boards.
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  6. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro

    I always use Gigabyte and Asus boards. Both have always served me well.

    I would go with the x570 chipset. My son's build running the Ryzen 3800x is on the Asus Tuf Gaming x-570 plus wifi board. It's been solid for me and offers everything we needed. No need to spend more in our case on the higher end boards. Money better spent on other components for us.
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  7. Posts : 5,829
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2

    pparks1 said:
    Money better spent on other components for us.
    Agreed. But some other than just "you" want more than just budget. And that's ok too

    If we'd listened to all the nay sayers we'd still be running a Pentium II in a white case. I'm just saying
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