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How much do you spend on a motherboard?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Guest-16, 25 Jan 2008.

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How much do you spend on a motherboard?

  1. £221+

    11 vote(s)
    3.7%
  2. £161-£220

    25 vote(s)
    8.4%
  3. £121-160

    51 vote(s)
    17.1%
  4. £81-120

    124 vote(s)
    41.6%
  5. £41-80

    84 vote(s)
    28.2%
  6. £40 and Under

    3 vote(s)
    1.0%
  1. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    We're trying to gauge what we should concentrate on reviewing - high end boards are nice (like the Striker II today), but if no one is really interested then we might as well concentrate on another area. Think about just your main PC, not necessarily specific applications like home theatre or torrent/NAS boxes.

    We've done a lot of mainstream P35s last year for example and I'm really quite uninterested in Intel X48. On the AMD front, I'm more inclined to do more mainstream 770X and 790X than 790FX AMD boards. The problem is, our partners always want to push the best and fastest boards so we'd really like to know what our community really spends its money on, even though it is "enthusiast".

    Cheers peeps :)

    PS: Sorry I only put it in £, I'm not really adept in the price/value of Euro/Dollar.
     
  2. mutznutz

    mutznutz Cos Ive got a beard u label me evil

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    Personally I don't like spending more then £100 on a motherboard

    My average is around £50 though

    Unless you're an uber extreme overclocker I dont see who you need to spend more ... I can get a great overclock out of mine

    Thats my 10 cents anyway
     
  3. heir flick

    heir flick Active Member

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    i go for the more mid range sort of board, while i don't need all bells and whistles of a top end board i do like something a bit decent, my last board was a toss up between a asus p5k premium and the p5e and with only £10 difference i chose the x38 because it had everything i needed and with it having pci2.0 would give me a bit more use an the long run, so back to the original question i spent £130,and is my most expensive board yet
     
  4. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    The last few 'main rig' motherboards i've built have been mid end AMD so ~£100 can't really see the need on going over that on nForce boards, are Intel based boards more expensive for the same (broad) feature set?
     
  5. Silver Shamrock

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  6. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    My motherboards have been around £130-150 for as long as I can remember, but that's not to say that I wouldn't be interested in a review of a board that was under £50 or over £200.

    The cheap ones are nice to know about for rigs other than the main system, and if a £220 board was really phenomenal as compared to a £130 one I would consider buying it.
     
  7. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Around the 'just over £100 mark' just lately. I'd have to have a deep and meaningful think about buying one that was over £130.
     
  8. dragontail

    dragontail 5bet Bluffer

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    Around £100-130. The P5B Deluxe I have cost me £130 new. Generally, people don't upgrade the mobo as much as they would add in RAM, upgrade a GFX or a CPU, so it makes sense to spend a little more on one at the start.
     
  9. BigD79

    BigD79 Gadding about...

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    "If" i were to build the rig i'm thinking of it be under £100 as i'm keeping costs down. But may think of spending more if i thought it make a good platform to work with in the future.
     
  10. Shadow_101

    Shadow_101 Mudkips.

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    the last mobo I bought was my A8N-SLi Deluxe, £130 region.(when it was the first 939 board) which I personally think is to much.

    my next board is definitely going to be more round the £50-£80 region.
     
  11. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Then, who bought Striker Extreme's for £200+?
     
  12. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    I look for boards (all 2 that I have bought) around £90-120, but more importantly with the features that I need, which would vary between people. For example, I have just been looking for a p35 board, but I knew I needed a PCI-E 16 and a 4 which ruled out a lot of the cheaper ones.
     
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  13. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    wasnt me who bought the striker's for 200£+:hehe:

    the gigabyte p35 one was like 75£, the abit x38 one i've just recently bought was around 150£
     
  14. Hazardous

    Hazardous New Member

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    I usually spend anything from £85 - £150 on a mobo, depending on what features it has.
    But I've paid £180/£185 for a couple of boards in the past too... so I suppose paying £220 wouldn't be totally out of the question?
    But it would need to be something special at that price!
     
  15. cmberry20

    cmberry20 Mad Scientist

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    £80 to £120.

    I only ever purchased 4 motherboards for myself (hundreds for other people)

    The motherboards have been -

    Abit KT7A-Raid (£75)

    Abit NF7-S (£80)

    MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (£85)

    Asus A8R32-MVP (£120) (currently using with Opty 165 @ 3.0Ghz & 8800GTS 512Mb)
     
  16. willowthewhite

    willowthewhite Member

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    I spent £90 on the p5ne-sli in my current rig (first self build) but would probably spend between £100-£150 on my next builld just to get a few extra features. The top flight boards although having some nice features are compleate overkill IMHO
     
  17. tk421

    tk421 Idiot.

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    i would expect to pay at least 80$ - but not more than the processor (currently what? 170$ for a x6400 BE?)

    what that in pounds? 80.00 USD = 40.3517 GBP

    170.00 USD = 85.7914 GBP

    so 40 to 86 ?
     
  18. G0RD0N FAN

    G0RD0N FAN Jeff Gordon #24

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    I try to keep my motherboards less than $200.
     
  19. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Like everyone else here, I tend to stick around the £100 mark.

    I think you get diminishing returns for your money on anything over that, and I certainly wouldn't pay over £200 for a mobo.
     
  20. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    The lower end of £80 - £120 here. You can get a very good, solid motherboard without wasting money. Beyond £120 is a rip-off as far as I'm concerned.

    Last couple of motherboards:

    Asus A7V333 ~ £70
    Abit NF7-S ~ £80
    DFI nF4 Ultra-D ~ £90
     

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