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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. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    Personally i try to keep mobo purchases below the £150 mark if posible, however last board (680i asus) was £160, am happy to strech that bit further if it offers enough for the money at the time.
     
  2. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    Up to $150.

    The last motherboard I bought (excluding LGA 775 for customers) was an Asus A8V for myself.

    I'm someone who has a problem with my motherboard costing more than my processor.
     
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  3. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    What it takes to achieve my ends. Right now I'm SERIOUSLY considering abandoning single socket because I'm doing so much more rendering. My OCed E6600 is still taking all night.

    However, until the ASUS with crossfire comes out, I'm just kinda waiting, between it and a Phenom setup. I still have this golden 3500+ that'll run 3GHz on air... It'll tide me over until B3.
     
  4. biff

    biff New Member

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    I try to spend between $100 and $150. Even for O/Cing there are always great boards in that range. Also I don't need 8 SATA ports and 16 USB's and on and on. Also I'm not keen on the "high tech" heatpipe chipset cooling on the high end boards. They are great for plug'n'play but not so good if you want to mod or upgrade cooling, then the whole thing comes off and your $$$ is wasted.

    The extra $$$ is better spent on video or CPU or cooling or....
     
  5. RinSewand

    RinSewand New Member

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    i go for between £80-120 personally, though like many, my last was a 680i which was a little more...

    RwD
     
  6. culley

    culley New Member

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    I put £161-£22 but i would be prepared to spend over that as long as I'm getting something worth the money!
     
  7. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I guess I paid around 200 € for the current mobo.. And so did I of the one before the current. So 120-160£ I guess. I think I'm hooked to quality when ever I can afford it. Even when I really don't "need" all the features. 2 mobos during 4 years isn't that many though...
     
  8. TheoGeo

    TheoGeo What are these goddamn animals?!

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    I usually spend no more than £100 on a mobo, but you shouldn't stop reviewing the top end boards. Remember, todays top end tech is tomorrows budget tech.
     
  9. TTmodder

    TTmodder Hammertime

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    +1 for that. Seriusly you need more mobo reviews in the £81-120 class. Not everyone wanna waste money on the cutting egde when they just want something fairly new and well performing. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    My current MN2-E is a great board although I'm planing of spending around £70-100 on my next one.
     
  11. identikit

    identikit Active Member

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    Who said they were Strikers? (£221 + range guilty here)

    Do it! You can get bargains on all sorts of SMP rigs and barebones, especially now that Seaburg has come out. Series 5300 Xeons should be found for 'cheap'.
     
  12. sheninat0r

    sheninat0r What's a Dremel?

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    I personally don't spend a lot of money on motherboards, but I would still like to see some high-end board reviews - it gives me an idea of how good the "best of the best" is, and how well a chipset performs in optimal conditions.
     
  13. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Whitelist Bit-Tech in your adblock!

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    I honestly don't know what your extra money gets you with a higher-end board, I've always had great performance from £50-80 boards. But, they're pretty boring to review. Comparitive summaries or references like Tom's Hardware CPU charts are handy, but I wouldn't have time to read loads of mid-range board reviews.
    A 'Best Of' summary of budget boards would be the most useful thing, I suppose.
     
  14. Geektechnica

    Geektechnica Member

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    I spent $300 on my Abit IN9 32x-MAX but I got $100 back in a rebate.... Seriously looking at the Striker II now.
     
  15. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    80-120 here, although I'm not opposed to spending more if its worth it. Also I don't see why people want so many SATA ports on the motherboard, I would prefer an x8 speed PCI-E for a hardware RAID card.
     
  16. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    I'm a stingy *******, so I tend to shoot for the range of $80 to $120. I'm hard pressed to find good reason to spend any more than that on a motherboard, when all I want it to do is provide the connectivity for the few parts I'm actually planning to use on it.
     
  17. Naberius

    Naberius New Member

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    My last few boards have fell in the 160 to 220 category, i think its worth investing in a good motherboard, especially with the clockability of the new core2 processors. Just ensures a better clock and a bit more stability.
     
  18. BioSniper

    BioSniper New Member

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    If it's over £100 I won't buy it, I think I average at about £70 or so.
     
  19. Fusen

    Fusen New Member

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    60-90
     
  20. Tejstar

    Tejstar New Member

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    Personally I wouldn't spend more than £120 (although I accidentially clicked on the £121-160 option!) However, realistically it would be between £80-£100 ideally. There are so many well featured boards at that price that I would consider paying anything substantially more for what amounts to marginal improvements imo.
     

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