Mobo decision help.

zach290

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I am building a new rig and am trying to decide on a CPU which is the main factor, but I also wanted to compare the mobo i picked for each.
ASUS X99-A ATX LGA2011-3 for $240
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ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1151

open to other ASUS suggestions around these prices.
Just want to see which you guys think is better. Im leaning towards the Maximus VII right now due to cpu and what i have read about it.
 

Dunlop0078

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In my opinion all of those high end asus boards like the maximus are a waste of money unless you need one of the features only that board has which you probably dont. What will you be using this computer for? If its just gaming I would stay away from 2011 get something either 1150 or 1151.
 

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Looking at the 6700k I7 and 6 core 5820k
Leaning a lot more towards the 6700k right now though
 

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I have used many other mobo's before and have come to the conclusion in my own experience that the high end ASUS boards are the best. The only mobo i use any more.
Mobos are cheap, so cost isnt a real concern under $300
Highest performance is what matters to me

I will be using it for extreme 4k gaming, OC;ing and pushing limits on everything, and bench marking
 

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I just don't think its worth the price in my opinion, most of the time you can achieve the same overcloking results on much cheaper boards, in modern cpu's overcloking ability is for the most part determined by how good your cpu happens to be, an extremely high end motherboard is not really required anymore to achieve a high overclock. Beyond your cpu's overcloking potential an expensive motherboard is not going to get you better performance in gaming. To me $100 is a lot of money but if it isn't for you then I guess buy what you want just know spending a bunch of money on a fancy motherboard will not get you better performance.

This are the ASUS boards I would recommend for LGA 1151: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z170a

I personally like this MSI board a lot too: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z170agamingm5

 

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