Re: Which Motherboard for a New Ivy Bridge Build?
You might want to look at this ASRock Fatal1ty mobo:
I have had 1 Fatal1ty mobo from ABIT that was awesome, and I love the Fatal1ty sound card and headset.
I am thinking of a new mobo (but for LGA 2011) and considering a Fatal1ty board.
Anyways, from the reviews ASRock seems to have made big strides in value, features and quality with the Fatal1ty series.
As far as ASRock, asus, gigabyte and MSI quality, if you look through the forums you will find they all have quality and build issues, looks like about the same amount for each brand, so I don't know how much a brand really defines the quality of the product you end up with.
All production has fluctuations, so it is a crap shoot if you get one of the bad ones.
CPU - Intel 959
Mobo- ABIT Fatal1ty Fp-IN9
Mem - 4 x 1 GB Mushkin
GPU - NVidia 8500GTS
SND - Fatal1ty FPS X-FI by Creative
HDD - Barrucuda SATA 500Gb
DVD - Sony
KEY - Fatal1ty EL
MOS - Logi MX518
Webcam Max - 'cause I make home movies, babe!'