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Old 12-01-2012, 11:18 PM   #1
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Question Which motherboard is better?

I just got my money back for a broken msi x58m that I received, and want to replace it. I wanted to get a motherboard for under 100$ on ebay, and I found an ECS X58B-A3 SLI. Would it give me similar performance to the msi x58m, or should I try to find something else? If not can you recommend me something else? (my pc's specs are in my signature) Oh, and I titled this thread "Which motherboard is better ?", because at first I wanted to ask you if this ecs one is better than some intel one, but I found out that its not...
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CPU: i7-950, MB: msi x58m, RAM: 9gb Kingston HyperX 1600mhz (6 sticks), GPU: MSI/EVGA gtx 480 1.5gb SLI, PSU: Antec EarthWatts 750w, CASE: CoolerMaster Elite 430, HDD: 320gb+160gb 7200rpm.


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i5 750, gts 250 ECS 512mb, 250gb hdd, MSI 55-CD53 mobo, 500w hec 80+ rated psu, 4gb 1333mhz crucial ram (2 sticks).

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Old 12-02-2012, 12:16 AM   #2
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Gigabyte or Asus would be your top brands. ECS are crap boards.
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Would generally stick with Gigabyte, Asus second.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:15 AM   #4
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You basically told me how I can upgrade from the msi motherboard, but which motherboard would be an equivalent of the msi x58m, in terms of performance and price? (I can't really buy asus or gigabyte because I've only got money to buy something similar to this msi board which, let's face it...wasn't really a beast )
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CPU: i7-950, MB: msi x58m, RAM: 9gb Kingston HyperX 1600mhz (6 sticks), GPU: MSI/EVGA gtx 480 1.5gb SLI, PSU: Antec EarthWatts 750w, CASE: CoolerMaster Elite 430, HDD: 320gb+160gb 7200rpm.


My Backup PC:
i5 750, gts 250 ECS 512mb, 250gb hdd, MSI 55-CD53 mobo, 500w hec 80+ rated psu, 4gb 1333mhz crucial ram (2 sticks).
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