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    Re: QOTW: What is the most you would pay for a motherboard?

    About £100 I guess, I like offers though
    Grab that. Get that. Check it out. Bring that here. Grab anything useful. Take anything good.

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    Re: QOTW: What is the most you would pay for a motherboard?

    My current board is the most expensive I have ever had at £160 and that was with a substantial reduction!! Prices for pc components, especially gpu's, are just getting ridiculous now.

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    Re: QOTW: What is the most you would pay for a motherboard?

    approx $120GBP and thats for an itx board (which should include wi-fi) not averse to purcahing s/h or amazon warehouse .

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    Re: QOTW: What is the most you would pay for a motherboard?

    As with many other commenters, it's more to do with the features than the price. As I've never had any problems with Asus boards, a Prime Z-390A at ≲£180 was what I ended up paying for my current one.

    If the price had been over £250, I think I would have started dropping features, but that didn't come into it so I can't say for sure.

    Starting to compare boards from other manufacturers too would be unnecessary extra cogitation.

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    Re: QOTW: What is the most you would pay for a motherboard?

    €160... more than that is a waste of money.

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    Re: QOTW: What is the most you would pay for a motherboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyM2012 View Post
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    As I've never had any problems with Asus boards, a Prime Z-390A at ≲£180 was what I ended up paying for my current one.

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    Starting to compare boards from other manufacturers too would be unnecessary extra cogitation.
    Though I didn't think to say it, that's a very good point.

    Though not having had problems previously isn't a guarantee (as sometimes, companies cut cists and trade on their name and reputation) it is still a strong plys point, and I will certainly pay a premium for that element of peace of mind.

    Putting tgat another way, once I find a product/company giving me good service at a decent price, I can be quite hard to coax away from them and certainly, on high-priced products, I go with what I know and trust.

    On the other hand, if's it's a box of cornflakes (etc) I'll cheerfully try a cheaper non-major brand ditch the brand name if I like them ... or can't tell the difference.

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    Re: QOTW: What is the most you would pay for a motherboard?

    200€ is the max I'm willing to pay for a motherboard and even at that price I feel I like I'm being ripped off.

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    Re: QOTW: What is the most you would pay for a motherboard?

    Motherboard is an item I skimp on. 80 quid tops.

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    Re: QOTW: What is the most you would pay for a motherboard?

    The most I ever paid was something that equates to ~£220 today for a Gigabyte 890GX board that lasted me about 7 years, but had a lot of ports and slots I never used. On the other hand, I switched to mini-ITX for my last build and got a nice little ASRock for cheap. I looked for upgraded sound and built-in wifi instead of lots of ports, and got a B450 with those things for ~£60 as an addon when buying a CPU. I think after successfully trying mini-ITX, I might be willing to pay a premium for something even smaller and less power-hungry (and maybe DC-in), but otherwise the market would have to change a lot for my next board to be over ~£100.

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    Re: QOTW: What is the most you would pay for a motherboard?

    Not quite sure. My new build was £90, my previous one was £140 with a free cooler. Don't particularly want to pay much more than that. I may pay more on a future build if the specs make sense.

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    Re: QOTW: What is the most you would pay for a motherboard?

    I'd probably be looking at around the £170 ish mark, since I (possibly wrongly) assume that the VRM phases would be better in motherboards around that price, and would provide a little more headroom for things like overclocking. I got a relatively cheap motherboard last time I did a full build, but I regret it since I found vdroop was a major issue when attempting even a tiny overclock. Even at stock, and eventually through undervolting to make my CPU nice and 'low-power', the difference between the vcore setting in the BIOS, what I get at idle in Windows, and then what I get at full load, is huge. I initially thought it was due to much higher power requirements of overclocking, but after undervolting and therefore lowering the potential peak power usage alot, and still seeing the big differences, I realised that the quality of the power circuitry on my motherboard just wasn't good enough to achieve a reliable and consistent value. I know all motherboards will probably suffer from vdroop to varying degrees, but again I *assume* that the better quality the motherboard, the less likely that will be an issue - please do correct me if I'm wrong, as I wouldn't want to waste my money. I.e. if the difference between a £100 and a £170 ish motherboard is too small to see any benefit?

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    Re: QOTW: What is the most you would pay for a motherboard?

    I'd say probably £120-£150 depending on features. With the way prices are climbing I'd say I'd probably cap my next mobo's price at 50% of the price of the CPU I'm putting into it.

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    Re: QOTW: What is the most you would pay for a motherboard?

    Back in 2014 I paid AU$699 for an Asus Rampage V Extreme, Was ludicrous back then as it is now.
    I am seeing ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi Motherboard for AU$649 and the Strix 570E for AU$499.

    Would probably drop down to the Strix board on next build, Put the extra few hundred saved toward a higher capacity 2tb m.2 for main boot drive. The Rampage V was overkill, Just a gamer these days and can't be stuffed with OC'ing.

    AU$600 probably the limit for me on MB.

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    Re: QOTW: What is the most you would pay for a motherboard?

    I broke my own rule with my current motherboard, the Crosshair VI Hero for $254. I will not do that again. My limit is $229. Anything higher isn't worth it to me. Except this board is very good. That's why the current gen asus x570 series made me angry. It's breaks all my price limits. Even though the Tachi x570 is one of the ugliest boards ever made. I would switch to that instead of Asus. Asus has burned a lot of bridges with me and I'm done with them. MSi and Gigabyte are also on the list. They are all pretty overpriced though. My knew goal will likely be to wait for amd/asus to release a non broken pos bios and get a 3700x on a sale.
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    Re: QOTW: What is the most you would pay for a motherboard?

    Have just bought a new system and my budget wasn't large....
    So the mobo was £76.99. And that was right for this build....

    I'd think about an X570 board if I had a better budget but at the moment needs must!
    So to answer the question - at this moment in time £200 is the upper limit for me
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: QOTW: What is the most you would pay for a motherboard?

    Depends on your CPU. Personally, I think there's no point buying a £500 motherboard if you have a 9600K for example. Spending that money on upgrading other parts of your system is much the better option. It's up to you. Just go for a motherboard with all the features you need. Don't be scared of going budget, just consult reviews to make sure you get the best for the price.

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