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

    Well in euro I think about 250 to 300 max.
    I have a crosshair vii and that's about the most I will spend

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

    £200. The motherboard would have to be truly exceptional for me to consider anything more, and it wont be much more.
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    Re: QOTW: What is the most you would pay for a motherboard?

    Depends on the build

    bog standard office machine - £50 to £80
    Gaming/streaming machine - probably £150 - £200

    I built an office machine with an MSI arctic thingummy 3 years ago, I used it for testing transfer rates between SSD's on virtual machines for a uni project (measuring virtual overhead and so on) before consigning it to a general workhorse. 3 weeks ago the USB failed, both on the headers and on the case. Did all the usual testing, it was enabled in bios (once I dug out an old PS2 keyboard)but nothing was powered or operation even at POST, so something was wrong at the mobo level.

    tried to replace with exactly the same mobo, was still over £100

    £35 gigabyte board later and machine works fine - no bells and whistles but still fine

    bit annoying as I wanted that machine to test a couple of graphics cards and cant do that now

    very annoyed with MSI tho, wont be buying more of their stuff- Asus or Gigabyte for me
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    Re: QOTW: What is the most you would pay for a motherboard?

    200€ Max
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    Re: QOTW: What is the most you would pay for a motherboard?

    I think it entirely depends on what I'm building the PC for, what the budget for the build is overall and who I'm building the PC for, which defines the price I'm prepared to pay for the motherboard. My own current build it was ~£250, but more recently for another PC it was ~£97. Also depends on the warranty as well, I'm prepared to pay a little more if the warranty is good and the manufacturer has a good RMA process in place.

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

    I would pay at least £1,000,000.69 for the ultimate motherboard.

    I demand someone makes it.

    Seriously though, mobo pricing is getting a bit daft right now. I think the gradual decline in PC sales has meant they're all trying to see just how far they can gouge customers.

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

    I feel like this question has been brought about by the X570 chipset, but as we're seeing, the price premium is there for things like PCI-E 4.0 and 2.5G ethernet. The X470 chipset works perfectly fine with the Ryzen 3000-series CPUs and should be seen as the cheaper option.

    The X570 motherboards are only expensive because they offer something that is brand new.

    Having said that, I'd probably pay about £250-£300 for a motherboard but I'd expect decent audio, good VRM cooling and plenty of USB ports on the back.

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

    MY current board was around £240 so I plan to spend less than £300.

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

    it depends on the quality and how long it would last really here.... if it means it would be topnotch in 5 years time or more still being at the highest standards then price is not relevant here, it mean if gonna be the same value as something I need to pay per 3 years for a couple of times... alsways make sure when you buy equipment to look out for on the game front on what consoles there is and what consoles is coming close by... if Playstation 5 is about to be released make sure your gear is better than that to keep up to date with games. etc.

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

    I would have to answer "what have I paid". The first and only dual processor setup that I have built, used a Supermicro motherboard, which used twin Xeon 5470's. The motherboard was about £400 (today about £525) which pales into insignificance to the £1100 plus for each processor, which you can buy on Ebay today for less than £40. Mind you when I first booted up, there was a thrill in seeing 8 cores present. I still have it somewhere, stored under the eaves with all the rest of the redundant kit.

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

    Depents on the features. I would not pay a single dime for wifi, lights and other silly stuff like that, put I would be willing to pay for good architecture, quality and speed. I would probably pay at most 200£ for a board that I like.

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

    $300.00 would be my max.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Jon View Post
    Motherboard is an item I skimp on. 80 quid tops.
    I'm with this view as well. Never get the most power sapping CPUs and rarely use anything beyond the most basic functionality of the motherboard anyway. Given you can spend 3 times that amount on one you're certainly not getting 3 times the performance!

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

    It really depends on the feature set. I wouldn't pay extra for gimmicks such as RGB. Looking at the motherboard line up it seems that in order to get triple M2 you have to have wifi as well. Didn't seem that long ago that £100 was top end board and that is barely budget board now.
    I think my current Intel board was less than £200.

    For less than £200 you can get dual M2, Intel lan, 64gb ram support. I wouldn't really pay more for 128gb support as I don't see any need for that. my PC is mostly used for gaming and I intend to get a server soon for any virtualization needs.

    Some of the prices for amd ryzen boards seem crazy. I see that some of the boards have 2.5g and 5g ethernet. I can't find a single 2.5g or 5gb switch.
    microtik do a 4 port SFP+ 4 port 10gb switch and netgear do a nighthawk switch with 2x 10gb ports.

    When I finally upgrade I will be glad to have more than 4 cores. I went from a Q6600 to 4700k. so 4 cores 4 threads to 4 core 8 threads.
    Originally tempted to go for the 12 core 24 threads but not sure it is really worth it.

    My PC is still performing well. Got my current pc in 2013. only had two upgrades last year. 1080ti and 1tb sata ssd.

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

    Expectations have changed.
    Not too long ago NVMe drives were priced way above what I considered reasonable, and I considered SATA "quick enough".
    With the price decline of both SATA and now some NVMe drives around SATA levels, I am for the first time considering not just an NVMe drive, but in the future a board supporting more than 1 of them.
    After watching the video from Buildzoid, I would say around £200 is as much as most would need to spend.
    Few would benefit from spending more.

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

    $195-$225 max

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