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

    With prices seemingly escalating, what is the most you would pay?
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    Re: QOTW: What is the most you would pay for a motherboard?

    It would depend hugely on what I needed it for, what features I expected/needed, and how highly I valued them.

    For instance, these days I'm no longer a heavy gamer, so those high-end, feature-laden boards just aren't worth it for me. But I have, in the past, paid substantial sums for multi-processor "workstation" class boards, because I had a need.

    The same, by the way, goes for graphics boards. In the past, I topped out at over £1200 for a graphics board. Now? I doubt I could justify topping £200, and even that would be pushing it.

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

    At current prices my limit is around the £160 my present motherboard cost, last August.

    I no longer overclock, as I no longer see any need. I don't need built-in high performance wifi as I use a usb adaptor I set up high where it works best. I don't a sound upgrade as I use an external DAC and headphone amp, good enough to make my old Asus Xonar Essence STX sound poor.

    Paying more than I did last year, just means paying for features I will never use.

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

    Probably about £250-300 but that's more to do with it being the price to get what I want on the board than a 'fixed limit'.

    I have in the past paid more (and that's before you consider inflation) but that was for a dual processor board etc.

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

    £200 max, not much point in overclocking anymore so I think that should be enough to spend on a board tops.

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

    For my main rig at this moment in time; less than £100 and probably closer to £50.

    For what I need the board to do, that is support a single CPU at stock, two sticks of RAM, a graphics card and one M.2 NVME drive, there's nothing a £50 board can't do that a £250 can.

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

    £250.00 max

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

    I just bought a new board recently @ 135euros which I thought was enough to spend but would probably have gone to 150 if I thought it was worth it.

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

    £100 probably? The ones selling for £500+ boggle the mind.

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

    £400, because I did but it would have to have unique features for that kinda cash

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

    Probably around 250-300

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

    £250 or thereabouts.

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

    First enough for the form factor, then the socket, then the features. So mostly the best itx board for the chip I want to get

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

    £140
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    Re: QOTW: What is the most you would pay for a motherboard?

    I don't have a price I'd pay, I have a feature set I am for and swallow the price. Back in the day I'd pay extra for SLI, extra IDE, and then, SATA ports, and this typically ended up as a mid-to-high-end option, around £200. Nowadays though I no longer need SLI, and there are more than enough slots for drives as standard, so a basic board does the job. It's just that basic board is still going to be around £200! But eh, I'm perfectly fine with that. M.2, PCIe4, SATA drives, tons of various USB3 ports, they're absolutely magnificent at even the most entry level...entry.

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

    probably £400, rocking a X470 Crosshair VII at the moment, and that does for my 3900X...

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