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What AM4 motherboard will you be getting?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by SniperDude, Feb 24, 2017.

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What manufacturer AM4 will you be buying?

  1. Asus

    52 vote(s)
    27.5%
  2. Asrock

    51 vote(s)
    27.0%
  3. Gigabyte

    57 vote(s)
    30.2%
  4. MSI

    25 vote(s)
    13.2%
  5. other.

    4 vote(s)
    2.1%
  1. Furbs

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 2,455

    I've gone for the full fat asrock fatality and some patience. Hopefully that will be in with the taichi.
     
  2. 8 Pack

    OcUK Staff

    Joined: Feb 20, 2012

    Posts: 7,700

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Not sure begin testing this Wednesday.
     
  3. 8 Pack

    OcUK Staff

    Joined: Feb 20, 2012

    Posts: 7,700

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Not sure about fatality I did not test that board.
     
  4. Luna

    Associate

    Joined: Mar 18, 2017

    Posts: 2

    Location: UK

    Glad I waiting and didn't settle for an Asus, can't wait to get the Asrock Killer SLI.
     
  5. Furbs

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 2,455

    I think i had too much time on my hands to browse, all the extra shiny bits sold it. I will probably regret it but hey, what the wife does not know will not hurt her ;)
     
  6. Jamin280672

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 12, 2014

    Posts: 432

    Location: Halesowen

  7. HeX

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 20, 2004

    Posts: 10,602

    Location: Huddersfield, UK

  8. SilverShark

    Associate

    Joined: Feb 27, 2017

    Posts: 33

    Location: Vienna

    What you guys think of the MSI Pro Carbon? I wanted the ASRock Killer but its bowhere avaiable :( maybe the Taichi but the Carbon would be at stock. Dunno :(
     
  9. orbitalwalsh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 1, 2015

    Posts: 1,742

    Seems Gigabyte Gaming 5/k7 to hit UK by late next week
     
  10. rolypolyman

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 22, 2007

    Posts: 3,446

    Location: Ayr, Scotland

    Just tried to pre order the Asrock X370 Gaming K4 but credit card security check flagged it up. Can try again shortly and should be ok.
     
  11. Jamin280672

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 12, 2014

    Posts: 432

    Location: Halesowen

    If I was running a full ATX system, the Pro Carbon would be the board I go for, another very good looking board without all the red scheme rubbish going on, good price tag too.
     
  12. SilverShark

    Associate

    Joined: Feb 27, 2017

    Posts: 33

    Location: Vienna

    Thanks, then I´ll go and grab this beauty :D
     
  13. ljt

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 28, 2002

    Posts: 2,240

    Location: Birmingham, UK

    There are 4 in stock here as I speak (of the ASRock Killer)
     
  14. SilverShark

    Associate

    Joined: Feb 27, 2017

    Posts: 33

    Location: Vienna

    I live in Austria V:( can have the MSI today or tomorrow :D
     
  15. HeX

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 20, 2004

    Posts: 10,602

    Location: Huddersfield, UK

    Only thing putting me off the Killer is it's using a really old realtek codec for audio. I don't know why mobo makers have skimped on sound this time around. My Z77 from years ago has a newer version (ALC898) than the Killer (ALC892)... it can't cost much extra to put on the more modern chip...
     
  16. AllBodies

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 28, 2010

    Posts: 1,382

    Location: Brighton

    Yeah I discounted any boards which didn't have ALC1220.

    I'm a stickler for great audio, and the new 1220 is better than most dedicated sounds cards (on paper).
     
  17. Jamin280672

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 12, 2014

    Posts: 432

    Location: Halesowen

    Just pre-ordered this, cant wait.

    @AllBodies I would of expected all boards to have the ALC1220 on them, I was a little surprised to see them using the older 892, cant be that much more expensive for them, and they would just pass the price onto us anyway, regardless I have a creative soundblaster Z which I use, although Creative support is rubbish and half the time on my new build it doesn't even get detected by device managed, right PITA, if my board came with the 1220, creative would be going bye bye.
     
  18. smokingtommy

    Associate

    Joined: Jan 18, 2015

    Posts: 55

    Location: on earth

    This is the only thing putting me off going AMD ,the choice of motherboard s and the over all features, look, etc compared to the Intel board s example look at a asus hero board to the crosshair just the over all look quality of the hero is far better , I'd say wait and see what comes out , just the way I feel
     
  19. HeX

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 20, 2004

    Posts: 10,602

    Location: Huddersfield, UK

    I'm close to ordering it for aesthetics alone... I'm annoyed there's no I/O cover though on a board that's made to look good... look at the AM4 version compared to the Intel:

    [​IMG] Vs [​IMG]

    Notice something missing... again, surely that's like a couple of quid I/O cover, but makes the board look so much more polished.

    Also, look how many more VRMs the Intel board has.

    For some reason, mobo makers are really skimping on AMD.
     
  20. FredFlint

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 1, 2006

    Posts: 1,649

    If you want great audio, get a DAC and a good set of headphones.
     


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