On Sunday 30 January 2011 10:24:17 Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 7:12 AM, Volker Armin Hemmann
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Saturday 29 January 2011 13:29:53 Florian Philipp wrote:
> >> Hi list!
> >> I'm thinking about building a new media PC and wanted to use an ASUS
> >> M4A88T-M/USB3 mainboard (link: ). Any objections to this?
> > I wouldn't buy an Asus board at the moment, thanks to their crappyness.
> > I bought a GA-880GA-UD3H 4 weeks ago. It works.
> > rtl8111d/e lan chip
> > usb3
> > lots of pcie slots.
> > note: you don't have to care about the realtek suffices.
> > 8111d/e/whatever... they just work
> Nice looking MB, good price.
> Only caveat I see is the same problem I had with an Intel MB where 90
> degree SATA outputs didn't work well for me in a tight HTPC case I did
> recently. In a standard case no problems.
> - Mark
my case is 'plus' size so no problems there
After the Asus disaster I needed a board that:
has lots of sata ports
has lots of usb
has at least 2 pci ports
is f*cking stable.
Gigabyte delivered. It might be slower - I can't feel or see a difference but
it is stable. Stability trumps speed. Every time.