View Full Version : [ubuntu] Intel, Asus or Gigabyte motherboard.

January 17th, 2012, 10:07 AM
Hi, i am plannig to build a new desktop and i would like some recommendation about which motherboard to choose.
I am getting it for simple use.
A hint on cpus is also welcome.

Mark Phelps
January 17th, 2012, 03:25 PM
Choice depends on how much you want to spend and how far on the "leading edge" of technology you want to be ...

My personal favorite used to be ASUS. I used them for YEARS.

Then, I had a board short out for no apparent reason.

Switched over to using Gigabyte -- and have been really impressed by their work.

Suggest you go read some reviews of recent boards to see which ones best fit your needs. A really good review site is:


January 17th, 2012, 04:31 PM
The short circuit may have nothing to do with Asus but rather Rohs requirement for lead free circuitboards. see http://www.tinwhisker.us/

January 17th, 2012, 05:20 PM
I prefer Biostar..