It doesn’t matter what your cultural or economical background may be, you most likely have heard of the old adage “money can’t buy happiness”. Although most people would generally agree with that statement, as somebody who was born and grew up in the slums of a 3rd world country, I’d say that the old proverb is wrong. Money may not be able to buy love (at least the unconditional kind) or spiritual fulfillment but it grants people the most important freedom: choice. Even if money gave you problems, would you really rather be a miserable person with money or a miserable person without money?
Just because you have extra cash to spare, it doesn’t mean you automatically gravitate towards the most expensive purchases. You should also factor in features that will fit your need. After all, you are not buying for the sake of buying, but because you have a need or want that are to be addressed. If you always buy the most expensive item then you are removing choice and you are the architect of your own misery.
If you are to purchase a motherboard, you need to buy one that gives you plenty of options but still has most of the features you need. Although you may not need all the features it offers currently, if and when you do, you'd be happy it was there. Going too far and buying the most expensive motherboard might not be sensible since it is most likely aimed at a niche market like enthusiast overclockers for instance. Finding that middle ground and being content with your purchase begins with finding the right product manufacturer that has proven time and time again that they have products with just the right amount of feature sets. ASUS for instance has an impressive track record and P67 motherboard lineup catering to all mainstream price points, at the top of which is the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe.
The ASUS P8P67 Deluxe is a feature loaded mainboard supporting the latest Sandy Bridge processors. The ASUS P8P67 Deluxe motherboard uses a 16+2 phase DIGI+ VRM design and fully supports Intel’s VRD12 specifications. There are three PCI Express x16 slots on the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe motherboard as well as a PLX PEX8608 chip onboard adding 8 additional PCI Express lanes so that the bandwidth is not impacted when USB 3.0 and SATA3 6Gbps devices are used while the PCI-E x16 slots are fully populated. The ASUS P8P67 Deluxe motherboard also has Bluetooth functionality, dual Ethernet ports, two additional SATA3 6Gbps ports via a Marvell 9128 controller, and a USB 3.0 front panel box that can be installed on an external 3.5” drive bay.