Let me try to clarify my position:
This forum is only a very SMALL part of what should be your total plan re: your product research process...there are "pros" -- who probably know more about computers than I ever will -- at places like AnandTech, Tom's Hardware, ArsTechnica, OCWorkbench to name a few -- whose opinions are in my view more valued than some of ours...at least MY opinion because I know I'm surely NOT an expert...I've never even met an expert.
But what it seemed like with you, you wanted someone here to do all the work for you and you had done nothing for yourself...that's not really fair, is it? As I said, I don't mind helping people who work WITH me but not people who expect me to hand everything to them...I guess I see WAY too much of that in the public "schools" every day.
So you get a few comments from us here re: your mobo or other hardware you list...what does that really mean when you consider the HUGE amount of information that should be your MAIN source out there in UseNet/GoogleGroups, at computer hardware review sites or even some online vendor website like NewEgg.com? THAT'S where the real meat of what you want is. There may be a lots of registered members here on paper but in actuality, not too many are regular posters at any one time. Plus many of them come and go.
As for "experts" here not answering posts re: this mobo or that one -- that we're picky -- maybe we JUST DON'T KNOW the answer but we DO know how to find it...so we tell you how. Isn't that the more valuable input? As the saying goes, Teach someone to fish or just give him fish?
How do you think *I* research my purchases? The same way I'm telling you or others how to...I practice what I preach. See how many posts I've made here asking for information on hardware or what mobo to get next...hardly any if any at all.
Yes, some posters want people here to opine re: their hardware choices, but I also KNOW -- and I hope THEY do -- that it's a SMALL part of the BIG PICTURE...you MUST go lots of places. If YOU already have, did you state that up front? If not, how are we to know what you did? We aren't mindreaders. Just state "I have researched this all over the web and found lots of stuff (some people say they found nothing on an ubiquituous product/mobo so LOTS of info is really out there...they did NOT really search at all and we know it) but I'd like your opinions on this setup or this mobo and/or components."
That way it shows you HAVE made some effort to gather info and we just ADD to it...not supply it all.
I can tell you all about your mobo...if I search for it...but I can't tell you much off the top of my head because I use/have used other brands. But I sure can come up with a very thorough evaluation in a few days on it...but so can you. That's my point.
For example, I can't say ANYTHING about Soltek mobos...I've never even seen one. So if someone asks about that mobo brand, I will probably NOT be responding...is that rude? No, I just don't know. How are we "experts' supposed to know all the mobo brands? Or even all the models within just ONE brand? We can't.
That goes for OTHER questions, too. For example, someone posts about wanting to know how to overclock...I won't hep them do that for several reasons, so I do not respond. Is that rude?
Finally, no one here really OWES anyone who posts any answer at all...where does it say that? We respond because we WANT to -- and maybe because we also KNOW something hopefully -- but not because we MUST respond.
This type of forum IS for sharing opinions -- some agree with you, some do not -- same with me: Some will take issue with my speaking up for the "POS class" of mobos like ECS and PC Chips. Okay, we have different opinions, but you did not make it clear that you even knew how to research the Internet -- or were even inclined to do that -- so in my case, I laid out a plan for you to find your own answers. Not my fault...just trying to help. But you didn't even think that was worth much I guess. Yet it is.
Finally, you could research the thousands of posts HERE IN THIS VERY FORUM alone and see if your mobo has already been discussed...did you do that? If not, you should have. If so, state that you did. This forum has archived LOTS of valuable posts...maybe you'd get more opinions that way than from the current number of us actively reading these threads at any given time.
Anyway, let us know what you've already done so we can take it further...no sense in wasting our "expert" advice if you've already done it or already know it.
If you're just lazy, state that also right up front and at least I definitely won't respond.