what mobo manfacturer do you swear by?

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what mobo do you swear by?

  1. Asus

    21 vote(s)
    36.8%
  2. Abit

    3 vote(s)
    5.3%
  3. Gigabyte

    9 vote(s)
    15.8%
  4. MSI

    8 vote(s)
    14.0%
  5. Aopen

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  6. ASrock

    3 vote(s)
    5.3%
  7. DFI

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  8. foxconn

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. sapphire

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. other (please name)

    11 vote(s)
    19.3%
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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    hello,
    i was wondering what mobo make people swear by to keep there system stable and would keep buying a mobo from that companie
    ok the options are
    1.asus
    2.abit
    3.Gigabyte
    4.MSI
    5.aopen
    6.asrock
    7.DFI
    8.foxconn
    9.sapphire
    10. other (please name)
    can you please explain why you choose that make of mobo and if it performed as well as you thought it would. also if you say you had e.g an asus mobo worked in your old pc fine and brought a new pc with an asus mobo did that one perform as well as the old one or was it a flop?
    also i would like to hear if you have had any sudden blow outs of any make of mobo that you would never buy again due to build issues.
    thanks
    lodore
     
  2. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    None :)
    I have a slight preference for ASUS, though.
    Also, Biostar makes good budget mobos.
     
  3. WSFuser

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    i only have experience with one ASUS mobo, but it has worked very well and would not hesitate to choose them for my next computer.
     
  4. Peter2150

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    I don't really care about the motherboard as such. I buy computers from Velocity Micro, because I know they stand behind what they sell. But since I know you are considering buying a mobo this is what they are used in my machines.

    For the AMD Athlon 64 FX 62 chip. The Asus M2N32 SLI Nvidia Nforce 590 chipset board

    For the Intel Dual Core The EVGA Nforce 680i SLI board which may also be asus.

    Pete
     
  5. ThunderZ

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    Gigabyte all the way. :D
     
  6. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    The EVGA mobo is a reference design. So, it´s made by NVIDIA at Flextronics or Foxconn facilities. ASUS has the only custom design for the nForce 680i SLI chipset.
     
  7. strangequark

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    a better title to the thread might have been ....
    " which mobo manfacturers do you swear at?

    I haven't had any trouble with Gigabyte in the past, and seem to have stuck with them for that reason, having said that a friend of mine hates them and has had no end of problems.
    Trying MSI for the first time with my Core2, mainly as it was the only one I could get hold of at the time [ one of the draw backs from living far from the big city, take what we have or wait for ever] so far no complaints, time will tell.
     
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    I've used ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI. Most impressed with ASUS (reliability, performance, etc.), followed by Gigabyte. MSI was OK but I wasn't overly impressed. I didn't have any problems with MSI, it just didn't wow me.
     
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    Also used several and no complaints about them all, currently usin asus board.

    I voted msi cus i feel it is a strong quality good service brand, if i could vote again id also vote on sapphire mainly cus of fanboyism. Most important for me is chipset and i want only ati!
     
  10. pugmug

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    Rock solid for an Intel cpu is an Intel mobo.AMD cpu pick one after researching it.Intel mobo's may not have all the overclocking crap but they are a rock solid mobo.
     
  11. dallen

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    I voted for ASUS because I firmly believe that they are the best and that is the company that will make my next motherboard. However, I am curious why you did not list Soyo? o_O They are the company that made the motherboard that is currently in my system and, frankly, I have been very satisfied with their product.
     
  12. lucas1985

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    Well, Intel boards are not built by Intel ;)
    If I´m not mistaken, Soyo was bought by ECS/Elitegroup and their products discontinued (last mobos were socket 754 boards)
     
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    my vote goes to ASRock, for budget mobo.........

    but i prefer DFI or ABIT but very expensive...
     
  15. lodore

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    currently ive selected the Abit NF-M2 nView £58 because it has better on board gpu and also its fanless.
    it seems i will need to buy a cheaper mobo say £40 mobo with a 7600 gpu but i dont know how much they cost.
    thanks for all your replys
    i like my asus socket 754 board but i still dont know what is causing the unstablity issues with my current pc.
    lodore
     
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  16. vhick

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    thanks for this....

    great poll!...
     
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    Intel outsources the manufacturing to the large Taiwanese mobo companies. I think that Foxconn has the contract currently.
     
  18. dallen

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    Thanks for the update lucas1985. Way to bring me into the 21st century.;)
     
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    ASUS for me mainly or MSI is also good. IMO
     
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    Now with that said ,Intel does sell their chipset tech to third party mobo makers as in the ones shown in this poll to make more money but if you want an Intel OEM mobo then it is built by Intel alone.
     
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    Regardless of who actually manufactures Intel motherboards, they are built to Intel's specs. I find they are the most reliable (and compatible) of all that I've used, which includes Asus, Abit, MSI and others.

    Of course that presumes that you will run your CPU/RAM at their stock (default) settings. If you are thinking about overclocking, Intel is not an appropriate mobo, as they don't offer much in the way of overclocking options in their BIOS.
     
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    That´s the point. But, IMHO, the reliability of Intel-branded mobos is mostly hype.

    pugmug:
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    In computer hardware, all is about outsourcing.
     
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    Let me ask few OTs.

    Is there any thing regarding linux copatibility of mobos?
    How many of these brands implement protection against BIOS rootkits( a physical jumper etc)?

    U mean with an Intel CPU, Inter Mobo will be best rather than Asus?
     
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