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Abit gone. Which brand do I get now?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by qubit, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    What motherboard brand should I get now that Abit's gone?

    I've been buying Abit for years, because of their fantastic bioses, uGuru/enthusiast features, build quality and overclocking.

    I'm on a socket 939 Abit AN8 Ultra for the last 3 years and running overclocked from 2GHz to 2.6GHz with complete stability and superb performance, but it's time to move on to a 45nm Core 2 Quad now.

    I've been thinking DFI as the closest to Abit for enthusiast features, but they don't seem to feature too prominently either nowadays, so I'm not sure what to go for. Suggestions?
     
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    ascstinger New Member

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    Biostar is supposed to be really good, and easy to overclock with.
     
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    gigabyte boards are rather powerful. However, they seem to have large vdrop
     
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    DFI you can`t go wrong.
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Asus all the way for me,my last 3 asus boards have been great reliable overclockers.
     
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    DFI is up there and I mean way up there.

    then there would be gigabyte and MSI
     
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    if you are going to intel, it may still be possible to pick up an Abit IP35 Pro on ebay. This is one of the best 775 boards ever made. I used one for a build for a friend of mine. If you cant get it anymore, i'd say Asus or DFI, if you are comfortable with the insane number of BIOS options the latter offers.
     
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    My next build Gigabyte boards in my system after ABIT.
    I love gigabyte boards.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    1-DFI

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    +1 for Asus
     
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    Asus or DFI:)
     
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    first timer with ASRock and haven't had any issue so far :) though i would choose ASUS or DFI
     
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    DFI definitely. The most elaborate BIOS I have ever used.
     
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    DFI or MSI (the Platinum series)
     
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    I use Biostar boards and love em. Gigabyte boards are good also.
     
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    Thanks everybody. Looks like DFI is still in the game, then. The DFI BIOS certainly does look more extensive than the Abit one, from what I remember of the reviews I've seen.

    As opinions are so varied, I'll just check out all the major manufacturers before making a decision.

    Thanks again. :)
     
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    DFI and ASUS are my top choices. I like to alternate between the two. I went DFI P35, ASUS P45, DFI 790GX and I will probably get a ASUS 890GX.
     
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Biostar, Asus, or Gigabyte. All are excellent brands.
     
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    Asus!! FTW. DFI is very good too!
     
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    You should have put a poll. My vote goes to MSI.
     
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    Here you go, the results of the motherboard brand

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    DFI comes to mind off the top of my head, but Gigabyte has made great strides improving their boards and bios since P45 chipset and now X58.
     
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    Asus or Gigabyte
     

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