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Best AMD Motherboard Manufacturer?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by t77snapshot, Jan 27, 2009.

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Best AMD Motherboard Manufacturer?

  1. Asus

    35 vote(s)
    39.3%
  2. MSI

    12 vote(s)
    13.5%
  3. Foxconn

    2 vote(s)
    2.2%
  4. Biostar

    6 vote(s)
    6.7%
  5. Gigabyte

    16 vote(s)
    18.0%
  6. XFX

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Jetway

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. DFI

    17 vote(s)
    19.1%
  9. Elitegroup

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  1. t77snapshot

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    In your opinion what is the best AMD motherboard manufacturer based on reliability, performance, user friendly, and good warranty?

    I'm researching different mobo's for future purchase that supports AMD with nvidia chipset.
     
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    DFI gets the top notch. Asus comes next. Then Biostar, Gigabyte..... so on.
     
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    Asus is my first choice, everyone of mine have been stellar. Top notch high end equipment but still offering a budget choices too.

    DFI is a runner up for me. Great boards imo.

    MSI, XFX, BioStar, Foxconn, Gigabyte all hang in the mid range for me.(not sure how XFX runs AMD though)
    Jetway, Elitegroup are cheap cheap boards. Not very good overclockers and may have limitations with memory speeds, pci-e bandwidth, or options(sata ports &connections)

    This is all my opinion so take it for what its worth! :toast:
     
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    ASUS and DFI are about the best right now. It seems the Gigabyte and Biostar boards are hit or miss.
     
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    With newer motherboards with the 750 south bridge coming out and AM3 motherboards coming out, right now isn't a good time to buy an AMD motherboard. In a few weeks a slew of new AMD mobo's should be released.
     
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    +1 on that. Current best AMD board IMHO is Asus M3A79-T Deluxe
     
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    That is a nice board and I might be set on an Asus, but I want an sli Nvidia.
     
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    Always had good luck with DFI boards, Asus ones not so much bad luck as just gotten a few kinda rotten ones...

    So for me, I mainly run Asus with Intel and DFI with AMD.
     
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    for a nforce board i'd look at the likes of the Asus Crosshair II, Foxconn Destroyer and Asus M3N-HT Deluxe.
     
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    I'm a gigabyte man myself at heart, cant speak much with regard to gygabyte and AMD though, certainly since p45 Gigabyte IMO has surpassed all competition, their p45 Extremes for example, whilst expensive wont be touched in overclocking terms and they are rock solid.........meanwhile i just stick with my Anus :)
     
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    These are all sweet boards, thanks for the advice KBD!
     
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    for my vote Biostar - Asus - and number three is an odd call - Mach Speed-

    my first ever computer that i started with was a loaner biostar socket a m7vig pro with a xp2200 athlon in it, but it wasnt mine, i was trying out the biz in computers converting a mobile dj system from cd to puter.

    dont laugh-the next was a HP pavillion 501n :nutkick: which went up in smoke but the price was right- i got it for free cause it needed a powersupply

    the next was my first dual core build- Mach Speed venom with an athlon 4600- tough as nails awesome rig- and the same week i put another biostar m7vig 400 rev 7.3 with a xp2800 barton and 2gig of corsair 400mhz ram and a ati radeon 9200 original.

    that was the moneymakingest computer i ever owned and was the only one that i ever fully trusted cause it never crashed or did anything wrong- so i built another mach speed venom and another biostar, all the while im acuiring various builds and used stuff and started servicing and building in my spare time. along came an asus m2ne with a 5000 black dual core- everyone wanted it so for thr 5 days i had it i loved it- doubled my money in a week-but it was nvida with a ati x750 card and everyone said itd never run- it was awesome


    along the way i tried various intels but they kept freezing up where the amd's would slow up but never freeze up- seemed they could always chew thier way back to normal and the music never ever stopped- i had two different intels cost me 5 accounts- that was the day i got rid of every intel and nvidia product in sight. nvidia cards gave us hell trying to get to composite video- other than that i love em, but i cant trust em on the road.


    ive heard so much about dfi and i will have one someday, but the whole concept for me is these are usually built to do bars and pubs and go on the road with bands. it has to stay under 1000.00 to make it break even within its insurance depriciation and it has to be as solid as i can build it cost effectively-

    biostars teamed with ati and amd have made me more money than any other brand and ive never had one die yet. My only beef with the machspeed was ati & nvidia didnt play well together on the same board- all of these are three screen rigs except the hp, all built to do specialized un-overclocked boring jobs as lighting, mobile dj or karaoke or sound mixer sampler/memory units for bands


    didnt mean to get wordy- i just wanted to make sure yall didnt think i was crazy:rockout:
     
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    Bump!!!
     
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    I just bought this one. Should be here tomorrow. I gotta say DFI and Asus are my favorites. If Biostar can just get a bit better with the details, they will will find themselves near the top. Not now though. No mosfet cooling= FAIL with their new boards.
     
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    well, good luck with the board, i hope it lives up to the hype :D

    and happy overclocking :toast:
     
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    I like asus and gigabyte quite a bit. I wanna try foxconn. Anyone have one and if so whats a good model?
     
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    ASUS :pimp:
     
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    Ive got a foconnn a7da-s for sell It's a very nice board. 790gx + SB750 great for overclocking. clink link in my sig if you are interested.
    Right now I've got the ASUS m3a79-t deluxe and so far I love it! Haven't had chance to overclock with it yet but should be getting around to that pretty soon.

    but to the op ASUS, Gigabyte, and Foxconn have all worked really well for me.
     
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    DFI is at the top of the chain, DFI is a mobo first company well it's the only thing they do but they do it well.

    Asus 2nd even though I'm not an asus fan....

    after that it's gigabyte, MSI, list goes on.
     
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    I go MSI, DFI, ASUS... I would prefer to not use anything but a DFI or MSI. I have had issues with ASUS, and would be my last chance. I am also still not comfy with gigabyte or foxconn.

    MSI has always been good to me
     
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    MSI for me. Great budget board and bang for the buck.
     
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    my order goes like so
    Gigabyte>Asus>Biostar
    from best to worse IMHO
    I mean i like my biostar board but i would rather use my gigabte for overclocking my 4850e for benchmarks and for my 5kBE i like my Biostar. I have tested both of my chips in an Asus board of a friends(don't remember what board) it clocked them just as good as my gigabte. The Biostar has insane voltage settings (~2v CPU 2.65v ram)
     
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    ASUS, DFI, and MSI for me. isn't ASRock owned by ASUS?
     
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    i have heard that many times before but i haven't found anything that confirms that. but also i haven't checked in about 2 years
     
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    Foxconn Destroyer FTW!!!!!:rockout: i don't own it (i would love too) but from all of the reviews and if you google it you will find many forums with people overclocking them and they are a hell of a board.
     
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