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What companies make their own motherboards?

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  1. suraswami

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    So what companies make their own boards and who label boards manufactured by somebody else?

    I know Gigabyte and ECS makes their own boards.
     
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    Don't forget good old Intel. :)
     
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    asus prob does
    and asrock since it belongs to asus
     
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    Foxconn, IRC they also make stuff for MSI (my old MSI 939 board had foxconn stamped on the socket :p)
     
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    most boards have that. You dont see board manufactures making their own capacitors.
     
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    Oh yeah Foxconn. But foxconn supply oem parts too. So it might be MSI used their part. Most Asus boards too have their parts.
     
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    foxconn makes a lot of companies mobos :roll:
     
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    hmm, I thought Intel outsourced it to somebody else?
     
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    so buying a foxconn product (their mobo) is advisable?
     
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    nope.. foxconn mobos are usually not that good.. but almost everyboard contains foxconn parts.. i dont understand exactly what you're trying to get at.. cause no company makes everything on the board.. from bios to caps to the plastic.
     
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    there are some good foxconn mobo's :)
    those that follow nvidia design are usually great, like my old 590sli foxconn
     
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    thus the "usually"

    generally though.. a tforce is like the same price as a foxconn and the tforce will rape a foxconn :)
     
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    I am trying to see if companies make their own boards or just order it with their name on it. Does XFX manufacture their own board?
     
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    Doubt it...

    btw, gigabyte and asus boards are manufactured in the same factory.
     
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    Then why the hell Asus costs more. I heard that Gigabyte does QC for Asus. So they pay extra from our pockets?
     
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    Well each company designs their own board, but uses a common manufacturing plant.

    Why you pay more for Asus is a) asus puts more r&d to their designs, or b) name is worth $50 more...like BMW badge alone is worth like $10k.
     
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    I heard Asus had problems with their QC and they hired Gigabyte to do that. If that is the case why would I buy Asus instead of Gigabyte. This shows Gigabyte has lot more better QC process.

    I am not against Asus, I like them the best. They rock in even the hottest conditions.

    Infact I got more FPS and 3D points when I moved from MSI to Asus using the same chip and VC. But I am back to MSI because it was a gift.
     
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    They did have a joint venture together, but then they spited up, but they said that GB and asus will still manufacture in the same factories.
     
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    Does EVGA make their own boards? I know they are joined at the hip with nvidia for their GPUs..
     
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    I doubt it...because XFX has the same exact boards.

    They dont even design their own boards, they copy the reference design.
     
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    They probably buy them pre-built (by nvidia's chosen partner) like everyone did with (g80) 8800's
     
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    Yeah thats what I figured.. Like I said, joined at the hip with nvidia.. :D

    At least their customer service is awesome even if their products arent exactly always innovative.
     
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    This company, http://www.fic.com.tw/, makes PCB's for almost every motherboard manufacturer. Some of those PCB's have components installed in house and others are sent on to other sub-contractors and/or companies to be completeted and sold under their respective brand names.

    Foxconn/Gigabyte/Biostarr/MCI/Asus/ECS/ and others, have at one time or another contracted with FIC to build Motherboards.
     
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    I have heard of FIC. Do they not sell their own brand stuff?
     
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    EVGA, BFGtech and XFX all use "Designed by NVidia" boards, peel the company logo stickers wherever they are and you can't tell the difference. They're obviously manufactured by the same plant/plants sharing common design patents.

    DFI and Sapphire have a similar design patent sharing with their AMD 790 FX boards.


    Regarding Foxconn, they make the plasticware of motherboards (eg: CPU sockets, Rear-panel IO ports, pin-headers, etc. for many companies, and have been manufacturing boards for many companies, it's just with Leadtek/WinFast they got into their own brand of motherboards and video-cards. Pine has been making boards for quite a while, they lived on with XFX.
     

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