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Ive seen poor people come to my tech shop, ask for ASUS RMA's on some of there old high end deluxe p5n board, or lga 775 board, and people have gone threw 8-12 RMA's, getting the same board back.

Last board RMA'd from asus, litteraly came within inches of killing a working, it blew up, a actuall current traveled to a co-workers hand and made a huge bang. rediculas :shadedshu

MSI, They have been solid, but they make to much low end for my liking, for the price.

Gigabyte

Gigabyte has been 100+ with everything, solid, and for money on the low, your gettin dual slot x16 boards, overclock crazy, great quality.

Silly boards.

Gigabyte needs more recognition.

EVGA makes people cry, instantly, always, *ohh my p55-x58-780i-750i-730i-790i failed on me horrible again.

Same with XFX.

Gigabyte is my only vote.
 
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Asus, Gigabyte and MSI all deserve some credit for longevity. All the boards I had pre-Athlon 64 (EPoX, Soltek, Abit, Albatron) are now defunct. So I guess by that measure MSI wins by default since I owned two MSI boards that were very inexpensive and could run with the big boys overclocking, but had virtually no extras. Was going to get another MSI for my Phenom II but I don't like how many of the cheaper boards these days are narrower and don't use the 3rd row of ATX holes. Asus had the only good board under $100 that was the normal width.
 
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Depends on what you mean by best. By some measures I'd say Asrock, by other I'd say Asus (yes I know they're practically the same company). For highest benchmark scores I'd say Asus (they seem to always be 1% faster in board benchmarks), for highest bus overclocking I'd say gigabyte (at least with 775). For price/feature set I'd say Asrock. For reliability, well I've found that most of the big brands are the same in this area. It's hard to say if asus is really any worse because they seem to sell the most boards, which would lead to more noticeable failures for whoever has to deal with it. With evga I think the issue was those nvidia chipsets, they sucked.
 

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IMO
this is my idea on this

Gigabyte for cheap quality boards that overclock
Asus for the upper mid-high end boards(costly)

Gigabyte and Asus are both top notch when you get into there "high end" boards. But on a budget i would recommend Gigabyte over Asus 90% of the time.
Also keep in mind that Foxconn,MSI,Biostar,asrock,ECS, Jetway. they all have SOME good boards but not all of them,Still something to consider and look into if your on a budget.

Now i know some people will disagree with me not saying MSI is top notch but they just have too many problems (MOSFETs failing,voltage regulation,overclocking issues,etc) now it isn't all of them that have the problem but i can't consider them top notch with all of the problems that have been reported. while the newer boards don't seem all that bad i still count some of the older boards also made by them. I include the older boards so no one gets mislead.(say they are looking for a older board and come across a post saying MSI is top notch but in reality there older stuff has there bugs)
 
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I've never really had a bad board. All of the best boards I've had have been Asus, though they have been all "higher end" boards. I had a DFi P35 dark that was an excellent board. Best mid-range board I ever had.
 

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I've never really had a bad board. All of the best boards I've had have been Asus, though they have been all "higher end" boards. I had a DFi P35 dark that was an excellent board. Best mid-range board I ever had.
I remember you posting about your DFI.

also OT but are you trying to break your addiction to TPU!?
 
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Likes:

Gigabyte
Asus
Evga
DFI(but been really quite lately :( )


Dislikes:

MSI~Personal bad experience and many here have had troubles with tons of MSI products(HAWK's not included).
Jetway
Intel(really most of their boards suck)

Indiferent:

ECS~heard good things but havn't seen the results
Foxconn~Bloodrage what? More like Hyperage, beauty school drop out
BIOStar~hands down best P45 board ever(world record holder for FSB, 700 iirc) but havn't heard much else
Zotac~can make a killer mini-itx board but nothing else pops out
ASrock~another under the radar brand that barely gets notoriety
Abit~:) :D


Ive seen poor people come to my tech shop, ask for ASUS RMA's on some of there old high end deluxe p5n board, or lga 775 board, and people have gone threw 8-12 RMA's, getting the same board back.
Last board RMA'd from asus, litteraly came within inches of killing a working, it blew up, a actuall current traveled to a co-workers hand and made a huge bang. rediculas :shadedshu

MSI, They have been solid, but they make to much low end for my liking, for the price.

Gigabyte
Gigabyte has been 100with everything, solid, and for money on the low, your gettin dual slot x16 boards, overclock crazy, great quality.
Silly boards.

Gigabyte needs more recognition.
EVGA makes people cry, instantly, always, *ohh my p55-x58-780i-750i-730i-790i failed on me horrible again.
Same with XFX.

Gigabyte is my only vote.
Funny Evga/XFX caters to the "gamer"
Gigabyte and Asus are fighting over whos the best
Everyone else just gets the leftovers
 
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For me it would be gigabyte, i have used gigabyte for the last 10yrs and i have only had 1 ever fail on me (AM2 board) Ive got two 10yr old boards here now and they still work like there new.

MSI would be my second choice, there boards seem pretty good to me.

Asus well no sorry, ive seen nothing but troubles with there boards, but thats probably course everyone uses them to overclock the crap out of everything on those boards lol

EVGA my m8 has one (Skt 775) and he says its the last EVGA board he will ever buy.
 

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Used to be Abit & DFI, but they're gone now. <sigh>

Now Gigabyte. I've got one and it's been nothing short of fantastic. Rock solid stability with high overclock, Ultra Durable 3, Dual BIOS & fantastic BIOS setup, among others. :rockout:
 
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DFI's lanparty series is DEAD they decided to focus on industrial mb's a while ago,

but yeah, older news
 

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Tough decision, but over the years i say i must have to lean towards MSI for an overall.
never had one and i would never buy one.......
 

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In India aftersales service is best with Gigabyte. I've tried ASUS, Intel, and MSI before coming to this conclusion.
 

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DFI doesn't make consumer motherboards anymore.
no shit....they were the best motherboards .........................................:banghead:
 

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thats not were asking here sir...were talking about now not in the past
 

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Benchmark Scores I once had +100 dorfs in DF, so yeah pretty great
Abit. Oh wait. :(

I think I go with Gigabyte. I don't have a lot of experience with new boards, but my P35-S3 was awesome at everything, and at a decent price.
 

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thats not were asking here sir...were talking about now not in the past
i read it as asking for the best motherboard.......dfi was the best...sir:nutkick:
 
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Only GIGABYTE , the Best MotherBoards in the market
 
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Used to like ASUS but I started to really hate them after P5K Premium where RAID/IDE controller was a disaster.
I never base any motherboard buys on a brand because I think all of them - similar spec boads - are same poop just some constructions turn out a bit better than others.
 

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Easy choice for me. Gigabyte!
 

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Gigabyte , especially with DFI gone now

I stay far far away from MSI
 
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