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Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Fitseries3, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Fitseries3

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    there is a member here with that same board and he has not complains i know of.
     
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    No it's not. I've had two of them die on me. NB gets way too hot.
     
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    you may have bad luck Shadow. my MB has the same size Heatsinks and mine hasn't overheated and died yet. well, the brand isn't all that anyways.
     
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    Asrock is better than Gigabyte for sure. I've only had one out of 5 gigabyte boards last more than a month for me. I use asrock for a lot of customers who want a cheap gaming machine, they OC pretty good too.
     
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    This must be isolated to AMD then, as Gigabyte makes some damn good Intel boards, especially for the i7 platform. I'm running 2 i7's on Gigabyte. They are incredibly stable.
     
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    It's just their low range boards. They make some awesome high end ones, I know this for a fact. I just can't recommend their low end stuff. I've seen many threads and personal experiences proving this.
     
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    Thats news to me, thanks for input
     
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    The only low end boards I recommend are ECS. I've built on many cheap ECS boards and they are always solid.
     
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    ewww... ECS bad bad company. me had like 3 boards die on me.
     
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    I recently used a GA-MA770-UD3 for a budget build, very basic board, but got the job done. The north bridge sensor is stuck but it was running cool to the touch so I wasn't worried about it. Board was solid that was only issue I had on it.
     
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    I wonder why that happens. I've never had that happen. Quit molesting ur hardware :D
     
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    I had a ma-770-ud3 too and i had some problems, when i typed on the keyboard the audio was lagging and the pc too, but only a few times. so i tested every part o f the pc and i realized that the problem was the motherboard, fortunately i'v got my money back and now i bought another gigabyte (see signature) and it works well. sorry for my bad english but i'm italian :)
     
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    i thought this board would be good because its part of the UD series.

    i would go ECS black but they have no matx board.

    i have to have matx
     
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    I've had good experiences with Foxconn's lowend intel boards and the one AMD board in the house we have by them is fine. Can't OC with it, though, as it is an OEM(Though the intel ones OC'd pretty well). They make very stable systems from what I've seen.
     
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    will any of these with a setups be less than 275watts TDP as a whole system?
     
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    Depends on what other hardware you're using.
    4850e, 7600gt, 2 hard drives, 3 fans, 2 cd drives. Ended up like 140 from the wall completely loaded.
     
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    if it's gigabyte , it's good.
     
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    i would tell why it has to be MATX but its a secret until i finish the build.
     
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    For a change, I have to agree with Shadowfold, Gigabyte makes some awesome high end boards, but their low end boards are crap.

    And I also have to agree that ASRock makes some of the best low end boards, and have only improved since ASUS took them over.

    I've built several "low-end" gaming machines for customers using this little guy and couldn't be happier for the price. Though I've only put Athlon X2s in them, never tried Phenoms, but it did overclock pretty decently using the Athlons. Plus I love the board layout, with the exception of the floppy connector(who uses that shit anymore anyway?). The best part is that the SATA connectors are spread out and place in a way that not a single one is blocked when using a large dual slot card:rockout:. I run into this problem even on higher end boards.
     
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    yeah, ASRock has indeed improved over the years. i love my MB that i bought. OCs nicely as you can see.
     
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    check out MSI.

    I've had one Gigabyte AM2+ board literally fry. Have a thread here someplace with pix of it.

    Before that I had 2 P35 boards - top of the line DQ6 and DS4. I had to replace both of them.

    Quality may have improved though, so you'd have to see what the recent reviews have to say. Personally, I would go with MSI or if you want the brand with the best overall reputation, that would probably be Asus.
     
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