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> I was wondering whats the best motherboard brand for personal
> computers? So that I can apply it to my builds. Thanks
I actually put something ahead of "Which Brand" of motherboard I
I look at what chipset the motherboard uses. As many reading this will
know , more often than not the motherboard manufacturer does not use a
chipset they have either designed and or made themselves but rather it
is sourced from companies such as Intel, NVIDIA, VIA and and several
Intel are one company that do make their own chipset and motherboard.
If I was building an Intel system I would go with an Intel chipset . I
would not pay twice the price for an MSI board if there is a Gigabyte
board that uses the same Intel chipset and has similar features.
I currently have several AMD 64’s and gotta say that the motherboards
with VIA chipsets have a fair way to go. I really don’t know first
hand about the latest NVIDIA chipsets for AMD but have a feeling I
will be going that way with the next AMD 64 I build for myself.
For me after you decide which chipset you want then it’s time to weigh
up what companies are offering. (I am biased towards Asus)
There are many parameters I see :
1.Rock design to work well in high pressure and Burning tests.cool chipset,regulators and cool CPU.
2.Good update bios support.good compatiblities.
3.A good website with active contact.
4.low price plus good features.
5.high performance and high overclocking.
for example gigabyte has good features but it is very hot in burnig tests and has some compatibilites difficulties.
Asus is good in the burning tests but it's features all not as gigabyte in it's price.
ECS is a good budget allways but it is not a well featured and high performance product.But i think it is better than gigabyte!
And my choice.... It is a mixture of all of that.It has two classed MBs for all users and has a well known Rock design:
Be sure...I am not an owner of Biostar.But it's PCB is a very high quality board with a good price/performance ratio.