OK...I was wondering what brands people prefer in the MB's. I'm personally a non-overclocker, but if you have a favorite OC board through that in as well.
I'm not asking for specific Chipsets or models, just brands (Possibly seperating into AMD / Intel)
My favorite for better or worse is Gigabyte, I prefer them because I work at a small computer business and since we switched to them our RMA when from 3-7 MB's a month to 1 or 0. And I see no performence decrease with them.
Thanks for your time (Ahead of time)
P.S. If this is better served in the Poll Forum, then tell me.
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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Kanaz on 02/15/02 10:28 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
Worst boards I've seen in terms of quality control have been Soyo. Best have been Intel, followed closely by Abit, Asus, and Gigabyte. Gigabytes are a quality product in my experience, but their lack of technical support is an issue that causes me to avoid them.
On every occasion I'm discovering that Mobos with Intel based chipsets are inherently more stable (run within spec)and consistent than VIA, SiS, etc., based boards, which seem to suffer constant revisions. I blame a lot of this on the inherent integration between Intel and Microsoft. However, I'm becoming a very big fan of Asus/Athlon combos.
No motherboard brand I've worked with is suffering the ridiculous MTF rates as Dell's basic corporate Optiplex workstations. Sorry, but I had to throw that in.
tyan and supermicro, in my experince are pretty equal. they both make rock solid boards. i think tyan might eek out a little on the performance, but not much. supermicro is geared more towards the server market, but some of their boards do make nice workstations. gigabyte seems more based on the hobbyist market. they are coming out with an MPX board, but if i want a server or when i got to build a workstation, i want tyan or supermicro, which i'm debating between two of their boards now: the p3tdde or the tigermpx.