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February 16, 2002 4:15:58 AM

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.

The greatest pleasure in life it doing what other poeple tell you you can't do.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Kanaz on 02/15/02 10:28 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
February 16, 2002 9:34:41 AM

I like Abit boards, I have the KG7-RAID, good board, rock stable and many OC options.

My case has so many fans that it hovers above the ground :eek:  .
February 16, 2002 4:08:57 PM

Yep. I agree on Abit. Most of their boards seem to have lots of bells and whistles, and a decent manual comes included.

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February 16, 2002 4:43:19 PM

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.

Overclocking is for losers that need a life.
February 16, 2002 5:04:45 PM

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Worst boards I've seen in terms of quality control have been Soyo

Boy, I feel lucky. My Dragon Plus is trouble free. Thank god.

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February 16, 2002 5:51:13 PM

The SY6BA+III was rated by most hardware sites as being of superior quality to the Abit BX6-R2.

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
February 16, 2002 5:53:23 PM

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Boy, I feel lucky. My Dragon Plus is trouble free. Thank god.


Ditto for my Dragon ultra but it is only about 4 weeks old now. I do have an affinity toward Asus boards but like the Abit offerings also

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February 16, 2002 7:08:00 PM

I was wondering, since I'm new...I noticed there is a format for reply's...how do you write that into your reply?

P.S. I've never tried the Abit KG7-R, but my local vendar has stacks upon stacks of RMA'd Abits, They work in a pinch for me, but as far as quality control, I've never seen anything worse.

"The greatest pleasure in life it doing what other poeple tell you you can't do."
February 16, 2002 7:12:35 PM

i'm not an overclocker either, here my favorites in order:
tyan
supermicro
gigabyte

Windows XP cd makes a great coaster :smile:
February 16, 2002 7:55:59 PM

Mbetea:
"i'm not an overclocker either, here my favorites in order:
tyan
supermicro
gigabyte"

Do you perfer these in this order for performance, quality, or both? I was undert he impression that supermicro was a server board.


"The greatest pleasure in life it doing what other poeple tell you you can't do."
February 16, 2002 9:04:01 PM

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.

Windows XP cd makes a great coaster :smile:
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