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View Poll Results: Preffered Make? In Alphabetical order
Abit 7 18.92%
Asus 4 10.81%
BFG 0 0%
DFI 11 29.73%
EPoX 11 29.73%
Gigabyte 2 5.41%
MSI 2 5.41%
Sapphire 0 0%
Other? 0 0%
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Old 1st March, 2006, 01:11 PM
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AMD Motherboard Manufacturer of Choice Poll

Doing a bit of research for a mate, and thought of no place better than AOA to conduct it Basically after peoples preffered choice of motherboard so he knows which are worth getting in etc, Im doing this seperately in AMD and Intel. So please people post your votes
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I'm going right off the bat with DFI. Yes, my longest lasting board has been Epox, but the most features and overclocking options I've had to date have been with my NF4U-D.

2nd - Epox
3rd - tie between Abit and Asus
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A bit of a hard one - there are a few choices for different situations.

1. Overclocking, no price limit - DFI
2. Stability, no price limit - Tyan
3. Stability + overclocking - EPOX
4. Budget - Biostar or Chaintech
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A bit of a hard one - there are a few choices for different situations.

1. Overclocking, no price limit - DFI
2. Stability, no price limit - Tyan
3. Stability + overclocking - EPOX
4. Budget - Biostar or Chaintech
Thats very true but were just wanting an Idea of what YOU WOULD buy thanks for the responses already though
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What I would buy - well that would be Epox. If I could get one.
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Id buy DFI... I think its because i have one... AND it provides many options, even when you dont know how to use them! Its just the fact of having them that satisfies me IMHO.
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I would buy a DFi for the fact that it's better and has more things, epox also has few USB ports. DFI gives more options and when I OC for a customer I have to make a reasonable limit (FSB of 1000).
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I would buy a DFi for the fact that it's better and has more things, epox also has few USB ports. DFI gives more options and when I OC for a customer I have to make a reasonable limit (FSB of 1000).
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Indeed, My thoughts exactly
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Atleast I know I'm not the only one.
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I don't understand either. You have a company and your 15? And what's the other bit about fsb?
Elaborate?
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For overclocking - DFI
For stability - ASUS
For all otehr reasons: any
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Jetaway make the best boards for shaving. Always a nice sharp edge on them, and far more reliable than most boards for that particular purpose.

After all, plastic capacitors don't rust.
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I have been using DFI for some time now. Loads of features and tech support is quite good. When I upgrade to 64 it will probable be DFI again....
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@ Madcat

*Time for another *

Hmm. I'm going to modify my previous statement:

My current favorite board based for AMD would be DFI.

My all time favorite for reasons of stability and longetivity would with out a doubt be my old Epox MVP3G2(super 7 baby!!), had that back in late 99, its in my attic, or basement....or garage maybe . Its around here somewhere in this Black hole, but I'm sure I could still boot up on it too. The best part, I'd have to stab the thing (multiple times) with a soldering iron to kill it. *Much love to Epox for that board*

*I"m torn between the two!!
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I don't understand either. You have a company and your 15? And what's the other bit about fsb?
Elaborate?
Not a company but I'm moving to ebay soon.
Any way about the OC thing I meant that the way to OC a processor completly stable is simply to lower the HT multi by one and then ajust the FSB so the HT is exacly at 1000 while it doesn't give you a great OC it works perfectly. Also you can go much higher on DFI boards since they have half multis. 3.5,2.5,1.5.
ANyway I just feel when I sell a computer people are more happy with thier DFI boards then an epox.
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ANyway I just feel when I sell a computer people are more happy with thier DFI boards then an epox.
No offense dude, but in basic operation, you wouldn't tell the difference, only those with a more advanced understanding of computers would note any difference between the two, and anyone with that knowledge wouldn't need some to build them a PC
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Originally Posted by madcatmk3
ANyway I just feel when I sell a computer people are more happy with thier DFI boards then an epox.

Originally Posted by Pitch
No offense dude, but in basic operation, you wouldn't tell the difference, only those with a more advanced understanding of computers would note any difference between the two, and anyone with that knowledge wouldn't need some to build them a PC


True, unless the DFI board is clocked much higher, and I mean allot, the average user would never notice. I have built probable 100 computers in the last 6 years and with common chipsets one board does not greatly outperform another at equally clocked CPU's. Again not something the common user would notice.

It all comes down to stability and features......And sometimes the combination of the right board-cpu-mem-and psu combo......
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@ Madcat.

Ignore what they're saying. They think they're so smart just cuz they're not teenagers.

@ everyone else.

I'm just kidding =D

In all seriousness, though, DFI are the way to go. I used to have an ASUS until not too long ago, and it used to gimme so many problems. DFI have neat little features on them, and o/cing on them is a beauty.
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I was not trying to be a smartie just share some experience...I apologize if I came off that way.

Believe me, I still ask many questions. That is what this site is all about...

I second that DFI is the way to go...once you get a feel for the board and it's vast tweaking options you can push a CPU till it bleeds....Good luck...
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