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just thought I'd ask
is DFI any good?
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Depending on the mobo, DFI can be very, very good.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HobieCat;13531983 
Depending on the mobo, DFI can be very, very good.

what ones are we/you to stay away from
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They're not in business anymore in the Retail Mobo biz.

They had good P45, P35, and decent X58 and X38/48 boards. Shoddy warranty/tech support, but good quality designs.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo;13531996 
what ones are we/you to stay away from

Just like all motherboard companies, they have high-end and low-end boards, and a lot of their high-end boards are some of the best overclocking boards out there for 775.
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Originally Posted by Rpg2;13532023 
They're not in business anymore in the Retail Mobo biz.

They had good P45, P35, and decent X58 and X38/48 boards. Shoddy warranty/tech support, but good quality designs.

I see 1156 and 1366 mobo's on there site
wiki say there still in business and they still have new mobo's
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Originally Posted by HobieCat;13532031 
Just like all motherboard companies, they have high-end and low-end boards, and a lot of their high-end boards are some of the best overclocking boards out there for 775.

well of course

so most of them are good or grate
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DFI is pretty godly for 775 and AMD stuff wink.gif

my X48 is a champ.

they are also known for the most complicated BIOSes known to man, with every setting imaginable.

good luck finding a cheap one these days though
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I love my board. It has it's quirks here and there, but one of the best you can get. I highly recommend their boards. Be ready to trouble shoot some stuff though, not nearly as solid as Gigabyte boards, but it's an overclocker's dream. Any of their high end boards are great.
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DFI has always been an overclocking brand and I personally think they're very good. I've never had a DFI board die on me yet and they do OC a lot better than the usual lot like Abit, Asrock, Biostar, ECS, MSI and the Intel reference boards. They have been know to be equal to Gigabyte and Asus for some specific boards so I would definitely recommend them.

Do remember that each brand does have the low end, mid end and high end boards that they sell so make sure to get either the UT series or their DK (mid end) series, which is good as well.

Lastly, they do tend to have funky colors like green and black or orange and black for their board colors so if you like that go for it!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wumpus;13532035 
DFI is pretty godly for 775 and AMD stuff wink.gif

my X48 is a champ.

they are also known for the most complicated BIOSes known to man, with every setting imaginable.

good luck finding a cheap one these days though

Yeah, it's confusing as hell. More than I know what to do with or shake a stick at, especially the memory timings. Oh jeez...... definitely not for beginners, though beginners could manage on one, messing with just the basic settings.

They had 1366 boards out, hence X58, but S1156 (P55) maybe, but there aren't any 1155 boards. I don't know much about their P55 boards, but they went out of business because of not being as big as ASUS, MSI, or Gigabyte.
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