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post #21 of 49
They have been some of the most reliable boards I have ever worked with, bar none.
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post #22 of 49
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Originally Posted by Jayjr1105 View Post

Does this mean they will halt all desktop chipsets and whatnot also??? Third party proprietary boards inc?
No. They will continue to develop and support chipsets, but will stop producing their own motherboards after Haswell.
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post #23 of 49
I have never owned an intel board or proc, but I did buy an Intel DX58SO from Fry's for $5 a few weeks ago.

I just want to put one together to see how they are. Only problem....can't find a cheap processor for it. They've been discontinued and Fry's ony has 1 line for $320.

I guess E-bay here I come.
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post #24 of 49
HAHAHAHAHA! Intel's motherboards are a sad joke.
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post #25 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jayjr1105 View Post

Does this mean they will halt all desktop chipsets and whatnot also??? Third party proprietary boards inc?
If they did, how would they sell any more CPUs if no one produced a motherboard for them? tongue.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil~ View Post

They have been some of the most reliable boards I have ever worked with, bar none.
Yup, intel really certifies them.
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post #26 of 49
I ONLY use Intel boards for customer builds due to reliability.

I've yet to have one fail and they truly are superb. For OCing/Gaming and flashy board obviously it's not their market.

They don't even have heatsinks on VRMs or anything..... At least the sub $150.0 boards
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post #27 of 49
Fine with me, as long as third party manufacturers will continue to develop Intel boards I'm happy.
    
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post #28 of 49
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Originally Posted by MGX1016 View Post

I ONLY use Intel boards for customer builds due to reliability.

I've yet to have one fail and they truly are superb. For OCing/Gaming and flashy board obviously it's not their market.

They don't even have heatsinks on VRMs or anything..... At least the sub $150.0 boards

Some of their server boards are outstanding and pretty high end.
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post #29 of 49
I can't help but feel that the majority of the people speaking negatively of Intel boards have never personally used their better boards. Rock solid stability and a great bios/UEFI. Of course the functionality, ports, USBs, ports, etc# were always on the light end but for what they were targeted at they are usually great boards.
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post #30 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by frankth3frizz View Post

I HATE THEIR BOARDS. Like their budget boards are more like CHEAP A** BOARDS, they would take out the PCI-E slot and give you like ONE Sata slot. lol. I get that I'm paying $50 but sheesh.

I must have been living under a rock for the past 12 years.... Intel boards are extremely overpriced for what they offer.

Actually, they are just overpriced in general.
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