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are intek mobos really that bad?

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I want to.get a DX79SR but first are they crappy boards?
post #2 of 8
They're not the end of the world but I would't buy one.
post #3 of 8


This is what Cinebench and CPU-Z think about my Intel DX79SI with the i7 3930K

Decide for yourself if they're any good or not.
It OC the 3.2 to 4.2 with about 3 mouse clicks and runs at 48c under full load.
And that's using a 30 dollar CPU cooler, not liquid cooled.
post #4 of 8
I'm planning on buying the new Z87 mobo they have for sale on newegg. How do I know if that's a good board either? I've read reviews and they're saying its a great board with thunderbolt ports and such.

How does it stack compared to the other popular brands?
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Mac'd OUT
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Clean as fuh
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Perfect little case! (Especially for a mackintosh)
Silverstone Tek Aluminum Mini ITX 140mm FanX1 USB3.0x2 3.5-Inchx1 and 2.5-Inchx2 Drive Bays Tower Computer Case FT03S-MINI - Silver
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI EVGA GTX 650 Ti Boost SC Corsair VENGEANCE 16gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Solid-3 480Gb SSD Seagate 3TB 7200RPM HDD Silverstone Slim 8X DVDR SST-SOD02 Zalman LQ-310 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
OSx 10.8.3 Mountain Lion Apple Cinema Display 24" Apple Numeric Keyboard Silverstone 450W 80+ Gold Modular 
CaseMouseAudio
Silverstone FT03 Mini Apple Magic Mouce M-Audio Bx8 D2 Studio Monitors 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Gigabyte GA-27XOC AMD Performance 8gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston 240gb SSD Hitachi 150gb HDD (OLD) LG Super Multi Drive Corsair H55 
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Corsair H55 Windows 8.1 LG 23" IPS NZXT Hale82 v2 700w 
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post #5 of 8
Poor power components on the boards. I pushed one Intel board so far it caught on fire. It was one of the P67 boards so its been a while back.
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Poor power components on the boards. I pushed one Intel board so far it caught on fire. It was one of the P67 boards so its been a while back.
To be fair, by ASUS board caught fire without any overclocking. I don't think that the Intel boards are terrible. I have used them for many years on customer computers and have not experienced any trouble. I do agree that you can probably push an Intel board too far.
post #7 of 8
RMA from start to finish was 5 days. They gave me a new board and CPU with no questions asked.
post #8 of 8
They aren't bad. They just on average tend to cost a pretty penny more than similar offerings. And they aren't the greatest for overclocking super high, although they are more than enough for the average user. And their BIOS doesn't suck.
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