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post #31 of 140
I've only had one board fail and it was Gigabyte in the end though Asus and Gigabyte are the only normal boards I'd buy.
 
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post #32 of 140
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Originally Posted by adridu59 View Post

What's wrong with Driver MOSFETs? Pretty much everyone uses that as of now, except ASRock/MSI cheaping out with D-PAK on low-end models and Gigabyte that uses single-package IR VRMs on their current high-end motherboards.

Artikbot laid it out pretty well so I won't go into that part.

The DrMoS that MSI was using on Z77 is also analog not digital, so you can't set the Vcore using offset.

Lots of boards on Z77 have LFPAKS which have a high and low side mosfet and can be digital or analog.
Edited by DoktorCreepy - 5/22/13 at 3:35am
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post #33 of 140
here's hoping my gigabyte lasts and I resist the urge to grab a msi z77+3770k from a local before its gone
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post #34 of 140
Anecdotally this doesn't surprise me. I've had a GIgabyte board that lasted six years, was prior using a great-performing X58 GB Board and am currently on an amazing G.1 Assassin (bought as an upgrade), conversely I've went through a terrible EVGAs, an ABIT (years and years ago) and several ASUS boards. Anecdotal sure, but I don't think I'd ever buy a non-GB board in future builds. GB has always been the most stable for me.
    
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post #35 of 140
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

International Rectifier's driver MOSFETs aren't the same stuff that MSI used on their DrMOS-labeled motherboards.

Well, I didn't say otherwise.
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Originally Posted by DoktorCreepy View Post

MSI should get better now with the better hardware on their Z87 lineup as there is no DrMoS on their Mpower Max and Xpower from what we've seen so far.

I probably derped since not everyone uses those but there's still nothing wrong with Driver MOSFETs themselves, you're just questioning MSI's specific design, so the critic cannot be applied to all Driver MOSFETs (DrMOS) designs.
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post #36 of 140
When are the rabid EVGA fanboyz gonna chime in?
I guess not enough of those boards sold to even score.
BTW, what is EVGA's problem with mobo's?
If they were as good as their videocards the majority of us would probably be using them.
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post #37 of 140
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Originally Posted by VindalooJim View Post

I will only buy Gigabyte or ASUS motherboards.

That's right thumb.gif ...Gigabyte before ASUS whistle.gif ...and yes, these are the only mobos I would buy thumbsupsmiley.png
post #38 of 140
Bring back DFI and they'd have the lowest rate of all of them wink.gif

big ups Gigabyte, ive owned a ton of boards over the years and they have always worked well smile.gif
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post #39 of 140
These numbers mean nothing without knowing what the problem was.

I would love to know the number of RMA's that were related to BIOS flashing (everyone with an Asus, AsRock or MSI board will have to flash a modified UEFI BIOS for power management support in OS X).
post #40 of 140
Good for Gigabyte smile.gif

I just recently found out I'm a GB fanboy. I've owned the following from them:
  • EP45-UD3R
  • EX58-UD4P
  • X58A-UD9
  • X58A-OC
  • H55N-USB3
  • Z77X-UD4H
  • Z77X-UP7
  • A75-UD4H
  • 990FXA-UD3
  • 990FXA-UD7

The only RMA's that I've had with them were on the EX58-UD4P board and it arrived with bent pins... could have been Newegg's fault. I also killed my first OC board but that was my fault (I think). I told them what happened and they still RMA'd it for me smile.gif

For MSI, I've only owned the Z77A-GD65. While I liked how the BIOS was organized and how well it worked, it did decide to give one of my 3770K's 2.2V randomly. A few of the phases went up in flames and it killed them chip also.

With Asus I've owned a Rampage III Extreme and a Maximus IV Gene Z. While the RIIIE was an incredible overclocker, it had many intermittent issues (had to put additional pressure on CPU Heatsink to get it to boot sometimes, sometimes it would boot without sound, etc.). I ended up RMA'ing it and selling the replacement for my X58A-OC.

I've only owned one ASRock board too, the Z77 OC Formula. I liked it for the month or so that I had it but sold it in favor of my UP7.

With almost all good experiences with Gigabyte, you better believe I'll be leaning towards them on Z87.
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