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who makes the best motherboard right now? the best one Ive ever had was a Biostar T-force though it was for a 754, it was by fay the most friendly motherboard ive owned or used EVER. im looking at rebuilding my computer in the near future with either a 939 or AM2 (undecided as of yet.) money not being a problem, what is the best out there? i dont plan on running more then 2 gigs of memory. I like to play a lot of games but SLI is not a must.
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post #2 of 14
i think Asus does
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post #3 of 14
Intel, nVidia, or ATI/AMD chipset preference? I would have to say DFI makes the best boards. Asus boards have been slipping recently IMO.
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post #4 of 14
if your gonna run 939 then you cant get better than dfi the bios option that mobo gives you is better than any other board i have used
post #5 of 14
If you are a really good bios tweaker then DFI may be for you...If you want a good board that has an easily managed bios and still oc's well then ASUS...I love my premium board it is simple but yet yields a nice overclock...
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post #6 of 14
If your building the PC "in the future" you will be forced to go AM2, as AMD are ceasing to produce socket 939's sometime early '07.

For 939's though, the DFI Lanparty nForce4 Ultra excels in all categories!
    
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post #7 of 14
Tough call which is best considering your considering either 939 or AM2.
939, DFI Expert for the most extensive BIOS options.
AM2, so many varations and I've yet to see a 600 series chipset yet available in a retail MB (comming soon)... in the 500 series the 590 offers the best of that series.
    
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post #8 of 14
ASUS and/or DFI 4TW

They are the best hands down
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post #9 of 14
Going back years and years, Asus has been the King.
Lot more options now days, but Asus still tends to deliver a great board, and always through in a little something extra for the rpice.

There are better niche boards.. i.e. Overclocking boards, SLI boards.. but for a good, stable, reliable Mobo, Asus is King. Keep in mind, most of us here are in that 1% area, for the others that just need a good stable board.. Asus fits the bil
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post #10 of 14
MSI is a really good motherboard. i never had any problems with mine until i pumed 1.8v into the northbridge.
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