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IMHO a good mobo should:

a)be the interface through which all your components connect.

b)allow you the freedom to manage the function of those components fully without regard for safety oo the well-being of small children.

That's IT!!

(ASUS is prolly the best mobo company though hands down)
Best motherboards? DFI. Asus might have better service, though.
post #22 of 34
I think DFIs are just plain too hard to get working. Sure, they are full of options, but a lot fo those options don't make the mobo work right out of the box.
    
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Intel makes the best boards, no doubt.
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Intel makes the best boards, no doubt.
Too bad they don't make any for AMD, and most C2D boards (except for the higher-end Bad Axe boards) lack features.
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just read a few of the ASUS "hate" posts, and all I can do is shake my head. In my experience, ASUS quality is night and day compared to most other manufacturers. That's my expereince anyway, so don't blast a bunch of reviews or benches at me please. I love ya ASUS, I'll be coming back as soon as I can!
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I think DFIs are just plain too hard to get working. Sure, they are full of options, but a lot fo those options don't make the mobo work right out of the box.
My Ultra D was flawless out of the box. >.>
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And my Ultra-D was the only experience I have, lol. Apparently it's just really picky with RAM and PSUs, and my RAM it happened to not like.

I know a lot of people had great luck with DFI, it just seems, dare I say... a bit too hardcore for most...
    
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post #28 of 34
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My Ultra D was flawless out of the box. >.>
Same here :\\


Also, I think I remember seeing Asus talking about this board a while ago, they have both a WC chipset edition and a standard aircooled chipset edition as well.

Too bad the "ROG" label adds like $100 to the pricetag..
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post #29 of 34
Yeah they are way over priced. Just get the vanilla version and youll be set. Heck it will be cheaper to water cool the NB on your own if you want.

DFI use to make really great boards but and they are making a comeback. My dfi 965-s was the easiest p965 chipset board that I have ever gotten to reach 540fsb. Actually the highest I ahve ever gotten one of those boards to reach and I think it was limited by my cpu.

Abit makes some really high quality boards but there service sucks. The only good thing is you can order coolers and bios chips pre programmed straight from them for your specific board.

Asus is usually pretty good and I use to run just asus when they were the highest quality most dependible things you could buy. I cant say that any more though.

Oh and the dfi I must add as allways is picky with psu's and ram. Allways has been and I assume allways will be.
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Wait...DDR3 is 1066? MY Reapers are 1066...so will it be compatible?
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