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IDK if it is just me, but my new DFI seems to be, well, kinda cheap. It doesn't seem as well made as my past mobo's. The I/O panel is plain. The SATA ports don't like SATA II cables, seems like you have to force the clip into the socket. The PCI and RAM slots flex when picking up the board. The capacitors and such on the board itself are crooked.


Now, none of these are big deals and, as long as the board OC's well, who cares. Also, it may just be my expectations. I mean, it is only $150. Maybe I was just expecting more. Just thought I would share my first opinion. Other than that, I like the layout and the colors of this board. I love the CMOS jumper in the back. I can't wait untll my new card comes!!!!
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You're comparing it to an ECS motherboard?

Why not take a picture for us to see.
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You're comparing it to an ECS motherboard?

Why not take a picture for us to see.

ummm, that is just my current rig. (last mobo is being RMA'd) I have had Gigabytes and MSIs in the past. As far as pic's, I will, but won't be until tomorrow. I don't own a camera and need to borrow it from work.
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isnt it odd that it was "only" 150 bones. i know prices go up as technoliogy increases, but mobos prices have really gotten out of hand over the past couple of years. of course, look at what we pay for vid cards now
    
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imo most mobo's are getting cheaper and cheaper.. personally i thought the dfi was one of the best built of the current ones i have had my hands on..
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isnt it odd that it was "only" 150 bones. i know prices go up as technoliogy increases, but mobos prices have really gotten out of hand over the past couple of years. of course, look at what we pay for vid cards now
I've been paying $150 for midrange boards for about 10-15 years. If you ask me, the $150 board today costs less than the $150 board 10 years ago. Same for video cards...top end cards have been at the $400-600 range for nearly 10 years.
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that leaves nothing for your cpu does it,o ram has really gone down.
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What DFI board is it?
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What DFI board is it?
Lanparty T2RS P35 DK

It has a good rep so far. As long as it works, I don't really care, lol.
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