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post #11 of 37
All I have ever owned is Asus and everyday I get more and more worried based on what I read from reviews and user feedback. Their quality seems to be really sliding and their customer support is abismal.

While I can't vouche for DFI's customer support their gear seems to be very well made.
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post #12 of 37
DFI for AMD, and ASUS for intel

thats how i do it... But Asus Service sucks compared to DFI well not really sucky but not as good you know what i mean.
post #13 of 37
I own all Asus boards (P5W DH Deluxe, P5N-E SLI, and a slew of ones I have retired).

I Love Asus, but can attest, as I have been using them for several years, that QC is on the decline. I recently had to RMA my P5W after less than a year. The boards are awesome - when they work. Plus, there is terrible Vdroop on Asus boards, something you may not see w/ DFI.

My next upgrade in about a month will be to a DFI board. from what I have read, they are excellent in build quality, and if you really know what you're doing (or at least willing to learn), they OC like monsters.

I am getting this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136042

As for 4GHz on an E8400 - either board will do it. You will want to focus on the build quality - for instance, DFI uses a lot more solid caps on their boards, as well as better quality PCB. They also have (IMO) better overall board layout.

While my experience is with Asus, so I cannot attest personally to the performance of the DFI products, I have done enough research on the topic to make me a convert.

Go with DFI, I doubt you'll be dissapointed. (2nd choice would be Gigabyte, Asus is now in 3rd in my book, lol)
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post #14 of 37
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Originally Posted by Xx573v3xX_Z28 View Post
DFI for AMD, and ASUS for intel

thats how i do it... But Asus Service sucks compared to DFI well not really sucky but not as good you know what i mean.
Even though the Dark P35 is pretty much the undisputed bang for the buck champion board... Well, some people like the Abit and the Gigabyte, but still, they know they would rather have the Dark, lol.
    
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post #15 of 37
No doubt about it. DFI. One you try one, you'll never go to another motherboard.
So much power and control.....

The motherboard that Xeon is going to purchase is a monster....but if you have the cash buy this:

DFI X48
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Dfi.
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post #17 of 37
I was asking myself the same question (brand wise anyway) and I made the same decision - DFI.

It's coming in today.
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post #18 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexgheseger View Post
A DFI rep could chase me down, kick me in the nuts, and then question my parentage, and i would still reccommend DFI over Asus.
Hell, the DFI guy could kneecap me and I'd still choose them.


DFI makes better boards, have better BIOS options, and treat you better as a customer.
post #19 of 37
I've never used DFI, but I can say that asus is using poorer quality components.
post #20 of 37
Well there you have it DFI... I just bought my first and I like it a lot. The BIOS is very complicated but once I figure it out then I will ultimate control.
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