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http://www.tomshardware.com/news/asu...oard,5348.html

Based on the above site, i am beginning to waver in purchasing a motherboard. With respect to my earlier post regarding purchasing of a new motherboard, i was guided by fellow overclockers ethusiast on the benefits on ASUS, thus doing my research in it only to stumble upon a sham like this happening. May i know which motherboard manufacturers should i trust at this point of time, for my new motherboard. I am looking at an INTEL based chipset, with DUO & QUAD support, with DDR2 & 3 DIMM. With a Phoenix Bios for ease of overclocking, and the reliability of it's onboard components. Could anyone here enlighten me on this matter greatly appreciate you guys kind gesture thank you.
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Yes, ASUS lied about it's energy efficiency stuff... but that doesn't mean they don't still make the best boards of those 3. Otherwise go with gigabyte. MSI boards are garbage.
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Sorry to brake your knowledge but Asus didnt lied.. it was Gigabyte.. Well they used a mobo supposedly from Asus.. but at the end of the day.. it wasnt.

Asus is very good.. same with Gigabyte.. any of those 2 will make your life happier.
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I've always like Gigabyte because when I was a nooby I thought it was like the motherboards were like 1 gig
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Originally Posted by pifive View Post
Sorry to brake your knowledge but Asus didnt lied.. it was Gigabyte.. Well they used a mobo supposedly from Asus.. but at the end of the day.. it wasnt.

Asus is very good.. same with Gigabyte.. any of those 2 will make your life happier.
They used a GPU that wasn't from Asus to demonstrate what burnt capacitors were. The rest were Asus products.
    
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post #6 of 16
hands down....gigabyte kicks all.....rock on...
post #7 of 16
sed to to asus they test high end o/c,benchmarks but real world the only asus i would buy is the p5b it was and is there best mb,dfi is agood mb if you like all the bios opions,myself go with gigabyte. ga,dfi,asus third.
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post #8 of 16
I've had nothing but good experiences with MSI boards, especially compared to Gigabyte, which have been sub-par on numerous occasions.

MSI make some good boards at a good price.
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post #9 of 16
what about DFI?

I'm about to buy this board from DFI.

From what I've heard concerning the differences between DFI and Gigabyte, apparently the DFI has more BIOS options for overclocking and such...thus allowing for a slightly higher OC.

I've also heard that their quality is a little better than gigabyte.

I have nothing against gigabyte, its just that, unfortunately, half of the reason I went DFI is that it looks like Krusty the Klown picked the gigabyte board's colors (their X48 boards at least).
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post #10 of 16
One big advantage ASUS has over Gigabyte and MSI is their awesome RMA department. I've heard nothing but praise for ASUS from people who had to RMA their boards. The same can't be said for Gigabyte, MSI, or DFI unfortunately.
 
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