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Whats your take on Intel motherboards?

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For a computer that will NOT be overclocked, what do you think of Intel motherboards? Most customs I have seen that use Intel chips use Intel motherboards, and I know some people feel that Intel chips work "best" in Intel boards. So whats your take?
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Intel's chipsets are undoubtedly second to none. Overclocking or not.
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I guess an Intel Board would be good for a non-overclocked rig. Never used one but you really don't have to do anything to it to get it to run good.
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The Intel boards are the best. Top of the line.
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I've always like to overclock but once I decided I wasn't going to do it anymore and end up getting two Intel boards: D875PBZLK and D865PERLK both were absolutely stable and reliable and never had a single problem......except I couldn't help it anymore an ended up again with an ABIT and ASUS for overclocking, nonetheless they've been as good as the Intel ones.

If I were to build a non-OC system, I'd definitely consider an Intel board again.
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What about boot times for Intel boards? I must say, I really hate how long my ASUS takes to run through the BIOS (it takes longer then Windows does to boot!).
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I'm not sure if you would notice the difference between 1-to-3 seconds but I felt both of my Intel boards booted just like that which I couldn't notice it from the ASUS and ABIT.

If you decide to diasble the logo then you'd get the regular POST screen, the more stuff you have in your system the longer it will take to pass through the whole POST process.
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What about boot times for Intel boards? I must say, I really hate how long my ASUS takes to run through the BIOS (it takes longer then Windows does to boot!).
I had a Intel D945GTP for a short period of time, I didn't really notice any differences, maybe a tad longer to post, but nothing major. Their bios are kinda funky in my opinion, but they're quality boards. I've even heard some of the newer boards also have some mild OC'ing ability through a utility they include.

One thing i liked was their fan managment utility. It was by FAR the best of any mobo i've used. My pc was dead silent with that board.
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post #9 of 12
Intel Chipsets are very good. Sadly, Intel boards are neither as good or as stable as some would like to make out. ASUS boards are more stable and less quirky in my opinion. If you don't like the boot time of the ASUS then be prepared for a much longer Intel boot.

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I have a Intel D925XECV2, which I used for quite some time. I believe it is very good, highly stable, and a fast boot time. It is great for a first time builder. The overclocking features are getting better.

BTW, I am selling my D925XECV2 (925XE, 775, PCIe, 4x DDR2)
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