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Just a general curiosity, but does anyone know the status of this company? I checked into it a little while, but I couldn't come up with anything and they haven't made anything new in a year or so. I know their often late to the party, but they haven't even announced so much as an LGA1155 board. In any case, I am planning a Bulldozer or Llano build, depending on whichever better suits my needs, and it would be nice to pair a nice DFI with a fine CPU.
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They don't make LP boards anymore. Last year I think or the year before they quit the game. Sad day in mobo history.
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DFI is done with the consumer segment. That means no more Lanparty and such. I just RMA'ed a board last month, Itox (a subsidiary of DFI) still handles RMAs and is based in New Jersey. They sent my board to Taiwan to fix and it's been over a month now, so we'll see what happens. The guy at Itox was very friendly. Also, Oskar Wu still works there so that's good news. I hope one day DFI returns to making motherboards, they're #1 in my book.

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That is a shame! My introduction to them was with the 939 DFI Lanparty UT NF4-Ultra D, which got my X2 4400+ to 2.7ghz (from 2.2). Since then I have always looked to them first. Oh well, at least that answers my question.
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I feel your pain.

After loosing trust in MSI i had in mind to go for DFI.But surpize ,in my country there is no more a importer for DFI and they seem to have stopped making boards for consumer segment.

I also don t understand what happened to the motherboard industry in the last years ,as practically there are milions of boards to be sold each year.
In the begining of 2000 we could see : Albatron ,Aopen ,Abit ,Epox ,Jetway ,Leadtek and so many more brands than the Asus ,Gigabyte,ECS and MSI.
Now we are looking at few major brands and quality is not great.
   
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I still have 2 machines using DFI boards, I just posted a pic of one of them in this thread http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...l#post12773930that is sad news indeed.
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I sold a DFI Venus about a year ago, kinda wish I hadn't.

Hell, I could have framed it lol.
    
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Originally Posted by cokker View Post
I sold a DFI Venus about a year ago, kinda wish I hadn't.

Hell, I could have framed it lol.
Damn, I was strapped for cash when the Venus came around, I really wanted to buy one even though I had no need for it as the Ultra-D was just fine for me.

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Originally Posted by Dromihetes View Post
I feel your pain.

After loosing trust in MSI i had in mind to go for DFI.But surpize ,in my country there is no more a importer for DFI and they seem to have stopped making boards for consumer segment.
There might still be hope for MSI... Their 890FXA-GD65 looks pretty nice (8+2 Phase, nice layout), as does the upcoming Big Bang Conqueror 990FX, I don't know what the power phase on the ladder is, however.
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I miss my X48-T2RS. Best looking board I've ever owned! Not the best overclocker though...

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