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It all comes down to Mobo mfgs. If they keep making half-assed AMD boards, I'll be moving on to Intel, sad to say.
I don't really feel like my Crosshair IV is a half-assed board....
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I don't really feel like my Crosshair IV is a half-assed board....
The only half assed boards are the boards where someone thinks they can get a solid OC'er board for $60. You(specifically aimed at nobody) won't even be able to get that from an Intel system. And everybody makes a bad board once in awhile.

Ask lawrenceldw about his Intel board that he got from Asus. He had to RMA it several times and I don't think that they ever got it right. One of the boards they sent him had a significant bend in it. Like someone had tried to pull it out of their case without getting all the MoBo screws out. I don't care who the company is these days, you'll find that in Intel and AMD hardware. Why take your frustrations out on the people that didn't do anything to you. The CPU worked perfectly fine before it got mounted to a crap board.

"But I'ma take my business to Intel..."

Just gotta love some people's attitudes about hardware.

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The only half assed boards are the boards where someone thinks they can get a solid OC'er board for $60. You(specifically aimed at nobody) won't even be able to get that from an Intel system.
That's funny, because it's usually those crappy 60-70 dollar boards people hold up and say "look, is much cheaper than evil Intel!"
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That's funny, because it's usually those crappy 60-70 dollar boards people hold up and say "look, is much cheaper than evil Intel!"
No no now don't get this thread devolving into flame.

It's every facet. Guys that don't have a lot to spend on the Board will often buy cheaper Intel boards so they can get a solid Intel CPU and then they wonder why that Intel CPU isn't OC'ing to it's potential. There are plenty of dead threads here that attest to that. "What am I doing wrong..." type of threads where guys went out and bought a $500 CPU and went out and dropped it on an $80 MoBo(or near abouts) and then wonders why they can't get anything out of it.

The board just isn't built to handle it. I was taught a long time ago not to skimp. I tried to skimp with my Keyboard and PSU purchase and it bit me in the ass. At least I got paid for my troubles but with a lot of aggravation in the Rebate and RMA process along the way. If you can't afford it then it's best to save up and make the purchase when you can afford it. Do a lot of reading and keeping up with the tech mags and then make an informed purchase. I've built systems for others, but this was my first top to bottom build with 100% new parts. Nothing was used. An I'm as broke as one can possibly get without living on the streets. I suffer for my art. lol

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Agreed, I too have made similar mistakes. Bought cheaper PSU's in the past now only to have them fail.

Sometimes it's best to just get the best you can even if you have to wait for the extra funds.
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