Whats the best Motherboard?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by zandyrei, May 31, 2006.

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  1. ASUS

    14 vote(s)
    87.5%
  2. MSI

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Gigabyte

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. zandyrei

    zandyrei TinySoft

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    Guys, whats the best motherboard for you?
    somebody offered me:
    • MSI
    • Gigabyte
    • Foxconn
    • Redfox
    is there any brand you need to add? i very tired looking at their Website...
    i know you guys know best....
     
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  3. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    LMAO, not on the list.

    Of the choices It is toss up between MSI and Gigabyte (screw the other two).

    If you are an overclocker MSI usually offers more features.
    If you want rock solid stability and limited overclocking Gigabyte.

    Neither is a bad choice. ASUS is probably better since it offers both.

    Now that I said all that, it only applies if they have the same chipset. Different chipsets offer different features and performance.
     
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  4. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    You should make a poll,
    I have found a lot of people are more apt to vote rather than respond, definately include Asus though, its a fairly main board...
    I can personally recommend Asus as well
     
  5. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I have to suggest ASUS as well. I had a Gigabyte and it died, got a ASUS replacement at half the price and it has like double the features.
     
  6. failurbydesign

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    I like msi and asus, i replaced a mb on a buddys computer and used a MSI, i just liked the preformance side, you can tell, but im not sure what your plans are with the mb, replacment or new build...
     
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  7. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Not sure if its as good as other mbs but my simple asus a8n-e has a really good onboard audio by my standards, it might even be 6.1 (i only use 5.1)
     
  8. zandyrei

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    aw yep.. im talking about new ones... like buys in the market...
     
  9. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    You confused me, What?
     
  10. zandyrei

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    aw sorry.... i mean im talking about new build not replacement...
     
  11. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Ahhh
    I still think a poll would help although im pretty sure there are alot of people here liking Asus.
    What are you planning on having in the machine?
     
  12. ShepsCrook

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    I have to say, for out of the box performance and features, ASUS is one of my top choices. But for overclocking, I've found that MSI and DFI perform the best. For rock solid stability, Tyan and Gigabyte usually rank high. For inexpensive feature does the job board, PC-Chips does very well. So I personally feel it's a very tough choice. It all depends on what you are doing with it.

    You're forgetting some other major players:

    MSI
    DFI
    ABIT
    TYAN
    Biostar
    EPox
    ASRock
    Intel

    Not to mention some of the other less known brands like:

    EVGA
    Sapphire
    Albatron
    Mach Speed
    PCChips
    Soltek
    Foxconn
    ECS
    AOpen
     
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  13. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    I am no fanboy - had ASUS and MSI - considered buying Gigabyte too... so all three for me, not voting because they are all good in different ways and as I see it it is purely down to individual needs (post models and I'd vote though!)
     
  14. LordOfLA

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    gigabyte boards are stubborn - I hd one run a server for a year with a cracked mosfet :) just wouldnt die unless it got a bit warm :p
     
  15. Vanquished

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    So are you for or against gigabyte?
     
  16. LordOfLA

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    against largely :)
     
  17. Vanquished

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    Figured...
     
  18. Lawman82

    Lawman82 I see bad people

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    Gentleman, I have use both MSI, and currently using a gigabyteGA-k8ns, it has been a very stable MB, I myself started with MSI boards and one burn up on me. MB are alot like beer, you have to take a taste before you the one you like. And Vanquished I do like Gigabyte's style.
     
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  20. zandyrei

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    guys.. can you say some disadvantages of MSI boards vs ASUS and Gigabyte?