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Old 16th June 2006, 19:00   #1
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OK, I'm planning to wait for the Core Duos to appear on the market before renewing my computer setup.

But the biggest problem is the choice of brands.

For some reasons, there are following brands I'd liek to avoid:
DFI, Abit, Epox, MSI, Chaintech...

On the other hand, I seem to prefer brands like Asus, Gigabyte, Sapphire...

Anyways, I don't know many brands (all I got were MSI, Abit and Asus), and some people are screaming like they saw the devil when I mention Gigabyte for example, but they can't tell me why it ain't a good choice

So, can [M] help me out with that problem?
 
Old 16th June 2006, 19:02   #2
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why is MSI, DFI, Abit, Epox or Chaintech a bad choice?
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Old 16th June 2006, 19:19   #3
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yeah you were right jmke
why is MSI, DFI, Abit, Epox or Chaintech a bad choice?
jmke i need you with my geforce 6200
 
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I've lost soem trust in Abit, MSI has never met my demands on quality basis, have heard too many horror stories about DFIs and Epox mobos don't seem as innovative as Asus and Gigabyte (multiple BIOS recovery, more than 4 stages for the power, etc.).
 
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latest Epox has multiple BIOS, MSI uses high quality parts, Abit is far from bad, DFI is excellent for overclocking
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Old 16th June 2006, 19:29   #6
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but what's wrong with Gigabyte or Asus?

 
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nothing... why would it? in the end the all pretty much follow same reference designs
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Old 16th June 2006, 19:37   #8
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the conclusion is choose mobo that specify your need
 
Old 16th June 2006, 20:10   #9
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Well, they pretty much have the same expansions, etc.

There must be some difference on quality level, no?
 
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jmke this guy is talking about QUALITY
in my opinions MSI,ASUS and GIGABYTE is top of QUALITY how about you jmke
 
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