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  • Abit

    2 8.00%
  • Albatron

    0 0%
  • Asus

    13 52.00%
  • DFI

    1 4.00%
  • Epox

    0 0%
  • Msi

    3 12.00%
  • Tyan

    0 0%
  • Other(please mention)

    6 24.00%
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  1. #1
    Banned Richard_The_Lionhearted's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    Here, where else?

    Best mainboard manufacturers

    I apologize to the people who posted in my other thread. But I also thank you. Because of you're help I can avoid some rather bad manufacturers. But since we brought up which to avoid let's bring up which not to. I guess IMO the best would have to be Asus. But that differs from board to board. I've only used the TX97-E and it's still working. Feel free to also mention which boards have made that manufacturer in you're opinion the best. Thanks

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    Linux Guru techieMoe's Avatar
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    Aug 2004
    My best experience so far as been with ASUS boards. They're the only ones that everything worked on out of the box in Linux for me (on my AMD64 system that is). A close second would be Gigabyte (only 32-bit boards, but a good experience), followed by MSI (a few little annoyances in 64-bit boards).
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    I've used Asus, Biostar, and Abit boards and I think Abit is the best.

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    Linux User benjamin20's Avatar
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    Oct 2004
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    i think you are missing gigabyte, foxcon and asrock. those were others i thout we could aree had reliability. asus is nice but expensive for something that you could get a little cheaper. and what exactly are you trying to build here. tyan is only for servers. if you want a low cost system then gigabyte, asus and msi will give you a hard time for a low price where as foxconn, albatron, asrock, and epox.

    its not uncommon to have a motherboard last a long time reliably. after all, thats what they are desighntd to do. its those few who cut corners at every chance thqat you want to avoid. again. any teir one company is a hih chance of reliability and power. teir two is still a high chance of reliability but often no overclocking or extensive features. teir three is for dells.
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    ASUS... nothing more need be said!

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    Linux Guru anomie's Avatar
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    Mar 2005
    Voted Asus, but I have little basis for comparison as I have not had much reason to switch. They have always been good to me. If I am opening my wallet I am not going to mess around.

    I have worked on emachines mobos for friends, and they were horrendously bad.

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    Linux User GNU_man's Avatar
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    Apr 2005
    Canada, eh
    Other: Gigabyte

    I like the dual-BIOS feature that comes standard on all models. Also better quality/price ratio than ASUS, but just as overclockable/reliable.
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    My first (and only) Abit died on me, afterwards I only bought Asus mainboards, and a few usb-port problems apart on my current A7N8X-E Deluxe, I'm pretty happy with it... But I don't think I will buy an Abit next time (took it for the overclocking options, but with a Via chipset... newbie back then )
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  10. #9
    I would personally have to say ASUS. I've owned about 3 boards from ASUS and have never had any trouble with either. Very reliable and stable, and they're great overclocking boards, which I can't find the time to mess around with anymore...

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    Linux Guru AlexK's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    ASUS all the way, no other manufacturer can match their quality and reliability. But they can be far dearer than competitiors, and for me this is their only drawback.
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