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Motherboards:Which brands DONT you like? (PART 1)

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Which motherboard brands DONT you like?

  1. Abit USA

    25.0%
  2. Albatron USA

    25.0%
  3. Aopen

    25.0%
  4. Asrock

    12.5%
  5. Asus

    12.5%
  6. Biostar

    25.0%
  7. Cooler Master

    12.5%
  8. DFI

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. ECS

    50.0%
  10. Epox

    50.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
By korrupt
Sep 7, 2006
  1. Hey again. This thread is to establish which motherboard brands people have problems with or dont like for any reason. All you have to is submit your vote (please keep in mind that you may choose multiple votes) but it would be appreciated if you could provide a reason for disliking that brand.

    I have also made a poll on motherboard brands that you DO like. Please take the time to vote on those too: Which motherboard brands do you like? (PART 1), PART 2 and PART 3

    Also please take the time to vote on Which motherboard brands you dont like: PART 2 and PART 3
    .

    Regards,

    Korrupt
     
  2. Mugsy

    Mugsy TS Guru Posts: 361   +9

    Actually, I've found them all to be reasonably reliable. Only bad boards I've ever gotten have been from bad dealers, not bad manufactuers.
     
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Hey Sharkfood, why don't you like Biostar mobos?

    I have two in my house, and both are excellent performers, especially my 6100-939 :)
     
  4. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373

    Have to Agree

    Biostar hasnt been around all that long but they still make a great product, my first real rig had a biostar mobo. Used to be that what they lacked in performance they made up in stability, they were rock solid. Today they seem to keep the rock solid stabiltiy along with decent performance.

    They are a good budget minded board with nice features, stability and performance.
     
  5. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    If you've got two good Biostar's, it's because schmuck's like me have already fished out all the DOA units from the shelf prior lol.

    Seriously, Biostars are GREAT if they work, but my local OEM had to stop stocking them due to their incredibly high RMA rate/DOA count. But if you get the luck ones, they are solid.. just really not worth all the time I've had to consume to get 1:5 solid rate (given Intel based systems, NOT AMD).

    I also voted against Epox as I've found they are okay if you plan to run them "stripped", but if you run them with all the bells and whistles (devices used), they are hardly ever stable or trouble-free to configure/install.
     
  6. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 716

    Thanks you for your replies. I think Biostar can be classed as an average brand then.

    Regards,

    Korrupt
     
  7. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373

    Nothing is really bad....

    When it comes to motherboards, with some exceptions you get what you pay for. Certain manufactures target differnt crowds. If you see a ECS motherboard with the same pound for pound features of a ASUS board your probably gonna notice the ECS cost a lot less. Cheaper boards usually mean sloppier manufacturing process, crapier componants such as capacitors and other onboard componants that make a huge difference in perfomance, stability and longevity.
     
  8. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 716

    I completely disagree... True, you get what you pay for, and therefore a cheap motherboard is bad due to as you said capacitators etc. So a cheap brand is bad in my opinion. I would compare it to a PSU, sure you can pay $20 for a 500watt PSU or $150 for a 500Watt PSU. Therefore in my opinion the $20 is bad. Regardless of what you pay, you should get at least a half decent product.

    Regards,

    Korrupt
     
  9. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Well, I paid 36.99 for my PSU, which isn't crap at all :) 36A on the +12V rail :)
     
  10. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 716

    Wolfram, did you buy that brand new? Maybe youre just one of the lucky ones;)

    Regards,

    Korrupt
     
  11. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373

    Like I said

    Differnt manufactures target differnt crowds.....Keeping prices cheap dont always mean your going to get a peice of crap, it usually means your going to get somthing that dont last as long or perform as well as a premium priced product. Compair it to cars. Corvette vs. Cavaleir yes both are going to get you to point A to point B but the corvette is going to get you there a lot faster and probably a few more times than the cavalier.

    Yes with either of them it is going to do the job, but how it does the job is another thing. :D

     
  12. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Yes, I bought it from Newegg. It a FSP Group ATX400-PA PSU :)
     
  13. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 716

    Thats interesting, mustve been a great special;)

    Regards,

    Korrupt
     
  14. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    It' s still on sale HERE :D

    And it wasn't a special price :)
     
  15. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 716

    Thats pretty good... I believe FSP group make decent products too...

    Regards,

    Korrupt
     
  16. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    I dont like Epox boards because they can be a little unstable at times.
     
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