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    News - abit closes down entirely

    Former enthusiast board favourite is currently in full liquidation as parent company pulls the plug.
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    Re: News - abit closes down entirely

    Damned shame
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    Re: News - abit closes down entirely

    bye-bye Abit...I've had many years of joy with your motherboards (with exception to the latest one).

    R.I.P.

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    Re: News - abit closes down entirely

    Had lots of Abit bits and bobs over the years, shame to see them go as they were always my first choice for mainboards.

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    Re: News - abit closes down entirely

    I have had two ABIT boards - all top notch,

    can't beleive abit has to go while crap like Jetway, Biostar, ECS, etc. stay!

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    Re: News - abit closes down entirely

    aw man.. no more support for my mobo

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    Re: News - abit closes down entirely

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    can't beleive abit has to go while crap like Jetway, Biostar, ECS, etc. stay!
    My thoughts exactly. I guess producing quality tech at competitive prices doesn't come with much of a profit margin.

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    its like an old school mate passing away, my last seven plus mobos have all been abit and have always been good to me, damn shame but they wont be the last in this market thats for sure

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    Re: News - abit closes down entirely

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    I have had two ABIT boards - all top notch,

    can't beleive abit has to go while crap like Jetway, Biostar, ECS, etc. stay!
    Biostar are quite good... (well.. now they are...)

    Pity about ABit, but times change, it just reduces the companies i use.

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    Re: News - abit closes down entirely

    Let's not forget that it's also a bad thing directly for Hexus, after all it's one less company to give them money to host their support forums and I'm betting advertising revenues are down as well, especially since they removed link words for people who are logged in.

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    Re: News - abit closes down entirely

    Crying shame. Until the UCI acquisition they seemed to be going from strength to strength, at least from a customers(read:my) point of view, but I guess if that were true, the acquisition would never have gone ahead.

    I've only ever owned one ABIT motherboard(My current IP-35), but was very impressed with it from the get go. It sent ABIT straight to the top of my list for my next upgrade.

    HEXUS has always found its dealings with abit to be very honourable prior to the UCI acquisition and it has always met its liabilities. However this lack of an official statement from UCI seems to be symptomatic of a change since the acquisition, which has been detrimental to a creditor like HEXUS.

    We sincerely hope on behalf of ourselves and all abit creditors and customers that UCI completes the liquidation in an honourable and correct way.
    I hope your dealings are concluded fairly, I'd hate to see this cause problems for hexus or anyone else. It would be a horrid last act for a company that has a lot to be proud of.

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    Re: News - abit closes down entirely

    Shame to see such a solid and well-regarded brand go, but in times like these, they aren't the first and no doubt won't be the last ..... and are certainly very far from the biggest.

    And we don't yet know whether the world's economic troubles are levelling off, or still have potentially a long way to fall before that happens. Nervous times for all, including employees, home owners and company owners.

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    There goes the support for my motherboard as well, damn shame... bit annoying because I couldn't get the lan to work on windows 7 with it, hopefully the full release of W7 will support it.
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    Re: News - abit closes down entirely

    Noooooo

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    Re: News - abit closes down entirely

    Sad news.

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    Re: News - abit closes down entirely

    My Abit boards are fantastic, a real shame they have lost out even further

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