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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best motherboards?

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    Depends on the individual board and what you need. ASUS hates to update their drivers in general. With Gigabyte it's pure luck if your mainboard gets updates. Hardware quality is the same most of the time.
    I consider those the top brands. ASRock and MSI can be good. Had good and bad experiences with both of them... usually bad though.
    As the drivers are only provided for Windows, and Linux will drive most boards natively, that isn't really an issue for me.
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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best motherboards?

    In my own experiences... Gigabyte. Used to be an Asus fanboi, but got tired of board after board where it was months of bios updates before you finally got a stable platform. Even when you bought ram from the manual's compatibility list. Haven't bought an Asus board in years as a result.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best motherboards?

    For me its what boards have th features I want at the best price, then check reliability etc, this has lead me to ASRock, Foxconn, Gigabyt, biostar and Abit in the past, never owned an Asus board as they have always cost more with no better features.

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    Without doubt the best was DFI LANParty boards. They absolutely rocked, boards always had great features.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best motherboards?

    An Abit fan here as well still have my PIII board as long as my dad hasn't thrown it

    Currently ASUS & ASRock come close to fulfilling my needs.
    Sadly there is a lack of decent Workstation motherboards out there for Threadripper & X299, more so on the former.

    I've had Gigabyte boards as well in the past but they currently have none for what I want.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best motherboards?

    They all push their luck with dodgy designs. As others say, go from model to model to find the one you want and offers a decent range of features, dont go by brand.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best motherboards?

    My last few motherboards have been either Asus or Asrock. That's not to say that I wouldn't get a Gigabyte, MSI or EVGA. I break it down by my needs, price and wants. Whichever manufacture has the best price of the 1st two automatically goes to the top of my buy list.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best motherboards?

    Based on my experience asrock.

    Asus dropped support on 2 motherboards I've owned far before they should have and a gigabyte failed on me yet all my asrocks are/have been rock solid...(touch wood)

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best motherboards?

    which are fine, once you get used to the occasional cra

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best motherboards?

    After using Asus for quiet some time I changed to Gigabyte and have had no issues over 3 generations..currently Z370 Gaming 7 which is serving me well..

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best motherboards?

    I must be lucky as I've used several different motherboard makers boards and not had any problems. The two that I use at the moment are an msi that I use for gaming and an old gigabyte that I use as a server, the gigabyte has been running 24/7 for the past 10 years with no problems apart from the occasional update of the operating system and hard drive changes

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best motherboards?

    Have not put anything together for a few years however i liked the quality of Intel boards and the late Abit ones.
    I would be hesitant to touch anything with Fatal1ty in its name as i have had issues with those in the past.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best motherboards?

    the one who makes the board in micro atx, since thats what my cases takes

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best motherboards?

    I would say Asus, but 15 years ago at work I bought 2 of their nforce (1 or 2, wouldn't recall) boards for some workstations for some important visitors (like board level, but actually more important, simply the people who made the research that made our whole thing work).

    The boards just didn't function reliably at all (they released them anyway). Such project, much failed.

    I would guess this might still be Supermicro? I mean they're many mainly pretty good these days anyway.
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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best motherboards?

    ASUS and MSI are my favourites.
    I used to like ASROCK as well as they were of decent quality and cheap. But, these days it seems their prices are on par with the others.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best motherboards?

    I guess Asrock is the best.

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