Gigabyte, Asus or Asrock?

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    Gigabyte, Asus or Asrock?

    I want to build a new pc but can't decide on wich brand of motherboard to get. I'm stuck with 3 choices : Gigabyte, Asus or Asrock?

    wich one would you take and why?
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    i've heard lots of people complain about compatability probs with gigabyte, but they're supposed to be fast, never heard of asrock so that just leaves asus.

    Or you could forget all of those and get a soltek, they rock.
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    Or you could forget all of those and get a soltek, they rock.
    Never heard of them as well.

    Like I said I have only those 3 choices. I have a fourth "Intel" but I'm a bit strapped for cash.
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    I've used Gigabyte and Asus in the past... had more problems with the Asus, but it was on the bleeding edge when I bought it and didn't have all the bugs worked out.

    The gigabyte boards I've installed have not reported any problems so far.

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    Any leading edge board is going to have some problems. In my experience ASUS have less then most. GigaByte are also well respected. Never heard of the third.

    If I had that choice for identically spec'd boards, I would take the ASUS. Note the quotes, I always pick boards based on what features I want, not necessarily what brand they are.
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    I've just installed a Gigabyte KT600 to replace my old broken board. It went in fine, no problems at all. My system now runs better than ever. I can't comment on the other two you mention, but I'm sure happy with what I got
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    I've always preferred Asus and Soyo Dragon boards. Gigabyte boards like to break as soon as the warranty expires; I've never owned one but I've heard enough horror stories to stay away from them. I don't know about Asrock; they aren't very popular, and there could be a good reason for that.

    If I were you I'd go with the Asus. Their products always seem to stay on top of the latest technology. They have great customer support, and their boards are reliable. I've always built PC's with Asus for myself, and I have one with a Soyo Dragon.

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    Don't buy the ASRock. I am using it in my current computer, and its terrible

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    Well, it depends on whether you're going to be overclocking or not, that's where the difference in ASUS and Gigabyte lie. If you're not overclocking, get the gigabyte, if you are, forget the Asus and get either a gigabyte or an Abit nf7


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    forgot about DFI, got it in my comp right now, and i OC'd one on a friends comp, they are very solid boards.
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    Originally posted by Waldo2k2
    If you're not overclocking, get the gigabyte, if you are, forget the Asus and get either a gigabyte or an Abit nf7
    soo... you like gigabytes?

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    we use asus mb's with most of the computers we build at work, and we've never had a problem.
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    Asus make good, solid boards. I don't recall ever hearing anyone having much trouble with them. I tried a Soyo motherboard one time and I hated it. It was an old board though (Pentium II) and they may have gotten better by then. They must have, otherwise they wouldn't be selling so many boards. Little too pricey for me though.

    If you want a good mobo, I'd buy an Asus. They are very reasonable in price, and have excellent quality.

    I am using ASRock in the computer in my living room, and it is complete garbage. It's not as bad as Elitegroup motherboards though. I know someone who has one of those and his CMOS gets wiped clean out of the blue. It's a new board, so they battery shouldn't be dead. The thing hardly has any jumpers on it either. Combine that with a crappy BIOS, and you got yourself a highly unconfigurable piece of junk.

    I've never dealt with Gigabyte, or Abit. I see them get sold a lot at computer shows, so I guess they are decent boards.

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    I recommend ABIT boards, as besides that little capacitator mishap last year where the shipper they get them from gave them a really crappy batch, I have heard nothing but praise for them, and own one myself(ABIT BE7-II, its sexy to say the least, in design, features, and overclockability).

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