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Motherboards Does anyone use intel motherboards?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by thetrashcanman, 11 Jan 2011.

  1. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    I've been into computers for about 6/7 months now, but never have I heard of anyone building a pc around an intel board? Anyone care to explain why, are they just bad boards generally or do they have specific problems or are other motherboard manufactures just that much better/trustworthy?

    I know when sandy bridge came out someone's reviews who I watch on youtube overclocked a sandy bridge chip on an intel better than boards like, asus & gigabyte but he presumed that was just BIOS work that needed doing. So yeah if anyone knows, please let me know
     
  2. Foiseworth

    Foiseworth Newbie

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    I'm not an expert but from what I have seen/read, other boards tend to look nicer and come with more exciting names for their features :p
     
  3. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    I'm surprised there isnt a review of them knocking about, I know they make an extreme edition board to match their CPUs

    like this motherboard
     
  4. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    good point about the reviews cant say ive ever seen one for anything like 1155 or 1156 or 1366 ?
     
  5. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD New Member

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    I remember seeing a comparison chart of £140 Sandybridge mobos, the Intel had laughable power phases and thus would suck for overclocking.
     
  6. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    Intel make motherboards?
     
  7. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    I thought you were told to stop hiding under rocks. :p
    They do indeed my friend. Abit is also a sub devision of intel that makes boards.
     
  8. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Well-Known Member

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    I thought you were told to stop hiding under rocks. :p
    ABIT no longer exists.
     
  9. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    I've never used one, but I've always read that Intel boards, although useless at overclocking, are the most stable boards out there. I think they tend to go into servers and workstations rather than home user machines (being that most prebuilt PC's costs are way too low to budget them so you get *******ised custom jobbies instead). If you want a machine that will never (ish) crash and are not worried about overclocking you'll want to look at them. :)
     
  10. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    Stable? Is that just a general design thing or something more specific as the only thing I could think of that would make a motherboard more stable would be a good bios?

    and we going to see some photos of your water cooling loop today hey Bloody_Pete?
     
  11. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    This doesn't seem to translate to real world overclocking results:

    http://techreport.com/articles.x/20190/13

     
  12. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    I've got one of those, but got it second hand for about £80. Which is why I have it.
     
  13. Landy_Ed

    Landy_Ed Combat Novice

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    From the sandybridge boards I've looked at so far, the intel ones are the most basic.

    From experience of intel boards a while back, perhaps due to keeping the boards simple & limited to "stuff everyone needs without stuff not everyone needs", they were rock solid & very good quality boards.

    No, it's not just the BIOS that determines whether or not a board is stable, less obvious things like the quality of the manufacturing environment, actual manufacture & board layout design also make a difference. If you want a basic but rock solid machine, you could do worse than go Intel.
     

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