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Hardware The (LAN)Party is over for DFI

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 3 Jun 2010.

  1. Guest-16

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  2. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Oh no...:(
    Amazing brand... too bad...
     
  3. RinSewand

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    Fond memories of DFi's from the Socket A days, sad to see them go!
     
  4. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Shame i had one when i had my athlon xp2500+, it overclocked like a beast but was by far the most unreliable board ive ever owned.

    I always had a soft spot for the garish colouring, and from a choice POV its always bad to lose a company. Id like to know the margins of money they were losing.
     
  5. general22

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    Sad to see it go, I recall it holding a few OC records for a while. Also what is meant by the term industrial board? Does that mean server boards or OEM boards or maybe something else.
     
  6. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Shame to see them go. They've made some decent products.

    On another note though I faintly recall DFI not always being "enthusiast" material. Back in the early 90s, when I first learned about them, they were considerered as manufacturers of slightly lesser quality products. Come to think of it, the same was true for MSI.
     
  7. Guest-16

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    Server, embedded, point of sale, industry applications.
     
  8. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    :( End of an era.
     
  9. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    BURN!

    I really liked DFi LanParty products. They had some wickedly garish colour schemes that rocked! Bright green anyone?

    :D
     
  10. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    indeed, end of 2 eras if you count Abit's departure.

    monopolising: in the future, it'd be Asus and Gigabyte only, with sky-high prices. therefore, we need to support Biostar.
     
  11. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    What Company did the engineers join?

    I remember hearing that when Abit fell apart that most of the engineers went to Biostar.
     
  12. Bungletron

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    I had been always been very keen to try a LANParty product some day, reviews were solid and the feature set always looked good. I would now be extremely wary of purchasing a board, I currently use an ABIT mainboard on one of my PCs and since the brand was wound down the quality of updates and support has obviously suffered. Even if a board does everything you need now, time and again it has been proven that even an old board can support new useful features with good updates. The article is very ominous!
     
  13. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    :waah:

    This is terrible.
     
  14. Tom @ CCL

    Tom @ CCL AKA: Yewen

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    Not a huge fan of Biostar, they have no interest in the UK and the enthusiast market so why should they get support currently?

    1) Asus
    2) Gigabyte
    3) MSI

    MSI are the outsider to go with if you feel like supporting a company that cares but they are normally slightly behind Asus and Gigabyte for product quality over a boards complete lifecycle.
     
  15. TWeaK

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    DFI have been on the downrun for some time now. Didn't a bunch of engineers leave a couple years ago and move to Foxcon? I think that was around the time Bloodrage and all that came out. Then those same engineers left Foxcon and moved somewhere else.

    I'm disappointed, but not that surprised. *hugs nF4 SLI-DR*
     
  16. poldo

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    I have a dead DFI ICFX3200 UT T2R/G here to remind me of DFI. Anyone?
     
  17. Tom @ CCL

    Tom @ CCL AKA: Yewen

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    Dead boards went with the enthusiast territory back then.

    Even thinking back to the horrific failure rate on the Striker boards from Asus proves this.
     
  18. general22

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    Ah, many thanks for the clarification.
     
  19. DeathAwaitsU

    DeathAwaitsU I'm Back :D

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    Gutted, i really was looking forward to seeing another good board from DFI, not gonna happen now :/
     
  20. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    in before someone else says it.... kthxbye

    ;)
     
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