Abit and Asus are good as well. The reason I didnt recommend them is because of the experiences I have had with them. I have seen the Asus SLi boards (I dont know if it would be the same for non-SLI) and their chipset fans dying a lot.
And as for Abit, I just havent had any experience with them, nor done much research on them.
On the other hand, I've done more research on DFI and MSI, and I own a Gigabyte.
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