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Old 11-05-2008, 10:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Actually the Asus board i have is really good quality, but customer service from Asus is **** poor compared to other providers.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Biostar is worse, isn't it?
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I know nothing of biostar other than up until these p45's they were considered "cheap". Then they come out with 1 board that people are able to benchmark on, and all of the sudden its the 2nd coming. Personally i prefer to stick with companies that i know are tried and true. With evga i have had to rma 1 board and done what? 6 stepups, and all have been flawless customer service.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:15 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Evga may have good support but aside from x58's all of their boards use nvidia chipsets which is a huge drawback in my opinion. I would buy a board based off of its abilities rather then solely because it has good support.

If you don't want a Biostar you could get a Gigabyte p45, they are also good overclockers and i haven't heard anything bad about their support.
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I know nothing of biostar other than up until these p45's they were considered "cheap". Then they come out with 1 board that people are able to benchmark on, and all of the sudden its the 2nd coming. Personally i prefer to stick with companies that i know are tried and true. With evga i have had to rma 1 board and done what? 6 stepups, and all have been flawless customer service.
I think that's a little harsh. I have a Biostar TP45 (the model below the I45) and I love it. The two biggest complaints about it is part placement which is mostly opinion, I happen to love it, and the color of the components. If that is the only bad things that you can say about it then I would put it towards the top.

There are far worse things I can say about Nvidia based boards and ASUS mobos in general.


The only Nvidia board I consider decent right now is the 750iFTW and its performance is comparable to an old P35, which cost about half what it does.
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Doesn't Biostar have horrible support, and customer service?
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Dunno, My board has yet to fail on me so I haven't had to use em.
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There's always a chance for other people, though...
How much better is the Biostar board, to the Gigabyte board?
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They are both pretty good. The Biostar has the current world record OC at ~725mhz. But the Gigabyte is really good with ocing quad cores.
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LoL, how far can I oc with both mobo's with a Q9550?
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