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Old 07-13-04, 08:49 AM
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Abit or Asus

Abit or Asus. The battle of the "A" Motherboards

I was all set to get this Abit Motherboard, because thats the brand I have now and I never had any trouble with it. Then I saw this , and now I'm torn about which one to get. Now I know this is a lopsided poll because the Asus is a lot more powerful so I put it up against the Abit I would have ordered if they were in stock.

So here's the contenders:
ABIT "IC7-MAX3" i875P Chipset Motherboard for Intel Socket 478 CPU -RETAIL
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ASUS "P4C800-E DELUXE" i875P Chipset Motherboard for Intel Socket 478 CPU -RETAIL

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Old 07-13-04, 01:19 PM
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i've used both. i think my abit boards have been the best. personally i wouldn't overpay for intel.
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used both
as far as brand goes.. i wouldnt say either is better than the other.. both are really good
more depends on your pricerange and exactly what your looking to get out of it

of course, I have only used intel chips, i wouldnt risk my system on amd
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I was a loyal Abit user until having to return three consecutive boards back in 2000. Haven't used them since, instead becoming a loyal Asus user. I've had two Asus boards that have performed great for a couple of years, and I had two bad Asus boards. I'm now somewhat skeptical of Asus as well. I should disclose that I don't overclock and I'm a stickler for good power supplies (prefer Antec TruePower) and excellent cooling (usually Zalman heatsinks with at least two case fans), so it's not like I'm unusually hard on motherboards.

It probably doesn't matter which brand you choose. I would target a board that fits your needs, then check the manufacturer's usenet support forum to see what problems people are having with that particular board. I would never buy a board unless it's been on the market for at least 3 months, but perhaps some people are more patient with problems than I am.
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I switched from Abit to Asus and am quite happy.

Except for my video card that died. That wasn't related to the motherboard though.
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I've always heard that Abit is the way to go if you're into overclocking.

Both companies put out good products though.
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Originally posted by Jeremy517
I switched from Abit to Asus and am quite happy.

Except for my video card that died. That wasn't related to the motherboard though.


question: Do you prefer chunky peanut butter or creamy?

jeremy517: I prefer chunky, but my cat got hit by a bus yesterday
Old 07-13-04, 05:34 PM
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No way, chunky sucks.

And my cat is fine except for continuously coughing up gigantic furballs.

And I believe the correct analogy would be "I like creamy. Except the jar fell of the counter and hit my cat on the head. That wasn't related to the texture of the peanut butter though."

My point was that I was happy with my computer other than the dead video card. I know it wasn't related to the motherboard.
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Asus until death does us part.
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I like my abit
as far as I know it was one of the only ones at the time I got it that had 4 eide connectors on the mobo, for a total of 8 devices, 4 udma33, 4 udma66
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I like Asus and have fairly in-depth knowledge of several of their boards. However I have been wanting to try Abit and will strongly consider them next time I'm in the market.
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I don't believe there's much of a difference between motherboard manufacturers these days. If the features are exactly the same, go by price. For fun, i'll go other and throw DFI out there
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Asus

They have been reliable for me.
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Easy.

Asus for iNTEL.

aBIT for AMD.

In your particular case, I'd go for ASUS, since it will fit more storage devices (IDE+SATA+Promise)...
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I had nothing but problems with Abit for my AMD, never used an Asus.
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Both Abit and Asus are excellent companies that provide excellent boards as well as crappy boards depending on what you choose. Look at reviews for the boards before you choose and you will be happy with either company. Between the two you listed, I'd read over reviews and decide from that, since both are comparably priced; things such as placement of connectors, accessories included, etc.

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