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    Am I crazy?

    On another forum a guy asked what the best 939 motherboard is because he was building a new computer. Everyone said to buy a DFI. They said that they are better than Abit AND Asus. Um if it was me DFI would be my last choice I have never seen so many bad motherboards in my life...

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    I never in my life heard of DFI

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    Haha never herd of em? They are a taiwan based company and we all know how great their capasitators are... I used to replace those motherboards ALL the time im pretty sure they made some for compaq which always went bad too.

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    DFI is actually based out of Boise (or Twin Falls), Idaho. I've had a brief conversation with a person who works for them, and have seen some of the machines they power. DFI provided me with results for a small multi-CPU benchmark database I manage essentially on the day Athlon64 X2 processors were avaliable, and they had pushed the processor to its limits.

    Also, pretty much everybody buys their capacitors from overseas. I doubt you could find many computer companies who still build (actually they mainly just assemble them now - manpower) components in the USA, especially for motherboards or graphics cards - it costs too much.

    I only remember Micron as a company who still makes DRAM in the USA, and coincidently both DFI and Micron are based in Idaho. DFI is pretty easy to talk to so if you need a replacment they'll probably do it.

    If you have any problems with DFI, hit them up at http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=26



    I don't work for DFI or Micron, but I've seen influences from both companies since I live in Idaho. Micron funds part of our EE program at my university, and I've talked to the guy who works for DFI via e-mail through a forum where I run and collect data for my multi-CPU architecture performance database. ( http://files.timaxe.com/projects/clibench/ )

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    Hi oofki

    I tend to use "Gigabyte" boards.......the ones I get over here in the UK have never let me down.

    Just a personal experience of course

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    Ya I like gigabytes too man my fav is just asus. I cant stand DFI...

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    HI,
    sry but couldnt help myself
    http://www.itweb.co.za/office/axiz/0502100900.htm
    go asus

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    sry suppose to be this site its little bit more presentable

    http://uk.asus.com/news_show.aspx?id=693

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    hehe

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    Hmmmm,

    I must admit that I had never heard of DFI before, but looking at a UK hardware site I found this review:

    http://www.pchardware.co.uk/dfiad77review.php

    Seems that the reviewer hadn't heard of them either. I guess they probably supply smaller local OEM outfits over here and are just coming into the retail sector?

    I believe that this is not too uncommon as I have worked on these local OEM boxes and noticed various cards that I have never heard of the manufacturer before

    I agree about the capacitors, they are manufactured by specialist companies and find their way into all sorts of kit. Computers are like automobiles, it is an assembly industry not a manufacturing one. And don't forget that the auto industry were the pioneers in JIT and closed cycle MRP The computer industry is like that now.


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