Latest Forum Posts

Latest News Posts
Coming Soon!
Social
Go Back   Techgage.com > Archives > Reviews and Articles

Reviews and Articles Discussion for Techgage content is located here. Only staff can create topics, but everyone is welcome to post.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-30-2009, 01:09 AM   #1
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,351
Default Intel DP55WG

For most consumers, Intel might not be the first name to come to mind when building a new PC, but the company offers a rather robust line-up of boards for each chipset it releases. We're looking at the $140 "mainstream" DP55WG, which has an simple overall feature-set, but includes support for IR and also NVIDIA's SLI.

You can read our review here and discuss it here.
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2009, 04:36 AM   #2
Doomsday
Tech Junkie
 
Doomsday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: KHI, PAK
Posts: 1,559
Default

This mobo. should definitely be $100 (or less) like u said.......

i have heard alot from friends n cousins about Intels mobos being one of the most stable ones, it be true han!?
Well, me previous Intel-D865GBF with my P4 one lasted me 3 yrs without a problem..... and it still be working fine at my cousins place!
__________________
PSU: Corsair AX850 - Case: Cooler Master HAF X - CPU:Core i7-2600k - Cooler: Cooler Master V6 GT - Motherboard: Asus Z68 Maximus IV Extreme Z - Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB-1600Mhz - GPU: AMD MSI R6970 Lightning - HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB, Seagate 2TB Barracuda Green - SSD: Intel 520 Series 120GB - K/B: Razer Lycosa Mirror - Mouse: Logitech G700 - MouseMat: Steel Series 4HD - LCD: Asus VG278H 27" - Speakers: Creative Inspire M4500 4.1 - Headset: Logitech G35 7.1



"Do not look at a man's prayers nor his fasts, rather, measure him by how well he deals with others, the compassion he shows his fellow man, his wisdom and his integrity" - Umar Ibn Al-Khattab


Doomsday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2009, 05:20 PM   #3
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,351
Default

I do believe Intel's boards to be the most stable out there, and that's the reason I pointed that out in the review. But still, for $140, I'd expect a bit more for the cash.
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2010, 08:34 PM   #4
Unregistered
Guest Poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I had an intel MB years ago. Was very stable even back in 1997(?). its true they always have a good reputation. they were nave very flexable as you also pointed out, sticking rigidly to their own specs, so no overclocking etc.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2010, 09:26 AM   #5
Optix
Basket Chassis
 
Optix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 1,685
Default

$140 from Gigabyte or Asus definitely seems to go further.

Intel has relaxed their outlook on overclocking but they still can't hold a candle to Gigabyte.
Optix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2010, 03:06 PM   #6
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Optix View Post
$140 from Gigabyte or Asus definitely seems to go further.

Intel has relaxed their outlook on overclocking but they still can't hold a candle to Gigabyte.
Even an equal-priced offering from either ASUS or Gigabyte looks a lot more interesting than what Intel offers most often. In talking to the head of Intel's motherboard line at CES, I was told that there has been an increased focus on overclocking over the past launch, and that the company expects to make it an even bigger part in the future. It should be interesting, that's for sure.
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2010, 06:13 PM   #7
Optix
Basket Chassis
 
Optix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 1,685
Default

Too bad I didn't ask you to see if they could leave off the foolish skull design with the light up eyes. I'm not sure who thought of that but it's pretty tacky. Most enthusiasts want substance -and- style. Not a motherboard that looks like it was designed by a 300lb biker who thinks skulls and knives are cool.
Optix is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Intel P67 Roundup: ASUS, GIGABYTE, Intel & MSI Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 11 05-30-2011 05:15 PM
Intel Launches "G3" SSDs as the Intel 320 Series Rob Williams Storage Devices and Memory 1 03-30-2011 09:10 PM
DP55WG - Error 27 Optix Motherboards 5 02-06-2011 06:49 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:24 AM.