Turn Out the Lights, DFI's (LAN)Party is Over



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I've had my Lanparty pro 875 board since 04 when I built my rig it's been a solid board originaly touted to run a 3.06 proc with HT I was able to over clock to 3.11 and ran great even Beta tested Vista on it with out a hitch from the board.   Only thing that refused to work was the THX for my creative sound blaster Audigy 2 zs Platinum.  I've since upped the processor to a 3.4 with HT and smoke my wifes new HP Laptop with a dual core processor.  My DFI board out lasted my asus p4p 800 deluxe that bought the farm 3 years ago. I have a newer abit board but havn't had the money to finish buying parts so I'm still running my Lanparty and it'll even run Windows 7 prolly last till windows 8 when ever microsoft desides to write it.  So I'm sadened to see DFI do away with its Lanparty boards. I still love the features of mine just wish I had a few more serial ports...someone say ADD in card with all the extra PCI slots I still have. I also loved the xtras that came with my board.  Sad Day GOOD BYE Lanparty rest in peace.



There is 1 simple rule that I live by when choosing a motherboard, BUY EVGA, if not buy ASUS end of story.



I forget these guys exist until articles like this popup.

I like to buy from MSi, Asus, and Gigabyte.

Current pc uses an MSi 790FX-GD70. Actually had it kill itself on me, but MSi was awesome and gave me a brand new retail box to replace it. (Almost sold the replacement for the 890FXA-GD70, or the Asus ROG equivalent).

PC before that (still running), uses an Asus M2N-SLI I think it is. Not a bad board, never had issues with it, but its old now.



While I never purchased a motherboard from this company, one thing was for certain, I did love their ATX/BTX hybrid design where the memory modules ran parallel to the airflow.

And that seemed to be the only time I ever saw a motherboard designed like that.



 I had 1 DFI LANparty board. I replaced it a couple months later with an ASUS board. I found that DFI's support page was crap, calling their help desk was next to impossible. I gave up and trashed the board.

I found that the LANParty series of motherboards were more flashy than functional. It's always sad to see a company go under, but on the other hand I'm kinda happy that the LANParty is not around anymore.


-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-



I have two gaming rigs built around their LAN Party T2RS Plus Mobos and they have been solid performers for me.  What I found second to none was DFI's support forums... the guys there were fantastic in helping me solve problems and get the most out of my gaming rigs.  I, for one, will miss the LAN Party series... they were awesome!



The first motherboard I bought was a DFI LanParty UT3200 Express (or something close to that). That picture reminds me a lot of it.



I got their Socket 939 board (the top line) NF4 SLI-DR. It crapped out on me before one full year in service. It kind of fell a sleep and I could never get it to boot up.

It looks like there had been a bug with USB keyboard that attach w/o having the jumper inside taken out (or some other non sense procedure requiredwhen attaching the USB keyboard) . My issue started on the first restart after buying a wireless USB keyboard/mouse combo.

Should I say I paid premium $$$ for this crap ($375 to be precise) ?



I bought the DFI Lanparty 790FX M2RS model as soon as it was released and it worked flawless through the 2 years I had it. I since upgraded back in October (to build my brother a PC using the DFI), to the MSI 790FX GD-70 only because it was cheaper and newer and not because I had problems. To this day, almost three years later, the DFI is still rockin in my bro's PC.

I would continue to use DFI but they seem to be more expensive than the competition. Also, the black and yellow didn't match my decor any longer ;).

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