Reviews and Problems with DFI LANPARTY UT nF3 250Gb
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DFI LANPARTY UT nF3 AMD Motherboard
Suzette S., Newegg
31 October 2015
Pros: Bought this in 2004. It finally died after 11 years. It was my kids and they upgraded about 3-4 years after purchase, then it got grandfathered to my wife, and then finally her uncle. Not sure if it died on its own or took a power hit as the caps were bloated.
Cons: The only thing i didn't like about it was the placement of the power supply connector at the very edge of the motherboard. It didn't pose a problem in the long run. You just have to be careful when plugging it in.
Summary: Some serious quality problems here. Besides the hassle of assembling then tearing down my setup 3 times, having to go through RMAs each time was not cool. I finally switched to the MUCH more stable ASUS K8N board and it's been humming along nicely.
Pros: 1. Good board for overclocking (if you get one that works); lots of bells and whistles.
Cons: I went through 3 of these boards in about 6 weeks (only ran at stock speeds, never overclocked): 1. The first board worked ok for about 2 weeks. Then it fried my 6800GT video card (ouch!). About a week later it died and I could not get it to post. 2. Second board worked great, until I found that ...
Summary: I would say this is a very stable mobo. It has givin me months of reliable service. I owned a DFI previously and it worked great. I would recommend them to anyone.
Pros: Great mobo. Very Stable. Very easy overclocking bios settings for those not keen on settings.
Cons: Had a problem with the onboard nic after I upgraded drivers and bios a few months ago. Had to enter the MAC manually in the bios to make it work. If this is the only thing it has wrong I can accept that.
Summary: WELL WORTH THE MONEY ! EVEN FOR YOU PEOPLE THAT DON'T OVERCLOCK IT RUNS GREAT AT STOCK BUT WHEN YOU DO OVERCLOCK >>>>>>>> IT SCREAMS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Pros: WOW ..WHERE DO I START , WITH THE AUTOMATIC PCI LOCK OR THE AGP LOCK / OVERCLOCKING .THE OVERCLOCKING CAPABILITIES OF THIS BOARD ARE MASSIVE WITH THE GENIE BIOS .AND LET ME TELL YA THIS BOARD IS EASY TO SET UP , JUST A FEW JUMPERS AND YOUR READY TO GO . BUT THE REAL WONDER IS WHEN YOU CRACK INTO ...
Summary: Really let me down on this one, but hell it works and its been runnin smooth since.
Pros: Easy to work with. DIY's dream board. 4 SATA connectors as well as some nice rounded cables for the IDEs. Easy to install and run (after like the 3rd time . . .)
Cons: OK here's the reason for my low score. I went through two boards (the first shorted out on me, guess it was my fault) and the second one that they shipped had two major flasw: malfunctioning audio plugs (had to install a sounblaster) and the plastic holder for the agp slot was gone. Not newegg's ...
Summary: Newegg deserves an A+++ rating for their handling of this matter, including their dropping this model from their inventory. Run them up a flagpole and I will surely salute and they will continue to have my business.
Pros: Well rated and highly recommended previously. Has many desireable design features.
Cons: Both boards of this model have failed within a month of being put into service. DFI appears to have serious production problems.
Summary: Won't buy DFI again, but I'm not scrambling to replace it either. Works for now.
Pros: For me... easy upgrade from the old board. no OS reinstall required. Great performance!
Cons: All of the sudden, every USB port on the board... stopped working all at once. Tried booting in knoppix, but it couldn't see the ports either (ruled out OS error). $xx bucks get's me a pci usb card, but I can't use the two front ports!