Top Loved Custom Desktops

Custom Desktops

As PC Pitstop began collating the user satisfaction feedback for desktop systems, it became evident that there was a significant number of custom built Desktop systems. Based on system information we were able to segregate these custom built systems into a separate satisfaction report. From this we were able to tabulate what motherboards were in the most loved systems. It is interesting to note that 4 out of the top 10 best loved motherboards are AMD boards.

Another thing I find extremely surprising is that there were no Asus boards in the listing. Asus has long been a favorite of custom system builders but has, of late, been producing some of the most expensive motherboards available.

It’s possible that this survey is pointing to the very essence of why people build custom systems, to get the most system for the least bucks. I can’t help but wonder what this listing would have looked like 3 years ago, less AMD, more Asus? Review your own system and have it added to our results. Run the OverDrive scan, check the boxes, and add comments.

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PC Pitstop Top Loved Custom Built Desktops
As of July 16, 2009

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9 thoughts on “Top Loved Custom Desktops

  1. I have 2 builds that feature ASUS PQ5-E boards. They are both energy efficient and crammed with medium to high end accessories. After my first purchase of a overpriced and hardly expandable HP desktop from a retailer. I pledge to NEVER make that mistake again. Both boards are 1 year old and I love the fact that I can always ugrade my hardware almost however I want to. I just can’t tri-fire
    3 dual slot vid cards but, I’ve been happy with both. Good choice for a full size tower.

  2. I have built a dozen plus systems in the last few years for family and friends and in the end find little difference in boards except for some annoyance factors like memory slots too close to PCI-E slots. All the boards work well. I have used Gigabyte, MSI and ASUS. I guess I would prefer ASUS overall but have had more dead boards from ASUS than the others. I have not seen price as an issue, maybe that is more where you obtained your pricing information from. Wait for new boards to come out then buy the top previous model, the changes are very small as a rule.

  3. I have been buildig systems in my local area for many years and have over 100 individual clientele and businesses running a variety of custom setups. The MB company I have had the best luck with is ASRock, and I am surprised that they aren’t on the list.

  4. I used a DFI Lanparty board because it is the best gamer out there with the ability to trifire ati cards. It is also an overclockers dream. It is easily a 4 star board and not a toy board like the others mentioned.

  5. Custom Built Dragon with XForce 512 video, 1.5 gig of ddr memory, sata drives, AMD Athlon 2800, OC’d to 3000. Sticking with XP Pro, 32 bit because of older programs.
    New system is Quad 4 9550, will check it out shortly.

  6. Custom built and I love it. Use XP Pro 64 bit and am not changing to WIN7 64 bit. Much legacy stuff would die with it. Thanks, Micro$oft!

  7. On 7/10/09 I recieved a Dell Studio XPS 435.
    I shipped it back on 7/21/09. It arrived with a broken front panel. I could not get the machine to work properly. Dell’s support was useless. I purchased a Dell computer in 2003 and it is still working fine but is getting tired. I will never again purchase a Dell.

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